Frieze London and Frieze Masters 2023 are open. A centrepiece of Frieze London’s 20th-anniversary celebrations is a special programme exploring the UK’s cultural landscape through a series of collaborations with key arts organizations and public institutions.
These collaborations will sit alongside Frieze London’s special section Artist-to-Artist, which invites eight world-renowned artists to propose a counterpart for a solo exhibition at the fair, as well as the return of the critically acclaimed Frieze Artist Award and free public programme Frieze Sculpture.
Highlights include also a project with Outset and a new off-site film programme at the ICA. Key initiatives returning to the fairs include the Contemporary Art Society’s Collections Fund, the Camden Art Centre Emerging Artist Prize at Frieze and the Frieze Tate Fund supported by Endeavor. This year also sees the addition of the Arts Council Collection Acquisitions Fund, as well as the second year of the Spirit Now Acquisition Fund in collaboration with Hepworth Wakefield.
Frieze Masters sees the return of the Art Fund Curators Programme, connecting early-career curators from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds to exchange ideas through talks, workshops and tours, as well as the highly respected Frieze Masters Talks, in collaboration with dunhill and curated for the fourth consecutive year by Dr. Nicholas Cullinan (Director of the National Portrait Gallery).
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) have advised 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 can also 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.
FRIEZE AND FRIEZE MASTERS REGENT’S PARK LONDON 11-15 OCTOBER 2023 frieze.com
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