Frieze Projects: Artists Commissions and Talks
Organized by Polly Staple. Edited by Melissa Gronlund.
Since the inaugural Frieze Art Fair in 2003, Frieze Projects, an off-shoot of London's frieze magazine, has pursued an ambitious curatorial program, inviting a selection of emerging and established artists to realize work responding specifically to the fair context. Artists--including Martha Rosler, Lawrence Weiner, Andrea Zittel, Richard Wentworth, Paola Pivi, Liam Gillick, Aleksandra Mir, gelitin and Jeremy Deller--have contributed work ranging from site-specific installations and 35mm films to impromptu performances and print publications. Called the "most exciting showcases of specially commissioned work from new and established artists in the world," by the London Observer, the Projects are accompanied by the Frieze Talks program, which has brought such leading cultural figures as Thomas Crow, Zaha Hadid, Jacques Rancičre, Peter York, Linda Nochlin, David Adjaye and Roberta Smith to the podium. This volume is the first printed record of the speaking events, and features texts from the lectures and panel discussions, as well as essays on the commissioned projects.