The 12th edition of Frieze London tests your senses with a nuclear soup, performance art and giant floats. Elly Park reports.
With 162 contemporary galleries from 25 countries packed in London's Regent's Park, Frieze is one of the world's biggest art fairs. This year the emphasis is on performance art such as this offering by artist Nick Mauss and the Northern Ballet. On this "living stage" a new ballet is performed every day to the delight of visitors. SOUNDBITE: Art Collector, James Windsor, saying (English) "Art goes across all boundaries, so I found it as thrilling to be watching the visual art in movement as I do to be looking at a painting or a sculpting, so I loved it." Two Japanese brothers known as the United Brothers are stimulating visitors' other senses, by serving up a nuclear soup made from ingredients from the infamous Fukushima region of Japan. SOUNDBITE: Artist, Ei Arakawa, From The United Brothers, saying (English) "Even though the vegetable we use actually has been scientifically checked and approved as very low risk from food contamination you know, people have this image of Fukushima as a very negative thing." If "tasting" art is not your thing, there is also plenty of "touchy" art available. Visitors can explore Frieze London until October 18.