Frieze London is divided onto three parts – general participating galleries – such as Victoria Miro, Salon 94 and many other London and world leading galleries; Frieze Focus, a sector which included newly established galleries which specifically represent young and emerging artists , and Frieze Live – six galleries which are presenting interactive installations and performances.
◀︎The artwork called Because I Can’t Have You I Want You by a Young British Artist Damien Hirst has been sold by White Cube Gallery just within a few first minutes after the opening of Frieze, for £4 million.
▶︎Arched Figure is a sculpture made by a French-American artist Louise Bourgeois. The piece is made out of mixed materials – female body in bronze, bed sheets in fabric and bedframe in metal. The sculpture is showing a naked, headless female body, with an arched back, almost in pain, however somehow very shameless, exposing the nakedness and desire to public.
▲Video installation Geburtsort ist Zufall (Birthplace is Random), represented by Hauser & Wirth, was really in the spotlight. The artwork, seen above, is an installation which consists out of two LCD monitors, a player, chemist’s shop display and lettering, and is displaying a top part of female face, with eyes slowly closing and opening. When the eyes are open, a spectator is experiencing a rather awkward confrontation with what could be thought of as devil’s eyes – sclera is poured with bloody red, bright blue pupils are almost beckoning. Pipilottii Rist, the author of Geburtsort ist Zufall, is a Swiss artist, who is widely known for her Super 8 films, which usually talk about issues of gender, sexuality and feminism.
▼One of the pioneers of Frieze Art Fair, Tracey Emin, this year was represented by Gagosian Gallery, Lehmann Maupin and White Cube. Three of her etchings could be seen at White Cube. Even though only three art works were presented at Frieze London, her exhibition is now shown at actual White Cube gallery in Bermondsey.
Whilst Frieze Art Fair is over, the exhibitions at commercial art galleries continue. Slowly flowing out of Frieze, art lovers can now be found at:
White Cube Bermondsey, to see Tracey Emin exhibition, “The Last Great Adventure is You”, which will run until November 15th;
Paul Stolper gallery, to see Damien Hirst, until Novermber 15th as well;
Gagosian Britannia St., to see American artist Richard Serra, until end of February 2015;
Marian Godman Gallery, to see Gerhard Richter’s exhibition, which can be seen until December 20th.