Yesterday I went to visit the 2016 edition of Frieze London with  conceptual artist Anna Fafaliou. After years visiting art fairs, I noticed that having good fair companions is very important as you are more likely to learn new things while having a good time walking around the 160 booths that took place in Regent Park.

Just in case you’ve been living in a cave for the last few years, Frieze London is one of the most important international contemporary art fair on the planet, and managed after “only” 14 years of existence to impose to the British capital what is now commonly call “Frieze Week. Created by Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover, the publishers of Frieze Magazine, the fair gives you a good feel of the art market and of what’s hot at the moment. 

I was a bit underwhelmed by this year edition, maybe because after a year in London spending a lot of time in galleries and museums I had a feeling of déjà vu. Hauser & Wirth booth was probably my favourite as they really offered us something different as they turned their booth into a fictional artist studio featuring the works of 47 different artists. The other highlight for me was Marianne Boesky booth featuring a statement installation by the Belgian artist Hans Op de Beeck called the “The Silent Library”. In terms of new discovery for me, I had a big crush for Marie Lund’s Torso series in concrete and cotton at Laura Bartlett booth.

I wanted to share with you the fair in pictures, I snapped around all day as you can imagine so here are few shoots of some of my highlights.

Marianne Boesky Gallery’s booth.
Marianne Boesky Gallery’s booth.
Melik Ohanian at Chantal Crousel's booth.
Melik Ohanian at Chantal Crousel’s booth.
Marie Lund at Laura Bartlett's booth.
Marie Lund at Laura Bartlett’s booth.
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Marie Lund at Laura Bartlett’s booth.

 

Anish Kapoor at Lisson Gallery's booth.
Anish Kapoor at Lisson Gallery’s booth.
Mona Hatoum at Chantal Crousel's booth.
Mona Hatoum at Chantal Crousel’s booth.
Gregor Hildbrandt & Jeff Koons at Almine Rech's booth.
Gregor Hildbrandt & Jeff Koons at Almine Rech’s booth.
Joseph Kosuth at Almine Rech's booth.
Joseph Kosuth at Almine Rech’s booth.
Hauser & Wirth's booth.
Hauser & Wirth’s booth.
Yael Bartana at Sommer Gallery's booth.
Yael Bartana at Sommer Gallery’s booth.
Mladen Stilinovic at Martin Janda Gallery's booth.
Mladen Stilinovic at Martin Janda Gallery’s booth.
P.P.O.W 's booth.
P.P.O.W ‘s booth.
Alicja Kwade at 303 Gallery'sbooth.
Alicja Kwade at 303 Gallery’sbooth.
Sprüth Magers's booth.
Sprüth Magers’s booth.
Tracey Emin at White Cube's booth.
Tracey Emin at White Cube’s booth.
Jack and Dinos Chapman at White Cube's booth.
Jack and Dinos Chapman at White Cube’s booth
Nolan Simon at 47 Canal's booth.
Nolan Simon at 47 Canal’s booth.
Samara Golden at CANADA's booth.
Samara Golden at CANADA’s booth.
Grayson Perry at Victoria Miro's booth.
Grayson Perry at Victoria Miro’s booth.

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Cover Picture: Via Artsy 

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Posted by:evakirilof

14 replies on “ART – Frieze London Moments

  1. Love your choices, I was there on Friday and really enjoyed the fair this year. More minimal and sober than usual. Really liked Almine Rech booth .

  2. J’aurais tellement aimé venir, t’as beaucoup de chance de vive à Londres, ca fait rêver. Merci de partager tout ca avec nous.

  3. Selection très pertinente, et belle découverte du travail de Marie Lund que je viens de voir via ton Instagram. Bonne soirée Eva

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