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Frieze Sculpture 2018: A Free Summer Display of International Outdoor Artwork in London’s Regent’s Park


Frieze Sculpture to open in the English Gardens for three months, from 4 July to 7 October 2018

Frieze Sculpture to open in the English Gardens for three months, from 4 July to 7 October 2018

Frieze Sculpture will return to The Regent’s Park for three months this summer, featuring works by 25 contemporary and modern artists presented by worldleading galleries. Selected and placed by Clare Lilley (Director of Programme, Yorkshire Sculpture Park), Frieze Sculpture will create an exceptional cultural attraction at the heart of the city, for Londoners and international visitors alike. For the first time, Mtec, logistics partner for Frieze Sculpture, will cover the cost of installation for two emerging galleries, enabling them to participate in the display; and Frieze will also launch a new audio tour and family guide app in collaboration with mobile platform ARTimbarc. Also new for 2018, a Frieze Sculpture Family Trail will be produced and activated with family days in the park, led by the Royal Society of Sculptors.

Offering free public admission throughout the summer months, Frieze Sculpture will open in the English Gardens of The Regent’s Park on 4 July and welcome audiences until the end of Frieze Week in October.

Frieze Sculpture will bring together 25 artists from five continents. Presented by international galleries, the 2018 artists are: Larry Achiampong, John Baldessari, Rana Begum, Yoan Capote, James Capper, Elmgreen & Dragset, Tracey Emin, Tim Etchells, Rachel Feinstein, Barry Flanagan, Laura Ford, Dan Graham, Haroon Gunn-Salie, Bharti Kher, Kimsooja, Michele Mathison, Virginia Overton, Simon Periton, Kathleen Ryan, Sean Scully, Conrad Shawcross, Monika Sosnowska, Kiki Smith, Hugo Wilson and Richard Woods.

New for 2018, Mtec will support young galleries and emerging artists to reach larger audiences, by enabling their participation in Frieze Sculpture. In 2018, Mtec will cover the costs of installation and de-installation for two galleries: Hannah Barry Gallery (London), presenting TREADPADS (2018) by James Capper and Copperfield Gallery (London) with PAN AFRICAN FLAGS FOR THE RELIC TRAVELLERS’ ALLIANCE (2018) by Larry Achiampong.

Clare Lilley said: ‘Last year, our first-ever summer Frieze Sculpture was a resounding success, with more than five million visitors enjoying exceptional sculpture by artists from around the world. The 2018 edition is just as expansive and diverse, so that the public and collectors alike can experience world-class artwork in the beautiful English Gardens, designed by Markham Nesfield in 1866. My hope is that the exhibition will give pause for thought as well as great pleasure, and that visitors to Regent’s Park will have a snapshot of the fantastic imagination of artists and variety of sculpture being made today.’

‘Artists of different generations and from across the world – including a strong female contribution – will come together and explore multiple concepts, spanning political and architectural ideas, animal forms and material experimentation. Highlights include Larry Achiampong’s (b.1984, UK) Afrofuturistic icons, Pan African Flags; Yoan Capote’s (b.1977, Cuba) enigmatic sculpture of concrete and bronze, entitled Stress; Haroon Gunn-Salie’s (b.1989, South Africa) chilling group of crouching figures; Michele Mathison’s (b. 1977, South Africa) subversive street-lamp sculptures, exploring civic collapse and decay; and Tim Etchells’s (b. 1962, UK) new text-based work, Everything is Lost. Veteran Dan Graham (b.1942, USA) presents an exquisite glass pavilion which will be activated by visitors alongside a brightly coloured Holiday Home by Richard Woods (b.1966, UK); a 14-metre-high needle woman tower by Kimsooja (b.1957, South Korea); a new, monumental Optic Labyrinth by Conrad Shawcross (b.1977, UK); a stained-glass structure by Rana Begum (b.1977, Bangladesh) and Monika Sosnowska’s (b. 1972, Poland) hanging metal sculpture which collapses architectural and mental space.

Meanwhile, the natural and animal world is referenced in very different ways with sculptures by John Baldessari (b.1931, USA), Elmgreen & Dragset (b.1961, Denmark & 1969, Norway), a beguiling work by Kathleen Ryan (b.1984, USA) a lyrical flock by Tracey Emin (b.1963, UK); and a coloured leaf-form by Simon Periton (b.1964, UK); while Barry Flanagan’s (1914-2009, UK) seven-metre-high bronze features the artist’s signature dancing hare. Kiki Smith’s (b.1954, Germany) uncanny, white seated girl seems to observe everything. Major new works include, among others, Rachel Feinstein’s set of four beautiful Majolica sculptures using classical forms; Stack, made in corten steel by Sean Scully (b. 1945, Ireland), renowned for his painting and prints; Hugo Wilson’s (b.1982, UK) first-ever work in bronze, referencing baroque Italian sculpture; James Capper’s (b. 1987, London) TREADPADS connected with his upcoming project at the Venice Biennale (2019); a shamanistic figure in bronze by Bharti Kher (b.1969, India); and a new piece by Virginia Overton (b. 1971, USA), who is currently the subject of a solo show at Socrates Sculpture Park (USA).’

Jo Stella-Sawicka (Artistic Director, Frieze) said: ‘I’m thrilled to see the return of Frieze Sculpture this summer, following the huge success of last year’s edition which captured the London public’s imagination and created a new moment in the global art world calendar. This year we welcome major international galleries, with large-scale works by an exceptionally diverse group of contemporary artists, including a significant number of living women sculptors – from Tracey Emin and Bharti Kher to Kimsooja. I’m equally delighted that for the first time, we can enable two of London’s fantastic emerging galleries to present ambitious outdoor works, with the generous support of our logistics partner for Frieze Sculpture, Mtec.’

Frieze Sculpture is accompanied by a free Audio Tour by Clare Lilley and family trail in a new, freely downloadable app, produced in partnership with ARTimbarc. The app will launch on 3 July on frieze.com/sculpture.

Full list of works:

Larry Achiampong



John Baldessari

Penguin (2018)

Marian Goodman Gallery

Rana Begum

No. 814 (2018)

The Third Line

Jhaveri Contemporary

Kate Macgarry

Yoan Capote

Stress (2004)

Ben Brown Fine Arts

James Capper





Hannah Barry Gallery

Elmgreen & Dragset

Si par une nuit d’hiver un voyageur (2017)

Galerie Perrotin

Tracey Emin

A Moment Without You (2017)

White Cube

Tim Etchells

Everything is Lost (2018)


Rachel Feinstein

Octavio, Corine, Mezzetino, Chinoisie (2018)

Gagosian Gallery

Barry Flanagan

Large Nijinski on Anvil Point (2001)

Waddington Custot

Laura Ford

Dancing Clog Girls I-III (2015)

New Art Centre

Dan Graham

London Rococo (2012)

Lisson Gallery

Haroon Gunn-Salie

Senzenina (2018)

Goodman Gallery


A Needle Woman: Galaxy was a Memory, Earth is a Souvenir (2014)

Axel Vervoordt Gallery

Bharti Kher

Intermediary Family (2018)

Hauser & Wirth

Michele Mathison

Parallax (2018)

Tyburn Gallery

Virgina Overton

Untitled (122 x 244 View) (2018)

White Cube

Simon Periton

Outdoor Miner (2018)

Sadie Coles HQ

Kathleen Ryan

il Volatile (2018)

Josh Lilley Gallery

Sean Scully

Shadow Stack (2018)


Conrad Shawcross

Optic Labyrinth (Arrangement I) (2018)

Victoria Miro

Kiki Smith

Seer (Alice I) (2005)

Timothy Taylor

Monika Sosnowska

Rebar 12 (2017)

Hauser & Wirth

Hugo Wilson

Pact (2017-18)


Richard Woods

Holiday Home (Regent’s Park) (2018)

Alan Cristea Gallery

Further Information

Works in Frieze Sculpture are selected by Clare Lilley, following an open call for proposals submitted by international galleries.

In place from 4 July to 7 October 2018, Frieze Sculpture is located in the English Gardens of The Regent’s Park. Entrance to Frieze Sculpture is free to the public.

Opening 4–7 October 2018, Frieze London and Frieze Masters take place in The Regent’s Park, London. Frieze Fairs are sponsored by global lead partner Deutsche Bank.