Oct 11 - Oct 16
Frieze once again descends upon London, bringing the great, the good, and the rest to Regent’s Park. Now in its 19th year, 2022’s edition will bring together over 280 galleries from 42 countries for 4 days of sales, spectating, and celebration.
Outland Exhibition Info
Festivities start on the 11th of October with digital art platform Outland presenting an immersive one-day-only preview of new and unseen artworks by light artist Leo Villareal at Stone Nest. The historic chapel in the heart of Soho will be transformed with a large-scale LED installation that weaves color, light, and code to produce an immersive sensory experience.
Visitors will walk among generative, digital artworks that manifest in the physical world through an installation that brings the blockchain to life. Code-based works by Villareal will illuminate Stone Nest’s historic former church, originally built in 1888, to form a mesmerizing display of evolving geometric forms that reference the natural world. Ambient audio produced by the artist will accompany the works.
Frieze London Exhibition Info
Then on the 12th of October, a strong lineup of galleries from across the globe will participate in Frieze London 2022, offering visitors the opportunity to encounter the work of some of the most important artists working today, as well as discovering new names. Alongside the main section of the fair, Focus is devoted to galleries established in the last 12 years.
The fair will once again foreground new ideas that are shaping conversations about contemporary art today. Sandhini Poddar (Adjunct Curator at the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi) will curate this year’s special section, ‘Indra’s Net’, which is a term derived from Buddist and Hindu thought and refers to an ethics of being in which an individual atom holds within it the structure of reality. Poddar refers to the idea as akin to ‘a vast bejeweled net: at every nexus there is a reflective orb that mirrors and refracts every other orb in its entirety. Every part is held within the whole in a system of dependent origination. All sentient life is interconnected and interdependent; shifts to one atom subtly alter the rest.’
‘Indra’s Net’ will feature 10 dedicated presentations, as well as a number of cabinet-style displays scattered throughout the main section of the fair.
Frieze Masters Exhibition Info
Across the park, Frieze Masters will bring together six millennia of art – from rare antiquities to Old Master paintings, to luminaries of the 20th century – creating a destination where visitors can discover art history anew.
The much-celebrated Spotlight section of Frieze Masters will this year be curated by Camille Morineau (co-founder and Research Director of AWARE – Archives of Women Artists, Research, and Exhibitions) and the AWARE team and be dedicated to women artists.
Returning from 2021, Frieze Masters will also feature the section Stand Out, curated by Luke Syson (Director of Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge), which will this year focus on the idea of Global Exchange and bring together art objects from across the ages that are great works of design, of sculptural and conceptual brilliance. Stand Out looks beyond hierarchical distinctions between works of art in different media, and in doing so reconsiders art objects often termed ‘decorative’ or ‘functional.’
12th – 16th October 2022
Limited full-price tickets available
COSMOS: OUTLAND & LEO VILLAREAL
11th October 2022
Opening hours: 12pm-5pm
Location: Stone Nest, 136 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 5EZ