Frieze London 2014: Highlights for the 12th Edition

The leading international contemporary art fair, Frieze London, returns to the heart of the UK’s capital, London’s Regent’s Park, for its 12th edition. Sponsored by Deutsche Bank and designed by Universal Design Studio, this autumn’s fair sees a few changes with the inclusion of two specialist sections: Focus, a celebration and fostering of emerging galleries up to 12 years old, and Live, a haven for performance or participatory-based work. Also new to 2014, is the fair’s novel allegiance to public space, using themes of contract, texture and tone. Design highlights of the fair’s bespoke housing include a timber-lined entrance courtyard and dedicated ancillary spaces.

This year’s event brings together 162 of the world’s top contemporary galleries in the UK and features exhibitors from 25 countries with exclusive presentations from Martin Creed (Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Berlin), Carsten Höller (Gagosian Gallery, London), and Will Benedict (Overduin & Co., Los Angeles). The fair also features special Frieze commissions: including new work from Cally Spooner for Frieze Film, a major project from Frieze Artist Award winner Mélanie Matranga, and exciting collaborations from national dance, film and music institutions for Frieze Projects. Throughout the week Frieze’s Sculpture Park selected by Clare Lilley (Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park) is open to visitors, and an array of insightful discussions are on offer at Frieze Talks, with keynote presentations from artist Bruce McLean and best-selling author Jon Ronson. Lastly, joining the fair for its third consecutive year is Frieze Masters: a devoted platform for art from the ancient to the modern.

Frieze London Art Fair, 15-18 October, Regent’s Park.

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1. Photo by Linda Nylind for Frieze London, Regent’s Park. Courtesy of Frieze London.