Gary Webb's proposal for Greenwich
Frieze have received grants enabling them to commission one permanent artwork (pictured above) and five temporary projects for boroughs in East London for the Olympics, for a new venture called Frieze Projects East.
The artworks will be made by artists who have either lived or studied in east London, and include: a permanent playground climbing frame sculpture by Gary Webb in Greenwich; inflatable sculptures by Anthea Hamilton and Nicholas Byrne which will fill the disused pool at Poplar Baths in Tower Hamlets; billboards by Sarnath Banerjee recording the artists lifelong sporting failures; and magical silver doorknobs by Can Altay which record the touch of people who use them situated on buildings around Waltham Forest including the town hall, council housing, and the YMCA.
Two more projects are yet to be announced, once the curator Sarah McCrory and mystery artist succeeds in overcoming ‘engineering issues and battling the laws of nature and physics.’
To read the full source articles visit: http://www.artlyst.com/articles/frieze-given-olympics-cash-for-public-art and http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/culture-blog/2012/feb/22/frieze-london-2012-art-east-end?newsfeed=true