Taking place a week earlier this year, Frieze London and Frieze Masters will run from 6–9 October 2016, with a new Preview Day on Wednesday 5 October. This year’s fair brings together more than 160 of the world’s leading galleries and will debut a new gallery section, The Nineties.
Taking place a week earlier this year, Frieze London and Frieze Masters will run from 6–9 October 2016, with a new Preview Day on Wednesday 5 October. Frieze London is sponsored by Deutsche Bank for the thirteenth consecutive year, continuing a shared commitment to discovery and artistic excellence.
This year’s fair brings together more than 160 of the world’s leading galleries, showcasing today’s most significant artists across its main and curated sections, alongside the fair’s celebrated non-profit programme of ambitious new artist commissions and talks. In 2016 the fair will debut a new gallery section, The Nineties, recreating seminal exhibitions from the decade, alongside the return of sections Focus and Live, the definitive platforms for emerging galleries and performance art respectively. Frieze London coincides with Frieze Masters and the Frieze Sculpture Park, convening art of the highest quality from a spectrum of periods and countries and offering collectors, scholars and art enthusiasts an unparalleled cultural experience.
The winner of the 2016 Frieze Artist Award is the London-based artist Yuri Pattison (born 1986, Dublin). From 5–9 October, Pattison will realize a new installation at Frieze London as part of Frieze Projects, the fair’s celebrated non-profit programme. Curated in 2016 by Raphael Gygax, Frieze Projects and the Frieze Artist Award are supported by the LUMA Foundation. Following an open call, artist applications were received from more than 75 countries. Pattison’s proposal was selected by the jury including Marvin Gaye Chetwynd (artist), Raphael Gygax (Curator, Frieze Projects), Beatrix Ruf (Director, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam) and Bettina Steinbrügge (Director, Kunstverein Hamburg), with Jo Stella-Sawicka (Artistic Director, Frieze fairs) as Chair. Working across digital media, video and sculpture, Pattison’s winning proposal explores ‘trending’ data and systems of interpretation or control. At Frieze London 2016, Pattison will install a networked artwork throughout the fair, involving a series of ‘Big Board’-style monitors – often used by media companies to visualize sales statistics or popular news articles, enabling a live response to consumer behaviour.
The participants list is here.
Image above: Frieze London 2015. Photograph by Graham Carlow. Courtesy of Graham Carlow/Frieze.
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