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Simon Fujiwara’s Cartier Award 2010 at Frieze Art Fair

October 14, 2010

The Frieze Art Fair is one of the top art fairs of the world that takes place annually in Lindon’s Regent’s Park. We can’t make it, but here is some information on the Award. To check out more on the Frieze Art Fair this weekend click here.

About the Artist:

Simon Fujiwara is the winner of the 2010 Cartier Award. Fujiwara is a British/Japanese artist, who is based in Berlin and Mexico City. His previous works have encompassed performance-style lectures, fictional writings and installations. Fujiwara’s winning proposal was selected from over 500 applications.

About the Project:

At Frieze Art Fair 2010 Fujiwara plans to present a new site-specific work, Frozen; an installation based on the fictive premise that an ancient lost city has been discovered beneath the site of the fair. Throughout the fair, visitors will encounter archaeological digs, displays of found artefacts and graphic panels describing a historic civilization that was once a hub of art and commerce.

The Cartier Award 2010 selection committee is:

Roger Hiorns (Artist)
Grazia Quaroni (Curator, Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art)
Catalina Lozano (Residencies Co-ordinator, Gasworks)
Sarah McCrory (Curator, Frieze Projects)

The Cartier Award, for emerging artists living outside the UK, is a major initiative in collaboration with Gasworks and sponsored by Cartier.

Cartier UK is the Associate Sponsor of Frieze Art Fair supporting Frieze Projects and the Cartier Award. Cartier has a long-standing relationship with contemporary art and over twenty years ago the company established the fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris. This private foundation is a unique example of corporate patronage for contemporary art.

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