Frieze London Announces Galleries, Curators & Pioneering New Section for the 2016 Fair
The 14th edition of Frieze London will take place a week earlier this year, opening 6–9 October with a Preview Day on Wednesday 5 October. This year’s fair brings together more than 160 of the world’s leading galleries, showcasing today’s most significant artists across its main and curated sections, alongside the fair’s celebrated non-profit programme of ambitious new artist commissions and talks.
In 2016 the fair will debut a new gallery section, The Nineties, recreating seminal exhibitions from the decade, alongside the return of sections Focus and Live, the definitive platforms for emerging galleries and performance art respectively. Frieze London coincides with Frieze Masters and the Frieze Sculpture Park, convening art of the highest quality from a spectrum of periods and countries and offering collectors, scholars and art enthusiasts an unparalleled cultural experience.
Frieze London is supported by main sponsor Deutsche Bank for the 13th consecutive year, continuing a shared commitment to discovery and artistic excellence. Building on Frieze’s enduring relationship with collecting institutions, this year, the fair partners with two acquisition funds for national museums, including the the Frieze Tate Fund, now supported by WME | IMG; and the launch of the Contemporary Art Society’s Collections Fund at Frieze, supporting a regional museum in the UK.
Victoria Siddall, Director, Frieze Fairs said, ‘Frieze has become known for its strong curated sections and this year I am particularly excited to see Nicolas Trembley’s selection of artists who changed the conversation in the 1990s. This adds to the great range and diversity of work shown throughout the fair by the world’s most interesting galleries. I am also thrilled that we will have two official museum acquisition funds at the fair this year, including the Frieze Tate Fund - this was used to purchase Tate’s first-ever performance work at Frieze Art Fair 2004, Roman Ondák’s Queue, which is now showing in the new extension.
In the fair’s non-profit programme, Raphael Gygax will give a new perspective on Frieze Projects, contributing to the many elements which will make this an unmissable week.’