Frieze Projects at
Frieze London 2014

Frieze, London

June 13, 2014

15–18 October 2014

Regent’s Park

Frieze Projects at Frieze London 2014 will bring together seven new commissions, realised both at the fair and in a number of offsite locations around the city. This year’s programme, curated by Nicola Lees, has a focus on artists whose practices intersect with other disciplines including dance, film and music. Many have been produced in collaboration with institutions across London and the UK, drawing attention to the working relationships that crisscross the cultural fabric of the city.

Frieze Projects is the programme of artist commissions that takes place annually at Frieze London. The artists participating in Frieze Projects 2014 are: Jérôme Bel with Dance Umbrella; Cerith Wyn Evans with ZSL London Zoo; Isabel Lewis with the ICA, London and Liverpool Biennial; Nick Mauss with Northern Ballet; Sophia Al Maria, Jonathan Berger and Tobias Madison.

At the fair, Nick Mauss will create a ‘living stage’ on which a new ballet will be performed each day. His first major dance work will be produced with Northern Ballet, with text and music performed live by Kim Gordon and Juliana Huxtable. Jonathan Berger will re-assemble fragments from Andy Kaufman’s personal life and career, and re-stage a forgotten piece of music from Kaufman’s variety show at Carnegie Hall. Tobias Madison will construct an experiential environment in which visitors’ movements will be translated into light, while Sophia Al Maria carves out subliminal routes across the fair, pointing to potential conspiracies.

Offsite from the fair, Cerith Wyn Evans will locate a new work and performance in the heart of ZSL London Zoo in Regent’s Park. Isabel Lewis will host a series of ‘occasions’ throughout London, including one at the Old Selfridges Hotel, that play with the accepted behaviours between host and guest. In partnership with Dance Umbrella, Frieze Projects will bring Jérôme Bel’s acclaimed Disabled Theatre to London for the first time.

New to the fair in 2014 is the inaugural Frieze Artist Award, established to enable an emerging artist to present a site-specific work at Frieze London. The winner of this year’s award is Mélanie Matranga. This year’s fair also introduces Live, a new section of galleries in the fair dedicated to performance-based installations, selected by Nicola Lees.

Frieze Projects presents newly commissioned artworks by international artists, and gives an opportunity to realize ambitious ideas in an exceptional environment.

Frieze London takes place from the 15–18 October 2014. In 2014, Frieze London is sponsored by Deutsche Bank for the eleventh consecutive year.

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