Frieze London and Frieze Masters
Frieze Masters returned to London for its seventh edition this week. More than 130 international galleries took part in what is the most important moment in the London commercial art calendar. For the first time, the art fair coincided with Frieze Sculpture and Frieze London in Regent’s Park.
Gagosian, brought a spectacular Man Ray presentation. Works on display included photographs, metronomes, paintings, objects, lithographs, “rayographs,” and assemblages. Highlights included Trompe L’Oeuf, from 1963, a striking work featuring a toilet seat atop a photograph of an egg which looked very Magritte-ish.
The annual non-profit programme organised by the fair included Frieze Artist Award, presenting new, site-specific works by contemporary artists; Frieze Film, new film commissions premiered at the fair; Frieze Music, the fair’s off-site music programme; and Frieze Talks, a dynamic series of panel discussions, conversations and keynote lectures. In the curated gallery sections, Focus features presentations by galleries aged 12 years or younger and Live is a space for performance and participation works.