Gimhongsok, Love, 2012. Stainless steel, 292 x 300 x 123.5 cm.

2013 Frieze Art Fair

London

Regent’s Park

The 2013 Frieze Art Fair featured three components, Frieze Lon­don, Frieze Masters, and an outdoor sculpture exhibition—all in Regent’s Park. Originally a royal hunting ground, the park includes an artificial lake, tennis courts, cricket ground, children’s playgrounds, and the London Zoo. The sculptures installed here, if only for a few days, drew amazed responses from joggers and other recreational users. Curator Clare Lilley, who has spent 22 years as the chief curator at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP), encouraged participating gallerists to think seriously about their proposals for sculpture on the site. This was the first art fair that I’ve attended in which sculpture was curated in such a considered manner. Lilley demonstrated how sculpture inhabits spaces in and between the worlds of reality and imagination. She approaches sculpture physically, searching for variety and rhythm, for anchors that can be intimate or loud, for works that dialogue with each other, as well as engage with the natural environment and viewers, to form a variety of statements and placements…see the entire review in the print version of June’s Sculpture magazine.

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