5-8 October 2017
With more than 160 of the world’s leading galleries at Frieze London and 130 at Frieze Masters, the two fairs, alongside Frieze Sculpture – a free public showcase of major outdoor art – together catalyze the most significant week in London’s cultural calendar.
New for 2017, The fifteenth edition of Frieze London welcomes curator Ruba Katrib (SculptureCenter, New York) to co-advise the Focus section dedicated to emerging galleries. Meanwhile, Ralph Rugoff (Hayward Gallery, London) curates Frieze Talks for the first time, exploring how art and artist’s capacity to beguile, disorientate and disrupt conventional notions of the real takes on new meanings in an age of ‘alternative facts’. Finally, Sex Work is a new themed gallery section devoted to the legacy of radical feminist artists, curated by Alison Gingeras (independent curator). Frieze Projects, curated by Raphael Gygax (Migros Museum, Zurich), features commissions from 11 international artists, including the Frieze Artist Award winner Kiluanji Kia Henda.
The sixth edition of Frieze Masters brings to London more than 130 dealers of international renown, showing expertly vetted artworks spanning ancient and tribal art, Old Master paintings, medieval sculpture, 20th-century masters and rediscovered avant-garde artists. Featuring daily talks with international artists and curators, Frieze Masters opens up new perspectives across art history in a contemporary environment designed by Annabelle Selldorf. Frieze Masters sees Tim Marlow (Royal Academy of Arts, London) take the helm of the celebrated Frieze Masters Talks program. The Spotlight section for rare solo presentations of 20th-century pioneers, curated by Toby Kamps (newly appointed Director and Chief Curator of the Blaffler Art Museum, University of Houston) and Collections, featuring specialist galleries with extraordinary art and objects, selected by Sir Norman Rosenthal (independent curator).
Frieze London welcomes the return of leading international galleries that will present ambitious solo and group shows across the fair’s main and curated sections. Highlights include: Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, Marian Goodman, Hauser & Wirth, Anton Kern, Massimo de Carlo, Gagosian, Karma International, kurimanzutto, Matthew Marks, kamel mennour, Regen Projects, Esther Schipper, Sprüth Magers, Luisa Strina, The Box, White Cube and David Zwirner; and in Focus: VI, VII, 47 Canal, Antenna Space, Galeria Jacqueline Martins and Carlos/Ishikawa; among many others.
Building on Frieze’s long-term commitment to supporting galleries throughout their development, this year four returning exhibitors who first exhibited at Frieze London in the Focus section will join the main section for the first time, including Clearing (New York), Fonti (Naples), Simon Preston (New York) and Société (Berlin).
Focus welcomes newcomers from Egypt (Gypsum, Cairo), Peru (Revolver Galería, Lima) and South Africa (blank projects, Cape Town), offering a truly global overview of emerging talents. Other galleries making their Frieze London debut in Focus include, among others, Cooper Cole (Toronto), Emalin (London), Institutio de Visión (Bogotá), Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler (Berlin) and Union Pacific (London).
The 2017 edition of Frieze Masters sees the return of some of the world’s most significant galleries, including, among many others: Old Master and Early Modern specialists Jean-Luc Baroni, Bacarelli Botticelli, Johnny van Haeften, Colnaghi, Sam Fogg, and Kunstkammer Georg Laue; leading 20th-century galleries Acquavella, Gagosian, Hauser & Wirth, Lévy Gorvy, Richard Nagy and David Zwirner; renowned antiquities dealers Ariadne Galleries and David Ghezelbash Archéologie; specialists in rare books and illuminated manuscripts Dr Jörn Gunther Rare Books and Les Enluminures; tribal dealers Entwistle Gallery and specialists in Indian and Islamic art Prahlad Bubbar; and photography galleries Bruce Silverstein and Galerie Daniel Blau. New additions to the main section include Luhring Augustine; Olivier Malingue; Gió Marconi, who are collaborating with returning gallery Luxembourg & Dayan on a shared presentation; and Galerie Eva Presenhuber. In Collections, we welcome, among others, Andean textiles specialists Paul Hughes Fine Arts and Israel Goldman Japanese Prints.