The artistic behemouth that is the Frieze Art Fair parked itself once more in Regents Park over the weekend complete with sculpture park which happily was completely free for all to enjoy. Curated by Clare Lilley the Director of Programme at the famous Yorkshire Sculpture Park, the aim was to “provide a showcase for significant modern works alongside some of the newest sculptural practice.”
According to Frieze, Lilley’s selection explored issues of size and scale with a number of monumental works alongside site-specific and video works. Speaking about the show she said, “Unique in the world’s art fairs, this year’s Frieze Sculpture Park is an intriguing and delightful breath of fresh air featuring artists from across three generations. We see explorations of the natural world that include a remaking of a 1967 action by Roelof Louw and fencing by Caroline Achaintre, alongside analyses of the human form and its condition in works by Thomas Schütte and Reza Aramesh. Carefully sited across the English Gardens, the sculptures made from a range of materials including bronze, concrete and helium balloons, are a striking pageant of contemporary practice.’
Walking around the park you are able to make your own interpretations. The giant drooping wooden Pinocchio type figure called ‘Small Lie’ from KAWS dominated whilst elsewhere a camera zooms in on a mans bottom in a video installation. Works from Gabriele De Santis (smileys chilling out in the sun) and Seung-taek Lee (giant helium filled balloons) clearly weren’t built to last and soon either deflated or fell down whilst elsewhere more ‘traditional’ sculpture seemed to hold up rather better.
Visiting only on the last day we didn’t have much time but as always managed to take a few pictures of the art on show for you to enjoy highlighting some of the diversity of art that always presents itself when Frieze comes to town.
Frieze Art Fairs Sculpture Park took place in Regents Park over the weekend of 15-18 October 2014. Inspiring City visited on 18 October 2014, the last day of the exhibition.
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