Taking place a week earlier this year, Frieze London brings together over 160 of the world’s leading galleries from New York to Berlin and Shanghai to São Paulo, to showcase works by newly discovered artists alongside some of the most respected names in contemporary art.
Explore our curated sections – Focus, the definitive destination to discover young talents; Live, creating moments of immersion and interaction with participatory performance works; and new this year, The Nineties, recreating seminal exhibitions from this decade.
Frieze Masters brings together several thousand years of art in a unique, contemporary context.
See and buy art from over 130 of the world’s leading galleries specialising in antiquities, Asian art, ethnographic art, illuminated manuscripts, medieval, modern and post-war art, Old Masters and 19th Century, as well as photography, sculpture and wunderkammer.
Highlights include extraordinary art objects and pioneering 20th-century artists at our curated sections Collections and Spotlight; a celebrated series of talks, supported by Gucci, examining how historical art influences contemporary practice; guided tours of the fair, presented in association with Art Fund; impressive large-scale works in the Frieze Sculpture Park; and pop-ups from London’s favourite restaurants including Locanda Locatelli and Umu.
Frieze London and Frieze Masters are both located in The Regent’s Park, a short 15-minute walk from each other.
2016 New Opening Days
Wednesday 5 October: Invitation-only Preview
Thursday 6 October: Premium Day, 12 – 7pm
Friday 7 October, 12 – 7pm
Saturday 8 October, 12 – 7pm
Sunday 9 October, 12 – 6pm
Tickets – Book in advance and save
All tickets are limited and often sell out. Book in advance to save and ensure entry, particularly at the weekend. Booking fees apply.
All backpacks, suitcases and large items (bigger than a laptop bag) are not permitted inside the fair. We strongly advise such items are not brought to the site. Use of the cloakroom for such items will incur a £5 charge per item and proceeds will be donated to charity. Coats and umbrellas can be checked free of charge.
Supported by the LUMA Foundation and curated for the first time by Raphael Gygax (Migros Museum, Zurich), the non-profit programme of artist commissions will feature Sibylle Berg & Claus Richter; Martin Soto Climent; Coco Fusco (UK debut, co-commissioned with Liverpool Biennial); Operndorf Afrika (Opera Village Africa); Julie Verhoeven; and Samson Young. The winner of the 2016 Frieze Artist Award is Yuri Pattison. The selected artists for Frieze Music and Frieze Film will be announced soon.
Curated by Cecilia Alemani (High Line Art, New York) and presented with BMW, Frieze Sounds will present the UK premieres of new sound commissions by Giorgio Andreotta Calò, GCC and Liz Magic Laser.
Curated by Christy Lange (Frieze) with Gregor Muir (ICA, London), Frieze Talks will bring together today’s most influential artists, writers, curators and thinkers. The full programme will be announced in September, including a new series of daily workshops exploring the theme of ‘borders’.
Guided Tours & Frieze Bespoke
Guided tours of the fair include general and group tours, as well as Frieze Bespoke – a personalised tour service to help you start and grow your art collection. Tours are presented in assocation with Art Fund.
Returning for a second year, the Reading Room offers visitors the opportunity to meet writers, editors and artists in book signings and presentations, hosted each hour by the world’s leading arts publications.
Frieze Sculpture Park
Free to the public and located in the beautiful surroundings of the English Gardens, the Frieze Sculpture Park exhibits impressive large-scale works, selected by Clare Lilley (Yorkshire Sculpture Park).
Frieze Week magazine
Following its launch in 2015, Frieze Week magazine returns offering a companion guide to the wealth of art and activity taking place at the fair and across the city during Frieze London and Frieze Masters, including complete fair gallery listings.
Allied Editions will present specially commissioned works of art from as little as £40 with proceeds going directly to public institutions. 2016 will feature a range of new editions launched exclusively at the fair. All ticket holders will receive a 5% discount on selected prints purchased at Frieze London (one purchase only).