Laure Prouvost’s latest works were placed on the walls and hidden around the corners of Frieze. This series of sign installations were made a few days prior to the opening in response to the architecture of the space and the movements of the audience. Stark and minimal, the works provide humorous and often misleading information.
JAKE AND DINOS CHAPMAN
Having just opened a new gallery space in Bermondsey, the White Cube gallery showcased a series of classic Jopling treasures. One of the highlights was a 9-foot installation by the Chapman brothers titled ‘The Milk of Human Weakness II’, which depicted a deteriorating figure of Madonna and Child complete with rotting flesh. Ah subversiveness!
Turner Prize winner Gillian Wearing exhibited a work from her ongoing series of self-portraits. Taken wearing a rubber mask, Wearing has previously made images of herself dressed as her mother (wearing the mask) and as herself aged 17.
Overwhelming in both colour and scale, Cory Arcangel presented one of his new Photoshop gradient c-prints. The title itself gives instructions on the creative process, inviting viewers to recreate the works on their own computer screens. Best known for modifying video games to create video works, Arcangel will also be exhibiting unseen works to UK viewers at the Lisson Gallery in London.
South-East London collective Lucky PDF have set up a broadcasting studio as part of their Frieze project. They have invited 30 artists to showcase new work and will be hosting live daily broadcasts and karaoke sessions. Tune in everyday from 4pm on luckyPDF.com for live performances, videos and interventions. Highlights include Saturday’s performance from former !WOWWOW! artist Adham Faramawy.
Perhaps one of the most enticing works at this year’s fair, is that of American multi-media artist Takeshi Murata. His spinning, flashing zoetrope gives the illusion of a moving Popeye on acid. Audiences are invited to look at the work under a black sheet to experience its hypnotic and trance-like qualities.
Rude, provocative and overbearing, Urs Fischer’s 2005 series of prints shocked the viewers of Frieze. Complied of cut-out pornography, collaged snap-shots and fluorescent colours the works reflect the inner thoughts of a pubescent teenage boy.
Austrian-born artist Oliver Laric spent his day filming in and around Frieze, creating a new body of site-specific work. His documentations will form stock video footage, which will be published for free use as public domain material. This work is a comment on celebrity and Getty images, and will be available to view at Friezefoundation.org. While you’re at it, you can see his new exhibition ‘Diamond Grill’ at the Seventeen Gallery.