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 aka Gallery Girl is a writer and curator based in London. Her work has been featured in publications including Dazed, Hyperallergic and Vogue Arabia. She was curator of Perpetual Movement during AWAN Festival 2018 and in 2019 had a residency at the Lab at Darat Al Funun in Amman, Jordan. She has also worked with Armenia Art Fair for its inaugural edition and previously worked as an editor at I.B.Tauris Publishers. In 2019 she co-founded Arsheef, Yemen’s first contemporary art gallery. She has given workshops at Manara Culture in Amman, Jordan and Victoria and Albert Museum in London, UK. As of 2020 she is currently in law school, with the ambition of greater understanding the intersection between art and the law.

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