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Pop-up space odyssey: how to do Frieze with no Frieze

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Thanks to the pandemic, the art fair has gone online – but private galleries across London have put their best work on show regardless. Here’s how to see it all In 2018, David Shrigley issued a laconic print for the Frieze art fair – News: People Gather in Large Tent – because, really, what could have been more mundane? Two year later, that’s wild behaviour that might get you a fine and a warning. Ergo: no tent, no wacky outfits, no gawping at plastic surgery, no labyrinth of samey-samey art, no gibbering art blindness. Weirdly, despite my annual whinge that it’s a terrible way to see art (it is), I miss Frieze. For collectors there are online viewing rooms, but I’m nostalgic for the smell of paint and hyperbole. London’s galleries are open. Might the Frieze experience be reproduced freestyle?
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