Considered one of the world’s leading platforms on modern and contemporary art, Frieze comprises three international art fairs, Frieze London, Frieze New York and Frieze Masters. The 15th edition of the annual four-day art fair staged in Regent’s Park, Frieze London, is about to begin. Having opened to the public this Thursday, October 5th, the fair gathers over 160 leading galleries from 31 countries showcasing works of both emerging and established international artists. Also starting tomorrow and constituting the chore of ‘Frieze Week’ in London, Frieze Masters features galleries focused in art from the ancient era and Old Masters all the way to the late 20th century.
Six Brazilian galleries can be found amongst Frieze’s exclusive selection. Based in Rio de Janeiro, A Gentil Carioca showcases the works of nine artists, six of whom have been nominated for PIPA Prize (Arjan Martins, Laura Lima, Maria Nepomuceno, Opavivará, Rodrigo Torres and Vivian Caccuri). Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel presents a special portraits selection by 25 artists, including Adriana Varejão, Robert Mapplethorpe and PIPA Prize 2017 Finalist Bárbara Wagner, who’s currently on view at MAM-Rio along Éder Oliveira, Antonio Obá and Carla Guagliardi for the PIPA Prize 2017 Finalists’ Exhibition.
Also participating in the fair, Galeria Vermelho showcases pieces by two PIPA Prize nominees, Dora Longo Bahia and Jonathas de Andrade (a Finalist in 2011). Mendes Wood DM presents a solo show by PIPA Prize 2016 Winner Paulo Nazareth. The São Paulo-born gallery’s booth was awarded with an honorable mention by Frieze thanks to its innovative curatorial proposal, while the grand “Frieze Art Fair Stand Prize 2017″ went to another Brazilian gallery: Luisa Strina. Last but not least, Jaqueline Martins participates in the Focus section, centered in young galleries and emerging artists, displaying pieces by Adriano Amaral, a PIPA Prize 2015 nominee, and Rafael França.
The 2017 fair also features a new gallery section, Sex Work, devoted to the legacy of radical feminist artists. The section features nine solo presentations of women artists working at the extreme edges of feminist practice during the 1970s and 80s, all sharing a focus on explicit sexual iconography combined with radical political agency.
The ‘Frieze Week’ also embrace several other parallel programmes, including screenings of film commissions premiered at the fair, a series of panel discussions, conversations and keynote lectures with art-world figures, philosophers, and critical theorists and outdoor works. All located in the surroundings of the English Gardens in The Regent’s Park. Enjoy it: the fair ends on Sunday, October 8th.
5 – 8 October 2017
Regent’s Park – Chester Rd, London NW1 4NR
Frieze (London Office)
1 Montclare Street
London E2 7EU
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