Frieze Festival 2018

The arts extravaganza returns to the Capital in October…


Frieze Art Fair returns to London from 5th to 7th October…

Frieze Week is 1 month away!

Art Today caught up with the London Frieze Festival curators this week and got the lowdown on this year’s event…

Supporting Women Artists & Women’s Charities

New for 2018 at Frieze London is Social Work, celebrating women artists whose work has responded to the global schisms of the 1980s and 90s.  Four leading, UK-based women artists have been commissioned by Mount Street and Frieze to produce limited edition art works which will be available for sale exclusively over four days from a customised vehicle positioned on Mount Street in London’s Mayfair.

The artists selected to create editions are:-

  1. Helen Cammock, winner of the 2018 MaxMara Prize for Women’s Art;
  2. France-Lise McGurn, whose epic wall painting was a standout of the recent Virginia Woolf exhibition at Tate St Ives;
  3. Renee So, acclaimed for her knitted and ceramic works investigating hybrid identities;
  4. Zadie Xa, whose work is currently on view at MoMA PS1 and who will have a solo presentation in Focus at Frieze London 2018.


In addition, Live, will present interactive installations and performances throughout the fair, and this year’s Frieze Artist Award winner Alex Baczynski-Jenkins will choreograph a new dance exploring the politics of desire.

Frieze Masters

Just a 15-minute walk across the park, visit Frieze Masters to encounter art and antiquities spanning several thousand years of history – from exceptional Old Masters to modern icons, illuminated manuscripts, photography and wunderkammer. Plus, a daily programme of talks featuring today’s leading contemporary artists and museum curators.

Early Birds

Thursday Preview Passes give you early access to both Frieze London & Frieze Masters with a limited edition tote bag including copies of Frieze and Frieze Masters Magazine as well as a 10% discount on selected items at Allied Editions’ booth.

The most significant week in London’s creative calendar will feature 2 preview days on the 3rd and 4th October…

Art & Architecture Conference

On Tuesday 2 October – at The Royal Institution – speakers including Shigeru Ban, Richard Rogers and Andrea Zittel will consider how the form and function of cultural institutions are evolving.


Returning London favourites include Umu and Locanda Locatelli at Frieze Masters and Brunswick House, Petersham Nurseries, Gail’s Bakery and Moro at Frieze London as well as exciting new edition The River Café.

Details – make your visit as easy as possible by finding out about opening hours, how to get to the fair, attending the fair with children, admission and bag policies, as well as booking tours of the fairs with the Frieze Guides.

Hotel Partners –  Stay at one of the festival’s hand-picked partner hotels, including Hotel Café Royal and Claridge’s, during Frieze Week and take advantage of special rates offered to our visitors.

Preview Days:  3rd and 4th October 2018

Frieze Art Fair 2018:  5th to 7th October 2018


[Credits:  Feature image – Frieze Art Fair 2017 by; other photos by Shio for Art Today Magazine; Frieze Press Office;]


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