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London Frieze Fair Artist Lineup Revealed

The popular art fair in London reveals the artist exhibitions and events lined up this year.

Jun 29, 2016 | By Staff Writer

As a non-profit event run by the publishers of the Frieze magazine, the London Frieze Fair enjoys a large amount of visitors annually, going well beyond buyers to countless spectators as well. Last year, the total number of visitors accommodated was 55,000, showing exactly how great the stature of the art fair is at promoting contemporary art. Running alongside the London fair is a special variant called Frieze Masters – which specializes in art from the ancient era and Old Masters to the late 20th century.

With more than 160 galleries from 30 different countries on show though, it may be hard to decide what to look on. Here’s some of the highlights for you to check out – should you be interested.

‘The 90’s’ curated by Nicolas Trembley

The Geneva-based curator set up a new section that plans to revisit exhibitions from the 1990s – capturing the best and most seminal hits of the decade. Examples of galleries on display include the New Museum for its underground-inspired ‘NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star’ exhibit; the Massimo de Carlo gallery for the globally relevant ‘Aperto ’93’exhibit; and the Anthony Reynolds Gallery’s notorious 1996 display of photographer Richard Billingham’s iconic ‘Ray’s a Laugh’ series.

‘Collections’ with Sir Norman Rosenthal

As one of the most established curators out there, Sir Norman Rosenthal has had a long history of outstanding exhibitions over the years. Now he’s putting all that knowledge to use in Frieze Masters by putting together a showcase of eight specialist galleries – each with a completely different focus. Some of the examples of art on show includes early Christian Art, traditional Japanese armor, Supremacist ceramics, and German Expressionist art. All this will add up together as a display of historical art and objects of the highest quality.

Frieze Music and Talks

Going beyond just exhibiting art, the Frieze fair aims to be a space for communication and socialization. In order to encourage this, the fair has set up the off-site ‘Frieze Music’ program as well as a series of talks and workshops by a variety of critics, artists, and writers. Some of the critics who’ll lead talks includes Alistair Sooke and Sheena Wagstaff (Metropolitan Museum of Art).

You can check out more information on the Frieze Art Fair’s website

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