Founded by Amanda Sharp, Matthew Slotover and Tom Gidley in 1991, Frieze has grown from an art and culture magazine to the world’s leading platform for contemporary art and now encompasses three publications, four international art fairs (London, LA, NYC and Seoul) and a permanent gallery in London. Frieze London has been running annually since 2003 and for its 20th anniversary, the fair is back in Regent’s Park from 11th – 15th October.
The fair is actually made of two fairs running concurrently – Frieze London (which focuses on contemporary art) and Frieze Masters (which presents work made pre-2000) – and there are a host of international galleries and artists exhibiting at both. This is ticketed but there are other ways to enjoy art during Frieze without spending a penny. Here’s everything you need to know about Frieze London 2023.
Explore a Range of International Art at Frieze London and Frieze Masters
This year there’ll be more than 160 galleries exhibiting at Frieze London, including the likes of Thomas Dane Gallery, Carlos/Ishikawa Lisson Gallery, Kate MacGarry, Victoria Miro, Maureen Paley and White Cube from the capital. This year, to honour its 20th anniversary, there’ll be a special Artist-to-Artist initiative running where Alvaro Barrington, Olafur Eliasson, Tracey Emin, Anthea Hamilton, Simone Leigh, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Haegue Yang have proposed a counterpart to host a solo exhibition as a way of highlighting new voices in art. In the Focus section, there’ll be presentations from emerging artists, including Larry Achiampong, Débora Delmar, Josèfa Ntjam and Jack O’Brien, and in the Editions section, there’ll be limited-edition pieces by leading contemporary artists at affordable prices.
Frieze Masters, returning for its 11th edition, will feature over 130 galleries, showcasing art from across history, from rare antiquities right up to 20th-century paintings. In the Modern Women section, curated by AWARE, you can explore works by women artists made between 1880 and 1980; in the Studio section, you can see presentations about the practice of Maggi Hambling, Mona Hatoum, Lucia Laguna, Arlene Shechet and Hyun-Sook Song; and there’ll also be displays of under-appreciated work from the 1950s -1970s in the Spotlight section.
Weds 11th – Sun 15th October 2023
Regent’s Park, London
Head Outside for Frieze Sculpture 2023
If you’re not going to the main fair, have a wander around Regent’s Park as there’s plenty of free outdoor art to take in with Frieze Sculpture. This year it’s been curated by Fatoş Üstek and features pieces, some new and some existing, from 21 international artists, including Ghada Amer, Leilah Babirye, Catharine Czudej, Suhasini Kejriwal, Tony Matelli, Louise Nevelson, Temitayo Ogunbiyi, Zak Ové, Yinka Shonibare, Josh Smith, Holly Stevenson and Hank Willis Thomas.
Until Sun 29th October 2023
Regent’s Park, London
See War Child’s Lost Girls Exhibition at Flowers Gallery
To coincide with the UN International Day of the Girl Child and Frieze Week, War Child, art collective InFems and Flowers Gallery are hosting the Lost Girls exhibition to raise awareness of the challenges faced by girls affected by war. A host of artists, including Ai Weiwei, Maggi Hambling, Caroline Coon, Tracey Moffatt, Penelope Slinger, Owanto, Tewodros Hagos, Pam Hogg, Peter Howson and Linder, have contributed pieces to the show, which will also be on sale via Artsy until 30th October to raise money for War Child’s vital work.
Tues 10th – Sat 14th October 2023
21 Cork Street, London W1S 3lS