73 Juta Street Braamfontein Johannesburg South Africa, 2000
Johannesburg: 26.2041° S, 28.0473° E London: 51.5072° N, 0.1276°
14 September – 31 October 2021 English Gardens, The Regent’s Park, London In an exciting new addition, Serpentine and Sumayya Vally a fragment of Serpentine Pavilion 2021 was presented for Frieze Sculpture Park 2021, marking the first time a public institution has participated in Frieze Sculpture.
'We have a number of works which address diasporic communities. One of these is a fragment of the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by Counterspace and Sumayya Vally, who is a South African architect. The team has gone into particular communities and buildings in London, for example the first mosques, hair-salons, Notting Hill Carnival and they have taken pieces of architecture and combined them and spliced them, and here they’ve created a gathering space. And in a way, it’s a kind of a microcosm of Frieze Sculpture because every year when we make this exhibition in the English Gardens of Regent’s Park, we see people who wouldn’t normally come here, and have conversations that they wouldn't normally have and enjoy this communal space in a very very safe way.'
This year’s edition brings together works of international artists including Ibrahim El-Salahi, Isamu Noguchi, Solange Pessoa, Rose Wylie and more, with a selection of works addressing themes including architecture, geopolitical power structures and environmental concern.