In London’s royal Regent Park, October means a transformation of its English Gardens into a veritable enchanted garden full of beautiful but also weird and wonderful creatures – sculptures and installations made by contemporary artists, selected to present their work at the annual Frieze London art fair.
The main Frieze marquee and the Frieze Masters location are open only to paying visitors, but the Sculpture Park is free, a testament Frieze’s commitment to democratizing contemporary art as much as possible. The inclusion of Kaws’ enormous ‘Small Lie’ sculpture last year drew much attention to the popular artist’s work and acquainted the visitors to many other lesser-known artists.
Seeing art in a museum or a gallery is a completely different experience from seeing it in the open air. The feeling of space and connectedness to the world does a great deal to bring art to a more instinctive, more understandable level.
There’s an app with information about each sculpture and installation, and an audio guide spoken by the parks’ curator Clare Lilley available.
Frieze runs from 14th till the 17th of October. More info here: