Frieze Sculpture 2018
Hotel Café Royal is proud to once more be the official hotel partner of Frieze London. Before the annual fair, which celebrates modern art in all its guises, commences 4th to 7th October 2018, the Frieze Sculpture Park returns to Regent's Park and is open all Summer for visitors and Londoners alike to immerse themselves in.
Frieze Sculpture returns to Regent’s Park for three months, featuring works by 25 contemporary and modern artists presented by world-leading galleries. Selected and placed by Clare Lilley (Director of Programme, Yorkshire Sculpture Park), Frieze Sculpture creates an exceptional cultural attraction at the heart of the city.
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 Wilsonand 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.'
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; Stack, made in corten steel by Sean Scully (b. 1945, Ireland), renowned for his painting and prints; 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 public project in London, MUDSKIPPER, WALKING WORKBOAT (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).’
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. frieze.com
HOTEL CAFÉ ROYAL IS THE OFFICIAL HOTEL PARTNER OF FRIEZE LONDON 2018.