Paintings, sculptures, performances – more than 160 of the world’s leading galleries are showcasing their works at Frieze London, one of the most important contemporary art fairs in the world.
Mixing creations by both emerging and established talent, this edition has seen artists long marginalized because of race, gender or sexuality, gain market recognition. That’s particularly the case for women artists according to art critic Estelle Lovatt.
“There are a lot of women exhibiting here this year. And that’s very unusual because normally women are quite under-represented in the art world, not that a work of art is better because it’s by a woman, but it’s nice to see women being appreciated,” she says.
New York galley P.P.O.W. is a case in point, with its booth featuring four generations of women artists, including American visual artist Portia Munson.
She explains what her ‘Pink Project: Table 1994’ is all about: “I was trying to figure out, ‘What does it mean to be a woman and be associated with this colour? And so I was very drawn to pink but also really curious. Like, ‘Why am I, because I’m a women, being associated with this colour?’”