My Tea Break

Rediscovering Tea around the world

Tea Pot @ London Frieze Art Fair 2012

London’s annual showcase of contemporary art was on this weekend! Frieze Art Fair is an international contemporary art fair that takes place every October in London’s Regent Park.

I’ve been planning to go for some time now and this year I finally made it. If you like contemporary art this should definitely be on your “to do list”. You get over 170 galleries from all over the world represented and get to admire a showcase of paintings, sketches, prints, sculpture, photography, videos,…

Tea Pot by Mac Adams (as seen above), showcased by Elizabeth Dee’s American Gallery, is part of the The Postmodern Tragedy photographs. Mac Adams show decorative objects (a teapot, a lamp, a pastry tray) in front of monochromatic studio backdrops, while various violent activities (a shooting, an assault, a kidnapping) can be seen reflected in their metallic skins.  These photographs were taken in the late 1980s.  The artist says that the contradictions or interior lives of these objects speak to the moment at which they were photographed, after a decade of the polarizing economic policies of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher.

To find more information about the gallery and the artist click here.

Happy Tea Break.



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