5 Iconic Art Mo­ments of 2018

Robb Report Singapore - - Letter From The Editor - By GR ACE IGNACIA SEE

hilst Brexit still threat­ens the UK art trade, art fair Frieze Lon­don proved that in­ter­est in South African artists is surg­ing. Its New York edi­tion got po­lit­i­cal by break­ing down bar­ri­ers be­tween gal­leries and the street with the in­clu­sion of protest-themed pieces, us­ing per­for­ma­tive ges­tures to al­ter the air of this blue-chip event. Bei­jing mu­seum UCCA opened its ‘Guggen­heimian’ space by the sea, whilst Hel­sinki, af­ter turn­ing down prospects of its own Guggen­heim Mu­seum, ex­ca­vated 12,997 cu­bic me­tres of rock be­neath a bus park­ing lot to cre­ate a gallery space. Even with 2018 see­ing a guy iron­i­cally fall into Anish Kapoor’s work ti­tled De­scend Into Limbo, all of the above doesn’t seem to come close to our top five iconic mo­ments of 2018.

Need­less to say, this ab­so­lutely shook the world. Af­ter fetch­ing a record £1.04 mil­lion at Sotheby’s in Lon­don, Banksy’s 2006 work Girl With Bal­loon pro­ceeded to self-de­struct by shred­ding through

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