The Frieze Art Fair is really always worth a visit, as you get the chance to see a huge variety of new artworks exhibited by the worlds best galleries. This year I was quite inspired by the use of metallics. Highly polished, yet often used organically in shape or mixed with rougher elements. Here are just some impressions from my visit featuring Hayley Tompkins, Jim Lambie, Gary Hume, Takuru Kuwata and Tony Cragg.
Ok, I had to cue up for a while to go and see the newly finished Switch House at the Tate Members viewing, but it was well worth the wait. An exceptional building built by Herzog & de Meuron, the buildings literal highlight is the 360 degree viewing platform on the 10th floor. And being a lover of brutalist architecture, the concrete curves and play of light, lines and proportions are a dream. I didn’t have enough time to check out all the new art on display, but for sure will be back soon.
What an amazing addition to London….and all for free.