Seung-taek Lee, Earth Play, 1979-89. Balloon painted with oil, 500cm diameter (Courtesy of Gallery Hyundai).
The Frieze Sculpture Park 2015 comprises 16 new and historical works by international artists, many of which will remain on view to visitors to The Regent’s Park until 10 January 2016. Set in the English Gardens and with free public access, the Sculpture Park is selected by Clare Lilley (Director of Programme, Yorkshire Sculpture Park).
Works for 2015 include: Lock (1976-7), a major work by Richard Serra, which Peter Freeman (New York) will show for the first time publicly since it was exhibited at the Whitney Museum in 1977; Open Screen (2014) by Carol Bove (David Zwirner, London); a monolith from the pre-Ekoi culture of Western Africa, estimated to be 800–1,000 years old (Didier Claes, Brussels); live performances by Anri Sala, originally commissioned for the 12th Havana Biennial (2015) (Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris & Marian Goodman Gallery, London); and a tetrahedral tree-like form by Conrad Shawcross, part of his recent installation in the courtyard of London’s Royal Academy of Arts (Victoria Miro, London).
Visitors to the English Gardens can also encounter an over-sized snake ring in polished concrete by Kathleen Ryan (François Ghebaly, Los Angeles); a large marble form by Tony Cragg (Lisson Gallery, London); an anthropomorphic bronze by William Turnbull (Offer Waterman, London); a work from the ‘Signal’ series by Takis (Axel Vervoordt, Antwerp); Dominique Stroobant’s elegant geometric composition (Axel Vervoordt, Antwerp); a new solar-powered light and sound piece by Haroon Mirza (Lisson Gallery, London), developing from his intervention at the Museum Tinguely, Basel, earlier this year; a large painted and lacquered metal piece by Gary Webb (The Approach, London); an oversized beaten steel shoe by Aaron Angel (Rob Tufnell, London); a new ceramic ‘totem pole’ by Jesse Wine (Limoncello, London); a colony of rabbits made from plastic bags by Leo Fitzmaurice (The Sunday Painter, London) and Seung-taek Lee’s monumental balloon model of the earth, which will gradually deflate across the courseof the fair (Gallery Hyundai, Seoul).
For the third year the Art Fund, the national fundraising charity for art, develops a dedicated app for the Sculpture Park, with detailed information on each of the sculptures and an audio guide by Clare Lilley.
2015 Family Guide
Supported by Born to Be, Deutsche Bank’s global youth engagement programme, the 2015 Family Guide makes the Sculpture Park its focus, encouraging imaginative engagement with the sculptures and an insight into the wildlife which surrounds them.
List of Works (* denotes works with extended tenancy):
Aaron Angell *
Shoe Chew 2015
Carol Bove *
Open Screen 2014
The Sunday Painter
Earth Play 1979-89
Haroon Mirza collaboration with Mattia Bosco *
Standing Stones (Solar Symphony 8) 2015
Anthropomorphic Monolith 11th-14th Century
Didier Claes Gallery
Kathleen Ryan *
More is More Snake Ring 2015
François Ghebaly Gallery
To Each His Own (in Bridges), 2015
Galerie Chantal Crousel, Marian Goodman Gallery
Richard Serra *
Peter Freeman, Inc.
Conrad Shawcross *
The Dappled Light of the Sun IV 2015
La Sfera Schiacciata III 200
Axel Vervoordt Gallery
Axel Vervoordt Gallery
Large Female Figure 1991
Gary Webb *
Dreamy Bathroom 2014
Let me entertain you 2015