A Free Summer Exhibition for London: Frieze Sculpture 2017

Frieze Sculpture will open from 5 July to 8 October, presenting a free out- door exhibition for London and its international visitors throughout the summer months. Selected by Clare Lilley (Director of Programme, York- shire Sculpture Park), Frieze’s firrst-ever summer exhibition in Regent’s Park will bring 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.
Programming partner Art Fund will host a series of public tours through- out the outdoor exhibition.
The Frieze Sculpture Audio Tour app, also produced by Art Fund, will feature Clare Lilley talking through each of the selected works on display and will be available to download for free from the App store and Google Play from 5 July.

In addition, the free London Summer Art Map, co-produced by Art Fund, Art on the Underground, Frieze, the Mayor of London and Sculpture in the City, will provide the essential guide to an unmissable season of public art- work across the capital.

Clare Lilley, who selected and placed the works, said:

‘We are thrilled to expand the scope and audience for Frieze Sculpture this year so that even more people can enjoy some of the best outdoor sculpture from around the world in one of London’s exceptional parkland landscapes. From the play- ful to the political, these 23 works explore contemporary sculpture’s material and technical dexterity, together with its social role and re ection on the human condition and our environment. Presented by world-leading galleries, highlights include Thomas J Price’s (Hales) startling triple portraits of men of African origin; Reza Aramesh’s (Leila Heller Gallery) metamorphosis of mythical animal and subjected gure; and a six-metre-high ubiquitous toy-human gure by KAWS (Galerie Perrotin). Alongside some superb clas- sical modern works by Magdalena Abakanowicz (Marlborough Fine Art), Sir Anthony Caro (Annely Juda Fine Art), Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (Pangolin), Sir Michael Craig-Martin (New Art Centre), and Tony Cragg (Holtermann Fine Art ) are wonderful visceral, textural sculptures by Urs Fischer (Gago- sian), Tuakuro Kuwata (Alison Jacques Gallery) and an extraordinary white- enameled bronze tree by Ugo Rondinone (Sadie Coles HQ). Together with a stacked column of bronze footballs by Hank Willis Thomas (Ben Brown Fine Arts) and curious rocks and mirror by Alicja Kwade (Kammel Mennour), this exhibition sets out to intrigue, engage and enthrall diverse visitors across the summer.’

Maison Ruinart gave this year’s ‘Carte Blanche’ to the internationally re- nowned artist Jaume Plensa. The work dedicated to dom Thierry Ruinart will be presented as part of Frieze Sculpture 2017.

The London Summer Art Map is a practical guide to discovering art across the city, including the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, Frieze Sculpture in Regent’s Park and Sculpture in the City. Available from 27 June 2017 and distributed free throughout the London Underground network, the first-ever London Summer Art Map is co-produced by Art Fund, Art on the Underground, Frieze, the Mayor of London and Sculpture in the City.

In place from 5 July to 8 October 2017, Frieze Sculpture is located within the English Gardens of Regent’s Park. frieze.com/frieze-sculpture-2017

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