Frieze London 2016 Highlights
Frieze is the world’s leading platform for modern and contemporary art for scholars, connoisseurs, collectors and the general public alike. Frieze was founded in 1991 by Matthew Slotover and Amanda Sharp, with the launch of frieze magazine, the leading international magazine of contemporary art and culture. In 2003, Sharp and Slotover launched Frieze London art fair, which takes place each October in The Regent’s Park, London. In 2012, they launched Frieze New York, which occurs each May in Randall’s Island Park, and Frieze Masters, which coincides with Frieze London in October and is dedicated to art from ancient to modern.
The World’s Leading Contemporary Galleries
Frieze London 2016 draws together 119 galleries to present ambitious solo and themed exhibitions across its main section, with new additions for 2016 including Miguel Abreu, Matthew Marks Gallery and Metro Pictures.
A New Section: The Nineties
Selected by Geneva-based curator Nicolas Trembley, galleries revisted seminal exhibitions from the 1990s, recreating seminal exhibitions from the decade and highlighting key collaborations between dealers and artists that have had a lasting impact on contemporary art.
Focus: emerging talents
Also advised by Jacob Proctor and Fabian Schöneich, Focus is the definitive destination to discover emerging talents from Berlin to Shanghai, featuring 37 galleries under 12 years of age. A wave of new-generation London galleries join Focus for the first time this year, including Southard Reid showing an all-over painting installation by Celia Hempton (below).
Frieze Sculpture Park
The Sculpture Park will be open until 8 January 2017. Selected by Clare Lilley (Director of Programme, Yorkshire Sculpture Park), 20 works by 20th-century masters and contemporary talents have been placed throughout the English Gardens of The Regent’s Park, creating a free outdoor exhibition in the centre of London.
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