Returning to the capital this October is Frieze Masters, which runs in conjunction with Frieze London in Regent’s Park – together forming one of the most significant weeks in London’s cultural calendar. Each year over 60,000 visitors attend the two events combined, including curators, artists, gallerists, collectors and the general public.
While Frieze London focuses on contemporary art, Frieze Masters showcases work made before the year 2000. Long-time participants include Hauser & Wirth, Castelli, Massimo De Carlo and Acquavella Galleries, running alongside exciting additions for 2019 such as Galerie Perrotin, Lisson Gallery and Mignoni.
Also new this year is the fair’s Spotlight section, featuring presentations from 20th century artists across painting, photography, sculpture, drawing and conceptual installations. We’ll be seeing work from pioneering New York figures like Ming Smith – the first African American female photographer to have her work acquired by the Museum of Modern Art – and Gordon Parks’ expressions of the Black American experience from 1940-70. Elsewhere, German artist KP Brehmer reflects global capitalism through political Pop Art, Bruno Munari showcases his experiments with light, and Maruja Mallo explores surrealism, mathematics, politics and gender.
The Collections section, curated by Amin Jaffer and Sir Norman Rosenthal, will bridge eastern and western artistic cultures and histories through themed presentations. Highlights include S H Raza’s black and white monochromatic works based on Indian traditional forms, a show of original furniture and objects from pioneer of the Modern Movement Eileen Gray, and an exhibition showcasing the breadth of Northern European art during the 19th century.
Frieze dates back to 1991, when frieze magazine was founded by Matthew Slotover and Amanda Sharp. In 2003 they launched Frieze London art fair, followed by Frieze New York and Frieze Masters in 2012. Last year, they announced the launch of Frieze Los Angeles.
Regent’s Park, London
3 – 6 October 2019
For more information, visit frieze.com