Arts ~ Frieze London.

The international contemporary art fair, Frieze London will take place this weekend in Regent’s Park.

Over 160 of the world’s leading galleries aim to feature contemporary artists. The programme consists of different sections including Frieze Projects, Frieze Artist Award, Frieze Music, Frieze Talks, Focus and Live.

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In the Southard Reid, Focus Section, one artist, Joanna Piotrowska from Warsaw, Poland stood to me. Here, Joanna reveals the sequence of movement. From researching and observing the stillness of being, it’s possible to capture credible moments with displayed objects and powerful photographs. Elements of unstable formation often appear in Piotrowska’s work. This was perhaps my favourite of all at the art fair.

Arts ~ Dream States

Dreams are one of those aspects of life which we question, analyze and ponder every morning when we wake up.

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Dream States exhibition at The Met. Photo: Niya Sinckler.

Images and ideas float in our minds as one tries to understand the emotion and connections. Meanwhile, artists are often inspired by the unconscious mind and in this case it’s surrealism.

Surrealism is my favourite 1920s art and literary movement. The greats come to mind such as André Breton (French), Francisco Goya (Spanish), Max Ernst (German), René Magritte (Belgian) and Salvador Dalí (Spanish). It’s amazing to view an alternative degree of content and context in art.

About 30 photographs and video works are on display focusing on the 1970s to present day with some of the best including black and white portraits by Robert Frank, Jem Southam’s never-ending spectacular skies, radiant Irish rainbows and lovely English seascapes. Discover how surrealism creatively transforms the way things are seen. Let your mind wonder and escape into its own irrational reality.

The exhibition, “Dream States: Contemporary Photographs and Video” is open from 16 May 2016 t0 30 October 2016 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Address: 1000 5th Avenue by 82nd Street. Hours: 10am-5:30pm.