Frieze London 2021

Covid and Brexit issues delay monumental sculpture arriving at Frieze

Shortage of materials and transport problems mean Daniel Arsham's public work has only just arrived in London

Ibrahim El-Salahi on the importance of stories, trees and why he misses Sudan

The pioneer of African Modernism, whose work appears in this year’s Frieze sculpture park, explains how nature inspires him

Collector's Eye: Alex Petalas

Art lovers tell us what they’ve bought and why

Six of the best experimental works by emerging artists at Frieze London

We take a tour around the Focus section of the art fair

Diaryblog

From a nude dude to poems for the weary: the latest gossip from Frieze London

Plus, Fanny Giquel shares her vape smoke and a new arty eatery

Frieze London's new section Unworlding hoped to bring young artists exposure—but it brought sales too

The curated selection comprises radical and experimental art looking at "ideas of collapse and rebirth"

Too much too young? The double-edged sword of early success for artists

As British painters in their 20s and 30s are commanding huge sums for their work, how does the market frenzy affect their career in the longer term?

Supersize my sculpture: Frieze reflects the trend to think big

This year’s display in Regent's Park alongside Frieze London includes a record number of works by women

Can the art world really change its wasteful ways?

Plus, Mark Rothko’s late paintings at Pace’s new London space and Nicolas Poussin at the National Gallery

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Frieze names Patrick Lee director of new Seoul fair

Currently the executive director of Hyundai gallery, Lee says there is a “long history of collecting culture” in the South Korean capital

Korean wave: could Seoul become the art capital of Asia?

With Frieze preparing a new Seoul fair, and a growing roster of galleries, the city could steal Hong Kong’s crown

Diaryblog

A private party with Radiohead and big questions on the big screen: the latest gossip from Frieze London

Plus, Lakwena Maciver plays games at 1-54 art fair and an unsung heroine of Abstract Expressionism get her due

Sound warfare: Sung Tieu explores the mysterious Havana Syndrome affecting US officials

The Frieze Artist Award winner discusses her new video premiering this month

Strong sales at 1-54 fair—with more African dealers than ever

Twenty galleries from Africa are among 47 exhibitors at the fair in London this week, with some taking advantage of the UK's newly relaxed pandemic travel rules

Five wild works to see at Frieze London and Masters

From an octopus inspired by a penis to an angry bear beside a bum, here are some of the fearsome beasts on the fair floor

Obscure objects of desire: five of the best works in Frieze Masters' new Stand Out section

Luke Syson, the director of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge and the section's curator, wants to break down the traditional hierarchies of art history

Artistsfeature

All in it together: what do collectives mean for the future of the art market?

Artist collectives are dominating Documenta 15 and the Turner Prize shortlist this year

Diaryblog

The gossip from Frieze London's VIP day: from Gavin Turk's bargain taped banana to a fuzzy felt crime scene

Plus, Dante's divine inspiration and plans for a “new hybrid work, life and art centre” in Brussels

Tate fund buys works by international Modernists at Frieze

Photographs, paintings and mixed-media works by living artists from around the world will be added to Tate collection

It's a woman’s world: what sold on Frieze's VIP day

Work by women, much of it featuring women's bodies, has been attracting the attention of buyers at the London fair

P(art)y people: Princess Beatrice joins the VIP crowds at Frieze London

We took to the fair floor to see who had flocked to the tent to get their art fix

Banksynews

Was Banksy’s infamous shredded painting really created in 2006?

As work heads back to auction at Sotheby's, the provenance of the street artist’s Girl with Balloon is being questioned

Buy one, gift one free: why collectors acquire two works and give one away

Buying a work and donating another to a museum sounds like a win-win—but who really benefits?

Shining a light on the pioneering work of Isamu Noguchi

Although still primarily known for his lamps, an exhibition at the Barbican in London shows how the Japanese-American sculptor made an astonishing range of work

Exhibitionsinterview

'When painters are old, they do their worst painting': Hervé Télémaque on colonialism, cartoons and a deep love of literature

As a new show on opens at the Serpentine Galleries, the Haitian artist discusses his move away from racist 1960s New York and "decorative" late Abstract Expressionism

Caribbean-British artists: the long road to recognition

Tate Britain's ambitious show in December comes at a time of widespread interest in the overlooked artists of Caribbean heritage

Brexit blues: Frieze dealers despair as customs and transport issues delay art shipments

Some European gallerists say they may not participate in future London fairs because of how "extremely complicated" it has become

Collectorsinterview

Collector's eye: Batia Ofer

The London-based collector tells us what she has bought and why

Collectors Eye: Christen Sveaas

The Norwegian collector tells us what he has bought and why

Collector's eye: Ivor Braka

The London dealer tells us what he's bought and why

A £1.65m book collection on the history of climate change goes on sale at Frieze Masters

The 850 items, spanning six centuries, is being offered by the booksellers Peter Harrington

Melbourne Art Fair aims to be ‘Australasia’s most sustainable art fair’

The February 2022 edition of event will offset carbon and use a reusable wall system, organisers say

A greener way of working: seven artists on how they are reducing their carbon footprint in their practice

Artists including Antony Gormley, Fiona Banner and Tino Sehgal are responding to the climate emergency in the way they produce their work

The music industry has started to clean up its own back yard—and the art world must too

Non-governmental environmental organisations urgently need support—and EarthPercent offers a way forward, says musician Brian Eno

Could the energy-hungry NFT undo the art world's attempts to become more sustainable?

The pandemic has encouraged the art world to embrace the digital—and its ability to reduce carbon emissions

Buyer's guide to...sustainable art collecting

What galleries, collectors and artists can do to help reduce the carbon footprint of buying art

Taking a stand: climate crisis tops agenda as Frieze London returns

Fair shines a spotlight on the Gallery Climate Coalition’s campaign for a more sustainable, less wasteful art world

A £2.8m transformation of London's Studio Voltaire addresses shortage of affordable studio space

The not-for-profit has added 45 spaces for artists as well as a cafe and shop

Our pick of exhibitions to see during Frieze London

From sensuous sculptures by Noguchi to a rare outing of Italian Futurist masterpieces

Anicka Yi fills Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall with giant floating robots and millennia-old odours

Family of "aerobes" will respond to the space and people around them using electronic sensors positioned around the vast venue

Prizesnews

Sung Tieu's film on sonic warfare, nausea and the legacy of the Cold War wins 2021 Frieze Artist Award

The Berlin-based artist will have a solo booth with Emalin at the London fair