Frieze Sculpture

This year’s Frieze Sculpture was an absolute treat and my only regret is not writing a post much earlier so that readers could still go and visit. It opened back in July and closed on 8th October. Located in The English Gardens of Regents Park, 25 works by 20th Century and Contemporary artists were featured, selected by Clare Lilley, Director of Programme at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The exhibition is open to all and completely free.

‘From the playful to the political, these 25 works explore contemporary sculpture’s material and technical dexterity, together with its social role and reflection on the human condition and our environment’ Clare Lilley

I took a wander through after my visit to Frieze and snapped some of the pieces before the late afternoon light faded. It was a lovely time to visit, leaves rustling underfoot, squirrels foraging for nuts, students sat sketching in circles and delighted tourists who had stumbled upon the exhibition by accident. For a more comprehensive insight visit the Frieze website

‘Lilley has deliberately chosen works that reflect contrasting moods and sensibilities: there’s dark and troubling subject matter, exuberant eye-candy, illusion and trickery, charming modesty and cocksure monumentality. Throughout, there are gasp-inducing technical and engineering feats.’ Ben Luke, Evening Standard

Urs Fischer, Invisible Mother, 2015
Thomas J Price, Numen (Shifting Votive One, Two and Three) (2016)
Ugo Rondinone, Summer Moon
Michael Craig Martin, Wheelbarrow (red)

 

Miquel Barceló, Gran Elefandret, 2017
KAWS, FINAL DAYS (2013)
Alicja Kwade, Big Be-Hide (2017)
Hank Willis Thomas, Endless Column (2017)

 

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