Frieze Art Fair 2016
‘Frieze London’ and ‘Frieze Masters’, alongside the Sculpture Park, form the heart of Frieze Week, an international cultural event in early October including special programmes mounted by London galleries and museums.
This year marked the 14th edition of Frieze London, opening 6–9 October with a Preview Day on Wednesday 5 October. This year’s fair brought together more than 160 of the world’s leading galleries, showcasing today’s most significant artists across its main and curated sections, alongside the fair’s celebrated non-profit programme of ambitious new artist commissions and talks. This year, the fair also debuted a new gallery section, ‘The Nineties’, recreating seminal exhibitions from the decade, alongside the return of sections ‘Focus’ and ‘Live’, platforms for emerging galleries and performance art respectively. Victoria Siddall, Director, Frieze Fairs commented in the run up to this year’s event, “Frieze has become known for its strong curated sections and this year I am particularly excited to see Nicolas Trembley’s selection of artists who changed the conversation in the 1990s. This adds to the great range and diversity of work shown throughout the fair by the world’s leading galleries”.
Also running from 6–9 October, and installed in a vibrant, light-filled structure designed by Annabelle Selldorf in The Regent’s Park, Frieze Masters brought together 133 of the world’s leading historical and modern galleries. The quality and diversity of the 2016 fair was further strengthened through Frieze’s collaborations with leading international curators. For the first time, the Masters fair hosted a Reading Room with hourly events, alongside the celebrated Frieze Masters Talks programme. Victoria Siddall also commented prior to this year’s Masters event, “The quality and breadth of work in Frieze Masters keeps it fresh and exciting each year. I am looking forward to seeing even more antiquities dealers in the fair, as well as Indian art, alongside the best Old Masters and 20th-century work”.
For more information visit frieze.com/fairs
Below: Frieze London 2016 Photograph by Linda Nylind. Courtesy of Linda Nylind/Frieze.