Frieze Foundation announces Frieze Projects East

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Frieze Foundation is pleased to announce that it will curate and produce four new
public art projects as part of the London 2012 Festival, the finale of the Cultural
Olympiad. Situated throughout east London, the series will be known as Frieze
Projects East and will be launched on 25 June 2012.
The artists that will take part in Frieze Projects East include: Can Altay, Sarnath
Banerjee, Anthea Hamilton & Nick Byrne and Gary Webb. The series has been
programmed by Frieze Foundation curator Sarah McCrory.
The projects will take place in the six east London Host Boroughs for the 2012
Olympic and Paralympic Games: Barking & Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney,
Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest and will seek to engage both local
audiences and visitors to the area.
Frieze Projects East has been commissioned by CREATE and The London 2012
Festival as part of their commitment to bring the best artists to east London in
2012. The series receives significant funding support from the National Lottery
through the Olympic Lottery Distributor and Arts Council England.
Sarah McCrory said of the new series: ‘Frieze Projects East will be Frieze
Foundation’s first programme of newly commissioned works outside Frieze Art
Fair. Employing the same values as the projects at the fair, Frieze Projects East
will incorporate outstanding artists and challenging works across a number of
unique sites. By attracting both the visitors coming to London during the summer
of 2012, and the local communities, we hope to expose exciting contemporary art
to new audiences.’
Ruth Mackenzie, Director of Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Festival,
remarked: ‘We are proud that London2012 Festival is co-commissioning Frieze
Foundation to create their first programme in east London. Working with CREATE
and local communities, curator Sarah McCory is announcing artists who will
delight east London residents and tourists from around the world.’
Hadrian Garrard, CREATE Director, observed: ‘CREATE works to connect artists
with the communities of east London in ambitious, surprising and meaningful
ways. So we are delighted to be working with Frieze Foundation and bringing their
internationally-renowned programme to east London for the first time. From giant
inflatables giving new life to Poplar Baths to beautiful sculptures that encourage
families to play, these projects have been created to inspire public involvement
and pleasure.’
22 February 2012, Frieze Foundation: Frieze Projects East Announced
Like all work produced under the auspices of Frieze Foundation, Frieze Projects
East will realize ambitious ideas in exceptional environments.
The London 2012 Festival is a 12-week nationwide celebration that will run from
21 June until 9 September bringing together leading artists from across the world
with the best from the UK.
The CREATE 2012 festival runs from 21 June to 21 July with more than 200 events in
over 80 venues across the six host boroughs.

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