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Frieze Art Fair 2008: Details Announced
Fair: 16th Oct 2008 to 19th Oct 2008
Details of Frieze Art Fair 2008, 16-19 October, have today been announced by directors Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover. Frieze Art Fair is acknowledged as both the UK's most important contemporary art event and one of the world's most influential contemporary art fairs.

The 2008 fair will present a rigorous selection of the most exciting international galleries alongside Frieze Art Fair's unique curatorial programme of artists' projects. Frieze Art Fair, sponsored by Deutsche Bank for the fifth consecutive year, continues to inspire debate, and helps set the international contemporary art agenda.

The galleries at Frieze Art Fair will present exceptional artworks by over 1,000 of the world's top artists. Exciting galleries from the fast expanding markets of Brazil, China, India and Russia will exhibit alongside the leading galleries from across America, Europe, Japan and Scandinavia.

Nine galleries will be participating at Frieze Art Fair for the first time in 2008, including Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi from Berlin, GallerySke from Bangalore, A Gentil Carioca from Rio de Janeiro, Galerie Juliètte Jongma from Amsterdam, Long March Space from Beijing, magical Artroom from Tokyo, Regina Gallery from Moscow, Sies + Höke from Dusseldorf and Reena Spaulings Fine Art from New York.

Each year the attendance of key international collectors, curators and museum directors at Frieze Art Fair surpass expectations. Over 68,000 visits were made to the 2007 Frieze Art Fair and demand for tickets continues to grow. This year overall ticket numbers will be limited to further improve the visitor experience. Tickets will go on sale from 2 June. Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover commented: "Frieze Art Fair 2008 will be essential viewing for collectors looking to see the latest developments in contemporary art. This
year's exhibitors were chosen to reflect the continued expansion of the international artworld and recent developments in Brazilian, Indian, Chinese and Russian art. In addition to presenting the best emerging and established galleries, the critically acclaimed Frieze Projects will again be curated by Neville Wakefield. We are grateful to Deutsche Bank, our main sponsor, Cartier, our associate sponsor and the Guardian, our media sponsor for their continued support of Frieze Art Fair and contemporary art".

The details of the 2008 curatorial programme Frieze Projects, Frieze Talks, Frieze Film and Frieze Education, which takes place in the Deutsche Bank Education Space, and the third recipient of The Cartier Award will be announced in May. In previous years Frieze Projects have included new works by Kris Martin, Mike Nelson, Paola Pivi, Richard Prince, Martha Rosler and Andrea Zittel. Frieze Talks have included presentations by Marina Abramovic, Daniel Birnbaum, Zaha Hadid, Dave Hickey and Karlheinz

Pierre de Weck, Member of the Group Executive Committee and Global Head of Private Wealth Management Deutsche Bank commented: "Deutsche Bank congratulates Frieze on the success of Frieze Art Fair which has grown and developed year on year. As a very keen supporter of the arts and education for many years and in this, Deutsche Bank's fifth year as main sponsor, we are very proud to be associated with the success of London's first truly international contemporary art fair."

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