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Looking at what to do next week? With hundreds of galleries congregating in London’s city centre, you need look no further.

Frieze Week returns from From 5-7 October, along with two preview days on Wednesday 3 and Thursday 4 October.

The cultural hub that is Frieze Week in Regent’s Park comprises Frieze London, Frieze Masters and Frieze Sculpture. Let’s unpack the three.

2017 Frieze London 2017 Frieze London

Frieze London, now in its 16th edition, brings together 160 leading galleries. Here, curators, institutions and galleries respond to contemporary issues to form a creative environment open to discovery. In particular, this year's Frieze London is tackling the lack of visibility of women in the marketplace. A new themed section, Social Work, will be selected by a panel of leading women art historians and critics.

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In its 7th edition, Frieze Masters is presenting 130 galleries with a strong emphasis on Old Master galleries and Asian specialists, alongside antiquities, tribal and 20th-century art.

The 2018 programme is shaped by international curators who bring unique perspectives on art history. Victoria Siddall, Director of Frieze, says, “I’m really looking forward to the seventh edition of Frieze Masters. This fair is defined by its extraordinary quality and breath-taking diversity and the fair genuinely offers something for everyone, from the most knowledgeable connoisseurs to those who are new to historical art…”

Ugo Rondinone, ‘summer moon’ (2011) at 2017 Frieze Sculpture. Photo: Sadie Coles Ugo Rondinone, ‘summer moon’ (2011) at 2017 Frieze Sculpture. Photo: Sadie Coles

Frieze Sculpture is in place from 4 July to 7 October 2018. The sculptures are located in the English Gardens of Regent’s Park. The works have been selected by curator Clare Lilley, following an open call for proposals submitted by international galleries.

Lilley says, “Last year, our first-ever summer Frieze Sculpture was a resounding success, with Regent's Park visitors enjoying exceptional sculpture by artists from around the world. The 2018 edition is just as expansive and diverse… My hope is that the exhibition will give pause for thought as well as great pleasure, and that visitors to Regent’s Park will have a snapshot of the fantastic imagination of artists and variety of sculpture being made today.”

Richard Saltoun at 2017 Frieze London. Photo: Mark Blower Richard Saltoun at 2017 Frieze London. Photo: Mark Blower

With serious amount of art from all over the world and all periods of time, there really is something for everyone to enjoy at this year’s Frieze Week.

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