Yorkshire Sculpture Park Director Curates Frieze Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s Director of Programme, Clare Lilley, has been announced as the curator of Frieze Sculpture Park, part of contemporary art fair Frieze London, from 15–19 October 2014.

Clare Lilley at Yorkshire Sculpture Park © Jonty Wilde



This is the third year running that Lilley has curated the Park at the world’s leading contemporary art fair, which brings an international art audience to the UK capital every October.

As Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, which in 2014 won the prestigious Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year, Lilley’s most recent projects include Ai Weiwei, Fiona Banner, Amar Kanwar and Yinka Shonibare.

This year the Frieze Sculpture Park is a showcase for significant modern works alongside new sculptural practice, and includes pieces from both Frieze London and Frieze Masters galleries. With free public access, Frieze Sculpture Park gives visitors to the English Gardens of The Regent’s Park a rare opportunity to see an important selection of public art in the open air in central London.

Lilley’s selection explores size and scale, with monumental sculptures by KAWS and Matt Johnson alongside sound and video works. Located in The Regent’s Park, the Frieze Sculpture Park benefits from an exceptional setting in which to experience and appreciate outdoor works, furthering the understanding of sculpture today.

Lilley’s selection includes work by the highly acclaimed American artist Ursula von Rydingsvard, whose largest exhibition to date can be seen at Yorkshire Sculpture Park until 4 January 2015.

Frieze Sculpture Park also includes work from artists: Caroline Achaintre, Reza Aramesh, George Condo, Michael Craig-Martin, Martin Creed, Gabriele De Santis, Matt Johnson, KAWS, Yayoi Kusama, Seung-taek Lee, Roelof Louw, Marie Lund, Fausto Melotti, Richard Nonas, Not Vital, Kristin Oppenheim, Jaume Plensa, Thomas Schütte and Franz West.

Clare Lilley said: “Unique in the world’s art fairs, this year’s Frieze Sculpture Park features artists from across three generations. We see explorations of the natural world with a remaking of a 1967 action by Roelof Louw, together with new work made for Frieze Sculpture Park by Richard Nonas and Caroline Achaintre, alongside analyses of the human form and its condition in works by Thomas Schütte, Jaume Plensa, and Reza Aramesh. Carefully sited across the English Gardens and made from a range of materials including bronze, concrete, steel, lightboxes and helium balloons, the sculptures are a striking pageant of contemporary practice that I hope will intrigue and rejuvenate those walking between Frieze and Masters, as well as the huge number of daily users of The Regent’s Park.”

For the second year the Art Fund, the national fundraising charity for art, has developed a dedicated app for the Frieze Sculpture Park with detailed information on each of the sculptures and an audio guide by Clare Lilley. The Frieze Sculpture Guide app by the Art Fund will be available to download for free from the App store and Google Play from 14 October.

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