FRIEZE LONDON AND FRIEZE MASTERS
Two of the most highly anticipated events in the art world, Frieze London and Frieze Masters, are returning to The Regent’s Park from October 12 to 16, 2022. These prestigious fairs will once again bring together galleries from 42 countries, transforming the park into a vibrant hub of artistic expression.
Frieze London: A Contemporary Showcase
Eva Langret, the driving force behind Frieze London, is curating an exceptional gathering of over 160 contemporary galleries from around the world. This section of the fair promises to celebrate not only the cultural vitality of London but also its far-reaching global influence. The participating galleries reflect London’s status as an international epicenter for the arts, featuring a diverse mix of established names and emerging spaces.
In addition to the main gallery presentations, special sections like “Focus” will highlight galleries established in the last 12 years. These segments serve as platforms for new ideas and emerging voices that are shaping the contemporary art landscape. “Indra’s Net,” curated by Sandhini Poddar, offers visitors a unique exploration of interconnectedness, featuring 10 dedicated presentations that delve into the profound concept derived from Buddhist and Hindu thought.
Frieze Masters: A Decade of Artistic Excellence
Directed by Nathan Clements-Gillespie, Frieze Masters is marking its tenth anniversary in 2022, and this milestone brings an exciting lineup of over 120 galleries. From ancient to modern, the fair will showcase art spanning six millennia of history. This extensive historical range offers an unparalleled opportunity for discovery, with a focus on both renowned figures and hidden talents.
Special sections like “Spotlight,” curated by Camille Morineau and AWARE, are dedicated to pioneering women artists from the 20th century. Another section, “Stand Out,” returns under the guidance of Luke Syson, presenting notable galleries as they dedicate portions of their Main section booths to this special extension.
Frieze magazine made its debut in 1991, thanks to the collaborative efforts of Amanda Sharp, Matthew Slotover, and the artist Tom Gidley. This publication initially emerged as a fresh alternative to established art journals like Artforum, and it soon attracted a roster of notable contributors, including Hilton Als, Peter Schjeldahl, and Lynne Tillman.
In 2003, Slotover and Sharp decided to part ways with Gidley and ventured into new territory by launching the Frieze Art Fair. The early editions of this fair witnessed a steady rise in attendance, growing from 27,700 visitors at its inaugural event to an impressive 105,000 in 2016. Frieze Art Fair garnered recognition for pioneering practices such as commissioning works directly from artists and conducting artist talks during the event. It played a pivotal role in unifying London’s burgeoning art scene, which was gaining prominence following significant investments in cultural institutions like the Tate Modern.
Despite drawing substantial crowds, a 2006 report suggested that only 20% of the fair’s 68,000 visitors had genuine intentions to purchase artwork. In response, Frieze discontinued reporting sales figures in 2006, citing inaccuracies due to many sales occurring discreetly or after the fair’s conclusion. Around the mid-2000s, major auction houses such as Christie’s, Sotheby’s, and Phillips synchronized their mid-season contemporary sales with Frieze London.
In 2010, Slotover participated in a formal debate at London’s Saatchi Gallery, engaging in a discussion about whether “art fairs are about money,” alongside artists like Jasper Joffe. Joffe’s criticisms of Frieze and Slotover allegedly led to his work being excluded from the fair that year.
The expansion of the Frieze brand continued in May 2011 when Slotover and Sharp announced the launch of two new art fairs: Frieze New York and Frieze Masters, both debuting in 2012. Frieze Masters, held concurrently with the original Frieze Art Fair, focuses on art created before the year 2000.
In 2016, the Frieze brand underwent significant changes as Endeavor, an American talent agency and holding group, acquired a controlling 70% stake in the company, encompassing the magazine and art fairs. Slotover and Sharp remained at the helm until 2020, when Simon Fox, a former media executive at Reach plc, assumed the role of CEO, overseeing all publications and fairs.
The expansion of Frieze fairs continued with the addition of Frieze Los Angeles in 2019 and Frieze Seoul in 2022. Observers have drawn parallels between the art scenes in Los Angeles and Seoul and London’s art scene in 2003, highlighting the growing significance of these cities in the global art world.
In 2023, Frieze further extended its reach by acquiring two locally established art fairs: The Armory Show in New York and EXPO Chicago. These fairs will continue to operate independently under their existing brand identities.
A World of Art at Your Fingertips
The list of galleries participating in Frieze London and Frieze Masters 2022 is a testament to the global reach and diversity of these fairs. Visitors will have the chance to encounter the work of some of the most influential artists working today while also exploring new names and emerging talent. The fairs offer a dynamic space for the exchange of ideas and a celebration of the rich tapestry of art throughout history.
Frieze London and Frieze Masters are set to once again captivate art enthusiasts, collectors, and connoisseurs from across the globe. With their curated selections of contemporary and historical art, these fairs serve as windows into the ever-evolving world of creativity. Whether you’re seeking cutting-edge contemporary pieces or diving into the depths of art history, The Regent’s Park will be the place to be from October 12 to 16, 2022. Don’t miss the chance to immerse yourself in this global celebration of artistry and imagination.
Adams and Ollman
Arcadia Missa (shared with Project Native Informant)
Nicelle Beauchene Gallery
Marianne Boesky Gallery
Galerie Gisela Capitain
Sadie Coles HQ
Galeria Vera Cortês
Thomas Dane Gallery
Galerie Eigen + Art
Carl Freedman Gallery
Stephen Friedman Gallery
Frith Street Gallery
Alexander Gray Associates
Galerie Karin Guenther (shared with Kadel Willborn)
Hauser & Wirth
Galerie Max Hetzler
Pippy Houldsworth Gallery
Taka Ishii Gallery
Kadel Willborn (shared with Galerie Karin Guenther)
Tina Kim Gallery
David Kordansky Gallery
Simon Lee Gallery
Galerie Lelong & Co.
Matthew Marks Gallery
The Modern Institute
Galleria Franco Noero (shared with Sprovieri)
Galleria Lorcan O’Neill
Project Native Informant (shared with Arcadia Missa)
Ryan Lee Gallery
Jack Shainman Gallery
Sies + Höke
Sprovieri (shared with Galleria Franco Noero)
The Sunday Painter
Rachel Uffner Gallery
Vadehra Art Gallery
Galerie Hubert Winter
David Zwirner FOCUS SECTION 80M2 Livia Benavides, Gabriel Acevedo Velarde
Addis Fine Art, Selome Muleta
Nir Altman, Josephine Baker
Helena Anrather, Jennifer Carvalho
Blindspot Gallery, Trevor Yeung
Matthew Brown, Kenturah Davis
Company Gallery, Hayden Dunham, Women’s History Museum
Gallery Vacancy, Michael Ho
Vitrine, Tarek Lakhrissi
Wschód, Joanna Woś
Damien & The Love Guru, Emanuele Marcuccio
Derosia, Zoe Barcza
Edel Assanti, Marcin Dudek
Emalin, Daiga Grantina
Gianni Manhattan, Barbara Kapusta
Ginsberg, Daniel De La Barra
Green Art Gallery, Maryam Hoseini
Gypsum, Mahmoud Khaled
Hot Wheels Athens, Marina Xenofontos
Hua International, Rafael Domenech
In Lieu, Maren Karlson
Galerie Noah Klink, Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann
LambdaLambdaLambda, Tatjana Danneberg (shared with Dawid Radziszewski)
Kiang Malingue, Nabuqi
Marfa’, Rania Stephan
Microscope Gallery, Peggy Ahwesh
Édouard Montassut, Hélène Fauquet
PM8 / Francisco Salas, Elena Narbutaitė
Dawid Radziszewski, Tatjana Danneberg (shared with LambdaLambdaLambda)
Soft Opening, Rhea Dillon
Sweetwater, Jesse Stecklow
Sophie Tappeiner, Angelika Loderer
Temnikova & Kasela, Kaarel Kurismaa
Tiwani Contemporary, Joy Labinjo, Umar Rashid
Union Pacific, Agnieszka Polska
Gallery Vacancy, Michael Ho
Vitrine, Tarek Lakhrissi
Wschód, Joanna Woś
Frieze London and Masters takes place from 12- 16 October 2022, taking place at The Regent’s Park, London.
WEDNESDAY 12 OCTOBER | VIP PREVIEW
Please check your Digital VIP invitation for your access time.
THURDAY 13 OCTOBER | VIP PREVIEW
11:00am – 1:00pm
1:00pm – 7:00pm
FRIDAY 14 OCTOBER
11.00am – 7:00pm
SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER
11.00am – 7:00pm
SUNDAY 16 OCTOBER
11:00am – 6:00pm
Frieze London is located in the south of The Regent’s Park, with the entrance off Park Square West. The postcode is NW1 4LL (Google Maps). Frieze Masters is approximately 15 minutes walk from Frieze London.
Tube: Frieze London & Frieze Sculpture: 5 minutes walk from Regent’s Park tube station. Baker Street and Great Portland Street stations are also close by.
Bus: 2, 13, 18, 27, 30, 74, 82, 88, 113, 139, 189, 205, 274, 453 & C2.
Bike: Bike racks are provided within the park.
Car Parking: Public transport is very convenient for the fair and we recommend you use it where possible. However, if you drive to the fair, there are a limited number of Pay and Display parking spaces in the park.