Frieze London returns with a bang for its 15th edition

Galerie Perrotin, Frieze London 2017. Photo by Mark Blower

This week, Frieze London launched its 15th edition and once more coincides with Frieze Masters and Frieze Sculpture in Regent’s Park, together forming the heart of Frieze Week (until 8 October).

Art lovers and collectors from across the world will descend into London to see over 160 galleries showcasing artists from more than 31 countries. We've picked out some of the highlights, such as Alicja Kwade’s new installation with Kamel Mennour in Paris coinciding with the Berlin-based artist’s standout inclusion at the Venice Biennale main exhibition, as well as her presence at Frieze Sculpture.

You can also expect a solo show of new work by sculptor Melvin Edwards (with Stephen Friedman Gallery, London), currently featuring in Soul of A Nation at Tate Modern London. There's a new video installation by Hannah Black at Arcadia Missa, coinciding with the artist’s solo exhibition at London’s Chisenhale Gallery.

Thomas Ruff’s solo presentation with Galerie Rudiger Schöttle in Munich coincides with the pioneering photographer’s retrospective at the Whitechapel Gallery.

Elsewhere, there is a new themed gallery section for the 2017 fair devoted to the legacy of radical feminist artists. Sex Work: Feminist Art & Radical Politics is curated by Alison M. Gingeras. It features nine solo presentations of women artists working at the extreme edges of feminist practice during the 1970s and '80s, all sharing a focus on explicit sexual iconography combined with a radical political agency.

Not to be missed. Head over to Regent's Park this week. Details can be found at frieze.com. However, if you're unable to get a ticket to Frieze London then try to catch the sculptural wonders of the talented artists at Frieze Sculpture – a free outdoor display in London’s Regent Park until 8 October. You’ll be able to view sculptures by 25 international artists including masters such as Bernar Venet, KAWS, and Takuro Kuwata.

Richard Saltoun, Sex Work section, Frieze London 2017. Photo by Mark Blower

Richard Saltoun, Sex Work section, Frieze London 2017. Photo by Mark Blower

DoHoSuh Main Entrance, 388 Benefit Street, 2016 | Courtesy of the artist and Victoria Miro

DoHoSuh Main Entrance, 388 Benefit Street, 2016 | Courtesy of the artist and Victoria Miro

Christian Holstad The Vampire Cat of Nebeshima, 2010 | Courtesy of the artist and Victoria Miro

Christian Holstad The Vampire Cat of Nebeshima, 2010 | Courtesy of the artist and Victoria Miro

Alison Jacques Gallery, Frieze London 2017. Photo by Mark Blower

Alison Jacques Gallery, Frieze London 2017. Photo by Mark Blower

Gimhongsok Untitled (short people) | Courtesy of Kukje Gallery

Gimhongsok Untitled (short people) | Courtesy of Kukje Gallery

Takuro Kuwata, Untitled and Untitled (both 2016), Alison Jacques Gallery,  Salon 94. Photo by Stephen White

Takuro Kuwata, Untitled and Untitled (both 2016), Alison Jacques Gallery, Salon 94. Photo by Stephen White

Reza Aramesh,Metamorphosis - a study in liberation (2017) Leila Heller Galler. Photo by Stephen White

Reza Aramesh,Metamorphosis - a study in liberation (2017) Leila Heller Galler. Photo by Stephen White

Bernar Venet, 17 Acute Unequal Angles (2016) Blain, Southern2. Photo by Stephen White

Bernar Venet, 17 Acute Unequal Angles (2016) Blain, Southern2. Photo by Stephen White