With recent restrictions only increasing the appetite for outdoor art consumption, Frieze Sculpture 2021 has already drawn quite the crowd to London’s Regent’s Park. On until 17 October 2021, the exhibition will marks an end to Frieze London festivities, following a mighty return to the capital. 

This year’s striking sculptural offerings confront themes including architecture, displacement, geopolitical power structures, environmental concerns and endangered futures. Participants are international and intergenerational, including Rasheed Araeen, Daniel Arsham, Anthony Caro, Gisela Colón, José Pedro Croft, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Stoyan Dechev, Ibrahim El-Salahi, Divya Mehra, Annie Morris, Isamu Noguchi, Jorge Otero-Pailos, Solange Pessoa, Vanessa da Silva, Tatiana Wolska, Rose Wylie and Yunizar. 

‘Sculptural conversations across time and geography’

‘Each Frieze Sculpture installation brings such a different picture of sculptural practice and it’s heartening that this year is especially global, including artists who herald from South America, South and North Africa, Indonesia, Pakistan, the USA and Canada, and from across Europe, says Clare Lilley, director of programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, who is creating Frieze Sculpture for the ninth year. ‘Although the artists span three generations, I see exciting sculptural conversations across time and geography, and while many sculptures here relate to social and environmental concerns, there is much-heightened colour and dextrous handling of material, resulting in an overall sense that is celebratory.’

In an exciting new addition, Serpentine Galleries and Sumayya Vally, founder of architectural practice Counterspace (profiled in Wallpaper’s May 2021 issue) will present Fragment of Serpentine Pavilion for Frieze Sculpture Park, 2021, marking the first time a public institution has participated in Frieze Sculpture. As Lilley concludes: ‘As we learn to live with the pandemic and emerge into public spaces, Frieze Sculpture 2021 allows people to come together in safety and with pleasure and is a tonic for the mind, body and soul.’

Frieze Sculpture 2021: in pictures 

Sumayya Vally, Counterspace, Fragment of Serpentine Pavilion

 Linda Nylind. Courtesy of Linda Nylind/Frieze
Counterspace, Fragment of Serpentine Pavilion 2021 for Frieze Sculpture 2021. Presented by Serpentine, London. Photography: Linda Nylind. Courtesy of Linda Nylind/Frieze

Isamu Noguchi, Play Sculpture

Isamu Noguchi, Play Sculpture, c. 1965/c. 1980 (fabricated 2021), presented by White Cube. Frieze Sculpture 2021. Photography: Linda Nylind. Courtesy of Linda Nylind/Frieze

Vanessa da Silva, Muamba Grove #1, #3 & #4

Vanessa da Silva, Muamba Grove #1, #3 & #4, 2019, presented by Galeria Duarte Sequeira. Frieze Sculpture 2021. Photography: Linda Nylind. Courtesy of Linda Nylind/Frieze

Annie Morris, Stack 9, Ultramarine Blue

Annie Morris, Stack 9, Ultramarine Blue, 2021, presented by Timothy Taylor. Frieze Sculpture 2021
Annie Morris, Stack 9, Ultramarine Blue, 2021, presented by Timothy Taylor. Frieze Sculpture 2021. Photography: Linda Nylind. Courtesy of Linda Nylind/Frieze

Rasheed Araeen, Lovers in The Regent’s Park

Rasheed Araeen, Lovers in The Regent’s Park, 2021, presented by Grosvenor Gallery. Frieze Sculpture 2021
Rasheed Araeen, Lovers in The Regent’s Park, 2021, presented by Grosvenor Gallery. Frieze Sculpture 2021. Photography: Linda Nylind. Courtesy of Linda Nylind/Frieze

Rose Wylie, Pineapple

Rose Wylie, Pineapple, 2020, presented by David Zwirner. Frieze Sculpture 2021
Rose Wylie, Pineapple, 2020, presented by David Zwirner. Frieze Sculpture 2021. Photography: Linda Nylind. Courtesy of Linda Nylind/Frieze

Yunizar, Induk Monster

Yunizar, Induk Monster (Mother Monster), 2017, presented by Gajah Gallery. Frieze Sculpture 2021. Photography: Linda Nylind. Courtesy of Linda Nylind/Frieze

Tatiana Wolska, Untitled (module 1 and 2)

Tatiana Wolska, Untitled (module 1 and 2), 2019, presented by L’Etrangère / Irène Laub Gallery.
Tatiana Wolska, Untitled (module 1 and 2), 2019, presented by L’Etrangère / Irène Laub Gallery. Frieze Sculpture 2021. Photography: Linda Nylind. Courtesy of Linda Nylind/Frieze