Frieze London and Frieze Masters ’17

Taking place from 5th October, Frieze Week will take over the Capital providing an eclectic mix of art exhibitions, events, installations and education to suit all tastes…

Detail from a rare Ceremonial Knife from the Mochica Culture, Northern Peru, c. 300-700 AD (Martin Doustar Ancient and Primitive Art).  Part of Frieze Week 2017 Collections.

Tickets have gone on sale this week for the Frieze London and Frieze Masters Fairs 2017.  Booking online can afford you substantial discounts on events and entry, including 15% off Frieze Academy talks and courses, and 5% off selected Allied Editions art prints.  Bespoke tours and private group bookings curated by Art Fund are also available to heighten the experience for the discerning art enthusiast.

This year, Frieze Collections will bring art created thousands of years ago to public view.  Highlights will range from Martin Doustar Ancient and Primitive Art showcasing a rare ceremonial knife from Ancient Peru, to Paul Hughes Fine Arts displaying a rare Huari Culture feather tunic from the Southern Andes.

A regular visitor to Frieze Week, Fashion Designer Christopher Kane commented on the event:-

Fashion Designer Christopher Kane taking part in one of his London stores’ Life Drawing classes during Frieze Week 2015.

‘I love going to Frieze Masters most of all, the tranquility of it. You can see something from 200 BC that just stops you dead in your tracks. I look at art sometimes and think anyone could do that: but not this stuff…’.

At Frieze Week 2015, he provided Life Drawing classes at his London flagship store for Fair visitors to take part in, enjoy and be titillated by…

A new section for 2017 – curated by Alison Gingeras – will focus on the exploration of feminist art and radical politics.  Entitled ‘Sex Work’, this section will be dedicated to women artists working at the extreme edges of the feminist debate, and the galleries who have supported them, including:-

Galerie Andrea Caratsch presenting Betty Tompkins; Blum and Poe presenting Penny Slinger; Richard Saltoun presenting Renate Bertlmann; Salon 94 presenting Marilyn Minter; and Hubert Winter presenting Birgit Jürgenssen.

Part of the ‘Sex Work’ section of Frieze Week 2017 – ‘Eva im sack’ (‘Eva in bag’, c. 2010) by Renata Bertlemann. Digital print, 80 x 80 cm. Courtesy: the artist and Richard Saltoun, London.

Alison Gingeras commented that ‘Sex Work’ the exhibition will ‘pay homage to artists who transgressed sexual mores, gender norms and the tyranny of political correctness and were frequently the object of censorship in their day’ in addition to ‘highlighting the seminal role galleries have played in exhibiting the radical women artists who were not easily assimilated into mainstream narratives of feminist art.’.

Frieze Sculpture – an outdoor exhibition featuring colossal sculpture set in The English Gardens, Regent’s Park – will continue until 8th October in concert with Frieze London and Frieze Masters.  25 new and significant works by leading 20th-century and contemporary artists from around the world, including: Magdalena Abakanowicz, Rasheed Araeen, Urs Fischer, KAWS, Alicja Kwade, Michael Craig-Martin, Ugo Rondinone and Sarah Sze are brought together in this beautiful setting for public engagement.  [See our earlier article for more details or download the App at].

Altogether, Frieze Week looks set to bring yet another swathe of art aficionados to London during the Autumn months, following hot on the heels of the interiors set at the London Design Festival and the fashion crowd from LFW’17.




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