Frieze Week 2017 Essential Guide

Frieze 2017 Essential guide

Frieze Week has been singled out as one of the most pivotal events in the international art calendar. Competing with Art Basel and Miami Beach Art Basel is no easy feat, but by stamping their own particular take on the art fair Frieze has become a first stop for innovation and most of all a showcase for great contemporary art. Beyond Frieze, London presents a number of collateral events which should not be missed many are covered in the guide below.


5-8 October

Frieze London 2017

Frieze London

South of the Regent’s Park

Frieze London brings together more than 160 of the world’s leading contemporary galleries, showcasing ambitious presentations by emerging and established artists, enhanced by an exceptional programme of artist commissions, films and talks.

Highlights this year include curated gallery sections dedicated to discovery and radical feminist practice, Frieze Projects’ non-profit programme featuring commissions from 11 international artists.

Sex Work: New for 2017, Sex Work: Feminist Art & Radical Politics is curated by independent curator and scholar Alison Gingeras. Featuring women artists working at the extreme edges of feminist practice since the 1960s, and the galleries who supported them.

Focus section: Emerging Talents Bringing together 34 galleries from Cairo to Berlin, Focus features galleries aged 12 years or younger.

Frieze Film: a series of new film commissions premiered at Frieze London and broadcast on national television. Alex Bag, Pauline Curnier Jardin, Gabríela Friðriksdóttir and Raphaela Vogel will create new works as part of Frieze Projects, the fair’s celebrated non-profit programme curated by Raphael Gygax. 

Frieze Projects: This year’s non-profit programme of new artist commissions at Frieze London is curated by Raphael Gygax (Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich) and will feature eleven artists from eight countries across the world. Frieze Projects and the Frieze Artist Award are supported by the LUMA Foundation for the third consecutive year.

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5-8 October

Frieze Masters 2017

north-east corner of Regent’s Park

Frieze Masters 2017 bring together thousands of years of art in a unique, contemporary context, with over 130 of the world’s leading galleries specialising in antiquities, Asian art, ethnographic art, illuminated manuscripts, medieval, modern and post-war art, Old Masters and 19th Century, as well as photography, sculpture and wunderkammer.

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Until 8 October 

Frieze Sculpture 2017

The Regent’s Park

Frieze’s first-ever summer exhibition in The Regent’s Park brings together 23 new and significant works by 20th-century masters and leading contemporary artists from around the world, including Rasheed Araeen, John Chamberlain, Urs Fischer, Gary Hume, KAWS, Alicja Kwade, Michael Craig Martin, Eduardo Paolozzi, Jaume Plen- sa, Thomas J Price, Ugo Rondinone and Hank Willis Thomas. Selected by Clare Lilley (Director of Programme, Yorkshire Sculpture Park).


Satellite Fairs

2-8 October

PAD London

Berkeley Square

Set in the vibrant heart of Mayfair, PAD is London’s leading fair for 20th Century art, design and decorative arts.

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5-8 October

Sunday 2017

Ambika 3, Marylebone Road

SUNDAY is an annual contemporary art fair held in London which focuses on new and emerging artists and galleries from around the world. This year SUNDAY will showcase 25 international galleries exhibiting solo projects or curated group presentations.

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5-8 October

Moniker International Art Fair 2017

The Old Truman Brewery

Now in its 8th year, Moniker Art Fair aims to spotlight emerging and established talent from a burgeoning and increasingly diverse contemporary art movement forged by its subversive and innovative spirit. Staged during London’s most important art week in October, Moniker Art Fair attracts some of the most talked about artists, galleries and collectors from the finer side of the street art movement and its related subcultures.

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The Other Art Fair

The Old Truman Brewery

The Other Art Fair returns to East London’s iconic Truman Brewery presenting 130 emerging and undiscovered artists handpicked by a committee of art industry experts. The fair allows visitors to buy art direct from the artists.

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5-8 October

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair

Somerset House

With biannual editions in London and New York, 1:54 is the leading international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. Drawing reference to the fifty-four countries that constitute the African continent, 1:54 is a sustainable and dynamic platform that is engaged in contemporary dialogue and exchange.

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30 September-4 October

Crossroads Art Fair 2017

Victoria House Basement

Crossroads returns to London marking a big shift with new art direction and a new centrally located venue. Crossroads is a niche art fair that launched last year in London with approximately fifty international galleries and special projects, all hand-picked by renowned curators. Its goal is to be a relevant cross-cultural platform with an exciting mix of emerging and established galleries, as well as non-profits, with balanced geographical origins.

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30 September – 5 October

PIAF (Peckham International Art Fair)

Copeland Park & Bussey Building

PIAF (Peckham International Art Fair) is an ambitious new art fair launching in London hosting 15 international galleries at Copeland Park, an industrial unit in the creative quarter of Peckham in South London. 

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Other Events

6-8 October

The Crash

Q-Park Car Park Cavendish Square

Following the popularity of the previous exhibitions held at this unique west end location Geoff Leong once again joins forces with dynamic artist-curator Vanya Balogh to support this non-profit exhibition featuring over 100 international artists in the circular 20000 Sq ft multi-storey car park beneath Cavendish Square in the West End.

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