Revealed: Highlights of Frieze London and Frieze Masters 2023
Running concurrently 11–15 October 2023, in The Regent’s Park, London, the fairs bring together emerging and leading galleries spanning 46 countries
Running concurrently 11–15 October 2023, in The Regent’s Park, London, the fairs bring together emerging and leading galleries spanning 46 countries
Frieze has unveiled highlights for the 20th anniversary edition of Frieze London and 11th edition of Frieze Masters. The fairs both run 11–15 October 2023, in London’s The Regent’s Park, bringing together leading galleries spanning 46 countries. Extensive on-site and citywide programming will run alongside the fairs, in a celebration of London’s wider cultural community. Together, Frieze London and Frieze Masters are a cornerstone of the international art world calendar, serving as a global meeting point for art, ideas and people.
Eva Langret, Director of Frieze London, said: ‘This year we look forward to welcoming artists, galleries institutions, collectors and art enthusiasts from around the globe in celebration of our 20th anniversary. We’re delighted to mark the occasion with the fair’s most international edition to date, with exhibitors spanning six continents. As the international art world descends on London, we look forward to seeing the spirit of collaboration ripple across the city and for everyone to see our cultural capital shine.’
Nathan Clements-Gillespie, Director of Frieze Masters, added: ‘As we celebrate 20 years of Frieze London, we will also recognize the contribution Frieze Masters has made to that story. The fair will provide a chance to discover works from prehistory to the break of the 21st century, demonstrating connections in creative production throughout millennia. This year’s edition sees a high concentration of artists that also have exhibitions at esteemed London institutions, emphasizing how Frieze Masters is a rare opportunity to engage with museum-quality works.’
FRIEZE LONDON 20TH ANNIVERSARY: LEADING INTERNATIONAL GALLERIES
The 2023 edition of Frieze London will feature a line-up of over 160 preeminent galleries — with 28 participants celebrating their 20th consecutive year at Frieze — who will present a diverse range of ambitious solo, group and thematic shows. Highlights include:
Blindspot Gallery’s presentation will include Turner Prize nominee Sin Wai Kin; Angela Su and Trevor Yeung, Hong Kong representatives at the 59th and 60th Venice Biennales, respectively; and Xiyadie, the subject of a recent solo exhibition at the Drawing Center in New York
Clearing will present a solo installation by Marguerite Humeau in continuity with her ambitious land art project in Colorado, Orisons (2023)
Sadie Coles HQ will present a group presentation in celebration of the fair’s 20th anniversary, mirroring the gallery’s participation in the very first edition in 2003 with works by gallery artists who took part in that first year, including John Currin and Sarah Lucas
Pilar Corrias will present a solo exhibition by Margate-based artist Sophie Von Hellerman, whose installation draws from the iconic funfair Dreamland, to challenge and reclaim pejorative clichés associated with femininity
Edel Assanti will present new works by artists including Julianknxx, whose immersive video will coincide with his Barbican Curve commission and inclusion in the Tate Modern exhibition, A World in Common
Stephen Friedman Gallery will bring a solo presentation by artist Leilah Babirye, including wooden and ceramic sculptures that explore community-building among queer Ugandans
Hauser & Wirth will showcase the work of boundary-breaking artist Barbara Chase-Riboud in a solo presentation featuring bronze sculptures from the Standing Black Woman of Venice series and recent works on paper in her signature automatic writing style
Taka Ishii Gallery’s dual presentation will unite Tomoo Gokita, whose paintings absorb influences from Symbolism to Simulationism, and Goro Kakei, whose sculptures demonstrate a unique ability to shape disobedient materials into lively animate subjects
Casey Kaplan’s solo booth will present wall-based and freestanding sculptures by American artist Kevin Beasley
Lisson Gallery will present a new series of paintings by US-born artist Van Hanos, inspired by the artist’s recent months spent as a voyeur in a new city, Vienna
Timothy Taylor has invited Claire Gilman (Chief Curator, The Drawing Center, New York) to curate a solo booth by Eddie Martinez building on the artist’s 2017 exhibition at the Drawing Center, where he employed a ‘wallpaper’ backdrop, composed of thousands of drawings
Focus showcases presentations by galleries in operation for 12 years or less. This year sees the debut of Stone Island as the official partner, providing bursaries to further aid young galleries’ participation. The 2023 edition, with 34 galleries spanning 18 countries, is advised by Angelina Volk (Emalin, London), Piotr Drewko (Wschód, Warsaw) and Cédric Fauq (Chief Curator at CAPC Musée d'art contemporain Bordeaux). Highlights include:
Copperfield’s booth of paintings by Larry Achiampong will interrogate whitewashing and racial bias in computer game programming and imagery
A shared booth from Heidi and Hot Wheels featuring a new film by Jordan Strafer combining excerpts from William Kennedy Smith’s rape trial transcript with dark fantastical love scenes, exposing themes of abuse of power, greed and corruption
HOA will showcase works by Mariana Rocha whose practice interrogates the feminine body, alongside Laís Amaral, whose practice examines environmental collapse
Llano will present a solo by Débora Delmar that delves into themes of colonialism, the reproduction of images and the construction of national ideals through symbols and monuments
Nicoletti will exhibit new works by Josèfa Ntjam, including photomontages that conflate factual and fictional narratives of the Middle Passage, coinciding with a performance by the artist at Forma Arts Media during Frieze Week
PM8 / Franciso Salas will present delicate sculptures by Marija Olšauskaitė made of coloured glass, hung from the ceiling to emphasise the tension of their fragility
Public Gallery will show a solo booth by London-based artist Adam Farah-Saad, whose multimedia works serve as an ode to London and experiences related to cruising
An integral part of Frieze London’s 20th anniversary celebrations, Artist-to-Artist will see eight internationally acclaimed artists propose a solo exhibition of work by an emerging name. Artist-to-Artist will feature:
Paintings by Margate-based Vanessa Raw that explore her evocative meditation on the feminine body as a landscape, curated by Tracey Emin (Carl Freedman Gallery)
Video work by Ayoung Kim, examining the gig economy and exploring virtual memory and reality, nominated by Haegue Yang (Gallery Hyundai)
A presentation of Fabian Knecht, proposed by Olafur Eliasson, featuring Laughing is Suspicious, an installation consisting of clothing fragments originally used as camouflage to protect Russian targets in Ukraine (alexander levy)
Large-scale collage prints by Simonette Quamina that examine migration patterns, displacement and labour, proposed by Alvaro Barrington (Praxis)
Carlos Villa’s 1980s body-print series, which lays radical claim to a cross-cultural identity and challenges colonial perspectives, proposed by Anthea Hamilton (Silverlens)
New paintings by Deborah Anzinger, made using pigments ground from local cookshop charcoal, exposing the different economies attached to this fuel, nominated by Simone Leigh (Nicola Vassell Gallery)
Proposed by Rirkrit Tiravanija, a show by Wantanee Siripattananuntakul featuring a video and installation-centred collaboration with an African grey parrot named Beuys (Gallery Ver)
New sculptures and silver gelatin prints by Mark Barker, nominated by Wolfgang Tillmans, that investigate how corporeal processes manifest in architecture (Shahin Zarinbal)
FRIEZE MASTERS: CURATED SELECTIONS SPANNING ART HISTORY
Frieze Masters presents an opportunity to discover and explore historic artworks, with over 130 galleries presenting works ranging from the palaeolithic era to the 20th century. Highlights include:
Salomon Lilian will bring Portrait of a 50 Year Old Man, signed and dated 1635, by Frans Hals. The painting has not been displayed publicly in 112 years and will be on view at the same time as the Dutch artist’s survey at London’s National Gallery
ArtAncient will present a selection of European Stone Age axes from the Lower and Middle palaeolithic eras, the earliest periods of human history
Charles Beddington Gallery and Artur Ramon Art will join forces with a booth showcasing works by Pablo Picasso, Canaletto, Eppo Doeve and more
A shared presentation from Galerie Eric Coatalem, which will showcase French Masters of the 17th and 18th centuries, and Galerie G. Sarti, which will present works by Italian artists including Simone dei Crocifissi, Biagio d’Antonio and Giulio Cesare Procaccini
Galleria Continua will show works by Ai Weiwei, created between the years 1983 to 1999 and including some of his most iconic works, including Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn and June, 1994
D’Lan Contemporary will present several critically acclaimed paintings by Emily Kam Kngwarray, marking the first solo show by an Australian First Nations artist at Frieze Masters
Gomide&Co will show a solo exhibition of oil paintings by Brazilian artist Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato, who developed simple motifs over a life spanning nearly the full 20th century
Philip Mould & Company will showcase 500 years of British art, featuring Rosalba Carriera, Boris Vasilyevich Anrep, Simon Verelst, Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell
Jack Shainman will present a solo booth by El Anatsui, coinciding with the artist’s Tate Turbine Hall Commission, and featuring works created over the past thirty years
New for 2023, Studio is a themed section that draws on the creative spirit tied to places of making. Curated by Sheena Wagstaff (Chair of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York to 2022), Studio highlights include:
Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel and Sadie Coles HQ will present a selection of works by Brazilian artist Lucia Laguna inspired by the suburban carioca views from her studio in São Francisco Xavier
In affiliation with Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert, Frankie Rossi Art Projects will exhibit Maggi Hambling’s new series of paintings, Maelstrom. These works mark Hambling’s return to the studio following a near-fatal heart attack last year
Pace Gallery’s solo show by Arlene Shechet will be the artist’s first major presentation in the UK, bringing together her Together and Once Removed series. In collaboration with Sam Fogg, the booth will also display the medieval illuminated manuscript, Book of Hours, which conceptually and visually inspired the artist’s practice
Sprüth Magers will present a solo retrospective by Hyun-Sook Song, with a selection of works spanning the artist’s career
White Cube will unite historic and recent work by Mona Hatoum, ranging from rarely exhibited reference material to sculptures that manifest elements including the web and the body
This year also marks the introduction of Modern Women, a section dedicated to solo presentations by women artists, steered by Camille Morineau (Co-founder, AWARE) and AWARE (Archive of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions). Highlights include:
Works from the 1960s and 70s by Faith Ringgold, demonstrating the artist’s profound commitment to social justice and equity through a variety of media (ACA Galleries)
A selection of works on paper by pioneering Brazilian modernist Tarsila do Amaral, dating from 1924 to 1956, representing the poetic maturation of her art practice (Almeida & Dale)
A solo presentation by Korean artist Kangja Jung, who placed women’s bodies at the centre of her work to satirize traditional gender ideologies during the 1960s and 1970s (Arario Gallery)
Computer-generated graphic drawings created through algorithmic chance by Vera Molnár, who was invited to participate at the 59th Venice Biennale in 2022 (Vintage Galeria)
Frieze Masters’ celebrated Spotlight section, curated for the first time by Valerie Cassel Oliver (Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts), returns with solo presentations of influential 20th century artists. This year, Spotlight will centre overlooked works dating from the 1950s to the 1970s. Highlights include:
Cecilia Brunson Projects will exhibit works by Judith Lauand. Renowned as the ‘First Lady of Concretism’, Laund was the sole female member of Grupo Ruptura, the avant-garde pioneers of abstraction in Brazil
Berry Campbell will showcase six paintings by Abstract Expressionist Ethel Schwabacher from 1945–59, created during the peak of the movement and the artist’s underappreciated career
Susan Inglett Gallery will recreate elements of Maren Hassinger’s 1981 LACMA installation, On Dangerous Ground, which marked the historic moment that the museum presented its first solo presentation of a Black artist
Kisterem will present a solo exhibition of abstract reliefs by Anna Mark, focusing on a key decade in Mark’s career, the 1970s
Sicardi Ayers Bacino will present a solo booth of works by Venezuelan artist Elsa Gramcko, the artist’s first presentation in the UK, featuring her early experiments from the 1960s
Luke Syson (Director and Marlay Curator of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge) returns to for the third consecutive year to curate Stand Out, a section devoted to challenging traditional hierarchies of media, which are largely obsolete in contemporary art. This year, Stand Out explores the potency and manifold uses of colour, with highlights including:
Objects illustrating various aspects of colour in ancient China, ranging from neolithic ceramics to archaic bronzes and a Sui Dynasty polychrome stone sculpture (Gisèle Croës)
The Baird Casket, which belongs to a rare group of ivory caskets with secular themes created in the 14th century during the height of French Gothic miniature carving (Sam Fogg)
A solo display featuring the works of Elizabeth Fritsch CBE, widely celebrated for her innovative approach to ceramics, which pushed the boundaries of colour juxtaposition (Adrian Sassoon)
French textile artist Simone Prouvé’s intricate hangings in conversation with British master weaver Peter Collingwood’s Macrogauze and Anglefell series, celebrating technical and innovative approaches to hand weaving (Rose Uniacke)
FURTHER PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS AT FRIEZE LONDON AND FRIEZE MASTERS 2023
Frieze Masters Talks in collaboration with dunhill
Dr. Nicholas Cullinan (Director, National Portrait Gallery) returns to steer the much-celebrated Frieze Masters Talks. This year’s programme, taking place in dunhill’s design-led space at the fair, sees acclaimed international artists paired with leading industry figures for a series of illuminating discussions exploring connections between historical art and contemporary practice. The line-up includes:
Thomas J Price in conversation with Gus Casely-Hayford (Director, V&A East)
Wednesday, 11th October, 3pm
Arlene Shechet in conversation with Sheena Wagstaff (Leonard A Lauder Chair of Modern and Contemporary Art, The MET until 2022)
Thursday 12th October at 12pm
Rachel Whiteread in conversation with Briony Fer (art historian)
Thursday 12th October at 3pm
Maggi Hambling, Sarah Lucas and Louisa Buck (journalist) in conversation
Friday 13th October at 3pm
Mandy El Sayegh, Flavia Frigeri and Valerie Cassel Oliver (Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts) in conversation
Saturday 14th October at 3pm
Candice Lin to Present a New Commission in Collaboration with Getty’s PST ART
Los Angeles-based interdisciplinary artist Candice Lin will present a new work as part of the second instalment of the collaboration between Frieze and Getty’s PST ART initiative. Employing traditional indigo-dying techniques, the commission will take the form of large-scale kites, drawing on Asian traditions, which will be displayed at the fair and flown by performers in The Regent’s Park. Lin’s research on the practice of castration in human culture is echoed by the negative spaces created by the distinctive central holes of traditional Korean fighter kites.
The kites’ surface decoration will feature mythological and animal imagery while referencing 19th-century representations of eunuchs at the imperial Chinese court. Rethinking these histories from an inter-species perspective, Lin’s use of kites as a medium – the first time the artist has done so – also engages the long enmeshment of art and science, reminiscent of historical explorations of aerial devices. A public kite workshop co-taught with Yaeun Choi will invite visitors to create and fly their own kites during the fair. Lin will be featured in the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles' PST ART exhibition Scientia Sexualis, opening Fall 2024 in Los Angeles.
Frieze Music featuring Loyle Carner, with invitations via Instagram giveaway
Another highlight of this year’s programme is Frieze Music, presented in collaboration with BMW. The live performance by Mercury Prize-nominated British rapper Loyle Carner will take place at KOKO on Thursday, 12th October, with invitations distributed via a giveaway on the Frieze Instagram on 5th October. Frieze Music provides a leading platform for exploring the intersection of music and the arts, with iterations across all four of Frieze’s host cities — London, New York, Los Angeles and Seoul.
Frieze x ICA Artists’ Film Programme
Making its debut in 2023 is the Frieze x ICA Artists’ Film Programme, launching on Monday 9th October to centre new voices. The featured films were selected from an open call to all participating galleries in Frieze London and will be shown at the ICA throughout Frieze Week. The programme will display artists including Elisa Giardina Papa, Noemie Goudal, Kiluanji Kia Henda, donna Kukama, Sarah Meyohas, Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings, Sin Wai Kin, Jordan Strafer, Lewis Teague Wright and Alberta Whittle, juried by leading curators who specialise in the moving image including Steven Cairns (ICA Curator, Artists' Film & Moving Image); Róisín Tapponi (Founder, CEO and Head of Programmes, Shasha Movies); and Greg de Cuir Jr. (Co-founder and Artistic Director of the Kinopravda Institute in Belgrade).
Channelling, A Project by Outset Contemporary Art Fund
To celebrate the 20th anniversaries of both Outset Contemporary Art Fund and Frieze London, the recipients of the Outset Studiomakers Prize will transform the fair’s entrance corridor. Within this passageway, Channelling will invite visitors to immerse themselves in the symbolic threshold through artworks exploring wide array of materials and disciplines, created by over a dozen artists including Mark Corfield-Moore, Andrew Pierre Hart and Céline Manz. Steered by Annie Jael Kwan (independent curator), in collaboration with Outset Studiomakers Prize recipients from 2017 to the present, the corridor will additionally feature an immersive looping audioscape composed of the voices of Studiomakers artists.
At Frieze London this year, QUEERCIRCLE will lead tours for the first time, highlighting the exhibiting LGBTQ+ artists and participating galleries, through the eyes of Founder and Director Ashley Joiner.
Guided tours are available throughout the fairs’ run, with bookings available online and at the tour desks onsite. For enquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frieze Viewing Room
A dedicated online Frieze Viewing Room will open on 4th October before the fair, offering audiences a first look at exhibitor presentations and the opportunity to engage with the fair remotely.
Food and Drink
Frieze London and Frieze Masters will host pop-ups from a selection of the city’s most beloved restaurants and bars including Jikoni, Petersham Nurseries, Rita’s, BAO, Yalumba Wine Bar and Company Drinks. Making their debut at Frieze London will be Parisian brasserie Maison François and sustainable eatery Fallow, alongside matcha bar SAYURI. At Frieze Masters, Dumplings’ Legend joins for the first-time, alongside returning restaurants Ham Yard Bar & Restaurant and Spring x Heckfield Place. Gail’s Bakery will have cafes at both fairs.
Partners and Collaborations
Deutsche Bank presents African Bird Magic by Yinka Shonibare CBE RA
This year Deutsche Bank will present a collaboration with acclaimed artist Yinka Shonibare CBE RA, an exhibition titled African Bird Magic showcasing significant new works in the Deutsche Bank Wealth Management Lounges and online at Frieze Viewing Room. Through mediums such as works on paper, batiks, quilts, and sculpture, Shonibare delves into the relationship between Africa and Europe, exploring their respective economic and political histories. Shonibare’s work is also a part of the Deutsche Bank Collection, and the artist supported the 2021 Frieze x Deutsche Bank Emerging Curators Fellowship.
LG OLED brings Davide Quayola’s ‘Jardins d’Été’ work to life
At Frieze London, visual artist Quayola and LG OLED present Jardins d’Été in homage to French Impressionism and the timeless elegance of Claude Monet's late works. Jardins d’Été immerses audiences in the vivid brilliance of LG OLED, presenting 4K videos that beautifully portray the enchanting colours, textures, and depth of the gardens of Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire. Quayola worked with complex digital apparatus to perfectly capture the intricate nuances of nature and delicate movements of flowers blowing in the wind, creating a highly refined, engaging art piece. This collaboration exemplifies LG OLED’s unwavering commitment to celebrating rich tradition through marvels of innovation.
Breguet presents Resisting Time, a new exhibition by curator Somi Sim
Sim extends her year-long collaboration with the brand, debuting a new exhibition exploring the possibilities of time as a resistance to the conventions, customs, and hierarchies that dominate our daily lives, and the ways artists continue to expand time keeping practices. On view in the brand’s lounge at Frieze London, Resisting Time will enact a dialogue between artists Hanne Darboven and Julien Coignet, and Breguet’s founder Abraham-Louis Breguet, with artworks shown alongside archival material and Breguet watches from yesterday to today.
Royal Salute unveils collaboration with Conrad Shawcross
Royal Salute Scotch whisky invites attendees to discover its latest release, in collaboration with globally renowned sculptor Conrad Shawcross. The art piece, released in a limited quantity of just 21, includes a hand-spun glass disc with a crystal decanter, which holds a bespoke 53 Year Old Royal Salute blend. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy neat serves and luxury whisky cocktails in the Royal Salute Gallery Bar, whilst immersing themselves in Shawcross’ full body of work for Royal Salute, which also includes a light installation.
illycaffè lounge to preview illy Art Collection
illycaffè invite visitors to immerse themselves in the artistic world of a new international artist, reflected in this latest illy Art Collection, which will be previewed at Frieze London.
Dr. Barbara Sturm presents an immersive Anti-Inflammatory Lounge
Following their successful showings at Frieze Los Angeles, New York and Seoul, Dr. Barbara Sturm brings her Anti-Inflammatory Lounge to Frieze London, offering attendees a range of immersive experiences and providing a moment of relaxation, skincare education, and exploration for Frieze attendees.
Frieze Week partners include The Dalmore, Theory and Thom Browne.
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Main Image: Ayoung Kim, Delivery Dancer’s Sphere 2022 Single-channel video 25 minutes. Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Hyundai