Frieze tents: the evolving architecture of the global art fair

Frieze tents: the evolving architecture of the global art fair

Frieze Art Fair is the Cirque du Soleil of the art world. Far from makeshift, a Frieze tent is meticulously masterplanned and engineered for optimum light conditions and impact – when the world’s most affluent collectors are likely to be striding the aisles any old marquee just won’t do. Over the years Frieze has selected some of the world’s leading architects, including SO-IL, Carmody Groarke and Universal Design Studios, to design various aspects of the Fair, from VIP social spaces and entrance lobbies to integrated plots for performance art and site-specific installations. Here we take a look at the evolution of design and architecture of the Frieze tent...

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