Frieze London 2016

Frieze London brings together over 160 of the world’s leading galleries from New York to Berlin and Shanghai to São Paulo, to showcase works by newly-discovered artists alongside some of the most respected names in contemporary art.

A New Section: The Nineties
Selected by Geneva-based curator Nicolas Trembley, galleries will revisit seminal exhibitions from the 1990s, highlighting key collaborations between dealers and artists that have had a lasting impact on contemporary art.

Live: performance and participation
Advised by museum curators Jacob Proctor (Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, University of Chicago) and Fabian Schöneich (Portikus, Frankfurt), the pioneering section for performance and participatory art returns, with new and historical projects presented throughout the fair. 

Focus: emerging talents
Also advised by Proctor and Schöneich, Focus is the definitive destination to discover emerging talents from Berlin to Shanghai, featuring 36 galleries all under 12 years of age.

Frieze Projects
Supported by the LUMA Foundation and curated for the first time by Raphael Gygax (Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich), the non-profit programme of new artist commissions will feature Sibylle Berg & Claus Richter; Martin Soto Climent; Coco Fusco (UK debut, co-commissioned with Liverpool Biennial); Operndorf Afrika (Opera Village Africa); Julie Verhoeven; and Samson Young. The winner of the 2016 Frieze Artist Award is Yuri Pattison.

Frieze Talks
Curated by Christy Lange (Frieze) with Gregor Muir (Institute of Contemporary Arts, London) – recently named Director of Collection, International Art for Tate – Frieze Talks will bring together today’s most influential artists, writers, curators and thinkers.

Frieze Sculpture Park
Following a celebrated three-month residency in 2015-16, the Frieze Sculpture Park will return to the English Gardens in The Regent’s Park, creating a major free cultural attraction at the heart of London, curated by Clare Lilley (Yorkshire Sculpture Park) and featuring large-scale artworks presented by galleries from both Frieze London and Frieze Masters.


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