Frieze London is back for its 17th edition, showcasing 160 galleries from 36 countries around the world. It’s an opportunity for visitors to discover the world’s most exciting artists and curators, from the emerging to the iconic. ‘This year’s editions of Frieze London and Frieze Masters embody the exceptional international spirit of London, a city that is a meeting point for art, ideas and people from all over the world,’ said Victoria Siddall, Director of Frieze Fairs. ‘We will welcome the most significant galleries from around the globe, across both fairs, some of whom are joining us for the first time.’
Frieze London 2019 will see the return of many famed long-time participating galleries, including Gavin Brown’s enterprise, Goodman Gallery, Greene Naftali, Hauser & Wirth, Xavier Hufkens, Pace Gallery, White Cube and Esther Schipper. Alongside this, there will be an array of new additions from around the world, particularly from South East Asia and Latin America such as Gallery Baton from Seoul and Chi Wen from Taipei.
This year’s new themed section, Woven, has been curated by Cosmin Costinas, writer, critic and Executive Director of Para Site (Hong Kong). It features works from eight international artists who have been informed by rich and complex art genealogies, from countries including China, India and Brazil. Costinas says of Woven: ‘Together these eight solo presentations will make visible the histories and continuous legacies of the colonial catastrophe, from the economies around textiles to current forms of exploitation and political complicity, as well as point to the various languages available to artistic practice in this critical effort.’
Focus, the fair’s section for galleries aged 16 or younger, will also be returning, this year with 33 galleries from 19 countries. Highlights include work from New York-based Troy Michie focused on African American and Latinx cultural experience, a presentation from Kembra Pfahler combining scenes from 1970s’ Los Angeles and 1980s’ New York, and Tang Dixin’s latest iteration of his ongoing performance project Rest is the Best Way of Revolution.
This year’s Frieze Talks – a series of in conversation events co-programmed by Lydia Yee (Whitechapel Gallery) And Matthew McLean (Senior Editor, Frieze Studios) – will focus on art’s relationship to a wider social world, with a full programmed being announced in September.
Regent’s Park, London NW1 4H
3 – 6 October 2019
Adult tickets from £38.70, children (2-12 years) from £5.40 available at frieze.seetickets.com
Visit frieze.com for more information and full programme details.