I visited the Frieze Art Fair today and saw some of the the works being installed in its Sculpture Park.
The Sculpture Park offers a rare opportunity to see a significant group of international
work that is addressed on a public scale. Presented in the wonderful setting of the
English Gardens of Regent’s Park the Sculpture Park is located a short walk to the
east of the entrance to the fair. Entry to the Sculpture Park is free to the public and is
an opportunity for all to see work by some of the most interesting artists working
This year’s Sculpture Park presents work by a broad selection of artists, including
some of the most acclaimed international sculptors working today. These include new
works by Hans Peter Feldman and Ceal Floyer, as well as pieces by Marie Lund
and Franz West.
Jeppe Hein, whose work Appearing Rooms on the Southbank of London was a
hugely popular spectacle in 2008, will present 1-Dimensional Mirror Mobile (2009), a
two-sided mirror that is inspired by Alexander Calder’s kinetic sculptures. Wolfgang
Ganter and Kaj Aune’s piece, Trash (2010), is a moving installation that emits sound
and smoke. For his work, Les Bikes de Bois Rond (2010) Gavin Turk has created 15
art bicycles that will be available for visitors to ride around the inner circle of
Regent’s Park, on returning the bicycles, participants will receive a certificate signed
by Turk declaring them an authentic work of art.
This year’s Sculpture Park demonstrates an international reach, with representation of
works from emerging artists from around the world. Artists whose work will be
presented in the 2010 sculpture park includes Sanchayan Ghosh, from Experimenter
gallery in Kolkata, whose work DOOSRA – The Other Maze (2010) will consist of a
bamboo maze and look to interrogate ideas surrounding nationalism and identity.
Work will also be included by art collective Slavs and Tatars, from The Third Line
gallery in Dubai, who will present the work A Monobrow Manifesto (from Friendship
of Nations: Polish Shi’ite Showbiz) (2010).
Other highlights this year include a work by John Russell, Public Sculpture (2010),
Daniel Silver’s The Smoking Silver Father Figures, (2010).