Frieze Sculpture 2018
If you explore the green spaces, flower gardens and shaded woodlands of Regent’s Park this summer, you may track down something unexpected. From dancing hares and Hindu deities to brightly coloured houses, Frieze Sculpture has transformed the historic parkland into a contemporary art trail.
After a successful launch last year, Frieze Sculpture invites London locals and visitors alike to discover some of the most exciting sculptors at work today. With pieces selected and placed by Clare Lilley, Director of Programme at the UK’s largest open-air gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, it aims to spark questions, fire imaginations and introduce the creative diversity of modern sculpture.
A world of creativity
This year’s event brings together 25 artists from across five continents, from emerging talents to household names. As well as cultural diversity, the collection spans themes including political ideas, architecture, animal forms and material experimentation.
Pause for thought as you view powerful political sculptures such as South African artist Haroon Gunn-Salie’s chilling group of crouching figures. Interact with pieces such as a glass pavilion created by veteran American sculptor Dan Graham, which changes in character when visitors step inside. Lose yourself in a shimmering see-through steeple crafted by Kimsooja, a fresh talent from South Korea. Or explore the fairy-tale aspects of pieces such as German artist Kiki Smith’s Seer Alice 1, a seated girl who seems to see everything.
Regent’s Park is already delightful. When the sculpture arrives, it becomes a cutting-edge address
Ways to explore
Free to enter and open from now until 7 October, Frieze Sculpture at Regent’s Park is an experience you can return to time and again – and always discover something new.
If you would like to learn more about the ideas that particular sculptures explore, or the artists who created them, you can download a free app that includes an Audio Tour by Claire Lilley. Or, if you are visiting with children, ask our concierge about Family Days in the park, which include tours led by members of the Royal Society of Sculptors.
18 July - 7 October 2018
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