Frieze announces new format

Frieze is announcing a new format for the upcoming editions of Frieze London and Frieze Masters this October.

Featuring an innovative hybrid programme of online and offline events, the 2020 edition of the fairs celebrates London’s vibrant art scene, as well as reaching worldwide audiences through Frieze Viewing Room.

  • With over 200 galleries, the second edition of Frieze Viewing Room will feature exciting new developments, including Live Chat, in addition to its celebrated augmented reality (AR) capabilities. Showcasing a remarkable display of works ranging from the ancient era to today’s most exciting artists, the digital platform will be live from 9 to 16 October 2020, with Preview Days on 7 and 8 October.
  • The digital edition of the fairs will present curated sections, such as Spotlight the critically acclaimed Frieze Masters section by Laura HoptmanPossessions a new section led by Zoe Whitley; and Focus highlighting young galleries from all over the world.
  • Frieze Sculpture returns once again to Regent’s Park from 5 to 18 October with installations selected by Clare Lilley including works by Lubaina Himid, Richard Long and Rebecca Warren, among others.
  • Launching on 5 OctoberFrieze Week will celebrate the vibrant art scene in London with special events taking place across local galleries, museums and partner organisations.
  • Curated for the first time by Victor Wang (王宗孚) LIVE, Frieze London’s programme dedicated to live art, will take place at 9 Cork Street throughout Frieze Week with a series of live and online performances by artists and guests.

More details of this unique combination of online and live programming will be available in the coming weeks.


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