Frieze Sculpture Opens in Regent’s Park

Frieze Sculpture Opens in Regent’s Park

The free outdoor exhibition presents work by 25 artists from around the world

Taking up residence in London’s Regent’s Park for three months this summer, Frieze Sculpture has returned for its second consecutive year, transforming the English Gardens into an expansive outdoor gallery.

Laura Ford, ‘Dancing Clog Girls I-III’ (2015), New Art Centre, Frieze Sculpture 2018. Courtesy of Stephen White/Frieze

Among the 25 international artists exhibiting this year are a number of leading female figures, including the Bangladesh-born Rana Begum, whose colourful stained-glass structure reflects the changing light beautifully, and South Africa’s Michele Mathison, who explores the collapse of civilisation through her provocative street-lamp sculptures. Rachel Feinstein’s majolica designs are inspired by the ornate commedia dell’arte figurines of the rococo sculptor Franz Anton Bustelli, while Laura Ford’s dancing figures encapsulate the joy of being outdoors.

Rana Begum, ‘No. 814’, 2018, The Third Line, Jhaveri Contemporary, Kate MacGarry and Galerie Christian Lethert, Frieze Sculpture 2018. Stephen White. Courtesy of Stephen White/Frieze

Elsewhere, Richard Woods’ arresting Holiday Home brings a playful new architectural landmark to Regent’s Park and Simon Periton’s sculptural leaf is an appropriately organic form for the verdant setting.

Richard Woods, ‘Holiday Home (Regent’s Park)’, 2018, Alan Cristea Gallery, Frieze Sculpture 2018. Stephen White. Courtesy of Stephen White/Frieze

For the first time this year, two emerging art institutions – Hannah Barry Gallery and Copperfield Gallery – will participate in the exhibition, supported by Mtec, providing a platform for future generations of artistic talent. Visitors can also download the Frieze Sculpture app for a free audio tour by Clare Lilley and take part in family trails led by the Royal Society of Sculptors.

Simon Periton, ‘Outdoor Miner’, 2018, Sadie Coles HQ, Frieze Sculpture 2018. Stephen White. Courtesy of Stephen White/Frieze

Frieze Sculpture is at Regent’s Park, London, from 4 July to 7 October.

From: Harper’s BAZAAR UK

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