Frieze London Launches with More Than 160 Galleries from 30 Countries

The fourteenth edition of Frieze London opens today in Regent’s Park. The fair has drawn more than 160 galleries from thirty countries and will run until October 9. This year Nicolas Trembley has organized The Nineties, a new section which will present recreated exhibitions from the decade that have had a lasting impact on contemporary art.

Curators Jacob Proctor and Fabian Schöneich have collaborated on the Focus and Live platforms, which highlight emerging galleries and performance art respectively. Organized by Raphael Gygax, the nonprofit program Frieze Projects will feature artist commissions by Sibylle Berg and Claus Richter, Martin Soto Climent, Coco Fusco, Operndorf Afrika, Julie Verhoeven, Samson Young, and the 2016 Frieze Artist Award winner Yuri Pattison. Gyax also curated Frieze Film.

Presenting new audio commissions by Giorgio Andreotta Calò, GCC, and Liz Magic Laser, Frieze Sound was has been orchestrated by Cecilia Alemani. Meanwhile Christy Lange and Gregor Muir have curated Frieze Talks, which will explore the theme of political, social, and personal borders in a series of daily lunchtime conversations.

The fair has partnered with two museum acquisition funds this year, the Frieze Tate Fund and the Contemporary Art Society’s Collection Fund at Frieze, which will support a regional museum in the UK.

Frieze London coincides with the fifth edition of Frieze Masters and the Frieze Sculpture Park, a free outdoor exhibition presenting twenty works throughout the English Gardens at Regent’s Park.