Quite possibly Domus Nova's most hotly anticpated event, Frieze London is NEARLY HERE!!! On entering its second decade, Frieze London will introduce a new look in 2013 with a fresh layout of galleries and even more sensationally cool public areas. Taking place 17–20 October 2013 in Regent’s Park, the event is again sponsored by Deutsche Bank for the tenth consecutive year.
Working with architects Carmody Groarke, Frieze London has been redesigned to provide the best conditions for showing and viewing art. The new format will ensure that the fair has a more spacious feel and will create the best possible visitor experience at Frieze London 2013. As one of the world’s most influential contemporary art fairs, Frieze London brings an international audience to the dynamic contemporary art world of the UK capital every October.
Frieze London remains a carefully selected presentation of the most forward-thinking contemporary galleries from around the globe. Despite an increased demand from galleries, in 2013 Frieze London will include over 150 exhibitors. Additions to last year’s participants include: Blum & Poe (Los Angeles); Galerie Max Hetzler (Berlin), Marian Goodman Gallery (New York); Goodman Gallery (Johannesburg); Maccarone (New York); Overduin and Kite (Los Angeles); and Rodeo (Istanbul).
Debuted at Frieze London in 2012, Focus is a section for galleries up to ten years of age presenting projects specifically conceived for Frieze with works not seen previously in an art fair context. Highlights in 2013 include the immersive installations of Daniel Steemann Mangrané at Mendes Wood (São Paulo); a nonfunctional telecommunications satelitte by artist and explorer Trevor Paglen at Altman Siegel (San Francisco); and a show and tell by gallery artists Sean Edwards, Jack Strange and Jesse Wine offering visitors the opportunity to talk with them about their work at Limoncello (London).
Frame is a section dedicated to young galleries and is selected on the basis of a proposed solo presentation. The Frame galleries’ selection is advised by curators Rodrigo Moura and Tim Saltarelli. Frame offers an opportunity to discover artists who may not previously have benefitted from an international platform to show their work. Presentations of note in the Frame section include: Ryan Siegan Smith at Johan Berggren Gallery (Malmö); Prem Sahib at Southard Reid (London); Ilya Karilampi at Sandy Brown (Berlin); Ian Chang at Formalist Sidewalk Poetry Club (Miami) and Eduardo Basualdo at PSM (Berlin).
Newly appointed this year, Nicola Lees is the curator of Frieze Foundation. The Outset/Frieze Art Fair Fund to benefit the Tate Collection continues in 2013, the 11th consecutive year of the collaboration. This unique partnership enables Tate to buy important works of art for the nation at Frieze London. The fund to date has raised over £1million and, as a result, 90 works by 60 significant international artists have been added to Tate’s collection since 2003.
Frieze Masters is a new fair with a contemporary perspective on historical art. Together the crossover between the two fairs will make London the focus for a broad spectrum of international visitors. Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover, co-directors of Frieze, commented: "Last year was an incredibly ambitious and successful year for Frieze, opening both Frieze New York and Frieze Masters in London. These insights will be brought to Frieze Art Fair in London this year and we will introduce some of the biggest changes to the fair since its founding. In its eleventh edition we are excited to raise the bar with this fair."
Taking place on Gloucester Green (Regent’s Park), Frieze Masters will present approximately 120 of the world’s leading galleries that will exhibit art ranging from the ancient era and old masters through to art of the 20th century. Representing 15 countries overall, this year’s gallery list sees additions that include: Dan Galeria (São Paulo); Dickinson (London); Dominique Lévy Gallery (New York); Galerie Malingue (Paris); Galerie Sanct Lucas (Vienna); Johnny Van Haeften (London); Landau Fine Art (Montreal); Mitchell-Innes & Nash (New York); Mnuchin Gallery (New York); Otto Naumann (New York); Richard Gray Gallery (Chicago); Richard Green Gallery, (London); and Skarstedt Fine Art (New York).
Spotlight is a section of the fair dedicated to solo artist presentations. It will offer visitors the chance to discover artists working throughout the 20th century, from 14 territories: Austria, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Italy, Lebanon, Serbia, South Africa, UK and USA. The selection of the galleries in Spotlight is advised by curator Adriano Pedrosa. Victoria Siddall, Director of Frieze Masters, said: "The diversity and quality of the exhibitor list is what makes Frieze Masters different to other fairs. There will be a unique combination of classic work from throughout history and exciting discoveries. I am thrilled with the list and to be welcoming so many excellent new and returning galleries from all over the world to Frieze Masters in its second year."
Frieze London 2013, Regent's Park, London NW1; friezelondon.com