Frieze and Frieze Masters 2021 Artlyst chooses twenty of the best
Frieze London got back on track this year, with most dealers giving their best. You could feel the excitement and “anticipation” of the audience and the vendors, many of whom made this release their first release in over 18 months. Frieze London was founded in 2003. The fair is one of the world’s leading contemporary art fairs, focusing solely on contemporary art. It takes place in October at Regent’s Park, in the heart of London. The 2021 edition of the fair showcased more than 160 of the most outstanding galleries from around the world.
Artlyst picks ten from Frieze London 2021
Masters of the frieze
Frieze Masters, founded in 2010, offers a unique contemporary perspective on thousands of years of art history, from collectibles to significant masterpieces from the ancient era and from Old Masters to the end of the 20th century. The 2021 edition of the fair featured more than 130 of the most important galleries from around the world.
Artlyst chooses ten from the 2021 Frieze Masters
The show’s exhibiting galleries represent some of the most exciting artists working today, from the most emerging to the most iconic, and a team of world-renowned independent curators advise on thematic sections, making possible performance-based work and ambitious presentations by emerging galleries. The fair’s focus on living artists and innovative practices is also evident in the critically acclaimed Frieze Talks program.
Frieze London 2021 will once again be at the forefront of discovery, this year engaging the next generation of European curators who are reshaping the discourse around contemporary art today. Unworlding, curated by Cédric Fauq (chief curator, CAPC museum of contemporary art in Bordeaux), will present a selection of international artists whose practices revolve around the idea of the outcome of the world as we know it. . This year’s show also sees the addition of
Editions, a new section featuring the world’s leading publishers of edited and multiples works by today’s most renowned contemporary artists, including Paula Rego, Yinka Shonibare, Georg Baselitz, Do Ho Suh, Julie Mehretu and more.
Frieze London coincides with and is within walking distance of its sister fair, Frieze Masters, in The Regent’s Park. Frieze Masters offers a unique perspective on the relationship between historical art and contemporary practice, showing works made before the year 2000, while Frieze London presents works created mainly after 2000. Reliant Frieze London and Frieze Masters , Frieze Sculpture is a free exhibition of major outdoor works located in the English Gardens of Regent’s Park at the south end of the Broadwalk. Clare Lilley, Program Director at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, will select and place the works again in Frieze Sculpture 2021. Frieze Sculpture is free and open to everyone from September 14 to the end of October.
Each year for the past six years, Frieze has welcomed over 60,000 visitors to Frieze London and Frieze Masters combined. These visitors included people interested in the art world, such as curators, artists, collectors, gallery owners and critics, as well as the general public. Some are visiting as first-time collectors.