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Frieze Art Fair, London

DateThursday 14th October 2010 to Sunday 17th October 2010
Time(s)11 am 6 pm
PriceOne Day - Thu / Fri: 15.00 (full price:20.00)
One Day - Sat / Sun: 15.00 (full price:25.00)
Concessions: 10.00 (full price: 15.00)
Four Day: 40.00 (full price: 60.00)
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Frieze Art Fair was founded in 2003 by the publishers of the Frieze magazine. It has an international standing and is held in October each year. The show features over 150 contemporary galleries from UK and all over the world with more than 60,000 visitors expected each year. Established art galleries and specially commissioned artists put up a display of paintings, sketches, prints, sculpture, photography and more throughout the event.

The Frieze's commissioned and solo artists display an intriguing array of gestures and art works creating a right combination of stimulus and pleasure. In 2007, Gianni Motti's commission challenged the audience by presenting a policeman doing yoga exercises on the floor which demonstrated that the constabulary gets stressed, too, and the easiest of yogic postures helps cancel out the bad karma. In 2006, it was Loris Gréaud, a French sculptor, who enticed the spectators with his nano-sculptures only visible through microscopes in a bespoke micro museum. Sculpture enthusiasts can take a walk on the Sculpture Park and delight at the macro sculptures presented in the wonderful setting of the English Gardens; they have in the past presented works by sculptors like Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, who in 2005 had showcased pieces named French Horns, Unwound and Entwined, which were two huge stainless steel musical instruments painted bright yellow.

Frieze Films is another popular attraction at the fair where the screenings reflect the multiple genres of a novel while exploring the submitting individuals' interpretations of narrative content. An insight-providing feature at fair is the Frieze Talks which features leading art world critics and experts delivering keynote lectures and debating the prevailing issues in aesthetics and the wider cultural sphere.