Frieze Sculpture 2017

A free outdoor display in London's Regent's Park, 5 July to 8 October

Frieze Sculpture is open from 5 July to 8 October, presenting a free outdoor display throughout the summer months.

Selected by Clare Lilley (Director of Programme, Yorkshire Sculpture Park) and featuring leading international galleries, Frieze’s first-ever summer display in the English Gardens of The Regent’s Park brings together 25 new and significant works by leading 20th-century and contemporary artists from around the world, including: Magdalena Abakanowicz, Rasheed Araeen, Urs Fischer, KAWS, Alicja Kwade, Michael Craig-Martin, Ugo Rondinone and Sarah Sze.

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Essential Art Guides
Download the Art Fund's Frieze Sculpture Audio Tour app for Clare Lilley's insights and commentary on each artwork.

Providing a guide to public artwork across the capital, the new London Summer Art Map, is also available at all London Underground stations or to download here.


John Chamberlain, FIDDLERSFORTUNE (2010), Gagosian, Frieze Sculpture 2017. Photo by Stephen White

John Chamberlain, FIDDLERSFORTUNE (2010), Gagosian, Frieze Sculpture 2017. Photograph: Stephen White

From the Playful to the Political
Works in Frieze Sculpture are selected by Clare Lilley, following an open call for applications submitted by international galleries.

'From the playful to the political, these 25 works explore contemporary sculpture’s material and technical dexterity, together with its social role and reflection on the human condition and our environment'. (Clare Lilley)

Highlights include:

  • Thomas J Price’s (Hales London New York) startling triple portraits of men of African origin 
  • Reza Aramesh’s (Leila Heller Gallery) metamorphosis of mythical animal and subjected figure
  • A six-metre-high ubiquitous toy-human figure by KAWS (Galerie Perrotin)
  • Superb classical modern works by Magdalena Abakanowicz (Marlborough Fine Art), Sir Anthony Caro (Annely Juda Fine Art), Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (Pangolin), Sir Michael Craig-Martin (New Art Centre / Gagosian), and Sir Anthony Cragg (Holtermann Fine Art)
  • Wonderful visceral, textural sculptures by Urs Fischer (Gagosian), Takuro Kuwata (Alison Jacques Gallery & Salon 94)
  • An extraordinary white-enameled bronze tree by Ugo Rondinone (Sadie Coles HQ)
  • A stacked column of bronze footballs by Hank Willis Thomas (Ben Brown Fine Arts)
  • A a multidimensional riddle using rocks and mirror by Alicja Kwade (kamel mennour)


Alicja Kwade, Big Be-Hide (2017), kamel mennour, Frieze Sculpture 2017. Photo by Stephen White

Alicja Kwade, Big Be-Hide (2017), kamel mennour, Frieze Sculpture 2017. Photograph: Stephen White

In place from 5 July to 8 October 2017, Frieze Sculpture is located in the English Gardens of The Regent’s Park.


Tony Cragg, Stroke, 2014, presented by Holtermann Fine Art. Frieze Sculpture 2017. Photo: Stephen White

Tony Cragg, Stroke, 2014, presented by Holtermann Fine Art. Frieze Sculpture 2017. Photograph: Stephen White

Full List of works:

Magdalena Abakanowicz,
Standing Figure with Wheel (1990)
Marlborough Fine Art

Rasheed Araeen,
Summertime - The Regents Park (2017)
Grosvenor Gallery

Reza Aramesh,
Metamorphosis - a study in liberation (2017)
Leila Heller Gallery

Miquel Barceló,
Gran Elefandret (2008)
Acquavella Galleries

Anthony Caro,
Erl King (2009)
Annely Juda Fine Art

John Chamberlain,

Tony Cragg,
Stroke (2014)
Holtermann Fine Art

Michael Craig-Martin,
Wheelbarrow (red) (2013)
New Art Centre / Gagosian

Urs Fischer,
Invisible Mother, 2015

Gary Hume,
Bud (2016)
Sprüth Magers / Matthew Marks

Galerie Perrotin

Takuro Kuwata,
Untitled and Untitled (both 2016)
Alison Jacques Gallery / Salon 94

Alicja Kwade,
Big Be-Hide (2017)
kamel mennour

Mimmo Paladino,
Untitled (1989)
Waddington Custot Galleries

Eduardo Paolozzi,
Vulcan (1999)

Jaume Plensa,
Tribute to dom Thierry Ruinart (2016)
Ruinart Champagne

Thomas J Price,
Numen (Shifting Votive One, Two and Three) (2016)
Hales London New York

Peter Regli,
Reality Hacking No 348 (2017)
Lévy Gorvy

Ugo Rondinone,
summer moon (2011)
Sadie Coles HQ

Sarah Sze,
Hammock (for A. Albers) (2017)*
Victoria Miro
*In place from 2 to 8 October

Hank Willis Thomas,
Endless Column (2017)
Ben Brown Fine Arts

Bernar Venet,
17 Acute Unequal Angles (2016)

John Wallbank,
Untitled (Sewn Cube) (2016)

Emily Young,
Planet (2012)
Bowman Sculpture

Entrance to Frieze Sculpture is free.

Alicja Kwade, Big Be-Hide (2017), kamel mennour, Frieze Sculpture 2017. Photo by Stephen White

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