20 Apr 2017
Frieze Sculpture 2017
London’s largest outdoor exhibition, featuring 23 leading artists, to open this summer in The Regent’s Park
Frieze Sculpture will open from 5 July to 8 October, presenting a free outdoor exhibition for London and its international visitors throughout the summer months. Selected by Clare Lilley (Director of Programme, Yorkshire Sculpture Park), Frieze’s first-ever summer exhibition in The Regent’s Park will bring together 23 new and significant works by 20th-century masters and leading contemporary artists from around the world, including Rasheed Araeen, John Chamberlain, Urs Fischer, Gary Hume, KAWS, Alicja Kwade, Michael Craig-Martin, Eduardo Paolozzi, Jaume Plensa, Thomas J Price, Ugo Rondinone and Hank Willis Thomas.
Programming partner Art Fund will host a series of public tours throughout the outdoor exhibition. The Frieze Sculpture Audio Tour app, also produced by Art Fund, will feature Clare Lilley talking through each of the selected works on display and will be available for download for free from 5 July.
In addition, the free London Summer Art Map, co-produced by Art Fund, Art on the Underground, Frieze, the Mayor of London and Sculpture in the City, will provide the essential guide to an unmissable season of public artwork across the capital.
‘It’s fantastic that the free Frieze Sculpture exhibition will open as part of an exceptional summer of culture in the capital, showing that London is open to innovation, creativity and to visitors from around the world. I’m delighted that this incredible exhibition will bring new audiences to contemporary art, inspiring Londoners and tourists alike.’ -Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London
‘We are thrilled to expand the scope and audience for Frieze Sculpture this year so that even more people can enjoy some of the best outdoor sculpture from around the world in one of London’s exceptional parkland landscapes. From the playful to the political, these 23 works explore contemporary sculpture’s material and technical dexterity, together with its social role and reflection on the human condition and our environment. Presented by world-leading galleries, highlights include Thomas J Price’s (Hales) startling triple portraits of men of African origin; Reza Aramesh’s (Leila Heller Gallery) metamorphosis of mythical animal and subjected figure; and a six-metre-high ubiquitous toy-human figure by KAWS (Galerie Perrotin). Alongside some superb classical modern works by Magdalena Abakanowicz (Marlborough Fine Art), Sir Anthony Caro (Annely Juda Fine Art), Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (Pangolin), Sir Michael Craig-Martin (New Art Centre), and Tony Cragg (Holtermann Fine Art ) are wonderful visceral, textural sculptures by Urs Fischer (Gagosian), Tuakuro Kuwata (Alison Jacques Gallery) and an extraordinary white-enameled bronze tree by Ugo Rondinone (Sadie Coles HQ). Together with a stacked column of bronze footballs by Hank Willis Thomas (Ben Brown Fine Arts) and curious rocks and mirror by Alicja Kwade (Kammel Mennour), this exhibition sets out to intrigue, engage and enthrall diverse visitors across the summer.’ -Clare Lilley, curator
Maison Ruinart gave this year’s ‘Carte Blanche’ to the internationally renowned artist Jaume Plensa. The work dedicated to dom Thierry Ruinart will be presented as part of Frieze Sculpture 2017.
In place from 5 July to 8 October 2017, Frieze Sculpture is located in the English Gardens of The Regent’s Park. Entrance to Frieze Sculpture is free to the public.
Full List of works
Standing Figure with Wheel (1990)
Marlborough Fine Art
Rang Baranga (1969-2017)
Metamorphosis - a study in liberation (2017)
Leila Heller Gallery
Gran Elephandret (2008)
Erl King (2009)
Annely Juda Fine Art
Fiddler’s Fortune (2010)
Holtermann Fine Art
Wheelbarrow (red) (2013)
New Art Centre
bro w/ hat (2014)
Bronze Bud (2016)
Final Days (2013)
Alison Jacques Gallery
Untitled (three spheres) (1989)
Tribute to dom Thierry Ruinart (2016)
Thomas J Price,
Reality Hacking No 348 (2017)
Summer Moon (2011)
Sadie Coles HQ
The Last Garden (Landscape of Events Suspended Indefinetely) (2017) *
*In place from 2 to 8 October 2017 only
17 Acute Unequal Angles (2016)
Hank Willis Thomas,
Endless Column (2017)
Ben Brown Fine Arts
Untitled (Sewn Cube) (2016)