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Frieze London 14–17 October 2015

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Frieze Art Fair is an international contemporary art fair that takes place every October in London’s Regent’s Park. The fair is staged by Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover, the publishers of frieze magazine.

Frieze Art Fair features more than 170 contemporary art galleries, and the fair also includes specially commissioned artists’ projects, a talks programme and an artist-led education schedule.

Although staged for the purpose of selling work, the fair has become a cultural entertainment event and out of its 68,000 visitors it has been suggested that 80% attend purely to spectate. The fair also commissions artist projects and holds a programme of talks.

 

Frieze London 2015: Highlights

On 14 October, Frieze London and Frieze Masters will return to The Regent’s Park. 2015 promises to be another outstanding year for quality and innovation, with leading curators working across the fairs’ feature sections and programming

From the emerging to the iconic*: For the 13th edition, 164 galleries from 27 countries will present today’s most significant and exciting contemporary artists, in a bespoke structure designed by Universal Design Studio.

 

Focus
Featuring emerging talents and advised by curators Raphael Gygax (Migros Museum, Zurich) and Jacob Proctor (Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, University of Chicago), the section will include an installation by Maria Pininska-Beres (David Radziszweski, Warsaw); a floor-based “water relief” by Samara Scott (The Sunday Painter, London) and a ceramic presentation by Jesse Wine (Limoncello, London).


 

Live
Advised by Raphael Gygax and Jacob Proctor, the section includes: portrait sittings by Ken Kagami (Misako & Rosen, Tokyo); auditorium-based choreography by Edward Thomasson & Lucy Beech (Southard Reid, London); Xifopagas Capilares (1984) by Tunga (Galeria Franco Noero, Turin and Luhring Augustine, New York); and an intimate encounter by Amalia Ulman (Arcadia Missa, London).
Selected by Clare Lilley (Yorkshire Sculpture Park) and with free public access, the 16 featured artists include: Richard Serra (Peter Freeman, New York), Anri Sala (Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris & Marian Goodman Gallery, London), Seung-Taek Lee (Gallery Hyundai, Seoul), Carol Bove (David Zwirner, London), and a 11–14th century AD pre-Ekoi monolith from Western Africa (Didier Claes, Brussels).


 

Frieze Talks
This year’s programme, co-curated by Christy Lange (Associate Editor, frieze) and Gregor Muir (ICA, London) will include Tania Bruguera (artist and activist), Douglas Coupland (writer), Anicka Yi (artist), Adrian Searle (critic) and Metahaven (graphic design studio).


 

Frieze Projects

 

Frieze London’s non-profit curated programme, Frieze Projects is supported by LUMA Foundation, with additional support by Arts Council England. Curated by Nicola Lees, the seven participants in 2015 are: ÅYR; Lutz Bacher; castillo/corrales; Thea Djordjadze; Jeremy Herbert; Asad Raza; and Rachel Rose, winner of the 2015 Frieze Artist Award.

 


 

Frieze Film

 

The Auditorium will see premieres of commissions for Frieze Film from: Charles Atlas; Xavier Cha; Gery Georgieva; and Thirteen Black Cats. Supported by Channel 4′s Random Acts, the commissions will be broadcast on Channel 4.

 


 

Frieze Artist Award
The winner of the second Frieze Artist Award, also supported by LUMA Foundation and which invites an artist to create a site-specific artwork at Frieze London under the auspices of Frieze Projects, is Rachel Rose. Rose will create a scale-model of the fair structure, in which lighting and sound design will simulate the sonic and visual sense frequencies of animals inhabiting The Regent’s Park. Concurrent with the fair, Rose is the subject of a solo exhibition at London’s Serpentine Gallery (1 October–8 November).

 


 

Frieze Sounds
Presented with BMW and curated by Cecilia Alemani, commissions by Alicja Kwade, Xaviera Simmons and Sergei Tcherepnin are accessible at a listening station in the Frieze London BMW 7 Series Lounge.


 

Stand Prize
For a seventh year, Champagne Pommery generously sponsor the Stand Prize. The 10,000 GBP prize is awarded to the most innovative gallery stand and is judged for 2015: Maria Balshaw (the Whitworth, Manchester); Bart van der Heide (Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam); and Jens Hoffmann (Jewish Museum, New York).


 

Restaurants
Visitors to Frieze London will find Brunswick House, Caravan and Caravan-To-Go, Company Drinks, Gail’s Artisan Bakery; Ibérica, The Juice Well, Petersham Nurseries and Pizza Pilgrims.


 

Reading Room
New for 2015, the Reading Room will create a space for visitors to discover a curated selection of the world’s best arts publications. The Financial Times, frieze, Monocle, ArtReview + ReviewAsia; Artforum, The Art Newspaper, Even, The White Review and other publications will host an exciting schedule of events.


 

Allied Editions
Allied Editions returns in a new location, presenting specially commissioned works of art from as little as 40 GBP. Featuring Camden Arts Centre; Chisenhale Gallery; Glasgow International; Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA); South London Gallery; Studio Voltaire; Serpentine Galleries; and Whitechapel Gallery, Allied Editions will host a programme of events during the fair.

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West 36 London

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Simply AMAZING. It´s the second time I come to this restaurant and I must say the food is great. Portions are very generous and the quality is superb. Now in regards to the service…..I’m not going to lie….It wasn’t awful but pretty slow.

I will definitely pay another visit when I’m next in town!

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Madrid Fashion Week Desfile de Ion Fiz

Back Stage at Madrid Fashion Week, was complete chaos as always!

A good friend was playing a Grand Piano on the Catwalk whilst the models walked up and down the runway. The show was fantastic and the music was amazing.

What a great combo!

Here are a few back stage photos I took with my phone whilst chatting to my friend getting ready to perform. The models looked super stylish and I loved the good vibes all around. I will post the photos of the show in my next post.

#LoRealdeCibeles #MadridFashionWeek #Madrid #Fashion #MFW #MercedesBenz

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Filming BBC Documentary in Ghana

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A year ago I embarked on a personal journey to find what provisions are out there for people with disabilities like my brother in the UK and Africa.

I traveled around the UK first and then found myself traveling to Ghana, where I could see first hand how someone like my brother may be treated or may live, if he were to move back one day with his mother.

My experience was beyond rich. I genuinely got the opportunity to see what type of a future there could be for my brother in both countries.

As I have mentioned before Amir is my half brother and we share different mothers, therefore it becomes very hard at times for me to have as much of a say as I would like.

All I want is to see my brother happy, and  through this documentary I wanted to raise awareness and in turn help others who may be in a similar situation.

The documentary is called ‘ Find a Home for my brother’ and was aired on BBC3 in August 2015.

I would like to thank everyone who helped me make this possible, and to everyone who has shown their support!

 

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Luzi Bombon Madrid

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The restaurant Luzi Bombon Skylight Group, is located in the magical neighborhood of Chamberí, along with that of Ruben Dario metro, certainly one of the best areas of Madrid. The Luzi Bombon is a modern restaurant, inspired by the typical Parisian brasseries. Noted for its cosmopolitan and elegant atmosphere.

The gastronomy of the restaurant Luzi Blossom is based on meat, fish and rice grilled. As a new restaurant has a bar “raw” where you can taste delicious oysters, fresh seafood or corvina ceviche, among others. Also, we recommend delicious entrees such as pancakes tuna sashimi with chipotle mayonnaise, egg rolls of duck with hoisin sauce delicious salad or green beans with palmettos. There are a variety of main dishes like rice with grilled beef tenderloin with bearnaise accompanied by fries or delicious grilled octopus with pico de gallo.

I have personally been to this restaurant 4 times now and the quality and service has not varied in the slightest. I can say this is and has been one of my favourite restaurants in Madrid for a while now.

I would recommend this place to anyone visiting Madrid soon!