Frieze London has announced that London’s Stuart Shave/Modern Art gallery has won this year’s Stand Prize, for outstanding presentation by a gallery. In recognition of the display by Stuart Shave/Modern Art created by the artists Mark Flood and Yngve Holen, the London-based gallery was awarded £10,000 (approximately $15,300) and a very large-sized bottle of Pommery Champagne, the official sponsors of the award.
After the win by Stuart Shave/Modern Art for their quite overt display, the jury – Maria Balshaw (director of the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester), Bart van der Heide (the chief curator of Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum), and Jens Hoffmann (deputy director of the Jewish Museum in New York) – praised the gallery’s stand for creating an “intellectual and formal dialogue between the two artists.”
The jury went on to award a Special Commendation to five galleries for their presentations of each of their stands: The Approach, London; Experimenter, Kolkata, India; Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin; Casas Riegner, Bogotá, Colombia; and Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco.
The Stand Prize recognises an outstanding gallery presentation at Frieze London, and is supported for the seventh year by Champagne Pommery. The prize was formally presented by Nathalie Vranken of Vranken-Pommery-Monopole, who said: ‘What an exciting edition of the fair. I think the jury have made an excellent choice in recognising this presentation of Mark Flood and Yngve Holen.’
Frieze London 2015 features 164 galleries from 27 countries, and offers a discerning perspective on contemporary art. The 13th edition is sponsored by Deutsche Bank for the 12th consecutive year, celebrating a shared commitment to discovery.
Photo: P A Black © Artlyst 2015