Art is everywhere at London’s Frieze Art Fair
by: Kate Messinger
September 24, 2012
The annual Frieze Art Fair is back this October and taking over more than just London’s galleries. The international contemporary art fair showcases work from over 170 art galleries world wide and will be featuring films, artist talks and a free sculpture garden in Regent’s Park. Frieze magazine started in 1991, holding its first art fair in London over a decade ago and bringing the fair to New York for the first time last May. This year, artists like Hemali Bhuta and Damián Ortega will show large scale sculptures in English Park, while important art figures like critic Brian O’Doherty and film maker John Waters will be participating in discussions conducted by the festival. And of course, everything is for sale.
In addition, Frieze has commissioned a handful of artists to set up sight specific works around the event, including a piece entitled Murder In Three Acts by Aslı Çavuşoğlu which will explore the relationship between art and televison, especially crime dramas. At the beginning of Frieze, on October 11th, Çavuşoğlu’s work “structured as a real-time performance involving a professional crime drama crew and actors” will happen somewhere around the venue; an instalation/performance where the “exhibitions function as crime scenes and art works act as murder weapons.” Just make sure your there to see it before it’s really too late.