Greek architect Andreas Angelidakis has a penchant for designing exhibitions that are all-encompassing experiences. For the show The System of Objects, on view at the Deste Foundation in Athens through November 30, the Sci-ARC and Columbia alum curated a hybrid art and design exhibition from the vast holdings of mega-collector Dakis Joannou and then designed a maze-like warren of interior spaces for the work to inhabit. “There is a sense of a theme park,” he said just after the opening in May. “People tell me that they get lost, both literally—they don’t know where to go—and also in time, as if in a dream.”
This week, the architect’s approach is on display at a smaller scale at the Frieze Art Fair in London, which runs through October 20. Curator Nicola Lees, who organized this year’s Frieze Projects (a series of exhibitions and events that runs in tandem with the commercial side of Frieze), invited Angelidakis to design a stage for performances taking place during the fair. He devised a 3,000 square-foot riff on a black box theater with a playful twist—its walls are modules made of lightweight foam that can be reconfigured to create a custom interior for each performance in the series. It has already become a bedroom for French artist Lili Reynaud-Dewar, and this weekend it will convert into a boardroom for a committee of children—all around age 12—convened by Finnish satirist of office culture Pilvi Takala, among other performances (view a full schedule here).