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Frieze Masters 2016

05.10.2016 - 09.10.2016/General, Gallery
Frieze Masters 2016
Kazuo SHIRAGA, Jyouka, 1974
We conceived a booth that shows our core value: a strong dialogue between our 20th century avant-garde artists and our collection of exceptional ancient artefacts. We seek for a mixture of works that breathe universality and infinity.

Especially these two ideas influenced the international avant-garde of the 1950s and 1960s. In Europe, ZERO-artists such as Uecker, Mack and Verheyen were inspired by natural "materials" like light and movement in order to eliminate subjectivity and to merge art and nature. Roman Opalka's work is also an embodiment of a quest for infinity and universality. In 1965 he set in motion his lifelong project of counted paintings.

The Japanese Gutai Association wanted to break away from tradition and dogmas, in order to start from scratch, just like ZERO did. Artists such as Shiraga, Shimamoto, Murakami and Maekawa all show a highly creative and personal approach with great respect for the material in all its purity.

Also important is Dansaekhwa, a loose, Korean abstract painters movement. One member in particular, Yun Hyong-Keun, incorporated the concepts of merging art with nature and letting time seep into art: he added turpentine solvent to his oils, creating sprawling forms.

In order to bridge artistic expressions, we also want to highlight rare archaeological items that originate from different continents and periods, pieces that stand out for their museum quality. By juxtaposing art and archaeology, we strive for a dialogue that is inspired by the past, grounded in the present and looking to the future.

Renato Nicolodi was selected to participate and show a sculpture during Frieze Sculpture Park. His work entitled "OMNIUM MEMORIA I" will be in Regent's Park until 08 January 2017.

Come find us at booth B1.

Frieze Masters
6-9 October 2016
Regent's Park, London

Frieze Sculpture park
6 October - 8 January 2017

More info on the Frieze Masters website.
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