I went to Frieze Masters for a couple of hours today. From the moment you enter it’s a non stop collision of jaw dropping art spanning centuries – every piece as powerful as its neighbour. My design eduction at the LCP (now LCC) was heavily weighted to the academic side (in particular Art History) and seeing so many personally significant Artists under one roof (including Nolde, Ernst, Twombly, Schiele) was mind-blowing – I wish I could have spent much, much longer there.
Here are some images of Frieze that grabbed me en route – although there were so many more.
“The Collector” (Helly Nahmad Gallery London) – is an ‘imaginary apartment’ installation set in 1968 Paris. It is eclectic, brilliantly ‘throw away’ yet is a revolutionary way of introducing a fictitious intelligentsia’s life through art. In these days of immersive experiences (Secret Cinema / Punchdrunk) I found this an ingenious way of allowing the audience into connect with art as accessible, non-exclusive, and essential in all of our lives.