LONDON.- Frieze Art Fair
announced the works to be installed in its Sculpture Park. 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 Regents Park, the Sculpture Park is located a short walk to the east of the entrance to the fair. The Sculpture Park is free to the public.
This years Sculpture Park presents work by some of the most acclaimed international sculptors. These include new works by Thomas Houseago and Claudia Fontes, as well as pieces by Tom Friedman and Kiki Smith.
Will Ryman, will show Icon (2011) the first public exhibition of one of his Rose sculptures since they were shown on Park Avenue in New York. Johan Cretens piece Le Banc des Amoureux (2011), is a bronze bench on which viewers can sit. For his work Ajar (2011), Gavin Turk has created a large internal door that stands open in the landscape.
This years Sculpture Park demonstrates an international reach, with representation of works from emerging artists from around the world. Artists whose work will be presented includes Neha Choksi, from Project 88 gallery in Mumbai, whose work Echo of the Inside (Column Cube I) is constructed from the sequential casting of consecutively smaller distorted cubes. Also included is a work by Gimhongsok, from Kukje Gallery/Tina Kim in Seoul; A Star (2011) is one of a series of sculptures entitled Ordinary Objects that appropriate everyday objects, such as plastic bags, wooden sticks and Styrofoam, which are recast in precious metals.
Other highlights this year include a work by Des Hughes, Angry Pins (2011), Alicia Framis Cartas al cielo, (2011).
David Thorp, selector of the Sculpture Park at Frieze Art Fair commented, This years Sculpture Park continues to provide a fascinating cross section of sculpture being made today from the monumental to the socially engaged. The works on display by established and emerging artists build on a dialogue begun in previous years, developing a debate about art in public places and the condition of sculpture as an evolving conversation that proceeds by example, as an exchange of ideas between artists and artworks.