Great news for art enthusiasts everywhere… Frieze London and Frieze Masters is back once again in The Regent’s Park between October 12th to 16th and it’s a date not to be missed.
In all, galleries from 42 countries will come together to celebrate London’s creative spirit, with artistic director Eva Langred taking the helm once again this year.
Frieze London itself will see more than 160 contemporary galleries from around the world featured, while Frieze Masters (led by Nathan Clements-Gillespie) will showcase work from ancient to modern from more than 120 galleries.
Visitors will be given the opportunity to see works by some of the most important contemporary artists of today, as well as discovering all sorts of exciting new names to follow and admire.
If that’s something that appeals particularly to you, make sure you check out Focus, which will be running alongside the main section of the fair and will feature work from galleries set up in just the last 12 years.
The special section this year is Indra’s Net, curated by Sandhini Poddar, the adjunct curator at the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. Indra’s Net is a term derived from Buddhist and Hindu thought, referring to an ethics of being in which individual atoms hold the structure of reality within themselves, with all sentient life interdependent and interconnected.
This part of the fair will feature ten dedicated presentations, as well as various cabinet-style displays on show throughout the main section of the event.
Frieze Masters, meanwhile, will bring together six millennia of art, covering everything from Old Master paintings and rare antiquities to famous works from the 20th century… the perfect place to discover art history in even more depth.
The Spotlight section is dedicated this year to women artists and has been curated by Camille Morineau, co-founder and research director of AWARE – Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions.
In all, 26 artists are set to be showcased, with both major modern figures and lesser-known names, all with a focus on half a century of art history. Top highlights of this section include Madhvi Parek, Sonia Balassanian and ORLAN.
And if you’re keen to see some interesting art objects from across the ages that showcase the very best in sculptural and conceptual brilliance, then the Stand Out section of Frieze Masters might be just the ticket for you, curated by Luke Syson, the director of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.
Ms Langret has this to say about Frieze London 2022: “This year’s fair promises to not only celebrate the cultural life of London but also showcase its global reach. Our participating gallery list reflects the city’s position as an international centre, bringing together some of the most exciting galleries, from major names to emerging spaces.
“Our special sections of Focus and Indra’s Net will promote discovery and foreground some of the most exciting creative ideas that are shaping conversations on contemporary art today.”
We’d love to hear if you’re planning on popping by Frieze this year and who you’re excited to see, so get in touch with us to let us know.
And, of course, if you’re looking for East London framers right now to help you curate your own works of art at home, give us a call to see how we can help.