in Frieze | 25 SEP 19

Take Part in the Art at Frieze London 2019

Experience live bodycasting and painting, augmented reality sculpture and a Western-style whiskey bar at Frieze London 2019

in Frieze | 25 SEP 19

Presentations at Frieze London 2019 invite visitors to interact and participate with the artists and artworks.

Tang Dixin, Rest us the Best Way of Revolution, Performance. Courtesy of Tang Dixin & AIKE 

From Kembra Pfahler’s painting live with her body at Emalin (London) to Tang Dixin inviting visitors to relax by having their limbs casted, for his latest iteration of Rest is the Best Way of Revolution at Aike (Shanghai) the Focus section of Frieze London presents dynamic and interactive presentations, including a hotel room frozen in time designed by Urara Tsuchiya at Union Pacific (London).

For anyone wishing to buy a random object or artwork for £1000, Tokyo-based gallery Taro Nasu will feature Ryan Gander’s Time Well Spent, a black vending machine vending mysterious items. Offering bourbon tastings from 2-4 October, David Nolan Gallery’s (New York) stand will feature a bar designed and hand-painted by Jonathan Meese. This immersive installation is inspired by the mythology of a 19th century Western saloon with many of the artist's signature references and obsessions. 

Jonathan Meese, Fort d'EVOLUTIONSKNOXOZ de ZARDOZEDADADDY 2 (ERZ JOHNNY WAYNE IS DADDY COOLISMEESE), 2016, mixed media installation, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and David Nolan Gallery, New York 

Curated by Diana Campbell Betancourt, LIVE also returns this year at Frieze London with daily performances and time-based works around the fair. Highlights from LIVE include a tea party by Yasmin Jahan Nupur. She has harvested the tea at home and through the act of sharing, brings participants together to think more closely about the origins of this everyday commodity.

Frieze also invites visitors to discover its first augmented reality work, part of Frieze Sculpture Park 2019 . Fair-goers can discover the geo-located works by South Korean artist Koo Jeong A by scanning the signoposted areas using the Acute Art app.

Koo Jeong A, density, 2019, from the series 'Prerequisites 7', Augmented Reality (AR). Courtesy: the artist and Acute Art