in Frieze | 05 OCT 16

Day and Night: Preview Day

Your guide to the best shows, events and presentations taking place 

in Frieze | 05 OCT 16
  • This year Frieze London brings together over 160 of the world’s leading galleries from New York to Berlin and Shanghai to São Paulo, to showcase works by newly discovered artists alongside some of the most respected names in contemporary art. For information of this year’s highlights, including a new gallery section, The Nineties, which will recreate seminal exhibitions from the decade, click here.
  • Take a short walk through the Frieze Sculpture Park to visit the 2016 edition of Frieze Masters to see and buy art from 134 of the world’s leading galleries specializing in antiquities, Asian art, ethnographic art, illuminated manuscripts, medieval, modern and postwar art, Old Masters and 19th Century, as well as photography, sculpture and wunderkammer. For highlights, including new galleries, innovative gallery collaborations, and rare presentations of 20th century artists, click here.

Getting to the Fairs

  • Check your ticket time!
  • Frieze London is located in the south end of The Regent’s Park, near to the entrance off Park Square West. The postcode is NW1 4NR (Google Maps).
  • Frieze Masters is approximately 15 minutes walk from Frieze London at the north-east corner of The Regent’s Park, near the London Zoo. The postcode is NW1 4HA (Google Maps).
  • By tube: Frieze London is around 5 minutes walk from Regent’s Park tube station, with Baker Street and Great Portland Street stations also close by. If you’re going directly to Frieze Masters, Camden Town and Mornington Crescent tube stations are a 10 minute walk away.
  • By bus: 2, 13, 18, 27, 30, 74, 82, 88, 113, 139, 189, 205, 274, 453 & C2.
  • For more Frieze London travel information, including bike racks and cab numbers, click here; for Frieze Masters, click here.

Coco Fusco, whose project Observations of Pedation in Humans: A Lecture by Dr. Zira, Animal Psychologist, will premiere at this year's Frieze London. Drawing: Julie Verhoeven

At the Fairs

  • Familiarize yourself with our fair maps for Frieze London and Frieze Masters in advance.
  • Keep an eye out for this year’s Frieze Projects, curated by Raphael Gygax (Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich), and conceived by Sibylle Berg & Claus Richter, Coco Fusco, Operndorf Afrika, Martin Soto Clement, Julie Verhoeven and Samson Young.
  • Berg & Richter (P3) will be performing today at 12.30pm, 2.30pm, and 4.30pm; and Young (P4) will be performing every hour from 12:30pm. 
  • In addition to today's Frieze Projects performances, the Frieze Live artists will also be in action at L2: Christine Sun Kim at 1.00pm and 5.00pm; Augustas Serapinas at 2.00pm; and Mahmoud Khaled at 4.15pm.
  • As well as the main gallery sections, make sure to visit Focus at Frieze London, a section advised by Jacob Proctor and Fabian Schöneich that features 37 galleries under 12 years of age, and Spotlight at Frieze Masters, curated for the first time by Toby Kamps (The Menil Collection, Houston), a section dedicated to solo presentations of 20th century pioneers.
  • Feeling peckish? 2016 brings together some of London’s best-loved restaurants, bars and cafés at the fairs. New this year, 34 Mayfair will host the VIP Room restaurant at Frieze London, while many other favourites will return, including Locanda Locatelli and Petersham Nurseries. For the full list, click here.

'To the Moon via the Beach', an exhibition conceived by Philippe Parreno and Liam Gillick (pictured: Rirkrit Tiravanija, The Big Bang, featuring Sami Moor, 2012). Courtesy: LUMA Foundation, Arles 

In the city

  • If you visit Tate Modern today, be sure to wander through the Turbine Hall and experience Philippe Parreno’s immersive new Hyundai Commission, which opened yesterday. In advance, pick up a copy of Frieze Week and read a conversation between Parreno and long-term collaborator Liam Gillick.
  • Catch up with all of the shows that opened last week, from a solo presentation of Peter Saul at Michael Werner to Tacita Dean’s video-portrait of David Hockney at Frith Street Gallery.
  • For exhibition highlights, read Orit Gat’s Critic’s Guide to London, and for full listings visit On View, your definitive guide to current exhibitions at the leading galleries and museums around the globe.

Check back for our daily guides to the full programme of events, talks and openings throughout the rest of Frieze Week.