October 24, 2005 - Artforum - EVERYONE WAS THERE
October 24, 2005



Left: Angela Choon and David Zwirner. Middle: Maureen Paley with sculpture by Rebecca Warren. Right: Daniel Reich.

10.21CLAIRE BISHOP on the Turner Prize exhibition opening

“It’s that time of year again. Several thousand specimens of international art trash and flash have descended on London for the Frieze Art Fair. The first site of infestation was the Turner Prize exhibition opening at Tate Britain Monday night. What work was visible through the swarm of bodies revealed what seemed to be a surprisingly evenly matched lineup.
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10.22Trân Dúc Vân on Jeff Wall Day

“Lunch in Wall’s honor was Champagne, lobster, and chocolate soufflélots of Champagne, in fact. As the artist was fashionably late, cocktails dragged a touch, something I was still thanking the maestro for at 4 p.m. when I stumbled upon a full coffee pot at the Portman Square manse that provided the pleasantly decrepit site of Francis Alÿs’s Seven Walks, an exhibition commissioned by UK nonprofit Artangel.
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10.24Stuart Comer covers the fair

“Elmgreen & Dragset staged a facsimile of their Berlin dealer Martin Klosterfeldes booth–complete with a Klosterfelde doppelganger, identical Matthew Antezzo paintings of Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, plus duplicate works by Kiersten Pieroth, Dan Peterman, and Christian Jankowski. Allegedly, the impersonator playing Klosterfelde also played the German journalist in Tim Burtons Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Oompa Loompa indeed.
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Coming next: Brian Sholis on the Zoo and ~scope art fairs, Michael Wilson Stockhausens concert, and more.


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