04 – 07 October, 2018
Frieze Focus Booth H8, Regents Park, London
At the centre of Athena Papadopoulos’ presentation for Frieze London, a configuration of seven beds form a cluster perched on cocktail and medical trolleys. In Papadopoulos’ infirmary, viewers take sticky steps across a clinical floor to explore miniature single beds of wrought-iron steel curlicue presenting the mysterious inner worlds of the girls who once occupied them. To peer into these is to encounter fictionalised dreamscapes verging on nightmare: pillowcases, gauze and glues are modelled into fleshy forms, saturated with cosmetic, edible and medicinal fluids. At the centre of the beds, mattresses give way to paved pools clogged with butterflies and insects, wiccan trinkets alongside love notes, drawings and drawn text.