To Do: Frieze London
- Jump, 2005, by Mladen Stilinovic, courtesy of Galerie Martin Janda
- Occurrence on an Endless Column, 1987, by Eric Bainbridge, courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery
- Untitled (Brian Howard VI), 2011, by Volker Eichelmann, courtesy of the artist
- Floral Harmony and Floral Romance, 2012, by Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, courtesy of Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles
- Mr D. B. Brown, 1993, by Mark Wallinger, courtesy of Hauser & Wirth
Has Paddle8’s Tory Burch In Color auction put you on an art kick? If you’re in London, keep it going with a visit to the Frieze Art Fair at Regent’s Park, which opens the day the auction closes on October 15. Here, highlights for your to-do list.
1. Explore the outdoor sculpture park in the English Gardens of Regent’s Park. Participating artists include George Condo, KAWS, Michael Craig-Martin, Thomas Schütte, Yayoi Kusama and Franz West.
2. This year marks the inaugural Frieze Artist Award, given to an emerging artist to create a site-specific work at the fair. The winner, Paris-based Mélanie Matranga, filmed a series of videos that follow a couple within a cafe at the fair — that she also designed. The A to B Coffee episodes, co-directed by Valentin Bouré, will be available at friezeprojects.org and thisistomorrow.info; Frieze visitors, meanwhile, will be able to stop by the cafe itself.
3. Q&A or performance piece? Why not both? Action sculptor Bruce McLean will be interviewing himself as part of the Frieze Talks panel discussions.
4. Director John Carpenter and comedian Andy Kaufman make an appearance. Sort of. London artist Sophia Al Maria is presenting a work inspired by the subliminal messages in Carpenter’s 1988 sci-fi film, They Live, while New Yorker Jonathan Berger has invited the legendary comic’s actual friends and family to engage with the audience as part of his installation, On Creating Reality, by Andy Kaufman.
5. Alexander McQueen is sponsoring a new section of the fair, Live, which supports performance-based installations. Six galleries are participating, including Shanzhai Biennial, which, well, we’ll just quote the New York collective to describe it: “a multinational brand posing as an art project posing as a multinational brand posing as a biennial.”
6. Even art lovers can’t survive on art alone. This year, the culinary offerings include pop-up restaurants from Moshi Moshi (London’s original Kaiten sushi bar) to the Michelin-starred Locanda Locatelli.
7. Last but not least: art, art and more art. Above, a slideshow teaser.
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