2015 Highlights

Presenting some of today’s most significant contemporary artists 

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Photograph by Linda Nylind. Courtesy of Linda Nylind/Frieze.

Camille Henrot, kamel mennour, Frieze London 2015 

The 13th edition of Frieze London takes place in The Regent’s Park, London from 14–17 October 2015 featuring 164 galleries from 27 countries presenting the work of some of today’s most significant and exciting contemporary artists. Frieze London is sponsored by Deutsche Bank for the 12th consecutive year, celebrating a shared commitment to discovery.

Frieze London 2015 provides a discerning perspective on contemporary art, utilising the expertise of leading curators including Nicola Lees (Curator, 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana), Clare Lilley (Director of Programme, Yorkshire Sculpture Park) and Gregor Muir (Executive Director, ICA, London) across its feature sections and programme.

In the main section, solo presentations include Camille Henrot at Galerie Kamel Mennour (Paris) and Simon Lee Gallery (London) presents a sequence of three specially conceived solo presentations by Valerie Snobeck, Toby Ziegler and Heimo Zobering, changing the stand over the course of the fair. Other notable presentations include 42 sculptures on a forest of plinths (Hauser & Wirth, London) and a stand dedicated to Abraham Cruzvillegas and Jimmie Durham (kurimanzutto, Mexico City) – both of whom have significant exhibitions at London institutions during the fair.

Evolving into the definitive destination for young galleries, the Focus section, advised by curators Raphael Gygax (Migros Museum, Zurich) and Jacob Proctor (Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, University of Chicago), offers a chance to discover exciting emerging talents. Solo stands include an historic installation by recently rediscovered Polish artist Maria Pininska-Beres (Dawid Radziszweski, Warsaw); a floor-based ‘water relief’ by young UK talent Samara Scott (The Sunday Painter, London) and a multifaceted ceramic presentation by another up-and-coming British artist, Jesse Wine (Limoncello, London).

The Live section develops from its critically acclaimed debut to encompass varied formats, including: portrait sittings with an humorous outcome by Ken Kagami (Misako & Rosen, Tokyo); an auditorium-based choreography by Edward Thomasson & Lucy Beech (Southard Reid, London); and an intimate, installation-based encounter by Amalia Ulman (Arcadia Missa, London). For the first time, Live is also curated by Raphael Gygax and Jacob Proctor.

Sculpture Park
The Frieze Sculpture Park 2015 comprises 16 new and historical works, set in the English Gardens between Frieze Masters and Frieze London. Selected by Clare Lilley (Director of Programme, Yorkshire Sculpture Park) and with free public access, the Frieze Sculpture Park gives visitors to The Regent’s Park a rare opportunity to encounter exceptional sculpture and installation art by international artists in the open air.

For the third year the Art Fund, the national fundraising charity for art, will develop a dedicated app for the Sculpture Park with detailed information on each of the sculptures and an audio guide by curator Clare Lilley.

Frieze Talks
Frieze Talks is a series of daily conversations, lectures and panel discussions taking place in the Auditorium at Frieze London. This year, the programme is co-curated for the first time by Christy Lange (Associate Editor, frieze) and Gregor Muir (Executive Director of the ICA, London). Frieze Talks features Tania Bruguera, Douglas Coupland, Emily Segal, Anicka Yi, Adrian Searle, Metahaven, Justin McGuirk, Justin Simons, Vivienne Westwood and more.

Frieze Projects
Frieze London’s non-profit curated programme, Frieze Projects is supported by LUMA Foundation, with additional support by Arts Council England. Creating hidden spaces, moments of respite and intrigue and secret worlds just adjacent to reality, the seven participants in Frieze Projects at Frieze London 2015 are: ÅYR; Lutz Bacher; castillo/corrales; Thea Djordjadze; Jeremy Herbert; Asad Raza and Rachel Rose, winner of the 2015 Frieze Artist Award.

Frieze Artist Award
The winner of the second Frieze Artist Award, also supported by LUMA Foundation and which invites an artist to create a site-specific artwork at Frieze London under the auspices of Frieze Projects, is Rachel Rose.

Frieze Film
The Auditorium will see premieres of four commissions for Frieze Film from: Charles Atlas; Xavier Cha; Gery Georgieva and Thirteen Black Cats. Supported by Channel 4’s Random Acts, the commissions will be broadcast on Channel 4.

Frieze Music
Frieze Music returns in 2015 for one night only with a large-scale audio-visual installation and performance by the collaborative project 18+, co-commissioned with The Vinyl Factory.

Frieze Sounds
Presented with BMW and curated by Cecilia Alemani, Frieze Sounds activates the fair visitor’s experience through sound. Commissions by Alicja Kwade, Xaviera Simmons and Sergei Tcherepnin are made accessible at a listening station located in the Frieze London BMW 7 Series Lounge.

Reading Room
The Reading Room creates a space for visitors to browse and buy a curated selection of the world’s best arts publications and to attend events hosted by the Financial Times, Artforum, Art Review, frieze, Garage Magazine, The White Review and many more.  

Allied Editions
Allied Editions, an unique artist’s editions collective, returns to Frieze London in a new location, presenting specially commissioned works of art from as little as £40. Featuring Camden Arts Centre; Chisenhale Gallery; Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA); South London Gallery; Studio Voltaire; Serpentine Galleries and Whitechapel Gallery.

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