￼Frieze Art Fair is delighted to announce this year’s Sculpture Park, to be held again in Regent’s Park’s beautiful English Gardens.
The park will feature 11 works from international contemporary artists during Frieze. The park is located within a three minute walk from the main fair site, and will exhibit both established and emerging artists from participating Frieze Art Fair galleries.
Installed within the trees of the park, Untitled, (Tree Pants) 2006, a new work from Peter Coffin will be clearly visible from the road. Sarah Lucas presents a black humoured interpretation of the lorry driver stereotype with The Man Who Sold the World.
Other works include the sculpture-drawing Phylum 2005 from Paul Morrison and Roman Signer’s Kajak 2006 will feature three tons of gravel with a full-sized kajak. Dutch artist Tom Claassen will present a large plastic work, Two Rabbits alongside Richard Deacon’s Masters of the Universe: Screen Version 2005.
The curator of Frieze Sculpture Park 2006, David Thorp, will provide an overview of the works at 3pm on Sunday, 15 October. He commented today, “We are delighted that some feisty works from great emerging artists are included in the display this year. Regent’s Park is a great park and a wonderful place to show sculpture to a very wide audience.”
Frieze Art Fair
Frieze Art Fair is the UK’s most important contemporary art event, which in only three years has cemented its position among the elite of the world’s art fairs.
Over 150 of the world’s most vital contemporary art galleries will be representing over 1000 of the most compelling artists working today, at the fourth Frieze Art Fair sponsored by Deutsche Bank.
The participating galleries were chosen following a rigorous selection process. The resulting list (in editors’ notes) represents an international spread from Russia to Lebanon and Japan to Brazil. It includes 35 galleries from the UK, 35 from USA; 25 from Germany; 9 from Italy; 8 from Switzerland; 7 from Austria and France; 4 from The Netherlands; 3 from Denmark and Japan; 2 from Belgium, Brazil and Spain; and one each from Greece, Ireland, Israel, Lebanon, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia and Sweden.
13 galleries will be participating for the first time at the fair, including Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf; Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York; Anderson_s contemporary, Copenhagen and Dicksmith, London. The Fair is also pleased to welcome back ACME., Los Angeles; Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Christian Nagel, Cologne, Rivington Arms, New York and The Breeder, Athens.
Fair directors Matthew Slotover and Amanda Sharp comment “With a record number of applicants, the selection process was more competitive than ever before. The gallery list represents the most contemporary selection of galleries of any international fair. It means that Frieze Art Fair will continue to provide a site for discovery, living up to its reputation as the most vibrant art fair today. We are looking forward to continuing our productive collaborations with our main sponsor Deutsche Bank, associate sponsor Cartier and media sponsor the Guardian – each one has a long standing commitment to contemporary art.”
Frieze Art Fair 2006 will bring to the fair’s primary audience of international collectors and curators the most exciting new work from around the world. The fair organisers received over 450 applications for places at Frieze Art Fair 2006.
Frieze Art Fair also presents the highly respected curatorial programme, Frieze Projects. Frieze Projects comprises critically acclaimed Frieze Commissions, the prestigious Frieze Talks, and a new award for artists, The Cartier Award.
Frieze Projects is curated by Polly Staple and presented in association with Cartier.
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