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Frieze London 2016: 7 galleries turning their booths into works of art

This year, Frieze London’s displays feel less about stop-and-stare appeal, more about nuanced overall conception. Even Gagosian – usually the go-to source of attention-grabbing art – has dedicated its stand to a display of monochrome cabinets showing porcelain vessels by Edmund de Waal.

Many of the younger galleries in the Frieze Focus section have handed conception of the total space over to the artists themselves. Meanwhile, a suite of booths explore the origins of immersive installations, recreating influential and atmospheric exhibitions from the 1990s by the likes of Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster.

Here’s a glimpse of seven of the most engrossing exhibits within Frieze London.

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