In case you start to suffer art overload after spending too much time at the fair, just cast your eyes to the floor – there you will find traces of an ancient city buried underneath Regent’s Park, courtesy of the artist James Fujiwara.
His installation ‘Frozen’ creates a series of archaeological digs beneath the fair tent, revealing romantic ruins from a fictional debauched city – suggesting that the fair is just the fleeting top layer of civilization, with other layers poking up from below.
Fujiwara, who trained as an architect at Cambridge before studying fine art in Frankfurt, is one to watch: he is exhibiting at Manifesta 8 in Murcia, Spain, until 9 January and at Tate St Ives in 2011.
14-17 October 2010
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