Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Frieze London 2013: Projects Announced

From Frieze London
Frieze Projects is a programme of artists’ commissions realised annually at Frieze London. This year Frieze Projects has a new curator, Nicola Lees, who has devised a programme that focuses on interactions between play, governance, sovereignty and how these exchanges can be brought to light through participatory contemporary art practices.

This year Frieze Projects includes seven specially commissioned projects as well as the Emdash Award, which each year enables an emerging artist working outside the UK to present a new work at Frieze London. Commissioned by Frieze Foundation, Frieze Projects is supported by the Emdash Foundation.

The artists commissioned to make site-specific work for Frieze Projects 2013 are: Andreas Angelidakis, Gerry Bibby, Rivane Neuenschwander, Ken Okiishi, Angelo Plessas, Lili Reynaud-Dewar and Josef Strau. The 2013 Emdash Award recipient is Pilvi Takala.

In 2013 one of the commissioned projects will be an architectural structure by Andreas Angelidakis. Constructed within the fair, Angelidakis’ bespoke design will provide a platform for the other six projects and will be divided into two sections: a front stage space and a back stage space. Each artist will install their work in an area back stage, which will remain accessible for the duration of the fair. Five of the commissioned artists will use the front stage space in turn: each day a different artist will present a participatory performance, which will keep the space constantly active throughout the open hours of the fair.

Nicola Lees said: ‘I am excited by the direction of this year’s Projects. Our approach has been to engage the public with a very playful and performative programme. We have been able to achieve an ambitious series of commissions thanks to longstanding as well as new national and international partnerships.’

Andrea Dibelius, founder of the Emdash Foundation said: ‘The Emdash Foundation is proud to continue to support Frieze Projects for the third year. It is the aim of the foundation to foster creative alliances and provide a site for reflection and new and dynamic practices to emerge. The participatory platform provided by this year’s Frieze Projects is the perfect place for this.’
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 17–20 October 2013. In 2013, Frieze London is sponsored by Deutsche Bank for the tenth consecutive year.


Visit Frieze London in October and take part in the contemporary art event of the year.
In addition to being able to see and buy art by over 1,000 of the world’s leading artists, visitors can experience Frieze Projects, the fair’s unique and critically acclaimed programme of artist commissions and Frieze Talks, a prestigious programme of debates, panel discussions and keynote lectures.

Frieze London is designed by architects Carmody Groarke and housed in a bespoke structure in Regent’s Park. Located in the heart of London, it is within easy walking distance of the city’s West End.


In order to ensure the best experience for all visitors, tickets are limited. Advance booking is strongly recommended.
Visit both Frieze London and Frieze Masters on the same day and benefit from our special combined ticket.

Additional Information

We ask that all medium to large bags as well as coats be left at the cloakroom inside the fair. This also includes large photographic equipment unless pre-arranged with the Press Office.
Please bear in mind that the fair is also an event for galleries to conduct business. Please be aware of any behaviour that may disturb galleries or other visitors.
Visitors may not touch any works of art, consume food or beverages in the corridors, or run in any spaces.
Groups (+10) must not exceed 20 visitors and students under 18 years old must be accompanied by a teacher at all times.
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Frieze London is fully accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Wheelchair users’ companions visit free of charge.
To book, please call 0871 230 3452 (UK) (calls cost 10p/min from a BT landline plus standard network charges), +44 (0)115 993 4484 (INT).
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