John Jones Guide to Frieze 2013
11 October 2013
Frieze Art Fair is undoubtedly one of the most popular art events in the global art calendar, famed for their acclaimed programme of talks, films, projects and awards. Over 120 international galleries are welcomed to Regents Park for the Weekend of October 17th and the area will be buzzing with collectors, dealers and celebrities. The sheer scale of the fair can be overwhelming, so our team have put together this handy list of our top stands not to be missed!
Anthony Reynolds Gallery currently represents 24 artists in a variety of media and is best known for the discovery of exceptional young artists. Visitors to their Frieze 2013 stand can expect to admire the work of Walid Raad, an artist who explores the contemporary history of Lebanon through video, photography and essays. Our team is delighted to have designed museum standard red grandis wooden sprayed frames to display the artist’s archival ink jet prints and we are also looking forward to his forthcoming show at the gallery in February - April 2014!
Heralding from the famous Alserkal Avenue in Dubai, Grey Noise gallery are taking part in Frieze London for the very first time! This growing gallery will be showcasing a solo project entitled "Transmissions from a missing satellite" by Mehreen Murtaza, whose work is a composition of visual narratives. Traditional background meets the popular in order to question authenticity and objectivity through photography and multi-media sculpture. Look out for our museum quality walnut wood frames produced in a variety of finishes for Grey Noise.
New York gallery Andrew Kreps is set to represent the work of Christian Holstad at this year’s Frieze. Born in Anaheim, CA in 1972 and currently practicing in New York, the artist’s work was included in Aquatopia and he will travel to the Tate St. Ives this October. His practice encompasses sculpture, installation, performance, photography, collage and textiles and investigates issues of class, culture, sexuality and society.
Francesca Galloway, experts in Indian and Islamic art and Asian and European textiles, are exhibiting at Frieze London’s sister fair Frieze Masters, presenting a contemporary perspective on historical art. Their 2013 stand will include key pieces from the popular exhibition ‘A Prince's Eye, Imperial Mughal Paintings from a Princely Collection; Art from the Indian Courts’, on display until November 8th at their Mayfair Gallery. Our team are pleased to have produced 19 bespoke frames for this stunning collection.
International gallery Pace represent many of the most significant international artists from the 20th and 21st century across 7 venues worldwide, including artist Yoshitomo Nara. Nara is known for his depictions of cute and devilish children, influenced by Japanese tradition and mixed with modern Western culture. Look out for the artist’s work presented in hand-made pink maple wood frames!
Stephen Friedman gallery are set to exhibit a new interactive and autobiographical sculpture by American artist Jennifer Rubell alongside a striking Mira Schendel book, an artist who is currently staging her first ever international full-scale survey of work at TATE modern. Our conservation team are delighted to have re-bound the book for display.