FAQs: Frieze London and Frieze Masters 2023

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FAQs | Frieze London 2023

When is Frieze London 2023?
Frieze London and Frieze Masters will take place from 11-15 October 2023 in The Regent's Park, with Previews on Wednesday, 11 and Thursday, 12 October.

What is the relationship between Frieze Masters and Frieze London?
Frieze London coincides with and is within walking distance of Frieze Masters in The Regent’s Park. Frieze London is one of the only fairs to focus only on contemporary art whilst Frieze Masters gives a unique view on the relationship between historical art and contemporary practice. Frieze Masters shows work made before the year 2000, whereas Frieze London presents work created mainly post-2000. Eva Langret is the Director of Frieze London and Nathan Clements-Gillespie is the Director for Frieze Masters.

What makes Frieze London different from other art fairs?
Frieze London is one of the few fairs to focus only on contemporary art and living artists. The fair’s exhibiting galleries represent some of the most exciting artists working today, from the emerging to the iconic; and a team of world-leading independent curators advise on feature sections, making possible performance-based work and ambitious presentations by emerging galleries. The fair focuses on living artists and innovative practice. Unlike most other fairs, Frieze takes place at the heart of its host city, forming part of London’s vibrant cultural fabric and international art scene. 

How many people attend the fair and who are they?
Over the past years, we have had over 60,000 visitors to Frieze London and Frieze Masters combined. These visitors included those with an interest in the art world, such as curators, artists, collectors, gallerists and critics, as well as the general public. Some visit as first-time collectors of art whilst others view the fair more as an exhibition, enjoying the experience as a cultural day out.

Who are the Frieze London architects?
A Studio Between have been appointed as the architectural partner for Frieze London 2023. A Studio Between are a London-based, multi-disciplinary studio working between Interiors & Architecture, Furniture & Design with a focus on hospitality, arts and people-focused spaces. Frieze has commissioned a number of award-winning practices as the architects of the fair. These include Universal Design Studio (2014-2019) Carmody Groarke (2011-2013) Caruso St John (2008-2010), Jamie Fobert (2007) and Sir David Adjaye (2004-2006).

What are the annual sales figures?
Frieze London released sales figures following the first three fairs. However, the Directors came to regard such results to be misleading and inaccurate, as many sales are completed post-fair, and many galleries choose to keep their sales figures private. From 2006, the fair has not released sales figures. Whilst the fair is a commercial venture, the fair equally relies on the relationships with collectors and curators made by participating galleries at the fair.

How are the galleries selected for the fair?
Around 500 galleries apply each year for the fair. Each year, the application form is posted on the website in December, the application deadline is in January and the selection is made in April. The selection is made by a committee of gallerists who participate in the fair; the fair Directors chair the meeting but do not vote.

Who is on the committee?
The 2023 Selection Committee is:
Stefan Benchoam, Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala City
Michael Callies, dépendance, Brussels
Pauline Daly, Sadie Coles HQ, London
Stephen Friedman, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
Alexander Gray, Alexander Gray Associates, New York

Esther Schipper, Esther Schipper, Berlin
Angelina Volk, Emalin, London

The Focus section is advised by Angelina Volk, Emalin, London, and Cédric Fauq, Chief Curator at CAPC musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux.

What are the sections in the fair?
The fair includes the Main section, Focus, Editions, as well as a new themed section.

What is the Main section?
Exhibitors in the main section are commercial galleries of any age, representing an international programme of artists.

What is Focus?
Focus is a section for galleries showing emerging artists, made up of solo and dual-artist presentations, specifically conceived for the fair. The section has a flexible fee and application structure taking into account the needs of emerging galleries. This year's section will include approximately 30 galleries selected by the Focus Committee. 

What is Editions?
Launched in 2021, Editions is a dedicated section showcasing the world’s leading publishers of editioned works and multiples by today’s most renowned contemporary artists at an affordable price.

What is Frieze Sculpture?
Frieze Sculpture, showcasing major outdoor works, is in The Regent’s Park’s English Gardens at the south end of The Broadwalk, connecting Frieze London and Frieze Masters. Fatoş Üstek is the new curator of Frieze Sculpture 2023.

Does Frieze produce any publications to accompany the fair?
Launched in 2015, Frieze Week magazine celebrates the richness of the fairs, as well as the simultaneous surge of cultural events that take place across the city. The magazine is available for free at Frieze London and Frieze Masters.

How do I get a ticket for the fair?
Sign up to our newsletter to be the first to know when Frieze London 2023 early bird tickets go on sale next year.

Can I get a combined ticket for Frieze London and Frieze Masters?
A limited number of combined tickets for Frieze London and Frieze Masters are released every year. If you have a combined ticket, please ensure you visit each fair according to the order listed on your ticket.

I have a ticket enquiry, who shall I contact?
For any ticket related enquiries, please get in touch with us at frieze.seetickets.com/customerservice with your booking reference number for further assistance. Please note that ticketing queries can only be dealt with online via the form or through See tickets customer support centre here.  

Are there any discounts for groups?
There are no discounts available for group bookings.

Can I bring my pet to the fair?
There are strictly no pets allowed at the fairs, with the exception of assistance animals.

Child policy 
All children aged 2 and over need a valid admission ticket to enter the fair and must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Babes in arms are admitted free of charge. 

Accessibility
The fair is fully accessible to people with reduced mobility. Companions/carers tickets are available free of charge. After booking your ticket, please get in touch with us at frieze.seetickets.com/customerservice to arrange a free ticket for your carer. Visitors with less visible disabilities who wish to wear a Sunflower lanyard to indicate that they need a little more support from staff and other guests, can purchase these here. Alternatively, a small number of complimentary lanyards will be available at the ticket and VIP desks at the fair.

Are there any wheelchairs available at the fair?
There are a limited number of wheelchairs available at the fairs. If you need a wheelchair, please speak to a member of staff at the ticket enquiries desk or to a member of security, who will be able to assist you.

What are fair opening and closing times? 
Entry to the fair is date and time specific. You will only be allowed to enter on the specific date and time stated on your ticket or pass. If you have a combined ticket, please ensure you visit each fair according to the order listed on your ticket.

Bag Size & Policy 
We strongly request that you do not bring large bags to the fairs. Large bags or any large items bigger than 11 x 15 x 5 inches are not permitted inside the fairs.

Where can I leave my bike at the fairs?
All bikes, including fold-up bikes, must be locked at the designated bike racks positioned at the entrance of each fair. Unfortunately, we are unable to store any bikes (including fold-up bikes, electric scooters, etc) in the bag drops. 

Cloakroom Policy 
Space for coats in the cloakroom is very limited, and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Coats can be checked free of charge. To avoid disappointment, we strongly recommend you bring minimal personal belongings to the fair. Umbrella's cannot be left at the cloakroom at either fair. 

How do I get to the fair?
Frieze London is located in the south of The Regent’s Park with the entrance off Park Square West. The postcode is NW1 4NR (Google map). Frieze Masters is approximately 15 minutes walk from Frieze London.
Tube: Frieze London is less than five minutes walk from Regent’s Park tube station. Baker Street and Great Portland Street tube stations are also close by.
Buses: 2, 13, 18, 27, 30, 74, 82, 88, 113, 139, 189, 205, 274, 453 & C2. 
Bike: Bike racks are provided within the park. The nearest docking stations for Transport for London’s cycle hire scheme are located next the tennis courts in The Regent’s Park, towards Baker Street on Marylebone Road, next to Great Portland Street Underground station or on Albany street.
Car Parking: Public transport is very convenient for the fair and we recommend you use it where possible. There are a limited number of Pay and Display parking spaces in the park. Frieze London is outside the central London congestion charging zone. For further information about the boundaries of the zone and how it may affect your journey, please visit 
http://www.cclondon.com or call 0845 900 1234.
Coaches are not allowed into the park. The nearest drop-off point is Baker Street Station.

The Royal Parks are here for everyone and open to all. Many Londoners rely on them as their best and only access to green space. As a charity, they rely on kind people like you, who care about protecting these vital green spaces - it’s only with your support that they can continue to care for them. Please give today.

How far are Frieze Masters and Frieze London from each other?
The fairs are approximately 15-minute walk from each other.

If I cannot get to London for Frieze London is there any part of it that I can still enjoy?
Frieze.com offers a selection of fair articles, videos and recordings. For updates on Frieze London 2023, follow @friezeofficial on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and sign up to the newsletter.

  

FAQs | Frieze Masters 2023

When is Frieze Masters 2023?
Frieze London and Frieze Masters will take place from 11-15 October 2023 in The Regent's Park, with Previews on Wednesday, 11 and Thursday, 12 October.

What is the relationship between Frieze Masters and Frieze London?
Frieze Masters coincides with and is within walking distance of Frieze London in The Regent’s Park. Frieze London is one of the only fairs to focus only on contemporary art whilst Frieze Masters gives a unique view on the relationship between old and new art. Frieze Masters shows work made before the year 2000 whereas Frieze London presents work created mainly post-2000. Nathan Clements-Gillespie is the Director of Frieze Masters and Eva Langret is the Director of Frieze London.

How many people attend the fair and who are they?
Each year, we have over 60,000 visitors to Frieze Masters and Frieze London combined. These visitors include those with an interest in the art world, such as curators, artists, collectors, gallerists and critics, as well as the general public. Some visit as first-time collectors of art whilst others view the fair more as an exhibition, enjoying the experience as a cultural day out.

What makes Frieze Masters different from other art fairs?
Frieze Masters offers a unique contemporary perspective on historical art, from collectible objects to significant masterpieces. The fair takes place in an elegant, contemporary environment designed by Annabelle Selldorf, benefiting from natural light and avoiding the atmosphere of a trade show. World-leading independent curators advise on feature sections for 20th-century art and focussed presentations of historical art and objects.

Who are the Frieze Masters architects?
Annabelle Selldorf is the designer for Frieze Masters. In 2012, she introduced a contemporary, elegant environment in which ancient and modern art can be shown side by side. Selldorf Architects has a reputation for meeting the specific demands of art-related projects, having designed not only galleries and museums but also art foundations and collectors’ homes.

How are the galleries selected for the fair?
The selection is made by a Committee of gallerists who participate in the fair; the fair Directors chair the meeting but do not vote.

Who is on the Frieze Masters selection committee?
Gisèle Croës, Gisèle Croës Gallery, Brussels
Sam Fogg, Sam Fogg, London
Johnny Van Haeften, Johnny Van Haeften, London
Alma Luxembourg, Luxembourg + Co., London, New York
Nick Maclean, Eykyn Maclean, London
Costas Paraskevaides, ArtAncient, London
Craig Starr, Craig F. Starr Gallery, New York

What are the different gallery sections of Frieze Masters?
There are four sections at Frieze Masters; the Main section as well as the curated sections, Spotlight, Stand Out, and Modern Women.

What is the Main section?
Exhibitors in the main section are commercial galleries of any age, showing work ranging from ancient and ethnographic art through to Old Masters and art of the 20th century. 

What is Spotlight?
Spotlight is a section dedicated to rare solo presentations by artists working in the 20th century. Revealing foundational moments in art through pioneering figures from across the world, Spotlight features positions beyond the Western tradition, surveys of under-recognized artists and rarely seen work by iconic figures of the avant-garde. Previous curators include Camille Morineau (Co-founder of AWARE), Laura Hoptman (Executive Director, The Drawing Center), Toby Kamps (Director of External Projects, White Cube), Clara M Kim (Daskalopoulos Senior Curator, International Art, Africa, Asia & Middle East, Tate Modern, London) and Adriano Pedrosa (Director, MASP, São Paulo).

What is Stand Out?
Stand Out is a section curated by Luke Syson (Director and Marlay Curator of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge). Introduced in 2021, Stand Out brings together art objects from across the ages that are great works of design, of sculptural and conceptual brilliance. Stand Out looks beyond hierarchical distinctions between works of art in different media, and in doing so reconsiders art objects often termed ‘decorative’ or ‘functional.’ This year, Stand Out will focus on the theme of Colour. Colour matters in three dimensions. The colours of particular metals, stones, clays and woods, alone or combined, are key to the aesthetic of art objects and sculpture from all over the world. Colours can change or disappear - as when ancient statuary loses its polychromy to become white. Objects propose a whole history of abstraction - of gorgeous glazes or the organized patterns in textiles and furniture - that is rarely considered by art historians. And the origins of pigments, coloured stones or exotic woods tell a global art history.

What is Modern Women?
Modern Women, curated by Camille Morineau (Co-founder of AWARE - Archive of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions), is a new section dedicated to the work of women artists between 1880-1980: a period which was a turning point for women's rights and feminism.

What is Frieze Masters Talks?
Frieze Masters Talks provides a platform for leading artists, museum curators, writers and critics to discuss the history of art and its continuing significance in contemporary practice.  

What is Frieze Sculpture?
Frieze Sculpture is a showcase of major outdoor works located in The Regent’s Park’s English Gardens at the south end of The Broadwalk, connecting Frieze London and Frieze Masters. Fatoş Üstek is the new curator of Frieze Sculpture 2023.

Does Frieze produce any publications to accompany the fair?
Frieze produces Frieze Masters Magazine, an annual publication that looks at historical art through a contemporary lens, reflecting the diverse range of work included in the fair. The magazine also includes full details of all participating galleries in the fair. Published alongside Frieze Masters Magazine, Frieze Week magazine is a feature-led publication introduced in 2015, that celebrates the richness of the fairs, as well as the simultaneous surge of cultural events that take place across the city. Both are free publications, distributed at the fairs.

How do I get a ticket for the fair?
Sign up to our newsletter to be the first to know when Frieze Masters 2023 early bird tickets go on sale next year. 

Can I get a combined ticket for Frieze London and Frieze Masters?
A limited number of combined tickets for Frieze London and Frieze Masters are released every year. If you have a combined ticket, please ensure you visit each fair according to the order listed on your ticket.

I have a ticket enquiry, who shall I contact?
For any ticket related enquiries, please get in touch with us at frieze.seetickets.com/customerservice with your booking reference number for further assistance. Please note that ticketing queries can only be dealt with online via the form or through See tickets customer support centre here.  

Are there any discounts for groups?
There are no discounts available for group bookings. 

Child policy 
All children aged 2 and over need a valid admission ticket to enter the fair and must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Babes in arms are admitted free of charge. 

Accessibility
The fair is fully accessible to people with reduced mobility. Companions/carers tickets are available free of charge. After booking your ticket, please get in touch with us at frieze.seetickets.com/customerservice to arrange a free ticket for your carer. Visitors with less visible disabilities who wish to wear a Sunflower lanyard to indicate that they need a little more support from staff and other guests, can purchase these here. Alternatively, a small number of complimentary lanyards will be available at the ticket and VIP desks at the fair.

Are there any wheelchairs available at the fair?
There are a limited number of wheelchairs available at the fairs. If you need a wheelchair, please speak to a member of staff at the ticket enquiries desk or to a member of security, who will be able to assist you.

What are fair opening and closing times? 
Entry to the fair is date and time specific. You will only be allowed to enter on the specific date and time stated on your ticket or pass. If you have a combined ticket, please ensure you visit each fair according to the order listed on your ticket.

Bag Size & Policy 
We strongly request that you do not bring large bags to the fairs. Large bags or any large items bigger than 11 x 15 x 5 inches are not permitted inside the fairs. Large bags can be left at the bag drop, situated outside of the fairs, space permitting.

Cloakroom Policy 
Space for coats in the cloakroom is very limited, and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Coats can be checked free of charge. To avoid disappointment, we strongly recommend you bring minimal personal belongings to the fair. Umbrellas cannot be left at the cloakroom at either fair. 

Where can I leave my bike at the fairs?
All bikes, including fold-up bikes, must be locked at the designated bike racks positioned at the entrance of each fair. Unfortunately, we are unable to store any bikes (including fold-up bikes, electric scooters, etc) in the bag drops. 

How do I get to the fair?
Frieze Masters is located on Gloucester Green, at the north-east corner of The Regent’s Park, near the London Zoo. The postcode is NW1 4HA (Google map). Frieze London is approximately 15 minutes walk from Frieze Masters.
Public transport is very convenient for the fair and we recommend you use it where possible.
Tube: Ten minutes walk from Camden Town and Mornington Crescent tube stations. 
Bus: 24, 27, 29, 31, 88, 134, 168, 214, 253, 274 & C2.  
Bike: Bike racks are provided within the park.  
Car Parking: However, if you drive to the fair, there are a limited number of Pay and Display parking spaces in the park. Frieze Masters is outside the central London congestion charging zone. For further information about the boundaries of the zone and how it may affect your journey, please visit cclondon.com or call +44 (0)343 222 2222.
Bus coaches are not allowed into the park. The nearest drop-off point is Baker Street Station.

The Royal Parks are here for everyone and open to all. Many Londoners rely on them as their best and only access to green space. As a charity, they rely on kind people like you, who care about protecting these vital green spaces - it’s only with your support that they can continue to care for them. Please give today.

How far are Frieze Masters and Frieze London from each other?
The fairs are approximately 15-minutes walk from each other. 

If I cannot travel to London is there any part of the fair that I can still enjoy?
Frieze.com which offers a selection of fair articles, recordings and videos. For updates on Frieze Masters 2023's programme, participating galleries and tickets, follow @friezeofficial on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and sign up to our newsletter.

Main image: Sadie Coles, Frieze London 2022. Photo by Linda Nylind. Courtesy of Frieze and Linda Nylind.

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