Frieze Art Fair 2015
Frieze Masters 2015 will offer an unparalleled opportunity to discover a world history of art, showcasing 130 leading modern and historical galleries including sections curated by Clara M Kim, Sir Norman Rosenthal and Clare Lilley (Director of Programme, Yorkshire Sculpture Park). An expanded programme of Talks will include Lawrence Weiner (artist), J. Tomilson Hill (collector), Annabelle Selldorf (architect),Wim Pijbes (General Director, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam) and Ali Smith (writer), among many others.
Taking place in London’s The Regent’s Park from 14–18 October 2015, in a bespoke structure designed by Selldorf Architects, Frieze Masters is supported by Main Sponsor Deutsche Bank for the fourth consecutive year, with Gucci as Associate Sponsor and sponsor of Frieze Masters Talks.
Several Thousand Years of Art For the fourth edition of the fair, the world’s leading galleries will present an unrivalled qualtity, breadth and depth of work, from highly collectible objects to significant masterpieces.
In the main section of Frieze Masters, galleries continue the fair’s tradition of ambitious curated presentations, including solo exhibitions by modern mas- ters Frank Auerbach (Marlborough Fine Art, London), Sam Gilliam (David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles), Richard Hamilton (Alan Cristea Gal- lery, London), Carmen Herrera (Lisson Gallery, London), Roy Lichtenstein (Castelli Gallery, London), Michelangelo Pistoletto (Galleria Continua, San Gimignano) and Kwon Young Woo (Tina Kim Gallery, New York & Kukje Gallery, Seoul), among others.
Andrew Edmunds (London) will present a monograph of works by 18th-century caricaturist James Gillray; whilst Les Enluminures (New York), taking part in the fair for the first time, will showcase Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts and finger rings, including one of the last richly illuminated manuscripts of Guillaume de Lorris & Jean de Meun’s Roman de la Rose remaining in private hands. Richard Nagy Ltd (London), also new to the fair, and Richard L. Feigen & Co. (New York), will transform their stands into ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼atmospheric interiors, richly curated to invoke historical periods or specific places. Once again, Helly Nahmad is working with a set designer on a spectacular presentation.
Richard Green’s (London) booth, inspired by the Cornish coastline, will feature paintings by Ben Nicholson and LS Lowry, as well as bronze sculptures by Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore; whilst Rupert Wace (London) will present a Greek Bronze Votive Horse (750-730 BC), an exceptional example of symbolic art from the Geometric period. More standout works include a pair of Japanese six-panel screens from the early 17th century (Sebastian Izzard LLC, New York) and a rare, recently restored portrait painting by Cornelis de Vos (1584-1651), presented by Salomon Lilian (Amsterdam).
A recent phenomenon, which encapsulates the spirit of Frieze Masters to juxtapose and embrace art of all periods, is a growing culture of shared stands. Hauser & Wirth and Moretti Fine Art (both London) will collaborate on ‘an ideal collection’ of works spanning the centuries, placing 14th-century Italian panels alongside the likes of Hans Arp and Louise Bourgeois; whilst Karsten Schubert and Tomasso Brothers Fine Art (both London) will juxtapose modern masterpieces by Bridget Riley with Old Master drawings and ancient portrait sculpture.
The new feature section Collections, curated by Sir Norman Rosenthal, will introduce various types of work to the fair, from an impressive selection of Japanese netsuke (Sydney Moss, London); to a 40-piece display of Ital- ian maiolica from the 15th to 17th centuries (Bazaart, London). It will also include a collection of rare wooden Egyptian sculpture, including an excep- tional large statue from the Fifth Dynasty (2500-2400 BC) (Sycomore An- cient Art, London).
The Spotlight section, curated for the first time by Clara M Kim and dedicated to solo presentations of 20th-century art, will reveal foundational moments in art through pioneering figures. These include Pop artists from Brazil and Japan – Wanda Pimentel with Anita Schwartz Galeria de Arte (Rio de Janeiro) and Keiichi Tanaami with Nanzuka (Tokyo). Visitors can also discover Global conceptualists of the American West Coast, such as Jess (Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco), and of Eastern Europe with Ana Lupas (P420, Bologna).
The Frieze Sculpture Park 2015 comprises 16 new and historical works, set in the English Gardens between Frieze Masters and Frieze London. Se- lected by Clare Lilley (Director of Programme, Yorkshire Sculpture Park) and with free public access, the Frieze Sculpture Park gives visitors to The Regent’s Park a rare opportunity to encounter exceptional sculpture and installation art by international artists in the open air.
Works for 2015 include: Lock (1976-7), a major installation by Richard Serra, which Peter Freeman (New York) will be shown for the first time publicly since it was exhibited at the Whitney Museum in 1976; Anri Sala’s Holey Wall (Should I Stay or Should I Go) (2014-15), remade for Frieze together with live performances originally commissioned for the 12th Havana Biennial (Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris & Marian Goodman Gallery, London); a new solar-powered sound and light work by Haroon Mirza (Lisson Gallery, London); Earth Play (1979), Seung-Taek Lee’s monumental balloon model of the earth (Gallery Hyundai, Seoul); Open Screen (2014) by Carol Bove (David Zwirner, London) and an impressive 11th-14th Century AD pre-Ekoi monolith from Western Africa (Didier Claes, Brussels).
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Frieze Masters 2015: Opening Hours
Tuesday 13 October: Preview
Wednesday 14 October 11 – 7pm
Thursday 15 October 11 – 7pm
Friday 16 October 11 – 7pm
Saturday 17 October 11 – 7pm
Sunday 18 October 11 – 6pm
Frieze London 2015 will take place in The Regent’s Park from 14-18 October, 2015. Tickets will be on sale from July, 2015.