Enjoy Frieze Sculpture 2017 with our Audio Tour app
- 4 July 2017
Frieze Sculpture 2017 fills Regent’s Park with monumental works by leading artists this summer – and you can deepen your experience of the trail with our free Audio Tour app.
Narrated by Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s director of programme Clare Lilley, who has selected the pieces for this year’s trail, the guide offers expertise and insight into all 25 works – from Eduardo Paolozzi’s huge figure Vulcan to Ugo Rondinone’s striking white tree, ‘summer moon’.
Frieze Sculpture 2017: selected highlights
Miquel Barceló, Gran Elefandret, 2008
Sure to turn heads and even elicit a few laughs, Miquel Barceló’s upturned bronze elephant, 26 feet tall and standing on its trunk, is a feat of balance and skill. It has previously visited spaces including Union Square in New York.
Takuro Kuwata, Untitled and Untitled, 2016
Quite literally exploding the boundaries of ceramics, Takuro Kuwata uses large kilns to create his playful and unpredictable works, from ruptured bowls to ‘tree sculptures’ – two of which are on show here.
Hank Willis Thomas, Endless Column, 2017
US conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas references Constantin Brâncuși’s iconic Endless Column in his own towering sculpture, replacing Brâncuși’s abstract modules with a potential infinity of footballs.
Alicja Kwade, Big Be-Hide, 2017
Interested in optical trickery and deception, Polish artist Alicja Kwade’s work appears to change depending on the angle from which it is viewed. Separated by a mirror, two boulders may appear identical, or as each other’s double.
Gary Hume, Bud, 2016
On public show for the first time, Hume’s solitary plant shoot (or could it be a paintbrush?) has the feel of an ancient standing stone and, with its sense of new life, nods to the verdant surrounds of Regent’s Park.
The full line-up of exhibiting artists is as follows: Magdalena Abakanowicz, Rasheed Araeen, Reza Aramesh, Miquel Barceló, Sir Anthony Caro, John Chamberlain, Sir Tony Cragg, Michael Craig-Martin, Urs Fischer, Gary Hume, KAWS, Takuro Kuwata, Alicja Kwade, Mimmo Paladino, Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, Jaume Plensa, Thomas J Price, Peter Regli, Ugo Rondinone, Sarah Sze, Hank Willis Thomas, Bernar Venet, John Wallbank and Emily Young.
We are also running educational tours of Frieze Sculpture 2017, led by Frieze’s Lillian Wilkie. The first is on Saturday 15 July – more details and tickets are available here.
Frieze Sculpture 2017, Regent’s Park, London, 5 Jul – 8 Oct
Entry to the park is free. All proceeds from the educational tours go to Art Fund – please see FAQs for our terms and conditions.