Frieze Projects is an annual programme of artists’ commissions and site-specific works for Frieze Art Fair. The eight artists for Frieze Art Fair 2011, curated by Sarah McCrory, are Bik Van der Pol, Pierre Huyghe, Christian Jankowski, Oliver Laric, LuckyPDF, Peles Empire, Laure Prouvost and Cara Tolmie.
Bik Van der Pol will make a full-size ‘live’ scoreboard, a project initiated by an interest in visionary architect Cedric Price (whose London Zoo Aviary is close to the fair). Pierre Huyghe’s aquarium is a live ecosystem that will host a specific narrative created for Frieze Art Fair. In conjunction with a luxury yacht company, Christian Jankowski’s project will employ a boat dealer to sell a full-size motor yacht from a conventional gallery stand. Oliver Laric will be creating stock video footage to be published for free use as public domain material. LuckyPDF will invite over 30 artists to show and produce new work for a series of live daily broadcasts made at Frieze Art Fair. Film performance, news and chat will be introduced by special guest presenters. Peles Empire is a collaboration by Katharina Stoever and Barbara Wolff, founded in 2005. Their work takes as its source material Peles, a Romanian castle sited at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains. Laure Prouvost’s idiosyncratic installations are cacophonous environments centred on domestic objects, film, sound that often invoke loose narratives based on a single event. Cara Tolmie’s practice spans installation, performance, video, music, text and spoken word. She will make a new performance that centres upon the voice and narrative as devices that will construct a postulated fictional space.
Frieze Projects is supported by the Emdash Foundation. The winner of the Emdash Award 2011 is the video and performance artist Anahita Razmi, who is based in Stuttgart. Razmi’s previous works have dealt with issues concerning identity and gender, employing objects with a national and cultural significance or citing the work of high-profile female artists. Razmi will create a video installation using as its point of departure choreographer Trisha Brown’s 1971 work Roof Piece, which took place on 12 different rooftops over a ten-block area in downtown New York.
Frieze Art Fair 2011: 13–16 October 2011
Image: Laure Prouvost