Facing a second Covid-19 wave, Frieze’s 2020 physical editions were modified into a hybrid online and offline gallery presentation
In Eva Langret’s first year as Frieze’s Artistic Director, more than 250 participating galleries, exhibitions and events are spread out across London’s parks, streets and screens, for both virtual and physical encounters with works from almost every era and medium.
Going live from October 9-16, 2020 app and web-based platform Frieze Viewing Room, unveiled in May for the fair’s New York iteration, launches major new developments, including live chats and social media sharing, alongside the ‘sign the book’ and augmented reality features.
Encompassing the Frieze Masters section, it thereby becomes the first online fair for art from all ages, seeing antiquity and old master dealers embrace technology. Concurrently, Frieze Week offers a series of in-person programming across the city’s cultural institutes from October 5 onwards, with the fair’s beloved outdoor exhibition Frieze Sculpture returning to Regent’s Park. As perhaps one of the safest ways to view art, Frieze Sculpture is set to become more popular than ever, on view from October 5-18, 2020.
Curated by Clare Lilley, the 2020 edition of Frieze Sculpture sees new works by Patrick Goddard, Kalliopi Lemos and Arne Quinze and a recent commission by Lubaina Himid, exhibited for the first time in the UK, among others. The works explore civil rights, our relationship to the natural world and the role of the artist as disruptor.