Yes, the British are a nation of sailors. This shows the fact that the wooden floor of Frieze Art Fair is quite unstable. What makes some scenes of this video look a little shaky, despite or perhaps because of the use of a tripod. It’s almost like looking in Jeppe Hein’s vibrant wall mirror. Another hint at Britains tradition as culture nation are the archaeological sites visitors encounter at the fair.
As every year, Frieze Art Fair has so many different security restrictions and regulations (especially for photo and film crews), that it’s difficult for even the staff to keep track (some journalists are convinced that it’s a secret art performance / experiment). Anyway, it seems that all journalists have made it into the fair’s tent. Some of them were even lucky to see Claudia Schiffer several times. Frieze Art Fair is certainly one of the most entertaining art fairs.
What’s in the fair: A large sculpture by John Bock at Anton Kern, the aforementioned work by Jeppe Hein at Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Xavier Veilhan’s horses with carriage at Emmanuel Perrotin, Grayson Perry in a phone booth, and much more. And as running gag the fictive archaeological digs by this year’s Cartier Award Winner Simon Fujiwara’s.
Frieze Art Fair takes place every October in Regent’s Park, London. The fair showcases new and established artists to an international audience. Frieze Art Fair features over 170 galleries from around the world.
Frieze Art Fair 2010, London. Press Preview, October 13, 2010.
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