Frieze Sculpture, London’s largest free exhibition of outdoor art, returns to Regents Park this year and is open to the public from September 14th to October 31st and features some of the best works of art by internationally renowned artists.
The international contemporary art fair is curated for the ninth time by Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s program director, Clare Lilley. As usual, the exhibition will take place in parallel to the other Frieze events Frieze London and Frieze Masters. This is a key moment for the London creative community as the capital continues to move away from the dark days of lockdown during the global pandemic. However, other London events such as LAPADA and PAD have been canceled due to travel difficulties, so there is still great uncertainty in the art events world.
For the fourth year in a row, Mtec continues to express its support for young and emerging artists and sculpture by offering a scholarship to showcase their commitment to Frieze Sculpture. This year’s scholarship goes to l’étrangère and Irène Laub, who will present Untitled (Module 1 and 2), 2019, by Tatiana Wolska.
The public can discover works of art by some of the world’s leading artists. There will be pieces by Rasheed Araeen, Daniel Arsham, Anthony Caro, Gisela Colón, José Pedro Croft, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Stoyan Dechev, Ibrahim El-Salahi, Divya Mehra, Annie Morris, Isamu Noguchi, Jorge Otero-Pailos, Solange Pessoa. be heard, Vanessa da Silva, Tatiana Wolska, Rose Wylie and Yunizar.
In addition, there will also be a piece by Serpentine called Counterspace, which is the first time a public institution is involved in Frieze Sculpture.
The celebrated public arts initiative will present works on the subject of geopolitical power structures, architecture and environmental concerns.
The Biosignature Preservation by artist Jorge Otero-Pailos and the Play Sculpture by Isamu Noguchi deal with civic navigation, while works of art by Vanessa da Silva, Divya Mehra and Ibrahim El-Salahi and the aforementioned Counterspace Tower focus on the issues of displacement .
Unearthed Bronze Eroded Melpomene, created by the esteemed American artist Daniel Arsham, conveys the remains of a post-apocalyptic fictional archeology, while Event Horizon, designed by the Bulgarian sculpture Stoyan Dechev, emphasizes the mythical past to indicate an endangered and fragile future. However, the soapstone sculptures from Solange Pessoa’s skull series and the piece Induk Monster by Indonesian artist Yunizar both show the connection between the personal and the original.
Regarding the themes of nature and the environment in general, works by artists such as Tatiana Wolska and Ibrahim El Salahi were highlighted.
The exhibition will also highlight the power of color, including sculptures by artists such as Rose Wylie, Carlos Cruz-Diez and José Pedro Croft, along with works by Annie Morris, Rasheed Araeen and Gisela Colón.
Commenting on the works shown in the exhibition, curator Clare Lilley said: “Each Frieze Sculpture installation conveys such a different image of sculptural practice and it is encouraging that this year is particularly global, including artists from South America, South and North Africa, Indonesia, Pakistan, the USA and Canada as well as from all over Europe. Although the artists span three generations, I see exciting sculptural conversations across time and geography and while a lot of the sculptures here involve social and environmental issues, there is a lot of heightened color and skillful handling of material, which creates an overall solemn feel. As we learn to live with the pandemic and step into public space, Frieze Sculpture 2021 enables people to come together safely and comfortably and is a tonic for body, mind and soul. “
Further information on the frieze sculpture can be found here.
Some of the world’s leading galleries will gather for the return of Frieze London from October 13-15. The 2021 edition includes works by the talented artists Sadie Coles HQ, Hauser & Wirth, Xavier Hufkens, Taka Ishii Gallery, Karma, Kukje Gallery, Matthew Marks Gallery, Mendes Wood DM, Maureen Paley, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Stevenson and David Zwirner.
The focus of Frieze London will once again be on discovery, with a new section, Unworlding, curated by Frenchman Cedric Fauq. This will be made up of pieces by artists from around the world focused on the idea of the end of the world as we know it. An important piece by Nora Turato, an important piece by Natacha Donzé and a video installation by N’daye Kouagou will be shown.
Editions will also be presented at the fair, showcasing the work of some of the world’s leading publishers of edition works by artists such as Yinka Shonibare (Cristea Roberts), Georg Baselitz (Knust Kunz) and Do Ho Suh (STPI).
On the other side of the park, Frieze Masters present six millennia of art – from paintings by old masters to luminaries of the 20th century.
This fair will highlight major galleries such as Acquavella Galleries, Colnaghi, Marian Goodman Gallery and Johnny Van Haeften among others.
A new area is introduced into the fair known as Stand Out and is curated by the director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Luke Syson. This will bring together art from the different centuries that are celebrated works of sculpture and design. The idea of Stand Out is to look further from hierarchical differences between the various pieces and rethink the pieces often described as “decorative” or “functional” and instead show the conceptual brilliance of the works.
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