The artists commissioned to make site-specific work for Frieze Projects
2012 are: Thomas Bayrle, Aslı Çavuşoğlu, DIS
magazine, Grizedale Arts/Yangjiang Group, and Joanna
Frieze Projects is a programme of artists'
commissions realised annually at Frieze London. Curated by Sarah McCrory,
this year Frieze Projects includes five specially commissioned projects as
well as the Emdash Award, which each year enables an emerging artist
working outside the UK to present new work at Frieze London. Commissioned
by Frieze Foundation, Frieze Projects is supported by the Emdash
This year's programme of commissioned projects
incorporates a number of unique viewpoints of the fair and includes an
examination of the use-value of art by Grizedale Arts and Yangjiang Group
in the form of a structure that will act as a forum for a number of artists
who produce food, chaotic dining events, performances, and talks. In
contrast, Joanna Rajkowska's work will invite contemplation and reflection
by transforming an area of Regent's Park into a field of smoking
incense. Aslı Çavuşoğlu's recreation of a crime drama scene
will look at the unlikely parallels between the production of murder
mysteries and decisions made whilst making art. DIS magazine's unique
approach to the production of imagery will be a response to the fair, and a
design by Thomas Bayrle will be dramatically woven into the fabric of the
The recipient of the Emdash Award in 2012 is
Cécile B Evans, whose winning proposal takes the form of an
audio guide to Frieze London accompanied by a holographic 'host.'
Frieze Projects presents newly commissioned artworks by international
artists. Offered as an opportunity to work in a unique context, the artists
commissioned by Frieze Foundation use Frieze London as a site to realise
ambitious ideas in an exceptional environment.
takes place from the 11–14 October 2012. Frieze London is sponsored
by Deutsche Bank for the ninth consecutive year.