Frieze part 4: from gorilla to snow white

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Time to close the reports about the Frieze Art Fair (see Frieze part 1: The fun of the fair, Frieze part 2: murders at the art fair and Frieze part 3: The Angry Farmers Milk Bar) with plenty of images and almost no text because sometimes that's all i feel like producing:

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David Claerbout, The Homeless Cat, 2011 (Gallery Micheline Szwajcer)

David Claerbout's The Homeless Cat deserves a few words of explanation. This interactive, real-time video is synchonized with actual day and night time. The cat on the screen sits, sleeps, gets up, makes a few steps, sits again. However, the atmospheric conditions and the lights in the backdrop are exactly the same as the ones you, the fair (or gallery) visitor, would experience outside at this very moment. If it rains in your city, the cat will stand in front of a city where it rains. If it's night wherever you are, it will be night on the screen as well. The whole effect is controlled by webcams and clever programming. The Homeless Cat is a video that has no end. That said, i found the video absorbing even before i knew about the whole system behind it.

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Alexey Kallima, Free Fall, 2011 (Regina London and Moscow)

I remembered seeing Alexey Kallima's large scale painting of Chechen Women's Team of Parachute Jumping in New York 4 years ago and it's the one work i'd have bought at Frieze if i'd have been rich enough. Kallima's going to have a solo show at Regina Gallery in London on 23 November - 22 December 2012. I call that a fair consolation prize!

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Marcel Van Eeden, Aus der Serie Sammlung Boryna (ca. 1930), 2009

Marcel Van Eeden's charcoal drawings mix film noir and b&w comic strips. I'm quite obsessed with his work.

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Marcel van Eeden, From The Series: Wurst. Eiine Moritat (1938), 2009

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Marcel van Eeden, From The Series: Wurst. Eiine Moritat (1938), 2009

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Marcel van Eeden, Untitled (Motherfucker), 2009

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Marcel van Eeden, Ohne Titel, 2010

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Marcel van Eeden, From The Series: A Cutlet Vaudeville Show (1914), 2010

And now for the uncommented:

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Rodney Graham, Smoke Break 2 (Drywaller), 2012 (Johnen Galerie)

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Thomas Ruff, jpeg rl04, 2007 (Mai 36 Galerie)

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Nan Goldin, Skinhead with child, London, 1978

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Nan Goldin, Skinhead Dancing, London (Matthew Marks Gallery)

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Enrico David, Untitled (Michael Werner)

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Enrico David, Untitled (Michael Werner)

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Thiago Rocha Pitta, Heritage, 2007 (A Gentil Carioca)

This is what you can do with an accordion, rubber and hose.

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Kirsten Pieroth, Inflated Dinghy, 2009 (Galleria Franco Noero.) Photograph by Linda Nylind

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Stelios Faitakis, The Debate, 2012 (The Breeder Gallery)

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Cristi Pogacean, The Abduction from the Seraglio, 2006 (Plan B Gallery)

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Djordje Ozbolt, Untitled, 2012. Herald St, London. Frieze London 2012. Photograph by Linda Nylind

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Paul McCarthy, White Snow Head, 2012. Hauser & Wirth. Frieze London 2012. Photograph by Linda Nylind

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Peter Liversidge, Hello, 2011. Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh. Frieze London 2012. Photograph by Linda Nylind

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Photograph by Lyndon Douglas. Courtesy of Lyndon Douglas/ Frieze

Official flickr sets from Frieze and mine.

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