New to Frieze London Art Fair? We’ve put together a list of 10 things you absolutely must know about this contemporary art exhibition that offers an exciting collection of contemporary art from established artists and emerging talent.
- For the 13th edition — held from Oct. 14-17 — 164 galleries from 27 countries will present the work of contemporary artists.
- The leading curators of Frieze London 2015 include Nicola Lees (Curator, 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana), Clare Lilley (Director of Programme, Yorkshire Sculpture Park) and Gregor Muir (Executive Director, ICA, London).
- The Frieze Sculpture Park 2015 includes 16 new and historical works, set in the English Gardens between Frieze Masters and Frieze London. The park comprises works by Richard Serra, Anri Sala, Haroon Mirza, Seung-Taek Lee and others.
- To learn more about the Sculpture Park, there’s a dedicated app with detailed information on each work and an audio guide by curator Clare Lilley.
- In Frieze Projects, the fair’s nonprofit arm, curator Nicola Lees responds to the fair architecture with commissions that draw visitors into temporary, mobile and evolving environments that transform, subvert and interact with the social, structural and cultural dynamics of the fair.
- The winner of the second Frieze Artist Award — which invites an artist to create a site-specific artwork at Frieze London under the auspices of Frieze Projects — is Rachel Rose.
- Frieze Sounds activates the fair’s experience through sound. Commissions by Alicja Kwade, Xaviera Simmons and Sergei Tcherepnin are available at a listening station in the Frieze London BMW 7 Series Lounge.
- The Frieze Talks mix radical dissent with a focus on emerging artistic practice.
- The Reading Room is a new concept for visitors to browse and buy a curated selection of the world’s best arts publications in a newly enhanced area specially designed by architects Universal Design Studio.
- Champagne Pommery will recognise creativity by sponsoring the 2015 Stand Prize. The £10,000 prize is awarded to the most innovative gallery stand at the fair and is judged this year by international curators.