Text and Images: Nikita Walia
Frieze left visitors with a renewed perspective on modernity – many of the artists seemed consumed by a desire to negotiate the gap between analog and digital. Some responded by reverting to older materials such as yarn, and others wholly embraced digital; consider, for example, Cecile B. Evans’s “Hyperlinks or it Didn’t Happen.”
Many works imitated or prominently featured iPhones, and other technological iconography. Even though we’re well into the digital age, it feels as though our fears are almost Socratic – the notorious philosopher once argued that the written word would induce forgetfulness in those that use it to learn. Whatever the future may hold remains uncertain, but until then – we’ll have artists and thinkers to guide the way.
We’ve captured our favorite moments from Saturday below: