Sunday, 19 October 2014

Frieze 2014 – Sculpture Park

It’s the annual Frieze art show in Regents Park, which as always is accompanied by the excellent Sculpture Park in the English Garden. The show is an eye watering £35 to visit so the alfresco, ‘free’ sculptures are a welcome sight.

The Sculpture Park is always worth visiting. You can take the Flann O’Brian attitude to the work, “Your talk is surely the handiwork of wisdom because not one word of it do I understand”  or approach it from the same perspective as the small children in the park, who when confronted by a video installation featuring the bare backside of artist Martin Creed, just laughed out loud.

It was fascinating to hear one small child ask her parents why Mickey Mouse was so sad. The children had become engaged in the work even if the adults were only interested in taking ‘snaps’ on their i-phones. (I think I have to be included in this category).

Kaws - Small Lie
Jaume Plensa - Storm
Not Vital - Head (Mao)
Reza Aramesh - Action 137

Martin Creed - Work No 732
Yayoi Kusama - Pumpkin(s)
Michal Craig Martin - Scissors (blue)

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