Frieze Art Fair: London

If you are interested or involved in the world of art then you should know about Frieze, an international arts organizations that produces projects, publishes a magazine alongside digital and video content, and hosts art fairs in London and New York. Frieze opens up the world of modern art to an international audience by commissioning works and displaying it in galleries and publications throughout the year.


The Frieze Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 2003 as a spin-off of frieze magazine and Frieze Art Fair. Funded by the European Commission’s Culture 2000 programme and Arts Council England, it supports contemporary art and is in charge of the curated programme at the Frieze Art Fair, comprising of art pieces, education, talks, films and music.

This year’s London Frieze Fair will happen from the 14th to the 17th of October, and will feature a variety of participants including ÅYR, Lutz Bacher, and Rachel Rose, winner of the 2015 Frieze Artist Award.


Installations by Lutz Bacher, 2013, 2009.

“Visitors will enter the fair through a dramatic installation by American conceptual artist Lutz Bacher,” explains Selena Jones, a marketing coordinator for the Frieze Fair.  “It will transform the entrance corridor into an enigmatic environment using found objects from films sets. I think it will make for an amazing introduction to what is geared up to be an extraordinary fair of creativity.”

Frieze London features over 160 galleries, with art from over 1,000 of today’s leading artists. In 2014, the fair also introduced Live – a new section dedicated to ambitious performance-based installations.

This year’s commissioned works from Frieze Projects explore the narratives of mobile architecture and alternative realities, and seven of these works will be presented at the fair.

“One of the most anticipated works is by Rachel Rose, a New York based artist who won the 2015 Frieze Artist Award,” adds Selena Jones.


Shots from Rachel Rose’s video installation A Minute Ago, High Art, Paris, 2013.

Supported by the LUMA Foundation, the Frieze Artist Award allows an emerging artist to realize a major commission at Frieze London as part of the Frieze Projects programme.

“At Frieze London 2015, Rose will create a scale-model of the fair structure. Inside, lighting and sound design will simulate the sonic and visual sense frequencies of animals inhabiting the Regent’s Park,” explains Selena. “This commission invites Rose, who has previously worked in film, to pursue an ambitious installation-based project.”

There is a plethora of artistic expression to be found at this year’s Frieze Art Fair in London, alongside a series of educational talks to inspire and educate artists and audiences.

To learn more about Frieze, please visit their website.

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