Victoria Siddall said: ‘This year’s editions of Frieze London and Frieze Masters embody the exceptional international spirit of London, a city that is a meeting point for art, ideas and people from all over the world. We will welcome the most significant galleries from around the globe, across both fairs, some of whom are joining us for the first time. They represent art and artists from around the globe, from the Asian influence on Collections at Frieze Masters, to new galleries joining Frieze London from Brazil, Lebanon, South Korea and Estonia, as well as leading programmes from the USA and Europe. The two fairs and Frieze Sculpture, along with exhibitions opening during Frieze Week including Kara Walker in the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern and Elizabeth Peyton at the National Portrait Gallery, make Frieze in London a vital and truly global cultural moment in the city.’
Showcasing the significance of art and creativity in the current moment, artists presenting solo and themed shows include Harold Ancart, Maria Bartuszová, Neïl Beloufa, Martin Boyce, Mark Bradford, Sheila Hicks, Cui Jie, Kapwani Kiwanga, Jannis Kounellis, Jac Leirner, Paul McCarthy, Jonathan Meese, Anna Maria Maiolino, Mrinalini Mukherjee, Oscar Murillo, Virginia Overton, Philippe Parreno, Joyce Pensato, Kembra Pfahler, Tabita Rezaire, Robin Rhode, Sterling Ruby, Lorna Simpson, Nancy Spero, Angela Su, Do Ho Suh, Takis, teamLab, Kara Walker, Sue Williamson and Yin Xiuzhen among many others; alongside LIVE performances and installations by Carlos Amorales, Cecilia Bengolea, Shezad Dawood, Priya Ahluwalia, William Forsythe, Yasmin Jahan Nupur, and Khvay Samnang; and a major new Frieze Artist Award commission by Himali Singh Soin.
UK INSTITUTIONS AT FRIEZE LONDON
Continuing Frieze’s enduring relationship with collecting institutions across the UK, Frieze London again partners with two acquisition funds for national and regional public collections. The Frieze Tate Fund, supported by Endeavor, returns for its 17th year; alongside the fourth edition of the Contemporary Art Society’s Collections Fund at Frieze, this year acquiring works that explore themes of protest, activism and rebellion for the Nottingham Castle Museum. Tate and Contemporary Art Society will announce their 2019 acquisitions, in the fair’s Auditorium at 3pm on Wednesday 2 October.
Following its praised debut in 2018, the Camden Arts Centre Emerging Artist Prize at Frieze also returns, awarding an outstanding artist within the Focus section with their first institutional exhibition in London. The 2018 winner, Wong Ping (Edouard Malingue Gallery) received his exhibition prize this summer at Camden Arts Centre. The 2019 Prize is selected by a panel chaired by Martin Clark, (Director, Camden Arts Centre), and the winner of the 2019 Prize will be announced on Wednesday 2 October.