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Frieze Week 2017 brought to London significant events. Coinciding with Frieze Masters, as well as Frieze Sculpture, the two fairs form the heart of Frieze Week – an international cultural event in early October, which includes special programmes set up by galleries and museums across London.
This year highlights included: Thomas Ruff at the Whitechapel Gallery; ‘Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power’ at Tate Modern and SUPERFLEX for the Hyundai Commission at the Tate Turbine Hall; Rachel Whiteread at Tate Britain; Jasper Johns at the Royal Academy; Jean-Michel Basquiat; and John Akomfrah for the Curve Commission at the Barbican.
Frieze Week 2017 has seen also the comeback of Frieze Week magazine which offered a companion guide to the wealth of art and activity taking place at the fair and across the city during Frieze London and Masters.
Mount Street was the epicenter for Fashioning Frieze Week: Last October has seen Mount Street ‘Fashioning’ Frieze Week, as the world famous art fair’s first ever destination partner. Luxury giants from Roland Mouret to Erdem and from Jessica McCormack to Christopher Kane will be celebrating the fusion of fashion and art with an exclusive event series in their boutiques throughout Frieze Week – a series that will further cement the street’s credentials as the London destination ‘Where fashion and art collide’.
Victoria Siddall, Director, Frieze Fairs said: “This year, Frieze Week follows our first ever summer opening of Frieze Sculpture, a free exhibition of monumental outdoor work in Regent’s Park. This is our strongest ever exhibition of Sculpture and this is mirrored in the exhibitor list for Frieze London which I am extremely proud of – the fair will feature the best galleries from all over the world, from the emerging to the established. Don’t miss Alison M. Gingeras’s new section showcasing radical feminist artists, and the talks programme investigating art in an age of ‘alternative facts’, curated by Ralph Rugoff. All of this makes Frieze a vital destination for the art world and an important hub for international galleries.”
(This article firstly published on 19 november 2017)
Frieze Week 2017 was ongoing in London during Frieze London Art Fair, on the second week of October 2017.