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Artful Savings in the City with Frieze

It’s finally that time of year again, FRIEZE LONDON is coming to Regent’s park and the culture vultures within us couldn’t be happier. This year we’ve teamed up with Frieze to become a PARTNER of both Frieze London and Frieze Masters 2016. What does that mean for you? Well, in celebration, we’ll be offering a generous 10% saving on the best available rate for stays between 2nd and 9th October. Complimentary Wifi and continental breakfast are included as part of this wonderful arty package – and benefit from our fabulous location just a few minutes walk from Regents’ park!

Frieze London is a world-renowned art fayre showcasing the works of more than 160 of the world’s leading galleries, all in one place. Browse and buy art from over 1,000 leading contemporary artists as you explore the stalls, projects and talks offered by this unique show. Part of the fun of it all is simply walking around and exploring (although be sure to get your tickets in advance), but we do have a few favourites that we’d like to highlight as worth making the trip to the city for.

First of all, we recommend MARTHA ARAUJO’S EXHIBITION, ROUPA COLETIVA (or ‘collective clothing). This talented Brazilian artist has been producing stunning pieces since the 1970s in the mixed mediums of sculpture, objects and performance. Her work focuses on issues of the body and its situation within identity and ‘otherness’, all in relation to society and our conceptualisation of each other. Her participatory installation, ‘Para um corpo nas suas impossibilidades’, invites the viewer to wear a sculptural body suit made of velcro and to interact with a carpeted ramp. The perfect way to reassess the way in which you view the body and the notion of ‘Self’ as a whole.

Or why not take a step backwards in time instead and check out the nineties section at the fayre this year. Curated by GENEVA-BASED NICOLAS TREMBLEY, the galleries in this section will revisit the seminal exhibitions of the 1990s. The point is to highlight the collaborations of this decade which have had a lasting effect on the landscape of contemporary art, such as Wolgang Tillmans’s first exhibition in 1993 and the famous performances of French artist Pierre Joseph. This blast from the past will cast a new light on today’s art scene and leave you wanting to return to the fayre day after day.

So, now’s the time to book before it’s too late. Frieze Art Fair awaits and The Mandeville is here to point you in the right direction all the way through the fayre.