Artist, Zadie Xa
- A customised vehicle will pop-up on Mount Street during Frieze week,4-7 October, selling the exclusive artworks, with only one hundred prints available daily from Thursday to Sunday
- The initiative supports two charities which provide vital support to women across the UK and empowering them to achieve financial independence
Grosvenor Britain & Ireland (‘Grosvenor’) has collaborated with Frieze London to commission four leading female artists who have created limited edition prints available to buy from a customised vehicle on Mount Street in Mayfair during Frieze Week [4-7 October]. The collaboration, Mount Street Editions by Frieze, is inspired by the international art fair’s new Social Work section, which this year celebrates artists who challenged the male-dominated art market of the 1980s.
The participating artists include Helen Cammock, winner of the 2018 MaxMara Prize for Women’s Art; France-Lise McGurn, whose epic wall painting was a standout of the recent Virginia Woolf exhibition at Tate St Ives; Renee So, acclaimed for her knitted and ceramic works investigating hybrid identities; and Zadie Xa, whose work is currently on view at MoMA PS1 and who will have a solo presentation at Frieze London 2018.
The prints will be released over four consecutive days (one day per artist), concurrent with Frieze London and Frieze Masters. Each unique commission will be unveiled ahead of the pop-up, with the location and timings of the Mount Street Editions vehicle to be revealed on Frieze London’s social media channels in advance. Printed by Mount Street Printers, expert purveyors of luxury personalised stationary, the works will be released in an edition of 100, priced at £50 each.
All proceeds raised will be donated to two charities, Dress for Success and the Young Women’s Trust, which provide vital support to women in the UK. Dress for Success empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help them thrive; while the Young Women’s Trust supports women aged 16-30 struggling to live on low, or no, pay in England and Wales and who are at risk of being trapped in poverty.
Mount Street is honoured to be supporting women of achievement in art in collaboration with Frieze. The street’s world-class fashion and lifestyle brands and boutiques will also celebrate the partnership by creating exclusive experiences and installations for all visitors to enjoy. Find more information on retailer activity here. Mount Street will truly be ‘Fashioning’ Frieze London as the street becomes the world famous art fair’s destination partner for the second year.
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Notes to Editors
About Grosvenor Britain & Ireland:
Grosvenor Britain & Ireland creates and manages high quality neighbourhoods that are great places to live, work and visit. Our diverse property development, management and investment portfolio includes Grosvenor’s London estate of Mayfair and Belgravia and other developments in London, Oxfordshire and Cambridgshire.
We are part of the Grosvenor Group, one of the world’s largest privately-owned property companies, which develops, manages and invests in property in more than 60 cities around the world.
As at 31 December 2017, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland had assets under management of £5.2bn.
About the Artists
Helen Cammock was born in Cannock, UK in 1970 and is based in London. Her recent solo shows include: Cubitt, London (2017). Her work has recently been exhibited at: National Gallery of the Bahamas (2018); The Tetley, Leeds (2017); Hull City of Culture (2017); Serpentine Galleries Cinema Nights, London (2016); Hollybush Gardens, London (2016); and Tate Britain, London (2015). In 2018, she was awarded the MaxMara Art Prize for Women, which will result in a solo exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery, London and Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia in 2019 and is currently on a six-month residency in Italy. She has a solo show at Void, Derry in October this year.
France-Lise McGurn was born in Glasgow, UK in 1983 and is based in Glasgow. Her recent solo shows include: Recent Activity, Birmingham (2018); Alison Jacques Gallery, London (2017); and Bosse and Baum, London (2016). Her work has recently been exhibited at Glasgow International (2018); Pallant House, Chichester (2018); Tate St Ives (2018); David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2017); and Hotel Contemporary, Milan (2017). In 2018, her commission at Hospitalfield, UK is on view until December.
Renee So was born in Hong Kong in 1974 and is based in London. Her recent solo shows include: Kate MacGarry, London (2016); and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery (2016), Sydney. Her work has recently been exhibited at: ParaSite, HK (2017); Saatchi Gallery, London (2017); Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne (2017); Leeds Art Gallery (2015); Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland (2015); and GSA, Glasgow (2013). In 2018, her work was selected for the London Open at Whitechapel Gallery, London, on view until 26th August 2018.
Zadie Xa was born in Vancouver, Canada in 1983 and is based in London. Her recent solo shows include: Union Pacific, London (2018); and Pump House Gallery, London (2018); and performances were commissioned by the Hayward Gallery, London and Palais de Tokyo, Paris (both 2018). Her work has recently been exhibited at: MoMA PS1, New York (2018); Night Gallery, Los Angeles (2018); Aga Khan Museum, Toronto (2017); and Hales Gallery, London (2017). In 2018, she will have a solo show at Galeria Augustina Ferreya, Mexico City; and a solo presentation of work with Union Pacific (Stand H1) in the Focus section of Frieze London in October.
Frieze is the world’s leading platform for modern and contemporary art for scholars, connoisseurs, collectors and the general public alike. Frieze comprises three magazines—frieze, Frieze Masters Magazine and Frieze Week— and four international art fairs—Frieze London, Frieze Masters, Frieze New York and Frieze Los Angeles. Additionally, Frieze organizes a program of special courses and lectures in London through Frieze Academy. Frieze was founded in 1991 by Matthew Slotover and Amanda Sharp, with the launch of frieze magazine, the leading international magazine of contemporary art and culture. In 2003, Sharp and Slotover launched Frieze London art fair, which takes place each October in The Regent’s Park, London. In 2012, they launched Frieze New York, which occurs each May in Randall’s Island Park, and Frieze Masters, which coincides with Frieze London in October and is dedicated to art from ancient to modern. In 2018, Frieze announced the launch of Frieze Los Angeles, which will open February 14–17, 2019 at Paramount Pictures Studios, Los Angeles.