Frieze Masters Announces Participating Galleries For 2012

London’s Frieze Art fair have announced the participating galleries for Frieze Masters. The organisation’s first art fair for historical art takes place simultaneously with the Regents Park autumn stalwart exhibition. Frieze Masters will take place 11–14 October 2012 on Gloucester Green, Regent’s Park, London, and is sponsored by Deutsche Bank.

Frieze Masters is a carefully selected presentation of over 90 of the world’s leading galleries, with 77 in the main section and 22 in Spotlight. The fair will give a unique contemporary perspective on art throughout the ages. Coinciding with, and within walking distance of, Frieze London, the two fairs will make London the focus for as broad as possible an international art audience and will benefit from a crossover between audiences of contemporary and historical art.

*Participating Galleries *
The participating galleries will exhibit art ranging from the ancient era and old masters through to art of the 20th century. Representing 18 countries, galleries participating in the first edition include: Galerie 1900-2000, Paris; Acquavella Galleries, New York; Colnaghi, London; Gagosian, London/ New York; Elvira Gonzales, Madrid; Daniel Katz, London; Galerie Meyer Oceanic Art, Paris; Moretti Fine Art London/Florence; Helly Nahmad, London; Pace, London/New York; Van de Weghe Fine Art, New York and Rupert Wace, London.

Victoria Siddall, Director of Frieze Masters, said of the gallery list: ‘I am very pleased that so many leading galleries have committed to Frieze Masters in its inaugural year. The exhibitor list reflects the unique nature of the fair – they are all the best at what they do – and represents a diverse range of art throughout history and from all over the world. The very positive response to Frieze Masters from galleries demonstrates the desire for a great international modern and historical art fair in London.’

The Spotlight section is dedicated to solo artist presentations. It will offer visitors the chance to discover artists working throughout the 20th century, from territories: Austria, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Greece, Lebanon, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey, UK and USA.

The advisor to Spotlight, curator Adriano Pedrosa said of the section: ‘In our first year, the selection of Spotlight reaches beyond established painters and sculptors, proposing instead a more experimental and diverse notion of the ‘master’. The section has a concentration of conceptualist and feminist practices from the 1960s and  1970s, including historical figures not only from Europe and North America, but also from Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. It wil look back at a diverse group of pioneers working at one the most radical periods of art history.’

Frieze Masters will be designed by architect Annabelle Selldorf who will create a contemporary, elegant environment where ancient and modern art can be shown side by side.

Frieze Masters will include a programme of talks in which leading contemporary artists will draw out relationships between their practice and historical art.

Michele Faissola, Global Head of Rates and Commodities, and Member of the Global Art Advisory Council, Deutsche Bank said: ‘Deutsche Bank is proud to support Frieze Art Fair as it continues to break down barriers, this time with the past, through the creation of Frieze Masters.’

Adriano Pedrosa is an independent curator, editor and writer based in São Paulo. He was adjunct curator of the 24th Bienal de São Paulo (1998), co-curator of the 27th Bienal de São Paulo (2006), curator of Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte (2001-2003), curator of InSite_05, San Diego/Tijuana (2005), curator of 31st Panorama da Arte Brasileira (Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, 2009), artistic director of the 2nd Trienal Poli/Gráfica de San Juan (2009), and co-curator of the 12th Istanbul Biennial.

Selldorf Architects has an international reputation for the specific demands of cultural and art-related projects, having completed numerous gallery, exhibition and studio spaces, as well as museums, art foundations and collectors’ homes. Completed projects include: Acquavella Galleries, New York; David Zwirner, New York; Gladstone Gallery 21st Street and 24th Street, New York; Hauser & Wirth, London, New York and Zurich; and Neue Galerie New York: Museum for German and Austrian Art. Recent projects include the rennovation of two gallery spaces for Haunch of Venison, New York and London; and a new building for David Zwirner in Chelsea, New York, which will open in Autumn 2012. Photo: ©Artlyst 2012

Tickets for Frieze Masters will go on sale from 1 June via Combined tickets will be available for Frieze Masters and Frieze London.

Participating Galleries (List in formation)

Galerie 1900-2000, Paris
Acquavella Galleries, New York
Galeria Raquel Arnaud, Sao Paulo
Galleria d’Arte Maggiore G.A.M., Bologna
Bacarelli and Botticelli, Florence
Jean-Luc Baroni, London
Beck & Eggeling, Dusseldorf
Katrin Bellinger at Colnaghi, London
Bernheimer, Munich
Galerie Daniel Blau, Munich
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
Brimo de Laroussilhe, Paris
Broadway 1602, New York
Galería Caylus, Madrid
Cheim & Read, New York
Coll & Cortés Fine Arts, Madrid
Colnaghi, London
Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago
Alan Cristea Gallery, London
Thomas Dane Gallery, London
Donald Ellis Gallery, New York
Ben Elwes Fine Art, London
Entwistle, London
The Gallery of Everything, London
Faggionato Fine Arts, London
Richard L. Feigen & Co., New York
Sam Fogg, London
Eric Franck Fine Art, London
Gagosian Gallery, London
Francesca Galloway, London
Thomas Gibson Fine Art, London
Galerie Gmurzynska, Zurich
Galería Elvira González, Madrid
Hauser & Wirth, London
James Hyman Gallery, London
Jablonka Galerie, Cologne
Ben Janssens Oriental Art, London
Derek Johns, London
De Jonckheere, Paris
Daniel Katz Gallery, London
Koetser Gallery, Zurich
Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles
Lowell Libson, London
Lisson Gallery, London
Marlborough Fine Art, London
Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York
McCaffrey Fine Art, New York
Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco
Galerie Meyer Oceanic Art, Paris
Victoria Miro, London
Moretti Fine Art, London
Gallery Moshe Tabibnia, Milan
Frederick Mulder, London
Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, New York
Helly Nahmad Gallery, London
Jill Newhouse, New York
David Nolan Gallery, New York
Stephen Ongpin Fine Art, London
Pace, London
Robilant + Voena, London
Salomon Lilian, Amsterdam
Schönewald Fine Arts, Dusseldorf
Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York
The Sladmore Gallery, London
Stair Sainty, London
Timothy Taylor Gallery, London
Galerie Thomas Modern, Munich
Tomasso Brothers, Leeds
Ubu Gallery, New York
Van de Weghe Fine Art, New York
Axel Vervoordt, Antwerp
Emanuel von Baeyer, London
Rupert Wace Ancient Art, London
Wienerroither & Kohlbacher, Vienna
Adam Williams Fine Art, New York
Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna
David Zwirner, New York

àngels barcelona, Barcelona: _Esther Ferrer _
Anita Beckers, Frankfurt: _Jürgen Klauke _
Ruth Benzacar Galería De Arte, Buenos Aires: Leon Ferrari
Bernier/Eliades, Athens: Pier Paolo Calzolari
Luciana Brito Galeria, Sao Paulo: Geraldo de Barros
galerie frank elbaz, Paris: _Mladen Stilinović _
espaivisor, Valencia: Sanja Iveković
Henrique Faria Fine Art, New York: Osvaldo Romberg
Galeria Graça Brandão, Lisbon:_ Lygia Pape _
Ivan Gallery, Bucharest: Geta Brătescu
Leo Koenig, New York: Sigmar Polke
Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York: Robert Overby
Osage Gallery, Hong Kong: Roberto Chabet
Parra & Romero, Madrid: Luis Camnitzer
Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York: John McLaughlin
Rampa, Istanbul: Cengiz Çekil
Galeria Nara Roesler, Sao Paulo:_ Paulo Bruscky_
Karsten Schubert, London: Robert Graham
Sfeir-Semler, Beirut: _Hassan Sharif _
Sperone Westwater, New York: Bruce Nauman
Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin: Teresa Burga
Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna: Birgit Jürgenssen

Related Posts

Rainsongs, the new book by Sue Hubbard, out now
Open Source Salon with Hauser and Wirth - A new monthly discussion group
Advertise your next show on Artlyst from £200 per week