in Frieze | 20 SEP 19

New Perspectives on Art and Architecture

Immersive installations, performances and sculpture explore space and design at Frieze London and Frieze Masters 2019

in Frieze | 20 SEP 19

Coinciding with Frieze Academy's annual Art & Architecture Summit, gallery presentations at Frieze London and Frieze Masters investigate space, geometry and architectural designs, while highlighting the relationship between art and architecture. 

Seher Shah and Randhi Singh, Studies in Form, Barbican Estate, 2018, Cyanotype prints on Arches Aquarelle Paper. Courtesy The artists and Green Art Gallery, Dubai

Frieze London

At Frieze London, artist Shezad Dawood takes inspiration from Modernist architect Muzharul Islam for his performative work part of LIVE. The geometry in Islam's drawings comes to life for ten minutes every hour when activated by dancers moving to a new score by pattern and wearing costumes by Priya Ahluwalia.

In Focus, Green Art Gallery presents a multidisciplinary group presentation, including a new collaborative body of work between artist Seher Shah and photographer Randhir Singh explores overlapping ideas in architecture, photography, drawing and printmaking with series of cyanotype prints building on these overlaps to further an ongoing interest into concepts of architectural scale and sculptural intent.

In the same section, Tiwani Contemporary exhibits new works by emerging artist Joy Labinjo, who will adorn the gallery’s booth with a wallpaper inspired by her paintings, denoting her interest in architectural features, decorative patterns and the domestic space of black lives.

Shezad Dawood, NAB II, 2019, Vintage textile collage, 150 x 113cm. Courtesy of the artist and Jhaveri Contemporary

Frieze Masters

At Frieze Masters, historical works by Dutch artists Willem Witsen portray the architectural landscape of Northern Europe of the 19th century, accompanied by symbolist landscapes by L. A. Ring and portraits by P. S. Krøyer presented by Van der Meij Fine Arts in the fair’s curated section Collections

In Spotlight, Proyectos Monclova presents an investigation into the notion of sculpture and its relationship to architecture, landscape and environment in general with interrelated works by pioneering Mexican sculptor Helen Escobedo.

Helen Escobedo, Mecano doble, 1981, Lacquered aluminum, 24.5 x 60.1 x 50 cm. Courtesy of Proyectos Monclova Photo: Ramiro Chaves

Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books brings extraordinary works and prints on the art of perspective and human proportion, made from the early 16th to the mid-17th centuries. These works range from Albrecht Dürer’s cutting edge artist’s manuals, instructing his students in his methods of rendering proportion and perspective, to Lorenz Stöer’s geometric fantasies set into wild ruins, that come to the eye like the concoctions of the early 20th century Surrealists, to the highly conceptual geometric forms of Wenzel Jamnitzer.

Albrecht Dürer, Sammelband, 1525-28, Nuremberg. Woodcut print. Courtesy of Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books, Basel 

On Friday 4 October, join Frieze Academy to further examine the links between art and architecture with leading figures from the worlds of art, architecture and technology coming together for a day of interdisciplinary conversations about ‘good’ design – and why it matters. Discover more here