Frieze London 2015: Sculpture Park Extended To January 2016

Frieze London 2015 has announced that the 2015 Sculpture Park that is comprised of 16 new and historical works – set in The English Gardens and free to the public, the Sculpture Park is selected for the fourth consecutive year by Clare Lilley, Director of Programme, Yorkshire Sculpture Park – that many of the works will remain on view to visitors to The Regent’s Park until 17 January 2016.

Nick Biddle, The Regent’s Park Manager, said: ‘It’s fantastic news that the Frieze Sculpture Park will have an extended residency. The Sculpture Park has become one of the highlights of Frieze Week in London, allowing park visitors to experience and discover thought-provoking and visually attractive temporary art installations for free, whilst enjoying a leisurely stroll.’

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson added: ‘Frieze Art Fair is one of the largest art fairs in the world, not only cementing London’s reputation as a global centre for culture and the art market, but contributing significantly to London’s economy. The Sculpture Park is a terrific free attraction and extending its run means that many more Londoners and tourists will be able to see it.’

Clare Lilley said: ‘I am thrilled that Frieze has worked with the Royal Parks and Camden Council to extend the Sculpture Park, for Londoners to enjoy until mid-January 2016. The seven pieces remaining on view, including iconic works by Carol Bove, Richard Serra and Conrad Shawcross, will create a major free cultural attraction in the centre of London.’

Initiated in 2005 and now entering its second decade, the Sculpture Park features works from both Frieze London and Frieze Masters, juxtaposing significant historical, modern and cutting-edge contemporary work by international artists. With free public access, the Frieze Sculpture Park gives visitors to The Regent’s Park a rare opportunity to encounter exceptional sculpture, spanning hundreds of years of art history, in the open air.

Works for 2015 include: Lock (1976-7), a major work by Richard Serra, which Peter Freeman (New York) will show for the first time publicly since it was exhibited at the Whitney Museum in 1977; Open Screen (2014) by Carol Bove(David Zwirner, London); a monolith from the pre-Ekoi culture of Western Africa, estimated to be 800–1,000 years old (Didier Claes, Brussels); live performances by Anri Sala, originally commissioned for the 12th Havana Biennial (2015) (Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris & Marian Goodman Gallery, London); and a tetrahedral tree-like form by Conrad Shawcross, part of his recent installation in the courtyard of London’s Royal Academy of Arts (Victoria Miro, London).

Image: Seung-taek Lee, Earth Play, 1979-89. Balloon painted with oil, 500cm diameter (Courtesy of Gallery Hyundai).