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REVIEW: Frieze Sculpture 2019

By Martin Macdonald

From early July to 6 October 2019, Frieze Sculpture transforms the English Gardens of London’s Regent’s Park, into a free, open-air museum. Selected by Clare Lilly, Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, the display brings together new and important works by 23 world-renowned contemporary artists.

Joanna Rajkowska, The Hatchling, 2019 l'etrangére

The Hatchling, 2019, by Polish artist Joanna Rajkowska, is the most intriguing piece on show. A gigantic replica of the egg of a blackbird, one of the UK’s most common birds, it has to be approached to get the full effect. Once beside the blue-green sculpture with brown speckles, you can hear the sound of hatching eggs. Inside the hollow cast there is equipment that emits the sound of the last hour before the baby bird breaks the eggshell. The piece brings to mind the importance of birth and nature, even in a busy city like London.

Leiko Ikemura, Usagi Kannon II, 2013-2018 Kewenig

Usagi Kannon II, 2013-2018, a mo…

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