Frieze Art Fair and Frieze Masters, London, October 2015

This year’s Frieze Art Fair and Frieze Masters showed a lot of up and coming artists and new work by those we already are familiar with.

My favorit work at Frieze Masters was a mirror work by Italian Arte Povera artist Michelangelo Pistoletto It is not worth introducing this widly acknowledged and renowned artist that is one of the main representatives of the Italian Arte Povera movement. A counterposition between Arte Povera and a contemporary artist would lead me directly to my favorit art work at Frieze Art in the main space, Self-Portrait (bath) by British artist Tracey Emin represented by Jay Joplin and to see at the White Cube Gallery booth. It is a coincidence that Tracey Emin goes into an entirely new direction namely neon light installation and sculpture and I am happy to see this because I am planning a show that would present Tracey Emin. Her work not only can be referenced with Arte Povera’s Michelangelo Pistoletto but also even more closely to Mario and Marisa Merz as we also already engaged in discussion on Facebook. in addition the work can be linked to Dan Flavin art historically based in minimalism and concept art, or to more contemporary artists like Jonathan Monk, represented by Lisson Gallery, London and Milan.

White Cube Gallery

Tracey Emin, White Cube Gallery

Overall the art fair was well frequented and had a few other interesting works like Mark Leckey which could be referenced to Takashi Murakami with his huge blow up cat or also to Jeff Koons.

Mark Leckey

Mark Leckey

Another reference to Jeff Koons would be the silver shiny pumpkin by Yayoi Kusama, which she already started five years ago at Victoria Miro or two years ago at a high street store in London where she also produced a limited line of hand bags later in the same year.The interesting or unusual part of this years’ fairs was the lack of most original concept and minimalism art.

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama

Anri Sala also worked with sculpture this time in contrary to his usual filmic works. A snare drum kit was silently almost non-audible drumming away on the booth ceiling with a counter-positioned second identical drum kit at the entrance of the booth this time standing on the floor with drum sticks looking like bones at their ends.

Anri Sala

Anri Sala

The Frieze stand award was awarded to a small London Gallery for their exceptional presentation of little airplanes and photographic works that looked like faint-coloured Rothko’s.

Frieze Booth Award 2015

Frieze Booth Award 2015

Frieze Booth Award 2015

Frieze Booth Award 2015

Lisson Gallery in Bell Street showed a young artist with a solo show in both their spaces and here unlike in Sala’s work a drum kit was played by a real person in the gallery space.

Ryan Gander, Fieldwork, Lisson Gallery, London

Ryan Gander, Fieldwork, Lisson Gallery, London

Lisson Gallery also had a well designed booth at the fair with two major Anish Kapoor dishes and a work by Ai Wei Wei who is as well represented by Lisson Gallery and currently has a retrospective at Royal Academy in the heart of London which unfortunately was too much being already lengthy at the fair and at Lisson.

Anish Kapoor, Lisson Gallery, London

Anish Kapoor, Lisson Gallery, London

Anish Kapoor, Lisson Gallery, London

Anish Kapoor, Lisson Gallery, London

Ai Wei Wei, Lisson Gallery, London

Ai Wei Wei, Lisson Gallery, London

Looking forward to next year’s fair and please get in contact if you would like to get a more detailed insight which would be to in-depth here.

All my best and hope you enjoy the photographic documentation if you could not make it to London this time.

Daniela Haberz, M.A.
Independent Art Critic and Contemporary Art Adviser

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Frieze Art Fair and Frieze Masters 2015 in London (UK)

Serpentine Gallery, London Pavilion 2010 Bildrechte: Leszek Barszczewski for para_SITE Gallery

Serpentine Gallery, London
Pavilion 2010

AØH Art Consultancy Haberz is travelling to London to check out new works and artists at Frieze Art Fair and Frieze Masters. We will go to the Opening of Frieze Art Fair and Frieze Masters at Regent’s Park and Frank Auerbach at Tate Modern and Ai Wei Wei at the Royal Academy amongst others.

Looking forward to a dense and creative week!

Photographs for those who stay home will follow soon!

Link: Frieze Art Fair London
Link: Frieze Masters London

All my best,

Daniela Haberz, M.A.
Art Consultant

Frieze Art Fair and Frieze Masters 2015

Serpentine Gallery, London Pavilion 2010 Bildrechte: Leszek Barszczewski for para_SITE Gallery

Serpentine Gallery, London
Pavilion 2010
Bildrechte: Leszek Barszczewski for para_SITE Gallery

AØH Art Consultancy Haberz is travelling to London to check out new works and artists at Frieze Art Fair and Frieze Masters. We will go to the Opening of Frieze Art Fair and Frieze Masters at Regent’s Park and Frank Auerbach at Tate Modern and Ai Wei Wei at the Royal Academy amongst others.

Looking forward to a dense and creative week!

Photographs for those who stay home will follow soon!

Link: Frieze Art Fair London
Link: Frieze Masters London

All my best,

Daniela Haberz, M.A.
Art Consultant

Steirischer Herbst 2015

Unter dem Titel ‘Back to the future’ begibt sich der Steirische Herbst, ähnlich wie meine 2014 initiierten AØH Kunstreisen auf eine Entdeckungsreise, die gleichzeitig zurück und nach vorne blickt. Grazer Kunstinsitutionen beteiligen sich mit der Reise in die Vergangenheit und Zukunft, wie beispielsweise das vom italienischen Kollektiv entwickelte Festivalzentrum ”, welches den Eingangsbereich des Graz Museums in eine futuristisch anmutende Raumschiffbasis verwandelt.

To What End

Bildrechte: To What End? Hrair Sarkissian, Camera Austria 2015
Photo: Clara Wildberger

Die Camera Austria zeigt unter anderem den jungen Künstler Vangelis Vlahos der in seiner Arbeit ‘The Bridge’, 2013–2015 bildlich eine Reise von zwei Grenzorten darstellt, die kuratorische Präsentation von Walter Seidel und Gülsen Bal ordnet die fotographischen Arbeiten in einer langen Reihe an der Wand an (siehe oben rechts im Bild), welche die Reiselänge von 2 Stunden auf einer Fähre mit Fotos der Passagiere, zumeist LKW Transportfahrern, in ihrer Länge darstellt. Weiters nutzt der Künstler Archivfotos, die zusätzlich in die seriell anmutende Arbeit integriert werden und dadurch auch dem Thema des Steirischen Herbstes, dem Zurückblicken und dem dokumentarischen Arbeiten entsprechen. Einen ähnichen Ansatz des Zurückblickens verfolgt der japanische Künstler Takashi Arai mit seinen auf Metallplatten belichten Fotoarbeiten mit dem Titel ‘Here and There’, 2011–2012 die durch das Nähertreten des Besuchers mit Glühlampen  temporär beleuchtet werden. Diese Partizipation des Besuchers erinnert wiederum an die von Foucault beschriebenen Heterotopien der Körper, welche die Besucher als aktive Teilnehmer_innen in den Ausstellungsprozess einbindet und durch die rohe Beschaffenheit der Metallplatten auch einen Bezug zur Vergangenheit herstellt, somit auch passend zum Thema des Steirischen Herbstes agiert. Diese Rezension stellt den ersten Teil meiner Berichterstattung dar, weitere Kurzberichte erscheinen im Rahmen der von mir entwickelten Reihe ‘Gallery Hopping’, welche gemeinsame Besuche mit Interessierten in Galerien und Museen am Samstag Vormittag anbietet.

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Festivalzentrum Steirischer Herbst Bildrechte: Daniela Haberz, M.A. Rechte Kunstwerk: Steirischer Herbst

Festivalzentrum Steirischer Herbst
Bildrechte: Daniela Haberz, M.A.
Rechte Kunstwerk: Steirischer Herbst

Einstweilen wünsche ich guten Kunstgenuss beim Steirischen Herbst!

Daniela Haberz, M.A.
Sammlungsberaterin/ Art Consultant

Link: http://camera-austria.at
Link: http://www.steirischerherbst.at/