Launching on 25 June, Frieze Projects East will see original work by artists Can Altay, Sarnath Banerjee, Anthea Hamilton & Nick Byrne and Gary Webb installed in public spaces in the six east London host boroughs for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games: Barking and Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.
Commissioned by CREATE and The London 2012 Festival the project is to receive significant funding from the National Lottery through the Olympic Lottery Distributor and Arts Council England.
Frieze Foundation curator Sarah McCrory said of the project: 'Frieze Projects East will be Frieze Foundation's first programme of newly commissioned works outside Frieze Art Fair. Employing the same values as the projects at the fair, Frieze Projects East will incorporate outstanding artists and challenging works across a number of unique sites. By attracting both the visitors coming to London during the summer of 2012, and the local communities, we hope to expose exciting contemporary art to new audiences.'