Frieze London 2017 will present more than 160 leading galleries from across the world who will be showcasing ambitious presentations by international emerging and established artists. The fair will be enhanced by a curated nonprofit programme of artist commissions, films and talks. The 15th edition of Frieze London takes place from 5–8 October, with a Preview Day on Wednesday, 4 October.
Curator Ruba Katrib (SculptureCenter, New York) will co-advise on the Focus section dedicated to emerging galleries; and Ralph Rugoff (Hayward Gallery, London) will curate Frieze Talks for the first time, exploring artists’ response to an age of ‘alternative facts’. The 2017 fair will also feature a new themed gallery section devoted to the legacy of radical feminist artists, curated by Alison Gingeras (independent curator). Frieze London 2017 once more coincides with Frieze Masters and Frieze Sculpture in The Regent’s Park, together forming the heart of Frieze Week, the most significant week in London’s cultural calendar.
Continuing Frieze’s enduring relationship with collecting institutions, Frieze 2017 London again partners with two acquisition funds for UK public collections, including the Frieze Tate Fund, supported by WME | IMG; and the second edition of the Contemporary Art Society’s Collections Fund at Frieze, this year supporting the Towner Art Gallery (Eastbourne). Allied Editions also returns to the fair, raising vital funds for seven non-profit galleries across London and guest regional partner, Focal Point Gallery (Southend-on-Sea).
‘The list of exhibitors for Frieze London is stronger than ever – from the emerging to the world’s most established ‘ – Victoria Siddall, Director, Frieze Fairs
Frieze Week in this city continues to be a vital hub for international galleries. Following the fantastic reception received by The Nineties last year, I’m looking forward to another innovative, thought- provoking curated section, this time celebrating radical women artists as well as the ground-breaking role of their galleries. And for the first time, Frieze Sculpture will open in July, creating a free public exhibition of extraordinary outdoor works that will take us through to Frieze Week in October.’
World-leading Galleries: Frieze London welcomes the return of leading international galleries that will present ambitious solo and group shows across the fair’s main and Focus sections. Highlights in the main section include: Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, Marian Goodman, Hauser & Wirth, Anton Kern, Massimo de Carlo, Gagosian, kurimanzutto, Matthew Marks, kamel mennour, Esther Schipper, Sprüth Magers, Luisa Strina, The Box, David Zwirner, VI, VII, 47 Canal, Antenna Space, Jacquleine Martins, Carlos/Ishikawa, Instituto de Visión and Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler 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).
Sex Work: New for 2017, Sex Work: Feminist Art & Radical Politics is curated by independent curator and scholar Alison Gingeras. Featuring women artists working at the extreme edges of feminist practice since the 1960s, and the galleries who supported them, highlights from the section include: • Galerie Andrea Caratsch with Betty Tompkins ; • Blum and Poe with Penny Slinger; • Richard Saltoun with Renate Bertlmann; • Salon 94 with Marilyn Minter; • Hubert Winter with Birgit Jürgenssen. Alison Gingeras said: ‘This special section of Frieze pays homage to artists who transgressed sexual mores, gender norms and the tyranny of political correctness and were frequently the object of censorship in their day. Sex Work will also highlight the seminal role galleries have played in exhibiting the radical women artists who were not easily assimilated into mainstream narratives of feminist art.These galleries often blazed a trail for museum exhibitions. Many figures in this section such as Renate Bertlmann, Birgit Jürgenssen, Marilyn Minter, Penny Slinger and Betty Tompkins, were too transgressive to be included in anthologizing museum shows which arguably forged a consensual canon for important feminist art. The belated reception of these pioneering women has had a profound impact on many artists working today and resonate more than ever with the new feminisms that are taking shape in response to contemporary political realities.’
Focus section: Emerging Talents Bringing together 34 galleries from Cairo to Berlin, Focus features galleries aged 12 years or younger. Advised for the first time by Ruba Katrib (SculptureCenter, New York) in collaboration with returning curator Fabian Schoeneich (Portikus, Frankfurt), highlights include: • An installation-performance by Lloyd Corporation at Carlos/Ishikawa in which wholesale-style ‘lots’ of material are auctioned off to fair visitors • A new installation including a video essay by Hannah Black at Arcadia Missa, coinciding with the artist’s solo show at London’s Chisenhale Gallery; • Various Small Fires recreating a site-specific variation of The Harrisons’ ‘Survival’ series, inspired by research into adapting to climate change – in this case, a proposal for the indoor cultivation of fruit trees • Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler (Berlin) with Anna Uddenberg whose uncanny figurative sculptures were a highlight of the Berlin Biennial 9 (2016)
Galleries join for the first time 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).
Established in 2003 as the first acquisition fund connected to an art fair, the 2017 Frieze Tate Fund will provide £150,000 for Tate to acquire works of art at Frieze London this October. Tate has acquired more than 100 works at Frieze London, with nine artworks by Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin, Leonor Antune and Phillip Lai added to the collection in 2016. Supported by WME IMG, the artworks acquired by the fund will be announced during the fair.
Contemporary Art Society Collections Fund: The Contemporary Art Society Collections Fund at Frieze returns for a second year, following the successful launch at Frieze London 2016, which supported the acquisition of major works by John Akomfrah and Kader Attia for Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA). This year’s chosen beneficiary is the Towner Art Gallery museum (Eastbourne), which is looking to expand its significant collection, with work exploring the theme of landscape in a time of political change. The acquisition will be announced on Wednesday 4 October.
Frieze Sculpture opened in July for the first time (5 July to 8 October), Frieze Sculpture – London’s largest showcase of major outdoor art, selected by Clare Lilley
of Yorkshire Sculpture Park – will include significant sculptural works by Sir Anthony Caro (Annely Juda Fine Art), John Chamberlain, Urs Fischer (both Gagosian), Takuro Kuwata (Alison Jacques Gallery and Salon 94), Alicja Kwade (kamel mennour), Eduardo Paolozzi (Pangolin), Ugo Rondinone (Sadie Coles HQ) and Sarah Sze (Victoria Miro), among others.
Art Fund returns as programming partner and will produce the Frieze Sculpture Audio Tour App, as well as a programme of educational tours to further encourage public engagement with Frieze Sculpture. In addition, the free Summer Art Map, featuring Frieze Sculpture, will be available at all Zone 1 London Underground stations from 3 July.
Allied Editions: Allied Editions also returns this year, with its guest regional partner, Focal Point Gallery (Southend-on-Sea). A unique collective organised by Camden Arts Centre, Chisenhale Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), South London Gallery, Studio Voltaire, Serpentine Galleries and Whitechapel Gallery, Allied Editions has raised half a million pounds through selling artist editions at Frieze London since its inception.
Frieze Talks: Curated for the first time by Ralph Rugoff (Hayward Gallery, London) Frieze Talks will explore how – in an age of ‘alternative facts’ – art and artists’ capacity to beguile, disorientate and disrupt conventional notions of ‘the real’ takes on new meanings. Featuring today’s most influential artists, writers, curators and thinkers, the full programme will be announced in September.
Frieze Week in London Coinciding with Frieze Masters, as well as Frieze Sculpture, the two fairs form the heart of Frieze Week – an international cultural event in early October, which includes special programmes mounted by galleries and museums across
Frieze London Announces Participating Galleries
London. Highlights include: • Thomas Ruff at the Whitechapel Gallery • ‘Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power’ at Tate Modern and SUPERFLEX for the Hyundai Commission at the Tate Turbine Hall • Rachel Whiteread at Tate Britain • John Akomfrah and Jean-Michel Basquiat Barbican.
Participating Galleries: 303 Gallery, New York A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York The Approach, London Galería Elba Benítez, Madrid Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York The Box, Los Angeles The Breeder, Athens Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York Buchholz, Berlin Campoli Presti, London Canada, New York Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne Clearing, New York Sadie Coles HQ, London Pilar Corrias Gallery, London Corvi-Mora, London Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris Thomas Dane Gallery, London Massimo De Carlo, Milan Galerie Eigen + Art, Berlin Fonti, Naples Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, São Paulo Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles Carl Freedman Gallery, London Stephen Friedman Gallery, London Frith Street Gallery, London Gagosian, London François Ghebaly, Los Angeles Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg Marian Goodman Gallery, London Greene Naftali, New York greengrassi, London Galerie Karin Guenther, Hamburg Hales, London Hauser & Wirth, London Herald St, London Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin Hollybush Gardens, London Gallery Hyundai, Seoul Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo Alison Jacques Gallery, London Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna Kadel Willborn, Düsseldorf Casey Kaplan, New York Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles Anton Kern Gallery, New York Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich Tina Kim Gallery, New York König Galerie, Berlin David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna Kukje Gallery, Seoul kurimanzutto, Mexico City Simon Lee Gallery, London Lehmann Maupin, New York Lisson Gallery, London Kate MacGarry, London Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich Maisterravalbuena, Madrid Matthew Marks Gallery, New York Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo kamel mennour, Paris Metro Pictures, New York Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna Victoria Miro, London Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London The Modern Institute, Glasgow mother’s tankstation limited, Dublin Taro Nasu, Tokyo Galleria Franco Noero, Turin David Nolan Gallery, New York Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Rome Office Baroque, Brussels Galería OMR, Mexico City P.P.O.W, New York Pace Gallery, London Maureen Paley, London Peres Projects, Berlin Perrotin, Paris Galeria Plan B, Berlin Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin Simon Preston Gallery, New York Project 88, Mumbai Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Naples Almine Rech Gallery, London Rodeo, London Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London Lia Rumma Gallery, Milan Salon 94, New York Esther Schipper, Berlin Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Sfeir-Semler, Beirut Jack Shainman Gallery, New York Shanghart Gallery, Shanghai Société, Berlin Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Sprovieri, London Sprüth Magers, Berlin Stevenson, Cape Town Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo Supportico Lopez, Berlin T293, Rome Timothy Taylor, London The Third Line, Dubai Travesía Cuatro, Madrid Vermelho, São Paulo Michael Werner, New York White Cube, London Barbara Wien, Berlin Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp David Zwirner, New York, Koppe Astner, Glasgow Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin Laveronica Arte Contemporanea, Modica Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna David Lewis, New York Galeria Jaqueline Martins, São Paulo Galerie Max Mayer, Düsseldorf Misako & Rosen, Tokyo Múrias Centeno, Lisbon Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala City Revolver Galeria, Lima Deborah Schamoni, Munich Seventeen, London Southard Reid, London Sultana, Paris The Sunday Painter, London Truth and Consequences, Geneva Rob Tufnell, London Union Pacific, London Various Small Fires (VSF), Los Angeles Federico Vavassori, Milan
Focus 47 Canal, New York VI, VII, Oslo Antenna Space, Shanghai Arcadia Missa, London blank projects, Cape Town Carlos/Ishikawa, London Cooper Cole, Toronto Emalin, London Frutta, Rome Gypsum Gallery, Cairo Instituto de Visión, Bogotá Jan Kaps, Cologne, Sex Work Air de Paris, Paris Dorothy Iannone Blum & Poe, Los Angeles Penny Slinger Galerie Andrea Caratsch, St. Moritz Betty Tompkins lokal_30,Warsaw Natalia LL Salon 94, New York Marilyn Minter Richard Saltoun, London Renate Bertlmann Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna Birgit Jürgenssen