Art FocusFull Line-up for Frieze London and Frieze Masters Revealed

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Frieze has revealed the full line-up for both Frieze London and Frieze Masters 2021, among the major art events in the UK calendar.

Both art fairs are returning to the Regent’s Park this October, following last year’s hiatus during the pandemic. Together, the two events bring together galleries from 40 countries, presenting art across the ages, from ancient art and old masters to modern classics and the contemporary. A dedicated edition of Frieze Viewing Room will run parallel to the fair and will feature an expanded list of exhibitors, connecting international galleries and audiences. Taking place from 13th-17th October, Frieze London and Frieze Masters are supported by global lead partner Deutsche Bank, continuing a shared commitment to artistic excellence.

The fair’s core programme of artist talks, special projects and commissions will be accessible both at the fair and online via the fair’s digital platform, Frieze Viewing Room, building on the hybrid format successfully launched in London last year. This year also sees the launch of Frieze’s new permanent space No.9 Cork Street.

Artistic Director for Frieze London, Eva Langret, said: “As we approach the fair our participating galleries have confirmed numerous ambitious presentations and curated shows that take on bold issues, and embrace the opportunity to see art in person once again.

Frieze Week also promises to be a major draw with truly unmissable exhibitions all across London in both galleries and museums. Overall, we look forward to celebrating the resilience of the city’s creative community and welcoming everyone back.”

History

Artistic Director for Frieze Masters, Nathan Clements-Gillespie, added: “Frieze Masters gives our visitors the rare opportunity to engage with the history of art in its broadest sense and even acquire a piece of that history. This year our participating galleries are dedicated to not only showing works of art of the highest calibre but also introducing new artists and objects to both the expert and curious visitor alike.”

Frieze London – World Leading Galleries

Frieze London will present the world’s leading galleries, showcasing ambitious solo, group and themed shows that offer the opportunity to not only discover up-and-coming talent but also engage with some of art history’s most important figures. Highlights include:

  • Carlos/Ishikawa presenting a solo booth of new paintings by Issy Wood
  • Pilar Corrias with a solo presentation by Sabine Moritz
  • Stephen Friedman Gallery showcasing new works by Deborah Roberts to coincide with the artist’s first European institutional solo show at The Bluecoat, Liverpool
  • Casey Kaplan showing an exhibition of new Renaissance inspired paintings by Ella Walker
  • Lisson Gallery’s solo presentation of Garrett Bradley featuring the premiere of a new film by the artist • Lehmann Maupin with a curated presentation of Liza Lou and Do Ho Suh responding to the conditions of the pandemic and its relationship to the home. The presentation will be anchored by a to scale recreation of the breakfast nook in Suh’s Seoul home
  • David Zwirner exhibiting works by Oscar Murillo and Carol Bove

Alongside the main section of the fair, Focus is devoted to galleries established in the last 12 years and provides a platform for today’s most exciting emerging artists, must-see presentations this year include:

  • Addis Fine Art with a solo exhibition of new works by abstract symbolist artist Merikokeb Berhanu • Arcadia Missa’s joint presentation of Jesse Darling and Rindon Johnson
  • Bank showcasing works by Lin Ke
  • Blindspot Gallery presenting a new body of work by Sin Wai Kin (Victoria Sin) composed of a dual-channel tongue in cheek music video and various other boyband ephemera that capture an essence of queer joy
  • Copperfield exhibiting a new video work and installation by Alberta Whittle (winner of last year’s Frieze Artist Award at Frieze London)
  • Emalin presenting two major new works by the 2021 Frieze Artist Award winner Sung Tieu

Frieze Masters – Six Millenia of Art

Bringing together a snapshot of art history – from rare antiquities, to Old Master paintings, to luminaries of the 20th century – Frieze Masters is an unmissable destination for visitors and collectors. Highlights include:

  • Galerie David Ghezelbash showing a rare 5th-century mosaic, depicting a unicorn
  • Marian Goodman Gallery showing an unseen body of work by William Kentridge made between 1985 – 1991 (one of the most turbulent periods of South Africa’s history), including his first charcoal-and-collage animation film
  • Peter Harrington Rare Books with a collection of manuscripts and books on climate change, which date from as early as the 15th century
  • Lévy Gorvy featuring a ‘conversation’ between Carrie Mae Weems and the late Terry Adkins
  • Lullo • Pampoulide presenting a lost colossal masterpiece by Jules van Biesbroeck
  • Thaddaeus Ropac’s recreation of Rudi Fuch’s landmark documenta ‘82 exhibition featuring Georg Baselitz, Gilbert & George, Robert Mapplethorpe, Arnulf Rainer and Emilio Vedova
  • Stair Sainty Gallery exhibiting the last late subject painting by Francisco de Goya in private hands, to coincide with a major exhibition of the artist’s work at The Fondation Beyeler, Basel

The celebrated Spotlight section of the fair will once again be curated by Laura Hoptman (Executive Director of The Drawing Center, New York) and focus on feature solo presentations of work by overlooked artists of the 20th century. Highlights include:

  • Cecilia Brunson Projects and Galeria Millan’s joint presentation of Feliciano Centurión’s textile works engaging with folk art and queer aesthetics in 1990s South America
  • Alison Jacques with a presentation of works by pioneering artist and feminist activist Nicola L
  • featuring a selection of oil paintings, acrylics, watercolours and drawings by Obiora Udechukwu dating from the 1960s through to the 1990s
  • Gallery Wendi Norris showing eight paintings and a sculpture by Surrealist artist Alice Rahon
  • Michael Rosenfeld Gallery’s exhibition of expressionist abstractions by American painter Beauford Delaney

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