We've rounded up the very best of Frieze London galleries, artists and projects that are going to be making headlines.
Frieze London 2015 galleries - which to see?
The Frieze London exhibitors 2015 are split into the Focus section for galleries on the rise and the Main section for blue-chip galleries selling art for megabucks.
This year dépendance (Brussels) and Supportico Lopez (Berlin) have earned their stripes to make the transition. In Focus, we recommend a visit to Samara Scott's work at The Sunday Painter, the artist-led gallery in Peckham that always seems to be on the cusp of exciting things, and filmmaker Amie Siegel at New York's Simon Preston Gallery, which caught our attention at Art Basel Miami Beach 2013 when they transported the facade of their gallery to the fair.
For the galleries well versed in the Frieze frenzy, make sure you pay a visit to the MOT International booth where filmmaker Ericka Beckman and Turner Prize winners Elizabeth Price and Laure Prouvost are amongst the artists on display. Meanwhile at Thomas Dane, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Glenn Ligon, Caragh Thuring and others take on the theme of the human body, at David Zwirner it's a Carol Bove takeover and Sprüth Magers have new site-specific works by Thea Djordjadze alongside those famous LEDs by Jenny Holzer. We're also particularly excited to catch Wolfgang Tillmans on display at the Maureen Paley stand, exploding shed officionado Cornelia Parker at Frith Street's display and Lisson Gallery's homage to the 100 year old abstract Cuban artist, Carmen Herrera.
Performance art fanatics can get their kicks in the Frieze Live section which is back after it's fantastic debut in 2014. You should be on the look out for a procession by radical Brazilian artist Tunga, an auditorium-based programme led by Rancourt/Yatsuk and a strange encounter by Amalia Ulman. Limited details so far - but this was certainly the most fun in the Frieze tent last year!
For brand new artists set to make a splash on the contemporary art scene, head to the Frieze Projects section curated by Nicola Lees. Innovation is the hot topic in this patch of the fair, so expect in-the-know visitors and collectors to cluster here.
This area of the Frieze tent is dedicated to seven new commissions, which all respond to the unique structural and social dynamics of the famous fair. First up you'll find American conceptual artist Lutz Bacher's curious entrance corridor inspired by found objects from film sets, which leads visitors into the enormous installation by ÅYR (Fabrizio Ballabio, Alessandro Bava, Luis Ortega Govela and Octave Perrault). Head underground to a secret chamber beneath the fair by Jeremy Herbert before entering the Greek god Pan's caves of worship via the door of a bookshop, created by Asad Raza. You'll also want to see Thea Djordjadze's mobile sculptures inspired by Henri Matisse's 'Swiss cheese plants' and the ongoing complex project of printed matter in the art world by castillo/corrales.
Frieze Artist Award 2015
But the real highlight for Frieze Projects this year is the presence of 2015 Artist Award winner Rachel Rose, who's star is about to go stratospheric. With major exhibitions at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York this year, contemporary art lovers are sure to be buzzing around Rose's scale-model of the fair, plus lights and sounds that give the sensation of different animals wandering around Regent's Park.
Frieze Sculpture Park
Out in the wilderness of Regent's Park there are an array of sculptures to see, including Anri Sala's seven-metre, tripartite redoubt with its own soundtrack of The Clash's 'Should I Stay or Should I Go', along with his work already on display at Marian Goodman's stand.
New films in the Frieze Films 2015 series include spectacular artists like Charles Atlas with Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener, Xavier Cha, Gery Georgieva and Thirteen Black Cats. We have particularly got our eye on Xavier Cha's film of actors' struggling with physical and emotional discord ahead of his major exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland.
Stay tuned for more incredible highlights at Frieze London 2015 as they are announced!
|What||Frieze London 2015|
Online only, | MAP
|Nearest tube||Regent's Park (underground)|
14 Oct 15 – 17 Oct 15, Wednesday 14 October (Premium Day) 12 – 7pm Thursday 15 October 12 – 7pm Friday 16 October 12 – 7pm Saturday 17 October 12 – 7pm
|Price||£Prices not yet released|
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