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FriezeLondon

Frieze London is known as the contemporary art event of the year. You can see and buy art by over 1,000 of the world’s leading artists, and this year we also experienced Frieze Projects, where artists are commissioned to make site-specific work especially for Frieze. The fair had a new layout this year which did make the journey around it a bit easier by following the coloured zones and more space around exhibits.


The exhibition’s home is housed in a bespoke structure in Regent’s Park. The sculpture park surrounding the Fair this year had some acclaimed contemporary sculptures curated by Nicola Lees from The Yorkshire Sculpture Park Programme, and our favourite was the massive head by Jaume Plenza.


There is always something new to see at Frieze and this year was no different. You travel through many different experiences from Jennifer Rubell’s giant reclining woman whose womb sculpted out you could sit in to four people huddled together, enveloped in one big black cloak a 1967 work by James Lee Byars. You could then turn a corner and see traffic cones in disguise opposite a beautiful wall exquisitely mounted of prints or drawings.


The choice of fuel to keep you going was also better this year, and I found that I was adequately catered for under the gluten-free band as well. Overall, tiring but inspirational day.


Rashid Rani
Composite Imaging Recommends Rashid Rana at The Corner House, Manchester Rashid Rana, artist working in  South East Asia is considered to be a prominent and original contemporary artist. It is his first UK sol show and includes new and recent works that deal with the unconventional use of the photographic image/object. The photo sculptures and wall photo mosaics allow  the viewer to perceive at a distance something that is quite different closer up, the cultural & political realities. One piece in particular allows you to see a stunning image of a Carpet, but it is made up of mosaic photographs of people at war. On at Corner House until December 18th 2011.
Jaume Plensa
Composite Imaging recommend The Jaume Plensa Exhibition: Don’t miss the Jaume Plensa exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. It runs until 25th September 2011. We first saw this artist’s work last year in Nice and were overwhelmed by the sheer scale and also the ‘fun’ and the ‘interactive’ elements that made us want to see more. The sculpture Park are currently displaying new and recent work by Jaume Plensa who uses universal themes in his work such as love, memory, language and despair. The exhibition includes large illuminated sculptures in the landscape and amazing alabaster heads and a 50-metre curtain of poetry made of suspended steel letters, as part of the indoor displays of the work. Go and see it, you won’t be disappointed.