Because Frieze is a shiny monster of great volume and high intensity, LAAF suggests a visit starting from right to left. Or from the end towards the beginning. LAAF's day-ONE favourite sections are Woven and Focus. LAAF's day-ONE favourite gallery is 1335 Mabini, Manila presenting a young, militant, subtitle and funny Cian Dayrit. "Cian Dayrit creates elaborate visual compositions offering a critical examination of the seduction of nativism and nationalism within the moral universe of Filipiniana" read Frieze's info-sheet. "That's what was missing" said Antony when we reached 1335 Mabini's stand "Someone angry and talented and just beautiful".
LAAF's day-ONE second favourite gallery is Project Native Informant, London, presenting Sophia Al-Maria, American-Qatary artist with a painting and two videos behind which there is a very interesting and complicated story of a failed art-project. It's in Focus section.
Other interesting galleries in Woven section are: Galeria Marilia Razuk, Sao Paulo with a fine, memorable José Leonilson.
Local_30, Warsaw with a remarkable collection of 70s works by various Polish artists.
Martin Janda, Vienna with a curious...I will call it "Painting with an inserted object" by Roman Ondak, simultaneously representing Moscow and a bugged piece of furniture. For as we know,
Vienna is the retirement N1 destination for Soviet agentura.
Woven is curated by Cosmin Costinas.
To whom LAAF says Bravo!