Frieze London and Frieze Masters are back at Regents Park! While Frieze London goes into its 15th year taking place from October 5th-8th, with a preview day on Wednesday, October 4th, Frieze Masters takes place again, from October 5th-8th, for its 6th edition. Frieze London will feature more than 160 leading galleries from 31 countries will showcase presentations along with a curated non-profit lineup of artist commissions, films and talks. Frieze has also created a platform dedicated to newer, younger galleries called, Focus, which features 34 galleries from around the world. One of the newest sections Frieze London features this year will be Sex Work: Feminist Art & Radical Politics which is organized and showcased by independent curator Alison Gingeras to bring attention to feminist practices, the women behind it, and the galleries who featured and supported them.
“This special section of Frieze pays homage to artists who transgressed sexual mores, gender norms and the tyranny of political correctness and were frequently the object of censorship in their day. Sex Work will also highlight the seminal role galleries have played in exhibiting the radical women artists who were not easily assimilated into mainstream narratives of feminist art.”-Alison M. Gingeras
Frieze Masters brings together over 130 world-renowned dealers who will be showing ancient and tribal art, medieval sculpture, Old Master paintings, 20th-century masters and rediscovered avant-garde artists. The Collections section, curated by Sir Norman Rosenthal, is returning for a third year. Some highlights of that section include, Ancient Andean textiles from Paul Hughes Fine Arts (London) and Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889) shown by Israel Goldman Japanese Prints (London). Spotlight, which will be curated by Toby Kamps, features 21 solo presentations by 20th-century artists from Asia, Europe, and North and South America.
“Spotlight continues to reveal extraordinary, under-recognized figures and, in the process, to question traditional canons and shed new light on recent art history. Featuring a strong group of women artists, this year’s selection will explore myriad themes and approaches”-Toby Kamps
Both Frieze London and Frieze Masters feature a ‘Talks’ segment. Frieze London hosts Frieze Talks, which will be curated by by Ralph Rugoff (Hayward Gallery, London). This segment will include showings like ‘Alt-feminisms’, which will be a panel chaired by curator Alison Gingeras, a cabaret-like performance-conversation between artists Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Philipe Parreno, and ‘sung lectures’ which showcases artist Nástio Mosquito and Mx Justin Vivian Bond. Frieze Masters Talks, which will be curated by Tim Marlow (Artistic Director, Royal Academy of Arts, London), features guests like Isaac Julien, Nicholas Culling, Marina Abramović, and many others. This event provides a space for artists, museum curators, writers and critics to discuss topics like the history of art and its continuing significance today.