On Sunday I went with a couple of friends on our annual day out to the Frieze Art Fair in London’s Regent’s Park. And just like the previous two years we attended, the experience was extremely rewarding and inspiring.
The fair is housed in a huge temporary structure right in the middle of the park. There is an accompanying Sculpture Park as well as special talks, music and film.
Contemporary art is quite often labelled by some as complete rubbish. It’s fitting, then, that the first piece we came across in the Sculpture Park – which we visited first – was Wolfgang Ganter and Kaj Aune’s 2010 work, Trash – a veritable pile of old rubbish if I ever saw one.
I loved it actually; it seems to be casting yet another critical eye on our wasteful society. It apparently emits sounds and smoke, but we didn’t get a chance to see that. We did arrive, however, just as the artist walked into the pile via the fridge! Check it out, below.
The many exhibitors and wide variety of work kept us going for five hours solid and we literally had to pull ourselves out of the place at the end of the day.
This post is really intended just as an introduction to a whole load of pictures I took of the exhibits, so I’ll leave you with these shots of what for me were the highlights of the fair.
The Frieze Art Fair features “over 150 of the most exciting contemporary art galleries in the world”. Next year’s Frieze takes place between Thursday 13 and Sunday 16 October 2011.
If you’d like to know more about the Frieze Art Fair, I recommend you visit the official site: www.friezeartfair.com