FRIEZE LONDON 2014, The Regent’s Park, London, 15th-18th October 2014
This is always a very special experience gathering as it does galleries from around the world and this year promises to be a no less exciting and stimulating experience. Visitors should not forget either the sculpture park a few minutes away in the English Garden, where this year’s works are curated by Clare Lilley, Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Here is a small selection of some of the galleries that you can see when visiting – something I do recommend you try and do.
The Thomas Dane Gallery (Stand E6) brings sculpture indoors by concentrating on British sculpture with works by Michael Landy, Phillip King and Alexandre da Cunha.
Sprüth Magers (Stand C5) have shown at every Fair since the first one in 2003 and once again make a welcome return with works by Thomas Demand, John Baldessari and John Bock among others.
On Hauser & Wirth’s stand (D6) they celebrate artist Mark Wallinger’s joining them by asking him to curate their stand. Wallinger has taken Sigmund Freud’s study in his Hampstead home (now a museum) as the inspiration for the thematic installation, featuring the gallery’s artists, which is based on Freud’s theories on conscious and unconscious. Should be interesting!
Victoria Miro (Stand B3) brings an array of pieces by their established artists who include Chantal Joffe, Idris Khan, Chris Ofili, Grayson Perry, Adriana Varejão and Tal R while paintings by Celia Paul will be displayed in a specially installed room. You may well be inspired by the work of Yayoi Kusama and make a trip to see her exhibition of bronze pumpkins at the gallery’s Wharf Road space.
For Lehmann Maupin (Stand A18) the theme is multimedia works by artists who hold a shared interest in the understanding, both physical and psychological, of constructed environments. Among artists included are Lee Bul, Alex Prager and Tracey Emin.
As part of Latitude: Platform for Brazilian Art Galleries Abroad – which celebrates contemporary art both established and emerging – Galeria Luisa Strina (Stand D8) will include among other artists photographs by the seminal modern Brazilian artist Anna Maria Maiolino.