Art Fairs

Frieze London 2017

Frieze, London, United Kingdom
05 Oct 2017 - 08 Oct 2017

Lucy + Jorge Orta, Antarctica

Lucy + Jorge Orta, Antarctica

The 15th edition of Frieze London takes place from 5–8 October, with a Preview Day on Wednesday, 4 October.

More than 160 leading galleries from 31 countries will showcase ambitious presentations by international emerging and established artists, enhanced by a curated non-profit programme of artist commissions, films and talks.

New for 2017, Ralph Rugoff (Hayward Gallery, London) will curate Frieze Talks for the first time.Frieze Talks will explore how – in an age of ‘alternative facts’ – art’s capacity to beguile, disorientate and disrupt conventional notions of ‘the real’ can take on new meanings. Leading artists, musicians and cultural commentators will explore these themes in the content and format of the programme including among others Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Nástio Mosquito. Frieze Talks will take place at 12.30pm and 4.30pm each day in the auditorium at Frieze London and admission is included in all fair tickets. Mount Street

The 2017 fair will also feature a new themed gallery section devoted to the legacy of radical feminist artists, organized by Alison M. Gingeras (independent curator). The section features nine solo presentations of women artists working at the extreme edges of feminist practice during the 1970s and ‘80s, all sharing a focus on explicit sexual iconography combined with radical political agency.

Bringing together 34 galleries from Cairo to Berlin, Focus features galleries aged 12 years or younger and is advised for the first time by Ruba Katrib (SculptureCenter, New York) in collaboration with returning curator Fabian Schoeneich (Portikus, Frankfurt). They will also advise the fair’s section for performance and participation which will feature four ambitious artworks by international artists.

Supported by the LUMA Foundation and curated by Raphael Gygax (Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich), this years Frieze Projects the non-profit programme of artist commissions will feature Marc Bauer, Donna Kukama, MOON Kyungwon & JEON Joonho, Lucy + Jorge Orta, SPIT! (Carlos Motta, John Arthur Peetz, Carlos Maria Romero), Georgina Starr and Frieze Artist Award-winner Kiluanji Kia Henda.

A series of new film commissions will be premiered at Frieze London and broadcast on national television. Alex Bag, Pauline Curnier Jardin, Gabríela Friðriksdóttir and Raphaela Vogel will create new works as part of Frieze Projects, the fair’s celebrated non-profit programme curated by Raphael Gygax. Frieze Film is supported by Channel 4’s Random Acts and will be screened in the auditorium everyday at 3pm and 6pm, except Sunday at 11.30am and 3pm.

On Friday 6 October 2017 at The Store Studios, 180 The Strand, Frieze Music and The Vinyl Factory present Dancefloor Meditations by Jarvis Cocker and Steve Mackey, with Special Guest DJ Jonnie Wilkes (Optimo). Dancefloor Meditations is an attempt to access the state of mind associated with deep meditation using only the tools to be found in any suburban discotheque. To reserve a maximum of two places contact:

Frieze London 2017 once more coincides with Frieze Masters and Frieze Sculpture in Regent’s Park, together forming the heart of Frieze Week, the most significant week in London’s cultural calendar.

Frieze London is supported by global lead partner Deutsche Bank for the 14th consecutive year, continuing a shared commitment to discovery and artistic excellence.



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