Frieze Frame

Frieze week has come to an end and the Regent’s Park fair must leave London for another year. Every year I find that Frieze Masters leaves more of an impact that its better famed sister Frieze.

For me the sculptural and installation works this year were most memorable. Among my personal highlights were Hauser and Wirth’s L’Atelier d’artistes which constructed an artist’s studio space in the middle of the exhibition space. Another recreation that impressed was a restating of Karen Kilimnik’s 1991 Fountain of Youth, which comprises of a fountain covered in plants and surrounded by luxury beauty items.

Other noteworthy works include Samara Golden’s styrofoam dinner tables that hang from the walls, complete with breakfast pastries and wine. I was also very taken by a work by Mona Hatoum which came in the form of a traditional red carpet that had the world map gauged out of it.

Over at Frieze Masters viewers were treated to relics from Ancient Greece to Surrealism in the form of a sumptuous sofa by Salvador Dali.

Before I leave you to browse the images, I must also mention the Malevich Porcelain and a stunning display of Paula Rego’s work. No doubt, those who made the trip to Regent’s Park have other favourites and I have certainly excluded many significant artworks. But now, the images…


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Lizzy Vartanian Collier is a London-based writer with a special interest in contemporary Middle Eastern Art. She has a BA in Art History and an MA in Contemporary Art and Art Theory of Asia and Africa from the School of Oriental and African Studies. She runs the Gallery Girl blog and has written for After Nyne, Arteviste, Canvas Magazine, Harper's Bazaar Arabia, Ibraaz, Jdeed Magazine, ReOrient and Suitcase Magazine. Lizzy is also curator of Arab Women Artists Now - AWAN 2018 (London).

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