Frieze Artist Award: Mélanie Matranga

A series of videos, From A to B through E, filmed onsite at Frieze London

The Frieze Artist Award is a major new initiative, inviting an emerging artist to realise a new site-specific work at Frieze London as part of the critically acclaimed Frieze Projects programme. The winner of the inaugural Frieze Artist Award is Mélanie Matranga. Matranga has created a series of online videos entitled From A to B through E that follow a young artistic couple as they negotiate ‘freedom, success and the proper functioning of a couple’. The episodes are filmed during the construction of the fair itself, within a purpose-built café that Matranga has designed for use by Frieze London’s visitors. The narrative structure of the videos focuses on the simultaneous construction of both the couple’s relationship and the set of the café. Additional support has been provided by Fluxus Art Projects.