in Frieze | 06 OCT 16

Day and Night: Thursday

Your guide to the performances, events and talks taking place at Frieze London and Frieze Masters

in Frieze | 06 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.

Photograph: Mark Blower

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, 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.
  • At 7.00pm, make sure to catch the UK premiere of Projects artist Coco Fusco's Observations of Predation in Humans: A Lecture by Dr. Zira in the auditorium. Entry is free, but booking is required. Click here for tickets.
  • Wander to P5 to see the 'Big Board' screens of Yuri Pattison, the winner of the 2016 Frieze Artist Award.
  • This year's Frieze London Talks will kick off at 1.00pm in the auditorium with Borderlands / The Social, a conversation between artist and writer Hannah Black, artist Erik van Lieshout, and performer Jonny Woo, about the social and communal aspects of borders. Moderating this opening session is Sarah McCrory, director of the acclaimed biennial Glasgow International.
  • The Frieze Masters Talks programme starts today. At 12pm see Philippe Parreno, the creator of the current Tate Modern Turbine Hall commission, in conversaton with Nancy Spector (Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Brooklyn Museum). And at 3pm join frieze magazine co-editor Jennifer Higgie; Okwui Enwezor (Director, Haus der Kunst, Munich), Hou Hanru (Artistic Director, MAXXI, Rome) and Sheena Wagstaff (Leonard A. Lauder Chairman for Modern and Contemporary Art, The Met, New York) to discuss what place contemporary art has in historical museums, and vice versa. You can view the full schedule of talks here.
  • There are seven events in the Reading Room today, including artist Wolfgang Tillmans in conversation with editor David Velasco (1.30pm), Stephanie Bailey in conversation with Sophia Al-Maria and Lawrence Lek for LEAP (2.30pm), and Pablo Larios in conversation with Professor Britta Peters and John Beeson on the publication series Out Of, which has been released in the run-up to Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017 (4.30pm). For the full schedule, click here
  • For lunch and a quick drink, why not visit some of London’s best-loved restaurantsbars and cafés, which are brought under the same two roofs at this year's fairs. For the full list, click here.

Grayson Perry at Frieze London, 2016. Photograph: Linda Nyland

At night

  • West End Night: 40 galleries in the west of the city are opening their doors tonight, with exhibitions from the likes of Shezad DawoodTacita DeanPaula RegoEd Ruscha and Richard Serra. Don’t know which to visit? Scroll through the full list here, and keep an eye out for our Critic's Guide, which will be posted later today. 
  • At8.30pm, Frieze MusicThe Vinyl Factory & Hayward Gallery present an unique evening at The Store, 180 The Strand, in collaboration with Jeremy Deller, featuring live performances by Cecilia Bengolea, with DJs The Heatwave and special guests. A limited number of tickets to the performance will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. More details here.