Frieze Art Fair 2011

The ninth edition of the Frieze Art Fair took place in London's Regent's Park from 13–16 October 2011. The highlights.

173 of the world's most exciting contemporary art galleries, representing 33 countries, presented new work at this year's Frieze Art Fair 2011 .

Additions to last year's participants included Galerie Chantal Crousel (Paris), Konrad Fischer Galerie (Dusseldorf), Johnen Galerie (Berlin), Yvon Lambert (Paris), The Pace Gallery (New York), Andrea Rosen Gallery (New York) and Donald Young Gallery (Chicago). Previous Frame exhibitors exhibiting in the main section of the fair included Andreiana Mihail Gallery (Bucharest), Project 88 (Mumbai), Rodeo (Istanbul) and Micky Schubert (Berlin).

Frieze Projects is a unique programme of artists' commissions realised annually at Frieze Art Fair. This year the Projects were curated by Sarah McCrory and were supported by the Emdash Foundation . The artists commissioned to create these eight site-specific works for Frieze Art Fair were: Bik Van der Pol, Pierre Huyghe, Christian Jankowski, Oliver Laric, LuckyPDF, Peles Empire, Laure Prouvost and Cara Tolmie.
Frieze Art Fair 2011, London's Regent's Park, 13–16 October 2011.
Frieze Art Fair 2011, London's Regent's Park, 13–16 October 2011.
Sculpture Park 2011
The Sculpture Park offers a rare opportunity to see a significant group of international work that is addressed on a public scale. Presented in the wonderful setting of the English Gardens of Regent's Park, the Sculpture Park is ljust east of the entrance to the fair. Entry to the Sculpture Park was an opportunity for all to see work by some of the most interesting artists working today.

This year's Sculpture Park presented work by a broad selection of artists, including new works by Hans Peter Feldman and Ceal Floyer, as well as pieces by Marie Lund and Franz West.
Will Ryman, <i>Icon</i>, 2011, Paul Kasmin Gallery. Sculpture Park at Frieze Art Fair 2011.
Will Ryman, Icon , 2011, Paul Kasmin Gallery. Sculpture Park at Frieze Art Fair 2011.
Jeppe Hein, whose work Appearing Rooms on the Southbank of London was a hugely popular spectacle in 2008, presented 1-Dimensional Mirror Mobile (2009), a two-sided mirror that is inspired by Alexander Calder's kinetic sculptures. Wolfgang Ganter and Kaj Aune's piece, Trash (2010), is a moving installation that emits sound and smoke. For his work, Les Bikes de Bois Rond (2010) Gavin Turk created 15 art bicycles that were available for visitors to ride around the inner circle of Regent's Park; on returning the bicycles, participants received a certificate signed by Turk declaring them an authentic work of art.
The Outset /Frieze Art Fair Fund, now in its 9th year, enables Tate to acquire works by emerging and leading international artists from London's Frieze Art Fair. This year the £150,000 made available by the Fund is the highest ever.
Tom Friedman, <i>Circle Dance</i>, 2010, Stephen Friedman Gallery. Sculpture Park at Frieze Art Fair 2011.
Tom Friedman, Circle Dance , 2010, Stephen Friedman Gallery. Sculpture Park at Frieze Art Fair 2011.
This year's Sculpture Park demonstrates an international reach, with representation of works from emerging artists from around the world. Artists presented in the 2010 sculpture park include Sanchayan Ghosh, from Experimenter gallery in Kolkata, whose work DOOSRA - The Other Maze (2010) consists of a bamboo maze and look to interrogate ideas surrounding nationalism and identity. Art collective Slavs and Tatars, from The Third Line gallery in Dubai, presented A Monobrow Manifesto (from Friendship of Nations: Polish Shi'ite Showbiz) (2010).

Other highlights this year include a work by John Russell, Public Sculpture (2010), Daniel Silver's The Smoking Silver Father Figures , (2010).
Eva Kot’átková & Peter Kot’átko, <i>Lost anf Found</i>, 2011, hunt kastner. Sculpture Park at Frieze Art Fair 2011.
Eva Kot’átková & Peter Kot’átko, Lost anf Found , 2011, hunt kastner. Sculpture Park at Frieze Art Fair 2011.
Tate Acquired New Works At Frieze Art Fair 2011
Three new works have been acquired as gifts to the Tate Collection thanks to The Outset /Frieze Art Fair Fund to benefit the Tate Collection: by Helena Almeida, born 1934, Portuguese, by Melanie Smith, born 1965, Mexican based British artist and by Alina Szapocznikow, 1926–1973, Polish.
From the left: Helena Almeida, <i>Drawing (with pigment)</i>, 1995-1999
Ink, pen and pigment on paper, 38 parts. Galeria Helga de Alvear. Melanie Smith, <i>Xilitla</i>, 2010. In collaboration with Rafael Ortega. Single channel video, 16:9 upright projection, colour, sound, 24:40 min, looped. Ed. of 4 (+ 2 AP). Galerie Peter Kilchmann. Alina Szapocznikow, <i>Tumour</i>, 1969. Polyester and black and white photograph. Unique. Broadway 1602.
From the left: Helena Almeida, Drawing (with pigment) , 1995-1999 Ink, pen and pigment on paper, 38 parts. Galeria Helga de Alvear. Melanie Smith, Xilitla , 2010. In collaboration with Rafael Ortega. Single channel video, 16:9 upright projection, colour, sound, 24:40 min, looped. Ed. of 4 (+ 2 AP). Galerie Peter Kilchmann. Alina Szapocznikow, Tumour , 1969. Polyester and black and white photograph. Unique. Broadway 1602.
The Fund, now in its ninth year, enables Tate to acquire works by emerging and leading international artists from London's Frieze Art Fair. This year the £150,000 made available by the Fund is the highest ever.

This year's selection panel is Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate and Tate Curators Ann Gallagher, Frances Morris and Tanya Barson. Each year, two prominent international curators are invited to work alongside Tate's curators to select works from the Fair. This year they are José Roca, Artistic Director of Philagrafika 2010 and Curator of Mercosul Biennial 2011 and Adam Szymczyk, Director of the Kunsthalle Basel.
Frieze Art Fair 2011, London's Regent's Park, 13–16 October 2011.
Frieze Art Fair 2011, London's Regent's Park, 13–16 October 2011.
Frieze Art Fair 2011, London's Regent's Park, 13–16 October 2011.
Frieze Art Fair 2011, London's Regent's Park, 13–16 October 2011.
Frieze Art Fair 2011, London's Regent's Park, 13–16 October 2011.
Frieze Art Fair 2011, London's Regent's Park, 13–16 October 2011.

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