The highly anticipated 15th edition annual Frieze Art Fair took over a sizeable part of the Regents Park, where more than 180 leading and emerging national and international art dealers and galleries presented their cutting-edge work.

Frieze London 2017 Highlights were:

The World’s Most Significant Artists

  • Alicja Kwade’s new installation with Kamel Mennour (Paris)
  • Thomas Ruff’s solo presentation with Galerie Rudiger Schöttle (Munich)
  • Hauser & Wirth (London) with ‘BRONZE AGE c. 3500 BC – AD’ 2017’ organized in collaboration with Mary Beard; a fictional presentation from a forgotten museum, bringing together artefacts on loan from UK museums and collections with bronze sculptures by artists including Louise BourgeoisPaul McCarthyRashid JohnsonHenry Moore and Fausto Melotti, mixed with objects purchased from eBay to highlight the power of display
 – Work by renowned galleries from across the world including Cheim & Read (New York), Galerie Kamel Mennour (Paris) and Simon Lee Gallery (London)

– Focus: Emerging Talents

Focus featured emerging galleries aged 12 years or younger and was advised by Ruba Katrib (SculptureCenter, New York) in collaboration with returning curator Fabian Schoeneich (Portikus, Frankfurt). Highlights included:

  • Anna Uddenberg with Kraupa- Tuskany Zeidler (Berlin)
  • Lloyd Corporation with Carlos/Ishikawa (London)
  • The Harrisons with Various Small Fires (VSF) (Los Angeles)

– New section: Sex Work

Sex Work: Feminist Art & Radical Politics featured nine solo presentations of women artists working at the extreme edges of feminist practice during the 1970s and ‘80s, all sharing a focus on explicit sexual iconography combined with radical political agency. Highlights included:

  • Judith Bernstein (The Box, LA and Karma International, Zurich)
  • Mary Beth Edelson (David Lewis, New York)
  • Dorothy Iannone (Air de Paris, Paris)
  • Betty Tompkins (Galerie Andrea Caratsch, St. Moritz)

– The Sculpture Park in the English Gardens

– Live: performance and participation featured four ambitious artworks by international artists, including Neha Choksi (Project88, Mumbai) and Mark Fell (Southfirst, New York)

– A series of lectures and conversations with Frieze Talks

– The Frieze Projects: programme of new works commissioned for the fair