Mountain Mayhem: Frieze London
Aspen descended upon London last week for Frieze London, one of the world’s leading contemporary art fairs, held in Regent’s Park from Oct. 14 to 17.
The 13th edition of the fair featured works from 164 galleries from 27 countries, primarily post year 2000, as well as Frieze Masters, now in its fourth year, which showcased 130 galleries’ works of art set over a timespan of several thousand years made before 2000.
In keeping with the theme of “Art in Unexpected Places,” the decade-long collaboration between Aspen Skiing Co. and Aspen Art Museum, crossing paths with Aspen artists, collectors and gallerists throughout the various tents and venues may have been, well, unexpected.
Aspen Skiing Co. and the Aspen Chamber Resort Association partnered on events during Frieze week in the theme of the “Art of Skiing,” courting top ski media and highlighting the integration of art throughout town and on the slopes. With the announcement of Japanese artist Takashi Murakami’s quartet of designs for the 2015-2016 lift tickets, the news of the latest innovation also caught the art world’s eye.
Aspen Art Museum’s CEO Heidi Zuckerman and members of their board of directors and national council were onsite for the fair, joined by British artist Ryan Gander. His upcoming “Make every show like it’s your last” at the AAM opens on Nov. 20 and will be his first solo museum exhibition in the United States, encompassing Galleries 4, 5, and 6.
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