British art fans and tourists have much to look forward to with the start of the largest showcase of outdoor works, Frieze Sculpture 2017, which takes place in the English Gardens of Regent’s Park.
Since 2003, the fair has served as a platform for contemporary artists to showcase their pieces, with long-time curator Clare Lilley at the helm. This year’s exhibition, which lasts until October 8, features works by 24 artists, including Magdalena Abakanowicz, Rasheed Araeen, Urs Fischer, KAWS, and Alicja Kwade.
Open to the public, the event will have a series of tours that aim to provide insights into each piece. Visitors can also download the Frieze Sculpture Audio Tour app, which features Lilley explaining some of the selected works in the exhibit.
Londoners and out-of-towners can look forward to getting a copy of the Summer Art Map, a guide to the best public art that can be seen throughout the city during the summer. The map includes five permanent artworks that can be seen in the city’s Tube stations.
Says the mayor of the city, Sadiq Khan, “It’s fantastic that the free Frieze Sculpture exhibition will open as part of an exceptional summer of culture in the capital, showing that London is open to innovation, creativity and to visitors from around the world. I’m delighted that this incredible exhibition will bring new audiences to contemporary art, inspiring Londoners and tourists alike.”