greengrassi, also of London, won a special citation for its booth of modern Japanese art from masters that included Yamashita Kikuji, Nakamura Hiroshi, Katsuragawa Hiroshi and Tateishi Tiger.
Perhaps the two most memorable artists in the art fair, for me, was Rivane Neuenschwander’s Monstra Marina (Galeria Fortes Vilaca)—a piece that can be activated to create hydraulically pressed coins made of micronized salt. The sculptural coin-like medallions hark on a history when salt was used as currency, and questions the perceived trust placed in the concept of currency. I also learned about Dan Wolgers, a Swedish artist who makes quietly intimate assemblages. Galleri Magnus Karlsson showed Wolgers' The Annunciation, The Conception and The Birth.
Thank you so much to Independent Collectors for their assistance with VIP pass procurement!
Frieze Art Fair is on through May 12, 2014.