As Art World descends on the knee of the Rhine, gallerist Oskar Weiss dishes out the skinny on Basel’s best croissants, an anthroposophist, Gesamtkunstwerk, and which sweaty dancefloor is worth the queue.
Frieze Projects, Frieze Talks, Frieze Sounds and the Frieze Artist award: over the past few years Frieze Art Fair proper has grown to incorporate a full range of non-for-profit projects and events. But isn't that missing the point? Our writer remembers what Frieze is really about.
Is it possible these days to make political art within the existing art (market) system? That is precisely what the art collective Claire Fontaine have been been trying to do since their inception in 2004, though the odds may be stacked hopelessly against them.