Frieze Sculpture Garden To Go Ahead Despite Fair’s Cancellation

Frieze Sculpture Garden 2020

Frieze will be launching their annual sculpture garden in ten days despite the fair’s move online due to the COVID19 pandemic.

Rarely have public spaces been quite so important for our mental and physical well-being – Curator Clare Lilley

This year the Frieze Sculpture Garden shines a light on Sculpture in the open air, creating a place of inspiration and enjoyment. Curated by –Clare Lilley, Director of Programme, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Frieze Sculpture will return to The Regent’s Park from 5 – 18 October this year, featuring 12 ambitious works by leading international artists throughout the park’s English Gardens. Frieze Sculpture will be presented as part of an expanded Frieze Week programme of activity throughout London and coincides with Frieze London and Frieze Masters, which this year introduce a new hybrid format of online and offline activity.

Frieze Sculpture 2020
Fabio Lattanzi Antinori, 2020, AD KEYWORDS, Courtesy of Pi Artworks and the artist

The 2020 line-up features artists David Altmejd, Fabio Lattanzi Antinori, Gianpietro Carlesso, Eric Fischl, Patrick Goddard, Lubaina Himid, Kalliopi Lemos, Richard Long, Sarah Lucas, Gavin Turk, Rebecca Warren and Arne Quinze.

Adapted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Frieze Sculpture 2020 will facilitate ambitious sculptural projects, despite the myriad challenges facing artists working in the medium at this moment. In keeping with the programme’s history of supporting new commissions, the display will feature new works from Patrick Goddard, Kalliopi Lemos and Arne Quinze, alongside a recent commission by Lubaina Himid, created for the 2019 High Line in New York, and exhibited for the first time in the UK.

This year’s selection of works touches on a range of timely themes, including civil rights, ecology, and the role of the artist as a disruptor. Works by Lubaina Himid and Kalliopi Lemos explore issues around equality and art as a catalyst for change. At the same time, Patrick Goddard, Richard Long and Arne Quinze underscore the importance of our relationship to the natural world.

Exhibited in an open-air setting, Frieze Sculpture will allow audiences to enjoy significant works while observing social distancing orders. Frieze Sculpture is accompanied by a free audio tour by curator Clare Lilley. The display will also have a virtual presence on Frieze Viewing Room, allowing viewers from across the globe to view and engage with the works.

Frieze Sculpture opens in the English Gardens of Regent’s Park, London, from October 5, 2020, and is free and open to all. For the latest from Frieze, follow @friezeartfair on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and sign up to our newsletter.

Image at the top of page: Lubaina Himid, Five Conversations, 2019, presented by Hollybush Gardens. Commissioned by High Line Art, presented by Friends of the High Line and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Photo by Timothy Schenck.

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