Frieze Sculpture Park 2016

Frieze, London

September 9, 2016

October 5, 2016–January 8, 2017

The Regent’s Park

Frieze is pleased to announce that the Sculpture Park will be open from October 5, 2016 through January 8, 2017, with free entry to all. Selected by Clare Lilley (Director of Programme, Yorkshire Sculpture Park), iconic works by 20th-century masters and new works by contemporary talents will be placed throughout the English Gardens of The Regent’s Park, creating a free outdoor exhibition at the centre of London. For the first time, Art Fund is programming partner for the Sculpture Park.

World-leading galleries in Frieze London and Frieze Masters (October 6 through 9) will extend their shows outside the fair, dramatizing the landscape of The Regent’s Park, and beyond Frieze Week, with 19 works remaining on view until January 8, 2017. Art Fund, the national fundraising charity for art, will produce a regular programme of workshops for the duration of the outdoor exhibition, as well as its dedicated Frieze Sculpture Guide App, with commentary by Clare Lilley.

“From the contemplative and ephemeral to the robust and monumental, the exhibition includes the park’s first-ever conceptual work—a remaking of a rare 1969 piece by Ed Herring—and classic painted sculptures by Claes Oldenburg and Jean Dubuffet alongside a newly created work by Eddie Martinez.

British post-war artists are represented by Eduardo Paolozzi, Barry Flanagan and Lynn Chadwick, whilst young and established international artists Nairy Baghramian, Zeng Fanzhi, Claude Lalanne, Huang Rui, Jose Dávila, Matthew Monahan and Goshka Macuga amplify the selection. Mikayel Ohanjanyan, Renato Nicolodi, and Fernando Casasempere each offer newly made works, as does Conrad Shawcross, whose six-metre-high steel sculpture is a study for his major 2016 commission for the Greenwich Peninsula, while Henry Krokatsis’ imaginary sauna-shed reflects the traditional bandstands and shelters found in London’s parks.”
–Clare Lilley

Further information
Taking place October 6 through 9, Frieze London and Frieze Masters are sponsored by Deutsche Bank, with Gucci as Associate Sponsor of Frieze Masters.

Art Fund’s new-look Frieze Sculpture Guide App, with detailed information on each of the sculptures and an audio guide by Clare Lilley, will be available to download from October 5.

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