Frieze Sculpture Fair 2019
Creating a major public art display at the heart of London, Frieze Sculpture will bring together more than 20 international artists to present new and modern artworks in monumental scale, all placed around the English Gardens of The Regent’s Park. Frieze Sculpture opens in The Regent’s Park at the heart of London, from 3 July to 6 October 2019, with free admission to all.
Jo Stella-Sawicka (Artistic Director, Frieze London) said: “Frieze Sculpture has developed into an unmissable annual destination for Londoners and international art lovers alike. The English Gardens will once again transform into a museum without walls, making an unparalleled quality of work accessible to all. We’re hugely grateful for the support of the Royal Parks and our participating galleries for making this possible. Thanks to Clare Lilley’s curatorial vision, Frieze Sculpture has always been exceptionally ambitious, and this year’s display will feature master of Pop Art, Robert Indiana, with a work which is also Frieze’s largest exhibited sculpture to date; alongside contemporary artists from the UK and all over the world such as Huma Bhabha and Tracey Emin. We’re also thrilled to build on our support for younger galleries and artists through the Mtec Bursary.”
Check out some of the highlights below:
Photos by Stephen White. Courtesy of Stephen White/Frieze
Robert Indiana, 'Numbers One Through Zero'
Each number in Numbers One through Zero has a personal resonance for Indiana, either relating to events in his life or the cycle of life itself. The number one represents birth, with the numbers ascending through adolescence to maturity, ending with the number zero, which stands for death.
Ivan Argote, 'Bridges, (We are Melting)'
Iván Argote’s installation, films and performances generate reflexions about how we relate with history and politics on a personal level. This installation consists of poems engraved on three bridges made of concrete and steel. The poems are read by crossing the bridges, giving to this short passage an introspective and thoughtful sense.
Vik Muniz, 'Mnemonic Vehicle No. 2'
Vik Muniz’s supersized car is based on a beloved childhood toy, all the way down to the paintwork and wear and tear. “The piece is a perfect reconstruction of a Matchbox [car] from my childhood that I found in a drawer on the scale of the real car and the same materials,” Muniz explained.
Tracey Emin, 'When I sleep'
Tracey Emin is well known for using her personal experiences within her work. The personal expands to the universal in the way Emin takes a feeling about her life and forms it into a genuine expression of human emotion.
'Ghazaleh Avarzamani', Strange Temporalities
Strange Temporalities is a re-assembly of a deconstructed slide, reflecting failed assurance of safe enjoyment, contrasting the fun of the playground with danger.
Peter Buggenhout, 'On Hold #9'
Hold #9 is a variety of brightly coloured materials taken from their original context and squeezed together into a new context, confusing the viewer and creating a sense of blurred recognition.
Frieze Sculpture is accompanied by a free Audio Tour by Clare Lilley in the new, freely downloadable Frieze Art Fairs App. The app will launch on 2 July on frieze.com/sculpture.