Frieze Art Fair takes place each year in a huge marquee in Regent’s Park and attracts the top art people from all over the world – artists, collectors, buyers, galleries and the likes of you and me who like to just visit. When I say visit, there is the people watching, the lusting after out of reach pricey art, there is the lunching and then, sometimes, there is the champagne. So all in all a big day out!
On my way to the main entrance I stumbled upon the edge of the impressive Sculpture Park which is a free side exhibition to the rather more expensive main event. In just a few minutes I saw some good and some fun stuff on one corner of the park and this map tells you how much else there is to see:
Then it was time to enter the beast of a show that is Frieze and we spent a good 4 hours exploring the rooms and even then missed out on many galleries. There was the important matter of lunch, of course, just a few snacks at Caravan, to keep us going. Despite this distraction, we did see some interesting, some beautiful and some downright strange stuff so here is my selection for you to enjoy:
|Goshka Macuga’s wool tapestry|
|Mariana Castillo Deball|
|Mark Wallinger’s curated room. Was he supposed to be sleeping? Yes!|
|Darren Bader. One of the strange pieces – an axe in sugar|
|Wolfgang Tillman – beautiful and impossible to photography|
|Callum Innes – loved this colour and form|
|Alicja Kwale – yes a wrapped door|
|Alexandre da Cunha|
|Slavs and Tatars|
|A performance piece|
I hope you had a good time at my virtual Frieze. There is a lot of art on in London at the moment, so watch out for more arty blogs over the next few weeks.
Bye for now.