Frieze London Taps Lutz Bacher, Rachel Rose, More for Projects

An installation view of Bacher's 2013 show at the ICA in London.COURTESY ICA LONDON

An installation view of Bacher’s 2013 show at the ICA in London.COURTESY ICA LONDON

Today Frieze London announced that the annual Projects section at its October art fair will feature newly commissioned work by ÅYRBRB, Lutz Bacher, castillo/corrales, Thea Djordjadze, Jeremy Herbert, Asad Raza, and Rachel Rose. The LUMA Foundation, which is run by super-collector Maja Hoffmann, will support Projects, which is curated by Nicola Lees.

Though it’s of course hard to know how these things will pan out until one sees them at the actual fair, Frieze London did offer up some snippets of what is in store. From its news release:

  • Bacher will transform “the entrance corridor into an enigmatic environment using found objects from films sets.”
  • ÅYRBRB “will create a large-scale interactive installation in collaboration with cutting-edge interior design and technology companies.”
  • Raza will make an “evolving exhibition inspired by caves of worship of the Greek god Pan.”
  • The bracingly cool Parisian group castillo/corrales will stage a version of their project “The Social Life of the Book.”
  • Djordjadze will produce sculptures inspired by the “so-called ‘Swiss cheese plants’” that Matisse had in his studio.
  • Rose will “will respond to Frieze London’s specific site by creating a scale-model of the fair’s structure, inside which lighting and sound design will simulate the sonic and visual sense frequencies of different animals inhabiting The Regent’s Park.”
  • And, last but not least, “Jeremy Herbert will draw on his experience designing experimental theatre sets to build an alchemical, sensory space beneath the fair.”

Lots to get excited about!

The fair runs October 14 to 17 in the capital city.

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