Friday, May 5, 2017

Art Fairs | Snapshots from Frieze: Objects Over Process?

My first impressions, from strolling in the  225,000 sf prefabricated tent structure of the Frieze Art Fair, can be summarized in the great presence of objects, overcoming conceptual and process-based art.  In the past two decades a reflective process has been part of artmaking, in the effort of bringing meaning to expressions often borrowed from the daily life.
At Frieze objects comes in many shapes, materials and sizes: from paintings and other traditioal media to industrial object, furniture pieces and designed environment.

A recurrent thought comes to my mind: art as commodity and/or commodity as art?

Galeria Marilia Razuk, São Paulo: Julio Plaza

Paul Ramirez Jonas "Public Trust"

Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

Parra & Romero, Madrid
Jaume Plensa's sculpture for Maison Ruinart

Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York & Rome

Instituto De Vision, Bogotá

Anish Kapoor, Lisson Gallery

Special Project: Fabio Mauri "Luna" (1968) presented by galleria La Tartaruga, Rome "Teatro delle Mostre"