Frieze Week Recap by Melina Payne

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It was the biggest week in London’s cultural calendar, and you better believe the Sweet ‘Art team were (more than eagerly) hitting the streets. Yes folks, we’re talking about Frieze Week – a week dedicated to the thing we love the most – art.

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GUERRILLA GIRLS
Guerrilla Girls – Whitechapel Gallery

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Guerrilla Girls revisits their 1986 poster, ‘It’s Even Worse in Europe’

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In their latest exhibition, Guerrilla Girls explores diversity in the European art market (or lack there of)

 ACROSS THE FREE LAND
Across The Free Land by ZUMAR7 – Hundred Years Gallery

In his latest exhibition, ZUMAR7 works a lot with images found on flags and emblems of different countries, and does so in order to tell a story. ZUMAR7’s colourful drawings also explore themes of diversity and international togetherness.

Also included at Hundred Years’ private viewing was work from photographer, Mervyn Diese.

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(Above) By ZUMAR7

SUNDAY ART FAIR
Sunday Art Fair – Ambika

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(Above) By Vanessa Safavi

(Left)  ‘Ltd Los Angeles’ by Anja Salonen, (Right) By Chiara Camoni

THE OTHER ART FAIR
The Other Art Fair – Old Truman Brewery

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(Above) Sweet ‘Art’s very own Corrina and Charlotte

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(Above) Kristina S. William

MODERN PANIC

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JOHN LEE BIRD AT CARNESKYS FINISHING SCHOOL
John Lee Bird

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(Above) pieces by JLB

ARLIGHTON EXHIBITION
Arlington exhibition at Space Studios
Arlington is a multi purpose homeless hostel that hosts an exhibition of residents’ art works each year.  We were given this free art by Chris Bird!

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(Below) The voice of Arlington Zine

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HUMAN NATURE
Human Nature – espaciogallery

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(Above) ‘After Gericault’ by Patrick Blower, (Below) by Sima T Vassilieva

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CALVERT 22
Monumental Propaganda – Calvert 22

Donald Weber’s ‘Monumental Propaganda’ (2016) was a part of Calvert 22’s Power and Architecture series.  (As shown below) Soviet Lenin statues have been destroyed, leaving only empty plinths in their place, prompting ideas of what should replace Lenin.

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By Melina Payne (2016)

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