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.
Cover Picture: Via Artsy