in Frieze | 08 OCT 16

Day and Night: Saturday

All the info you need for your visit to Frieze London and Frieze Masters

in Frieze | 08 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

  • Make sure you've booked your tickets!
  • The fairs are open from 12.00pm – 7.00pm today.
  • 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 Mastersclick here.

At the fairs

  • Familiarize yourself with our fair maps for Frieze London and Frieze Masters in advance.
  • 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, 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, and The Nineties, a new section for this year's Frieze London that sees galleries revisit exhibitions from the 1990s that have had a lasting impact on contemporary art.
  • Escape into Frieze Projects artist Julie Verhoeven’s ‘hospitable’ intervention transforming the WCs into a playful ‘total artwork’ near the Focus section. 
  • Head to P3 to watch the Frieze Project Wonderland Ave. (2016), an experimental puppet show, a collaboration between reknown German writer and playwright Sibylle Berg and visual artist Claus Richter
  • For full details of all the Frieze projects click here

  • In the Frieze London auditorium today, the ‘Borderlands’ talks programme continues with ‘Borderlands / The Personal’ at 1pm, exploring how artists use performative language to navigate in larger social and institutional structures. New Museum curator Lauren Cornell moderates the discussion with Frieze Art Prize winner Yuri Pattison and artist Jill Magid.
  • ‘Borderlands /  The Desert’ takes place in the auditorium at 5pm. Curator and writer Shumon Basar discusses the ‘desert imaginary’ with artist Jananne Al-Ani, Ballroom Marfa curator Laura Copelin, and artist and filmmaker Ben Rivers.
  • Frieze Talks tickets are complimentary but you need to reserve your ticket in advance from the ticket desk at the entrance to the auditorium located next to stand A2

  • Over at Frieze Masters there are two talks today, at 12pm legendary painter Marlene Dumas discusses portraiture, with an introduction by frieze magazine co-editor Jennifer Higgie.
  • At 3pm ‘Gesture and Dress: The Fashionable Journey’ explores the role fashion and gesture has played in historical painting. The discussion is chaired by Tim Marlow (Artistic Director, Royal Academy of Arts, London) with Judith Clark (Professor of Fashion and Museology at UAL, London) and Pamela Golbin (Chief Curator of Fashion and Textiles at Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris). 
  • Remember to reserve your complimentary ticket from the ticket desk at the entrance to the auditorium. For the full Frieze Masters talks programme click here.
  • For a more informal talks environment, visit the Reading Rooms in both Frieze Masters and Frieze London for an ongoing programme of discussions and presentations curated by leading publications and institutions. Today's highlights at Frieze Masters include presentations by Frieze Masters magazine, edited by Jennifer Higgie, Galleries Now & The Gallery of Everything and the National Gallery has invited a food historian to explore the relationship between art and the senses. Click here for more details. 
  • Highlights of the day’s talks at the Frieze London Reading Room include talks organized by frieze magazine which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, South London Gallery’s Art Assassins, and long-form magazine The White Review.  Click here for the full programme.

Around Town

  • Tonight sees galleries in east London stay open till 8pm for East End Night. The full lineup of galleries can be found here.