Art lovers are flocking to Regent’s Park for the Frieze Sculpture Park 2015, which features 16 new and historical works by international artists, many of which will remain on view to the public – free of charge – until 17 January 2016. The Sculpture Park is part of the world-renowned Frieze Art Fair, described by TimeOut as “the diamond-encrusted juggernaut of international art fairs”, which this year returns to London for the 13th time.Regent’s Park will be bristling with a massive collection of works from hundreds of international artists, including a number of specially commissioned pieces. Paintings, sketches, prints, sculpture, photography and more are on display throughout the event, hailing from an acclaimed line up of galleries.
Visitors can expect to see some truly stunning sculptures at the Park, ranging in age from contemporary to ancient. For example, there are live performances from Anri Sala originally commissioned for the 12th Havana Biennial in 2015, as well as a monolith from the pre-Ekoi culture of Western Africa, estimated to be 800–1,000 years old. Other works on display include Richard Serra’s Lock (1976-7), being shown in public for the first time since 1977; Open Screen (2014) by Carol Bove; and a new solar-powered light and sound piece by Haroon Mirza. There’s also a vast marble form by Tony Cragg; an elegant geometric composition courtesy of Dominique Stroobant; a new ceramic ‘totem pole’ by Jesse Wine; a work from the ‘Signal’ series by Takis; and Seung-taek Lee’s monumental balloon model of the earth, which will gradually deflate over the courseof the fair.
The Sculpture Park’s selection is curated by Clare Lilley, the Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Lilley’s selection explores issues of size and scale with a number of monumental works alongside site-specific and video works. Located in the English Gardens of The Regent’s Park, the Sculpture Park benefits from an exceptional setting in which to experience and appreciate outdoor works, furthering the understanding of sculpture today.For a luxurious and comfortable base from which to enjoy the Sculpture Park, and the many other attractions of central London, look no further than London City Suites by Montcalm. Like the exhibits at this year’s Sculpture Park, the hotel blends traditional and contemporary design, and is brilliantly located in the heart of London City.
Of the Park, Lilley said: “Unique in the world’s art fairs, this year’s Frieze Sculpture Park is an intriguing and delightful breath of fresh air featuring artists from across three generations. We see explorations of the natural world that include a remaking of a 1967 action by Roelof Louw and fencing by Caroline Achaintre, alongside analyses of the human form and its condition in works by Thomas Schütte and Reza Aramesh. Carefully sited across the English Gardens, the sculptures made from a range of materials including bronze, concrete and helium balloons, are a striking pageant of contemporary practice.”
To help you get the most out of your trip to the Sculpture Park, Frieze have released a free app for iOS and Android, which brings the most important information about the works on show to your phone. With the Frieze Sculpture Park Guide App, you can learn about the 16 sculptures drawn from Frieze London and Frieze Masters;listen to an audio guide by Clare Lilley, Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park;find and select individual sculptures with an interactive map of the park; andshare your favourite sculptures with your friends on social media.