The format is always roughly the same: a maze of booths, each housing a gallery selling its best wares. Each October, two colossal tents take over Regent's Park, one housing Frieze London, the other housing Frieze Masters. Frieze London brings together over 160 of the world’s leading contemporary galleries from New York to Berlin and Shanghai to São Paulo, while Frieze Masters brings together more than 130 leading modern and old master galleries. Both fairs showcase works by the art world's most respected names.
Always attracting the heavyweights of the art world, as well as the cream of the emerging talent crop, it is the place to be for buyers, sellers, or anyone with an eye for compelling new art. But before it all, Frieze London presents Frieze Sculpture – a free outdoor sculpture garden delighting visitors all summer.
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Every year, Frieze also selects a number of sculptural works to be displayed outside of the tents as part of their outdoor sculpture garden. Freed from the claustrophobic and overwhelming interior of the tents, the artworks are allowed to breathe. You wander through the English Gardens in Regent's park, dodging joggers, and are surprised by sculpture behind a corner, or hiding underneath a tree.
Curated by Clare Lilley, the Director of Programme, Yorkshire Sculptue Park, Frieze Sculpture 2018 presents 25 new and significant works by 20th-century masters and leading contemporary artists from around the world including Tracey Emin, Elmgreen & Dragset and Sean Scully. For the first time, Mtec, logistics partner for Frieze Sculpture, will cover the cost of installation for two emerging galleries, enabling them to participate in the display.
Clare Lilley said: ‘Last year, our first-ever summer Frieze Sculpture was a resounding success, with more than five million visitors enjoying exceptional sculpture by artists from around the world. The 2018 edition is just as expansive and diverse, so that the public and collectors alike can experience world-class artworks in the beautiful English Gardens, designed by Markham Nesfield in 1866. My hope is that the exhibition will give pause for thought as well as great pleasure, and that visitors to Regent’s Park will have a snapshot of the fantastic imagination of artists and variety of sculpture being made today.’
Frieze Sculpture is accompanied by a free Audio Tour by Clare Lilley and family trail in a new, freely downloadable app, produced in partnership with ARTimbarc. The app will launch on 3 July on frieze.com/sculpture.
Please note that the Frieze Sculpture Park is open 4 July – 7 October and is free to attend.
|What||Frieze Sculpture, Frieze London & Frieze Masters 2018|
|Where||Regent's Park, London, NW1 4NR | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Regent's Park (underground)|
04 Jul 18 – 07 Oct 18, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
|Website||Please click here for more information|