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Frieze Sculpture Returns in Summer 2019 with Artists Including Huma Bhabha, Tracey Emin, Robert Indiana, and Tom Sachs

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London’s largest free display of outdoor art to open in The Regent’s Park from 3 July to 6 October, featuring more than 20 international artists 

Today Frieze announces the participating artists for Frieze Sculpture in London, selected by Clare Lilley (Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park) and presented in collaboration with leading galleries from around the world. Creating a major public art display at the heart of London, Frieze Sculpture will bring together more than 20 international artists to present new and modern artworks in monumental scale, all placed around the English Gardens of The Regent’s Park. Building on Frieze’s commitment to emerging artists, logistics partner Mtec will again support the installation of two works presented by young London galleries. Frieze Sculpture opens in The Regent’s Park at the heart of London, from 3 July to 6 October 2019, with free admission to all. 

Selected by Lilley from an open call for gallery applications, the participating artists for Frieze Sculpture 2019 are: Iván Argote, Ghazaleh Avarzamani, Huma Bhabha, Peter Buggenhout, Jodie Carey, Ma Desheng, Tracey Emin, Lars Fisk, Barry Flanagan, Charlie Godet Thomas,  Leiko Ikemura,  Robert Indiana, Vik Muniz, Zak Ové, Jaume Plensa, Bettina Pousttchi, Tom Sachs, Lucy Skaer, LR Vandy, Joanna Rajkowska, Tai-Jung Um,  Bill Woodrow, and Emily Young.  

Jo Stella-Sawicka (Artistic Director, Frieze London) said: “Frieze Sculpture has developed into an unmissable annual destination for Londoners and international art lovers alike. The English Gardens will once again transform into a museum without walls, making an unparalleled quality of work accessible to all. We’re hugely grateful for the support of the Royal Parks and our participating galleries for making this possible. Thanks to Clare Lilley’s curatorial vision, Frieze Sculpture has always been exceptionally ambitious, and this year’s display will feature master of Pop Art, Robert Indiana, with a work which is also Frieze’s largest exhibited sculpture to date; alongside contemporary artists from the UK and all over the world such as Huma Bhabha and Tracey Emin. We’re also thrilled to build on our support for younger galleries and artists through the Mtec Bursary.”

Launched in 2018, the Mtec Bursary will support young galleries and emerging artists to reach larger audiences, by enabling their participation in Frieze Sculpture. In 2019, Mtec will cover the costs of installation and de-installation for two London-based galleries: VITRINE presenting Cloud Study (Partner Dance) (2019) by Bermudian-British artist Charlie Godet Thomas whose work explores the intersection of art and literature; and Edel Assanti presenting Cord (2019) by Jodie Carey, the British artist who recently exhibited at the Foundling Museum (London.)

Clare Lilley said: “Frieze Sculpture represents the extraordinary strength and vitality of this form of art, and this year’s edition is as creative as ever. Sculptures which are sure to capture the public’s imagination include ONE through ZERO in Corten steel by Robert Indiana, a monumental example of the iconic American artist’s fascination with the power of numbers;  a pure white 3-metre-high rendition of children’s storybook character My Melody by New York-based sculptor Tom Sachs; and at over 4-metres-long, a bronze figure entitled When I Sleep that is both touching and perturbing, by seminal British artist Tracey Emin. A full-size reproduction of a 1973 Jaguar E-Type Matchbox toy car by Brazilian artist Vik Muniz speaks of childhood memories and questions value within art history, as does a 3-metre-high bronze by Pakistani-American Huma Bhabha with its references to ancient sculpture and recent sci-fi.  Sited in relation to the landscape forms and beautiful trees of the English Garden of The Regent’s Park, this temporary sculpture park, with works by prominent artists from around the world, promises to intrigue and give pleasure to the many hundreds of thousands of residents, workers and tourists who will visit the gardens over the summer months.” 

Frieze Sculpture is accompanied by a free Audio Tour by Clare Lilley in the new, freely downloadable Frieze Art Fairs App. The app will launch on 2 July on frieze.com/sculpture.

Participating Artists and Galleries, Frieze Sculpture London 2019

Iván ArgoteBridges (We are melting) (2019) - Presented by Galerie Perrotin

Ghazaleh AvarzamaniStrange Temporalities (2019) - Presented by Ab-Anbar

Huma Bhabha | Receiver (2019) - Presented by Salon 94

Peter Buggenhout | On Hold #9 (2019)Presented by Axel Vervoordt Gallery

Jodie Carey | Cord (2019) - Presented by Edel Assanti

Ma DeshengUntitled (2011) - Presented by Rossi & Rossi

Tracey Emin | When I Sleep (2018) - Presented by White Cube

Lars Fisk | Tudor Ball (2019) - Presented by Marlborough

Barry Flanagan | Composition (2008) - Presented by Waddington Custot

Leiko Ikemura | Usagi Kannon II (2013-2018) - Presented by Kewenig

Robert Indiana | ONE Through ZERO (1980-2002) - Presented by Waddington Custot

Vik Muniz | Mnemonic Vehicle No.2 (2015) - Presented by Ben Brown Fine Arts

Zak Ové | Autonomous Morris (2018) - Presented by Lawrie Shabibi

Jaume Plensa | Laura Asia’s Dream (2018) - Presented by Galerie Lelong & Co.

Bettina Pousttchi | Alexander (2015) - Presented by Buchmann Galerie

Joanna Rajkowska | The Hatchling (2019) - Presented by l’étrangère

Tom Sachs | My Melody (2008) - Presented by Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

Lucy Skaer | American Images (2014) - Presented by Grimm, Peter Freeman, Inc.

Charlie Godet Thomas | Cloud Study (Partner Dance) (2019) - Presented by VITRINE

Tai-Jung Um| A Stranger Holding Two Wings (2018) - Presented by Arario Gallery

LR Vandy | Superhero Cog Woman #01 (2019) - Presented by October Gallery

Bill Woodrow | Celloswarm (2002) - Presented by New Art Centre

Emily Young | Solar Disc I (2018) - Presented by Bowman Sculpture

 

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Ghazaleh Avarzamani, "Strange Temporalities," 2019. Courtesy of the artist and Ab-Anbar Gallery, Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid.

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