This year Mtec had its largest presence ever at Frieze Masters and Frieze London. In terms of number of vehicles going to and from the site, picture hangers and sculpture technicians on booths and the number of clients appointing Mtec to represent them, it was our busiest fair yet! We were also busy working on other projects around the South-East to coincide with the fair as well as working on client installations at our state-of-the-art viewing facilities close to London.
Our technical team were on hand to take on any last-minute jobs associated with the fair and our dedicated Artfair shipping team were ready to turn around estimate requests, making us a one-stop logistics solution for our colleagues, partners and clients. Our specialist vehicles were at LHR most mornings of the week of the fair for expedite deliveries into and out of town. In terms of consolidated transport, within the week following the fair, Mtec had two large art trucks leaving London for Europe; one serving Paris and Italy, and the other Liege and LUX airports and onto Switzerland.
This year also saw the introduction of our very own client wheels! Galleries and clients were able to borrow our MTEC bicycles to travel both onsite and between the fairs and other installation sites around town, cutting out the busy traffic and enjoying the many sights at their leisure. They were a great success and we look forward to adding to our “vehicle inventory” in more exciting ways at next year’s fair.
Following Frieze our team went straight onto FIAC, Paris where we had two fine-art vehicles and a team of technicians ready for gantry installs and booth hangs. This included a stunning showcase from Pace Gallery of work by Raqib Shaw including his major installation ‘Moon Howlers’.
Above are some images from our very busy October.