Yes, it was Frieze again; the merry-go-round of events to tantalise weary global shoppers.
Amidst all of this: art!
A lot to see and do and to recover from, hence my delay in writing.
The week started with the Tate summer party- great fun and you get to see the Turner Prize nominees, which includes some lovely work.
Anthea Hamilton’s Turner Prize Show at Tate
And the Turbine Hall has the big show on of Phillipe Parreno:
So many people there enjoying the show.
Started the Frieze day early on Wednesday at the Serpentine Gallery for an opening without the crowds. Well worth getting up to see Marc Camille Chaimowicz and Helen Marten.
Marc Camille Chaimowicz
Then we went in to see the Fred Cohen collection at Fortnum and Mason– some really lovely pieces scattered around a really lovely shop.
Frieze Contemporary and Frieze Masters- a mass of works worth seeing.
A talk at Gucci on Bond Street- I kid you not, which was an excellent talk about Frieze Masters.
Infinite Mix at the Store on the Strand had an evening viewing. Martin Creed film was the standout video, short and sweet. The party was rocking!
The Infinite Mix Party
And the Whitechapel Gallery was showing the William Kentridge show, which was superb (as was the party). Really wonderful work. Everybody raving about it. A great video installation (and a bad photo of it- sorry, but it was the best I could do).
William Kentridge part of Thick Time
Camden Arts Centre also worth a look.
So much wonderful art in one town. I wish I could thank all the artists. I managed to be the embarrassing fan only once and do the: ‘I love your show’ to William Kentridge at the party. The others got off light!