Today I went to the annual FRIEZE Art Fair, an international contemporary art fair held by FRIEZE Magazine in Regent’s Park. It is one of the biggest art fairs in Europe, and in addition to showcasing 170 leading contemporary art galleries from all over the world, the fair also offers prestigious talks, exciting discussions and an artist-led education schedule. Although concession tickets cost £20, FRIEZE is a must-see for any art student. London is one of the greatest and most important art centres in the world, and one should really make use of what it has to offer!
The fair was absolutely massive, and I felt rather mesmerized and overwhelmed by it all. Of course a fair like this is very commercial, and I suspect a lot of people come solely to invest in art and sell it for a profit later. However, a lot of the works were truly stunning – I so admire the artists’ creativity and vision.
I really enjoyed the fair, and if I am still here next year I will definitely be going back! However, London, Paris, Zurich and New York galleries definitely dominated the fair, and I hope more Asian art galleries will be represented in the future. (Considering the fact that East Asia is the fastest growing art market in the world, I was really surprised to discover that they were not more prominent). Would also be fun to see some more South-American art as well next time! Anyway, I came home feeling inspired, and now I am gonna draw!