Frieze Projects 2012

Frieze, London

June 29, 2012

11–14 October 2012

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The artists commissioned to make site-specific work for Frieze Projects 2012 are: Thomas Bayrle, Aslı Çavuşoğlu, DIS magazine, Grizedale Arts/Yangjiang Group, and Joanna Rajkowska.

Frieze Projects is a programme of artists’ commissions realised annually at Frieze London. Curated by Sarah McCrory, this year Frieze Projects includes five specially commissioned projects as well as the Emdash Award, which each year enables an emerging artist working outside the UK to present new work at Frieze London. Commissioned by Frieze Foundation, Frieze Projects is supported by the Emdash Foundation.

This year’s programme of commissioned projects incorporates a number of unique viewpoints of the fair and includes an examination of the use-value of art by Grizedale Arts and Yangjiang Group in the form of a structure that will act as a forum for a number of artists who produce food, chaotic dining events, performances, and talks. In contrast, Joanna Rajkowska’s work will invite contemplation and reflection by transforming an area of Regent’s Park into a field of smoking incense. Aslı Çavuşoğlu’s recreation of a crime drama scene will look at the unlikely parallels between the production of murder mysteries and decisions made whilst making art. DIS magazine’s unique approach to the production of imagery will be a response to the fair, and a design by Thomas Bayrle will be dramatically woven into the fabric of the fair.

The recipient of the Emdash Award in 2012 is Cécile B Evans, whose winning proposal takes the form of an audio guide to Frieze London accompanied by a holographic ‘host.’

Frieze Projects presents newly commissioned artworks by international artists. Offered as an opportunity to work in a unique context, the artists commissioned by Frieze Foundation use Frieze London as a site to realise ambitious ideas in an exceptional environment.

Frieze London takes place from the 11–14 October 2012. Frieze London is sponsored by Deutsche Bank for the ninth consecutive year.

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