My Top 5 from Frieze Art Fair

Now that the craze for Frieze is over, I would like to share with you my top 5 from the international art fair that ended last weekend. I went there for a relaxed stroll among contemporary trends, my third time in a row. I have to admit that I didn’t see anything particularly groundbreaking, so I am considering skipping next year’s edition. You know, just to give the creative juices time to flow again…

Anyway, as I love many media within the chaotic world of contemporary art, here is my ‘stretched’ podium, which features a range of works not all necessarily conceptual.

1) What: John De Andrea’s Cierra, 2003, at Galerie Perrotin.

Why: Perhaps the most controversial work of this edition, given the comments you could hear and the number of people gathered around it. A sculpture, not an installation, which also caused troubles to quite a few Instagramers, because of the nudity.

John De Andrea's "Cierra", 2003, at Galerie Perrotin.

2) What: Yan Pein-Ming, Tigre blanc, 2015, at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac.

Why: I loved the brush strokes: powerful and yet harmonious.

Yan Pein-Ming, "Tigre blanc", 2015, at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac.

3) What: Tracey Emin, My Favorite Little Bird, 2015, at Kukje Gallery Seoul/Tina Kim Gallery, New York.

Why: I found this work quite intimate and elegant, especially considering some of her previous pieces.

Tracey Emin, "My Favorite Little Bird", 2015, at Kukje Gallery Seoul/Tina Kim Gallery, New York.

4) What: Anish Kapoor, Untitled (Storm Grey), 2015, at Lisson Gallery.

Why: One of those mesmerizing experiences that only Kapoor can conceive. It looked like it could suck you in and keep you trapped in another dimension forever.

Anish Kapoor, "Untitled (Storm Grey)", 2015, at Lisson Gallery.

5) What: Takashi Murakami, 11 – Dimensional Presence, 2015, at Blum & Poe.

Why: As for many of his works, you just can’t ignore them: they truly call you. Beyond superflat.

Takashi Murakami, "11 – Dimensional Presence", 2015, at Blum & Poe.

I’ll see you in 2017, Frieze.