FRIEZE

frieze magazine was set up in 1991 and is the leading magazine of contemporary art and culture. frieze includes essays, reviews and columns by today’s most forward-thinking writers, artists and curators. It is published eight times a year and can be bought online from the Frieze e-shop or from all good art bookshops. Or you can subscribe to frieze magazine online.

Both frieze magazine and frieze d/e focus on contemporary art. Launched in 2011, frieze d/e was the first new magazine by Frieze Publishing since the first edition of frieze magazine. Unlike frieze magazine, based in London and written in English, frieze d/e is a fully bilingual German/English magazine with its own editorial team and independent content, based in Berlin.

Frieze London Art Fair is one of the few fairs to focus only on contemporary art and living artists. The exhibiting galleries represent the most exciting contemporary galleries working today. The focus on living artists is also evident in the critically acclaimed Frieze Projects’ programme. The fair presents a curated programme of talks, artists’ commissions and film projects, many of which are interactive or performative and encourage visitors to engage with art and artists directly.

Unlike most other fairs, Frieze London is housed in a bespoke temporary structure, which is located in Regent’s Park and benefits from having a natural light source, avoiding the atmosphere of a trade show, thus making the fair both lively and energetic.

Since its first year Frieze London has also been fortunate enough to work with a series of talented architects: David Adjaye, Jamie Fobert and Caruso St John, who are well known for their work on museums and art galleries. The architects’ brief is to make the fair an inviting and unique experience. Each year there are eye-catching changes to the design, décor, entrance and spaces such as restaurants and cafes. The architects
have the opportunity to experiment and this adds to the experience of the fair.

Frieze Masters presents a unique perspective on the relationship between old and new art. It is held alongside Frieze London in Regents Park.

Visitors can also experience the fair’s programme of artists’ talks, in which major artists, critics and curators will draw out relationships between contemporary and historical art.

Frieze Masters is housed in a bespoke temporary structure which in 2012 was designed by Annabelle Selldorf. She designed a contemporary, elegant environment in which ancient and modern art could be shown side by side. Located in the unique setting of Regent’s Park, London, the fair was easily accessible by public transport.

Frieze New York presents the most forward-thinking galleries from around the globe, bringing an international focus to the dynamic contemporary art scene in New York.

In addition to being able to see and buy art by over 1,000 of the world’s leading artists, visitors can experience Frieze Projects, the fair’s program of artists’ specially commissioned projects and Frieze Talks, a program of debates, panel discussions and keynote lectures.

The fair also includes Frame, a section dedicated to solo artist presentations by emerging galleries and Focus galleries which present curated projects and artworks specially conceived for Frieze New York.

The Sculpture Park, located beside the East River’s waterfront, exhibits new selected works by established and emerging artists and is free to the public.

Frieze New York is housed in a bespoke temporary structure designed by New York-based SO – IL architects. Located in the unique setting of Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan, and overlooking the East River, the fair is easily accessible.

Frieze Foundation is a non-profit organisation, which was established the same year as the fair (2003). The foundation oversees: Frieze Talks, a programme of panel discussions and lectures printed annually during the four days of the fair; Frieze Projects, a curated programme of site-specific projects by artists in and around the fair. The Foundation recently introduced the Emdash Award which is annually presented to an international emerging artist. The foundation also administers Frieze Music, Frieze Education and Frieze Film.

The Foundation, Fairs and frieze magazine share offices in London at Rochelle School.