5 Iconic Art Moments of 2018
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