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The Frieze Art Fair London 2012 Stand Prize went to Vitamin Creative Space.
David Franchi – 17th October 2012
“awarded to the most innovative gallery stand at the fair”
The Frieze Art Fair London 2012 Stand Prize has been awarded to Vitamin Creative Space, stand E6, from Guangzhou, China. The Stand Prize, consisting of £10,000, has been awarded on 10th October to the most innovative gallery stand at the fair. Vitamin Creative Space has also presented the Pak Sheung Chuen’s Solo Project “Left & Right, Blue & Sky”.
For the fourth year, Champagne Pommery has sponsored the Stand Prize. The following international curators and critics selected the winning stand; Alex Farquharson, Director, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, November Paynter, Associate Director of Research and Programs, SALT, Istanbul, and Doryun Chong, Associate Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, MoMA, NY.
Frieze Fair London 2012 presented a curated programme including Sculpture Park commissions and projects, many of which are interactive or performative. Important was also the Outset/Frieze Art Fair Fund to Benefit the Tate Collection.
Supported by Frieze Foundation, it encouraged visitors to engage with art and artists directly. Frieze Foundation is a non-profit organisation, which oversees: Frieze Talks, a programme of panel discussions and lectures printed during the fair; Frieze Projects, a curated programme of site specific projects by artists in and around the fair. Last year the Foundation has introduced the Emdash Award which is annually presented to an international emerging artist. The foundation also administers Frieze Music, Frieze Education and Frieze Film.
Frieze London 2012 was a carefully selected presentation of 175 of the most forward thinking contemporary galleries and will present new work by over 1,000 of the world’s most innovative artists. This year the fair is once again housed in a bespoke temporary structure, in Regent’s Park, designed by architects Carmody Groarke.
Frieze London was founded in 2003 by Matthew Slotover and Amanda Sharp. It is organised in three sections, the main gallery section, Focus and Frame. This year Frieze Masters was also introduced. Together the crossover between the two fairs has made London the focus for a broad international art audience.
Around 500 galleries apply each year for the fair and the application form is posted on the website in December, with deadline in February. The selection is made in April by a committee of gallerists who participate in the fair.
From 11th to 14th October 2012, at Regent’s Park, London.