Frieze Sculpture Announces 2018 Artists For London’s Regent’s Park

Frieze Sculpture

Frieze has announced the artists participating in this year’s Sculpture Park. The event which opens in July is again curated by Clare Lilley Director of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The 2018 edition is just as expansive and diverse so that the public and collectors alike can experience world-class artwork in the extensive English Gardens, designed by Markham Nesfield in 1866. Last year, the first-ever summer Frieze Sculpture was a resounding success, with more than five million visitors enjoying exceptional sculpture by artists from around the world.

My hope is that the exhibition will give pause for thought as well as great pleasure and that visitors to Regent’s Park will have a snapshot of the fantastic imagination of artists and variety of sculpture being made today -Clare Lilley, Curator

Frieze Sculpture will return to The Regent’s Park for three months this summer, featuring works by 25 contemporary and modern artists presented by world-leading galleries. It will create an exceptional cultural attraction at the heart of the city, for Londoners and international visitors alike.

Frieze Sculpture will bring together 25 artists from five continents, including: Larry Achiampong, John Baldessari, Rana Begum, Yoan Capote, James Capper, Elmgreen & Dragset, Tracey Emin, Tim Etchells, Rachel Feinstein, Barry Flanagan, Laura Ford, Dan Graham, Haroon Gunn-Salie, Bharti Kher, Kimsooja, Michele Mathison, Virginia Overton, Simon Periton, Kathleen Ryan, Sean Scully, Conrad Shawcross, Monika Sosnowska, Kiki Smith, Hugo Wilson and Richard Woods.

New for 2018, Mtec will support young galleries and emerging artists to reach larger audiences, by enabling their participation in Frieze Sculpture. In 2018, Mtec will cover the costs of installation and de-installation for two galleries: Hannah Barry Gallery (London), presenting TREADPADS (2018) by James Capper and Copperfield Gallery (London) with PAN AFRICAN FLAGS FOR THE RELIC TRAVELLERS’ ALLIANCE (2018) by Larry Achiampong.

Clare Lilley said: ‘Artists of different generations and from across the world – including a strong female contribution – will come together and explore multiple concepts, spanning political and architectural ideas, animal forms and material experimentation.’

Sean Scully Stack Frieze Sculpture
Sean Scully Stack Frieze Sculpture

Highlights include:

Stack, made in corten steel by Sean Scully (b. 1945, Ireland), renowned for his paintings and prints, Larry Achiampong’s (b.1984, UK) Afrofuturistic icons, PAN AFRICAN FLAGS; Yoan Capote’s (b.1977, Cuba) enigmatic sculpture of concrete and bronze, entitled Stress; Haroon Gunn-Salie’s (b.1989, South Africa) chilling group of crouching figures; Michele Mathison’s (b. 1977, South Africa) subversive street-lamp sculptures, exploring civic collapse and decay; and Tim Etchells’s (b. 1962, UK) new text-based work, Everything is Lost; Veteran Dan Graham (b.1942, USA) presents an exquisite glass pavilion which will be activated by visitors alongside a brightly coloured Holiday Home by Richard Woods (b.1966, UK); a 14-metre-high needle woman tower by Kimsooja (b.1957, South Korea); a new, monumental Optic Labyrinth by Conrad Shawcross (b.1977, UK); a stained-glass structure by Rana Begum (b.1977, Bangladesh) and Monika Sosnowska’s (b. 1972, Poland) hanging metal sculpture which collapses architectural and mental space.

Meanwhile, the natural and animal world is referenced in very different ways with sculptures by John Baldessari (b.1931, USA), Elmgreen & Dragset (b.1961, Denmark & 1969, Norway), a beguiling work by Kathleen Ryan (b.1984, USA) a lyrical flock by Tracey Emin (b.1963, UK); and a coloured leaf-form by Simon Periton (b.1964, UK); while Barry Flanagan’s (1914-2009, UK) seven-metre-high bronze features the artist’s signature dancing hare. Kiki Smith’s (b.1954, Germany) uncanny, white seated girl seems to observe everything.

Major new works include, among others, Rachel Feinstein’s set of four beautiful Majolica sculptures using classical forms; Hugo Wilson’s (b.1982, UK) first-ever work in bronze, referencing baroque Italian sculpture; James Capper’s (b. 1987, London) TREADPADS connected with his upcoming project at the Venice Biennale (2019); a shamanistic figure in bronze by Bharti Kher (b.1969, India); and a new piece by Virginia Overton (b. 1971, USA), who is currently the subject of a solo show at Socrates Sculpture Park (USA).’ Frieze Sculpture is accompanied by a free Audio Tour by Clare Lilley and family trail in a new, freely downloadable app, produced in partnership with ARTimbarc. The app will launch on 3 July on

Full list of works:

Larry Achiampong

John Baldessari
Penguin (2018)
Marian Goodman Gallery

Rana Begum
No. 814 (2018)
The Third Line
Jhaveri Contemporary
Kate Macgarry

Yoan Capote
Stress (2004)
Ben Brown Fine Arts

James Capper

Hannah Barry Gallery

Elmgreen & Dragset
Si par une nuit d’hiver un voyageur (2017)
Galerie Perrotin

Tracey Emin
A Moment Without You (2017)
White Cube

Tim Etchells
Everything is Lost (2018)

Rachel Feinstein
Octavio, Corine, Mezzetino, Chinoisie (2018)
Gagosian Gallery

Barry Flanagan
Large Nijinski on Anvil Point (2001)
Waddington Custot

Laura Ford
Dancing Clog Girls I-III (2015)
New Art Centre

Dan Graham
London Rococo (2012)
Lisson Gallery

Haroon Gunn-Salie
Senzenina (2018)
Goodman Gallery

A Needle Woman: Galaxy was a Memory, Earth is a Souvenir (2014)
Axel Vervoordt Gallery

Bharti Kher
Unit 1: Djinn Family (2018)
Hauser & Wirth

Michele Mathison
Parallax (2018)
Tyburn Gallery

Virgina Overton
Untitled (122 x 244 View) (2018)
White Cube

Simon Periton
Outdoor Miner (2018)
Sadie Coles HQ

Kathleen Ryan
il Volatile (2018)
Josh Lilley Gallery

Sean Scully
Shadow Stack (2018)

Conrad Shawcross
Optic Labyrinth (Arrangement I) (2018)
Victoria Miro

Kiki Smith
Seer (Alice I) (2005)
Timothy Taylor

Monika Sosnowska
Rebar 12 (2017)
Hauser & Wirth

Hugo Wilson
Pact (2017-18)

Richard Woods
Holiday Home (Regent’s Park) (2018)
Alan Cristea Gallery

Clare Lilley is a British art curator who has curated Yorkshire Sculpture Park internationally renowned exhibitions of modern and contemporary sculpture since the 1990s and has curated the Frieze Sculpture Park in London in 2012 and 2013, introducing historic work to the contemporary collections. She moderated the 2007 British Council Contemporary Curators’ Forum at the National Art Museum of China, Beijing, has been a judge for the RIBA White Rose Award for Contemporary Architecture, the Noilly Prat Prix de la Sculpture, and the Arts Foundation Sculpture Prize (2007/2013). In 2007, she was nominator for the Northern Art Prize and in 2012, Paul Hamlyn Artist Awards.

Works in Frieze Sculpture are selected by Clare Lilley, following an open call for proposals submitted by international galleries.

In place from 4 July to 7 October 2018, Frieze Sculpture is located in the English Gardens of The Regent’s Park. Entrance to Frieze Sculpture is free to the public.

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