FAQs | Frieze London
When is Frieze London 2022?
Frieze London and Frieze Masters will take place from 12-16 October in The Regent's Park. The invitation-only preview day will be held on Wednesday 12 October.
How do I get a ticket for the fair?
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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.
What is Frieze's collaboration with Pinwheel?
This year, Frieze is collaborating with the environmental organisation Pinwheel to raise awareness and pledge funds for a series of planet-repair initiatives including: InterEarth, Justdiggit and Platform Earth. Please vote for the organisation you would like to receive Frieze’s support. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to your chosen charity yourself, with Frieze pledging to match-fund your contributions. Cast your Vote Now!
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 2022. A Studio Between are a London-based, multi-disciplinary studio working between Interiors & Architecture, Furniture & Design. With a focus on hospitality and people-focused spaces, A Studio Between are bringing a new attention to the public areas within the fair, to enliven and enrich the guest experience. 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 2022 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 Associates, New York and Germantown, NY
Esther Schipper, Esther Schipper, Berlin
In addition to the Focus Selection Committee Members: Edouard Malingue (Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong) and Angelina Volk (Emalin, London), this year, we welcome Cedric Fauq (Chief Curator, CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux) as curatorial advisor for Focus.
What are the sections in the fair?
The fair includes the main section, Editions and Focus as well as a new themed section. This year’s themed section Indra’s Net is curated by Sandhini Poddar (Adjunct Curator at the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi). 'Indra's Net' is a term derived from ancient Buddhist and Hindu thought-forms and refers to an ethics of being, where an individual atom holds within it the structure of reality. The section brings together a group of leading international artists whose practices are deeply informed by this prescient metaphor and will feature 10 dedicated presentations, as well as a number of cabinet-style displays scattered throughout the main section of the fair.
What is the main section?
Exhibitors in the main section are commercial galleries of any age, representing an international programme of artists.
What is the Frieze Artist Award?
The Frieze Artist Award supported by Forma, provides a platform for an emerging artist to produce a new work which will premiere during Frieze London. Forma is a London-based arts organisation working with national and international artists to commission and produce contemporary art projects. The 2022 recipient of the Frieze Artist Award is Abbas Zahedi.
What is Focus?
Focus is a section for galleries showing emerging artists, made up of solo and group stand proposals, 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 25 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. Thursday & Friday Preview ticket holders receive a 10% discount on selected prints at Allied Editions booth at Frieze London (one purchase only). Weekend admission ticket holders receive 5% off. This year, Allied Editions will feature exclusive editions by artists including Hurvin Anderson, Lubaina Himid, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Cornelia Parker, Mohammed Sami, Emma Talbot, Lily Van Der Stokker, Ai Weiwei, Zadie Xa and many more.
What is Frieze Sculpture?
Frieze Sculpture, showcasing major outdoor works, is located in The Regent’s Park’s English Gardens at the south end of The Broadwalk, connecting Frieze London and Frieze Masters. Clare Lilley, Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, will again select and place the works in Frieze Sculpture 2022. Frieze Sculpture will open on 14 September and enjoy a three-month display until 13 November.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are there any COVID-19 guidelines to follow to enter the fairs?
The UK Government has removed all COVID-19 guidelines within the UK and therefore no masks or proof of vaccination status or negative test results are required to enter the fair. As COVID-19 is still with us, we encourage visitors to take steps to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19 including optional steps such as wearing a face mask within the venue. Please note, Frieze reserves the right to modify these guidelines at any time.
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.
Wednesday Preview 12 October: 11am - 7pm (invitation only)
Thursday Preview 13 October - Saturday 15 October: 11am - 7pm
Sunday 16 October: 11am - 6pm
Bag Size & Policy
We strongly request that you do not bring large bags to the fairs. Large bags (including, but not limited to, suitcases, backpacks, folding bicycles, scooters) or any large items bigger than 11 x 15 x 5 inches are not permitted inside the fairs. Use of the bag drop situated outside of the fairs, will incur a £5 charge per item and proceeds will be donated to ClientEarth, one of our selected planet-repair charity partner.
Space for coats and umbrellas in the cloakroom is very limited, and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Coats and umbrellas can be checked free of charge, but we encourage a small £2 donation per item, with proceeds donated to ClientEarth, one of our selected planet-repair charity partner. To avoid disappointment, we strongly recommend you bring minimal personal belongings to the 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.
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How far are Frieze Masters and Frieze London from each other?
The fairs are approximately 15 minutes walk from each other.
If I cannot get to London for Frieze London is there any part of it that I can still enjoy?
Those who are unable to travel to the fair can still experience it online on Frieze Viewing Room, which will open from 5-17 October. Additionally, frieze.com offers a selection of fair articles, videos and recordings. For updates on Frieze London 2022, follow @friezeofficial on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and sign up to the newsletter.