Frieze Projects at Frieze London 2015

Frieze, London

June 30, 2015

14–17 October 2015

The Regent’s Park

Frieze Projects will present seven new commissions at Frieze London 2015, with the support of the LUMA Foundation. This year’s programme is inspired by Frieze London’s temporary structure in The Regent’s Park and explores propositions for mobile architectures and alternative realities. Nicola Lees, Curator of Frieze Projects, has invited practitioners and collectives from disciplines including architecture, publishing and theatre design to interact with the social, structural and cultural dynamics of the fair.

The Frieze Projects participants at Frieze London 2015 are: ÅYRBRB, Lutz Bacher, castillo/corrales, Thea Djordjadze, Jeremy Herbert, Asad Raza and Rachel Rose, winner of the 2015 Frieze Artist Award.

American conceptual artist Lutz Bacher will use found objects from films sets to transform the fair entrance corridor into an enigmatic environment. Intervening in the fair architecture, the collective ÅYRBRB (Fabrizio Ballabio, Alessandro Bava, Luis Ortega Govela and Octave Perrault) will create an interactive installation in collaboration with cutting-edge interior design and technology companies.

Artist Jeremy Herbert will draw on his experience creating experimental theatre sets to build an underground chamber beneath the fair structure; and, through a door at the back of the fair’s bookshop, Asad Raza will create an evolving exhibition inspired by the caves of worship of the Greek god Pan.

French collective castillo/corrales will present a new iteration of the ongoing project The Social Life of the Book, exploring the economy and circulation of printed matter within the art world. Georgian artist Thea Djordjadze will create a new series of mobile sculptures inspired by the Monstera deliciosa (so-called Swiss cheese plants) that populated Henri Matisse’s studio in Nice.

Winner of the 2015 Frieze Artist Award, Rachel Rose, will create a scale model of the fair structure, inside which lighting and sound design will simulate the sonic and visual sense frequencies of different animals inhabiting The Regent’s Park.

Frieze Projects and the Frieze Artist Award are supported by the LUMA Foundation, established in 2004 to support the activities of independent artists and pioneers, as well as institutions working in the fields of art and photography, publishing, documentary and multimedia. The foundation specializes in challenging artistic projects combining a particular interest in environmental issues, human rights, education, and culture in the broadest sense.

Initiated in 2003, Frieze Projects is a unique non-profit commissioning platform for emerging, under-represented and innovative practices within one of the world’s leading contemporary art fairs.

Frieze London takes place from 14–17 October 2015. In 2015, Frieze London is sponsored by Deutsche Bank for the twelfth consecutive year.

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