LADY: It’s all about art this weekend

By Shannon Brien

London is renowned for being a city the with some of the world’s best free galleries and museums. This cultural hub is constantly a buzz with events and this weekend is no exception.

Frieze London is occurring in the city’s West End and is featuring over 160 of the world’s galleries for people to view and buy art from leading contemporary artists. Frieze is dedicated to contemporary art and culture and strives to present these to through their magazine and art fairs, which provide the public with a chance to engage with contemporary art in fun and exciting ways through tours, talks, presentations and even an amazing sculpture park.

22123232522_0ebdec0f51_kPhotograph by Linda Nylind. Courtesy of Linda Nylind/Frieze.

21984126529_117b047914_kPhotograph by Mark Blower. Courtesy of Mark Blower/Frieze.

22139589656_5c78703bd3_kConrad Shawcross, The Dappled Light of the Sun IV (2015), Victoria Miro, Frieze Sculpture Park 2015. Photograph by Mark Crick. Courtesy of Mark Crick/The Art Fund/Frieze.

The Simon Lee Gallery is participating in Frieze and is presenting three solo exhibitions by Toby Ziegler, Heimo Zobernig and Valerie Snobeck. Each artist has presented their works with the fair in mind and will showcase new paintings and sculptures.  Installation pieces by Anri Sala, Ettore Spalletti and Adrian Villar Rojas will be displayed by the Marian Goodman Gallery and each of these pieces are different in inspiration, logic and sensibilities.

Anri Sala uses barrel-organ scores to make walls, creates drawings from the lines of composers, authors and psychotherapists and has created a still life masterpiece played by a drum, while Ettore Spalletti and Adrian Villar Rojas both employ similar techniques in creating works that transform the space whilst also paying homage to traditional Italian frescoes.

The Other Art Fair carefully selects the UK’s best emerging artists and offers people the chance to meet them and buy their work. East London’s Old Truman Brewery will house works spanning all mediums by more than 130 artists and guests will also be treated to immersive theatre, live entertainment and a G&T bar.

If you are an art aficionado or someone who would like to learn more then this is the weekend to explore the world of contemporary art!









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