ÅYR (f. 2015, UK), an art collective founded by Architectural Association graduates Fabrizio Ballabio, Alessandro Bava, Luis Ortega Govela and Octave Perrault, have created an enfilade of ‘smart bedrooms’ within the fair.
A dramatic installation by Lutz Bacher (b.USA) transforms the entrance corridor into an enigmatic environment using found objects from films sets.
Collective castillo/corrales (f.2007, France) bring their cooperative, inter-disciplinary ethos to a new iteration of the on-going project The Social Life of the Book, exploring the economy and circulation of printed matter within the art world.
Thea Djordjadze (b.1971, Georgia) has created an elegant tangle of sculptural flaura, referencing — from safe perches in the trees and mischievously mobile positions within the fair — Henri Mattise’s desire for an ‘art of serenity… a calming influence on the mind, something like a good arm chair.
Artist Jeremy Herbert (b. 1960, UK) draws on his experience designing experimental theatre sets to build a sensory space beneath the fair.
Asad Raza (b. 1974, USA) has created an evolving exhibition, entered through a door in the back of the fair’s bookshop, inspired by caves devoted to the worship of the Greek god Pan.
Rachel Rose (b. 1986, USA), winner of the 2015 Frieze Artist Award, responds to the fair environment by creating a scale model of its structure. Each day, inside this structure, lighting and sound design simulate the sense frequencies of a different animal inhabiting The Regent’s Park including the fox, mouse, newt, robin and stickleback.