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London: Joanna Rajkowska
July 3, 2019 - October 6, 2019
FRIEZEZ SCULPTURE 2019
Artists: Joanna Rajkowska, Iván Argote, Ghazaleh Avarzamani, Huma Bhabha, Peter Buggenhout, Jodie Carey, Ma Desheng, Tracey Emin, Lars Fisk, Barry Flanagan, Charlie Godet Thomas, Leiko Ikemura, Robert Indiana, Vik Muniz, Zak Ové, Jaume Plensa, Bettina Pousttchi, Tom Sachs, Lucy Skaer, LR Vandy, Tai-Jung Um, Bill Woodrow and Emily Young.
English Gardens of Regent’s Park once again transform into a museum without walls with annual Frieze Art Fair Sculpture Park.
‘This temporary sculpture park, with works by prominent artists from around the world, promises to intrigue and give pleasure to the many hundreds of thousands of residents, workers and tourists who will visit the gardens over the summer months.
Sculptures which are sure to capture the public’s imagination include ONE through ZERO in Corten steel by Robert Indiana, a monumental example of the iconic American artist’s fascination with the power of numbers; a pure white 3-metre-high rendition of children’s storybook character My Melody, by New York-based sculptor Tom Sachs; and at over 4-metres-long, a bronze figure entitled When I Sleep that is both touching and perturbing, by seminal British artist Tracey Emin.
A full-size reproduction of a 1973 Jaguar E-Type Matchbox toy car by Brazilian artist Vik Muniz speaks of childhood memories and questions value within art history, as does a 3-metre-high bronze by Pakistani-American Huma Bhabha with its references to ancient sculpture and recent sci-fi.
This year l’etrangere Gallery presents The Hatchling by Joanna Rajkowska, a sculpture of a scaled-up egg of the blackbird (Turdus merula), one of Britain’s most common birds, known for its well-liked song.
From inside the sculpture, sounds of hatching chicks can be heard. Coming close to the sculpture, we are invited to touch and listen attentively.