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Frieze Sculpture returns to The Regent’s Park

Frieze has revealed details of the 2023 edition of Frieze Sculpture, the much-celebrated public art exhibition returns to The Regent’s Park, London, September 20th – October 29th, 2023.

Suhasini Kejriwal, Untitled, 2023. Acrylic paint, fibreglass, metal, 30 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Frieze Sculpture coincides with Frieze London and Frieze Masters, which take place concurrently from October 11th-15th, 2023. This year Frieze will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its first-ever fair, with Frieze London presenting its most international edition to date.

Led for the first time by Fatos Üstek (Independent Curator and Writer), this year’s exhibition will feature 22 leading international artists whose works will be situated throughout The Regent’s Park’s historic English Gardens. Participating artists include Ghada Amer, Leilah Babirye, Sanford Biggers, Jyll Bradley, Angela Bulloch, Catharine Czudej, Ayse Erkmen, Yuichi Hirako, Gülsün Karamustafa, Suhasini Kejriwal, Tony Matelli, Louise Nevelson, Temitayo Ogunbiyi, Zak Ové, Li Li Ren, Hans Rosenström, Tomas Saraceno, Yinka Shonibare, Josh Smith, Amy Stephens, Holly Stevenson, and Hank Willis Thomas. The display will be accompanied by a public programme of live activations and tours, as well as a free audio guide narrated by Üstek and available from Frieze.com

I am excited to invite Londoners and international visitors to partake in a new vision for sculpture this autumn. This year’s Frieze Sculpture brings together a wide breadth of artistic practices from across the world. The English Gardens will be charged with artworks that pronounce the contrast between the monumental and the ephemeral, whilst engaging with aspects of other artistic mediums. Alongside the exhibition, a complementary public programme of performances and talks will enrich the art experiences that are generated in The Regent’s Park. Let the countdown begin!

Fato? Üstek, Curator of Frieze Sculpture 2023,

This year, Frieze Sculpture will extend further across the English Gardens, expanding on the boundaries of former editions. The 2023 selection of artists includes those who have not yet realised major works in the public realm, as well as a number of young practitioners who are pushing the boundaries of their practice. Including both new and existing works, alongside site-responsive and site-specific projects, Frieze Sculpture 2023 will address how the medium can be both monumental and ephemeral, as well as incorporating a multitude of artistic approaches — conceptual, experiential, political, humorous and imaginative. The selected artworks will be linked by ideas of transformation, political empowerment, contemporary rituals and social imaginary. Overall, the 11th edition of Frieze Sculpture will seek to highlight the proliferation of sculptural methods employed by artists working today and the shifting cultural-historical contexts of the medium; inviting visitors to ponder, engage with and explore the artistic rigour and ambition of this year’s participants.

We are thrilled that Fatos Üstek will bring her curatorial vision to Frieze Sculpture this year, with a selection of leading international artists who thoughtfully push both the conceptual and material scope of the medium. Free and open to all, this temporary sculpture park is vital to our celebration of London’s creative spirit and promises to captivate the residents, workers and art enthusiasts who visit The Regent’s Park this autumn.

Eva Langret, Director of Frieze London,

Participating artists and galleries, Frieze Sculpture 2023:

Ghada Amer My Body My Choice, 2022 Goodman Gallery, Leilah Babirye Gyagenda, 2023 Stephen Friedman Gallery, Sanford Biggers Cheshire (Janus), 2023 Marianne Boesky Gallery and Massimo De Carlo *on display during Frieze Week only, Jyll Bradley The Hop, 2022 Pi Artworks, Angela Bulloch Heavy Metal Stack of Six: Copper Nut, 2023 Simon Lee Gallery, Catharine Czudej Fat Man with Flowers and Man Kneeling with Flowers, 2022 Josh Lilley, Ayse Erkmen Model for Moss Column, 2023 Dirimart, Yuichi Hirako Yggdrasill / Books, 2023 Gallery Baton, Gülsün Karamustafa Monument for the 21st Century, 2016 BüroSargedik, Suhasini Kejriwal Garden of Un-Earthly Delights, 2023 Nature Morte, Tony Matelli Sleepwalker, 2014 Maruani Mercier, Louise Nevelson Model for Celebration II, 1976 Pace Gallery,  Temitayo Ogunbiyi You will carry dreams, memories, and new beginnings (48 Days), 2023 Tiwani Contemporary, Zak Ové The Mothership Connection, 2021 Gallery 1957, Li Li Ren To find a way home, 2023 Sherbet Green, Hans Rosenström Unfolding Silence, 2023 Helsinki Contemporary, Tomas Saraceno
Silent Autumn, 2023 Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Yinka Shonibare CBE RA Material (SG), 2019 Stephen Friedman Gallery, Josh Smith Untitled, 2023 David Zwirner, Amy Stephens Waking Matter, 2023, Bo Lee and Workman Holly Stevenson The Debate, 2023 Pi Artworks and Sid Motion Gallery, Hank Willis Thomas
All Power to All People, 2023 Goodman Gallery.

About the curator

Fatos Üstek is an independent curator and writer based in London. She is curator of Frieze Sculpture 2023, author of The Art Institution of Tomorrow, Reinventing the Model, co-founding director of FRANK Fair Artist Pay and curator of ‘Cascading Principles Expansions within Geometry, Philosophy and Interference’ at the Mathematical Institute, Oxford University. Üstek sits on governance roles in the UK
and Europe; is Chair of New Contemporaries, and serves on the advisory board of Urbane Kuenste Ruhr in Germany and Jan Van Eyck Academy in the Netherlands. Üstek acts as jury for art prizes and national pavilions, such as the Jindrich Chalupecky Award from 2022-24, Dutch Pavilion in 2022 and 2024,
Scottish Pavilion in 2022 and Turner Prize in 2020. She is the founding member of Association of
Women in the Arts (AWITA), member of AICA UK, IKT and sits on the editorial advisory board of Extra
Extra magazine.

Üstek was previously Director of the Liverpool Biennial, Director of the Roberts Institute of Art, Curator of Art Night, London (2017), Curator of ‘fig-2 – 50 exhibitions 50 weeks’ at ICA London (2015) and Associate Curator of the 10th Gwangju Biennial, South Korea (2014). She has commissioned a number of projects in the public realm, including Nathan Coley, Liverpool, 2020; Do Ho Suh, London, 2018-20; and presently with Nine Elms, London.



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