Frieze London 2019 is open – gathering more than 160 galleries from 35 countries, representing the fair’s most international edition since its launch. This year’s fair introduces new curators and sections showcasing performance, emerging artists and the contemporary significance of complex art genealogies and colonial legacies.
Opening 3 to 6 October 2019, Frieze London coincides with Frieze Sculpture and Frieze Masters in The Regent’s Park, together forming the most significant week in London’s cultural calendar. This year’s fair brings together a new roster of curatorial talent, including Cosmin Costinas (Executive Director/Curator, Para Site, Hong Kong) as curator of the fair’s new themed section Woven, bringing together solo presentations by eight international artists who employ textiles, weaving and tapestry.
Diana Campbell-Betancourt (Artistic Director, Samdani Art Foundation, Dhaka and Chief Curator, Dhaka Art Summit) returns as curator of LIVE and the Frieze Artist Award; and Lydia Yee (Chief Curator, Whitechapel Gallery, London) will again co-programme Frieze Talks with Matthew McLean (Senior Editor, Frieze Studios).
For the first time, an international committee of gallery peers comprising Stefan Benchoam (Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala City), Edouard Malingue (Edouard Malingue, Hong Kong), and Angelina Volk (Emalin, London) will advise on the selection of participants for Focus, the fair’s section for younger galleries.
Frieze Masters brings new expertise in 20th-century and Asian art with the addition of Laura Hoptman (The Drawing Center, New York) and Amin Jaffer as curatorial advisors.
Set within a structure designed by Annabelle Selldorf, the eighth edition of the fair will bring together six millennia of art history, from exquisite antiquities, to Old Master paintings and luminaries of the 20th century, creating an exceptional environment to discover and acquire.
As in previous years Frieze Masters coincides with Frieze London and Frieze Sculpture in The Regent’s Park, together forming the most significant week in London’s cultural calendar.
Visitors will enjoy Frieze Masters Talks featuring Ai Weiwei, Mark Bradford, Elizabeth Peyton and Michael Craig-Martin.
Alongside solo and themed presentations across the fair by artists including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Max Beckmann, Pierre Bonnard, Sandro Botticelli, Frank Bowling, Eugène Delacroix, Albrecht Dürer, Elisabeth Frink, General Idea, Eileen Gray, Keith Haring, Susan Hiller, Wassily Kandinsky, Lee Krasner, Georges Mathieu, Piet Mondrian, Louise Nevelson, Nam June Paik, Gordon Parks, Pablo Picasso, Howardena Pindell, Michelangelo Pistoletto and others.
Collectors are invited to discover the best of rare books and ethnographic objects from around the world, exceptional works from across the continent of Asia, including ancient Chinese bronzes,12th-century Japanese Buddhist sculpture and calligraphy, and Indian paintings from the 16th to 18th centuries.
Images: Booth of Peres Projects Gallery at Frieze London 2017 // Booth of Revolver Galeria at Focus Frieze London 2018.
FRIEZE AND FRIEZE MASTERS
03 – 06 OCTOBER 2019