1) Rirkrit Tiravanija and chums are chopping veg on the Messeplatz all week, having knocked up a field kitchen outside the fair for all those hungry high-net worthers. Visitors can have a go with Rirkrit’s cleaver or practise washing up before heading into the fair for that £100million Picasso.
2) Crumbs! LEVY Galerie from Hamburg has a solo stand of Daniel Spoerri ‘Snare-Pictures’, which show the remnants of meals eaten decades back, improbably tipped 90 degrees so that they seem to cling to the walls of the exhibition centre.
3) Cold masters. For Painting the Roof of Your Mouth (Ice Cream), Davide Balula has commissioned a quartet of arty gelati using natural flavours found in the pigments in his paintings. River ice cream tastes like a mouthful of wintry seaweed; burnt wood bursts with all the flavour of an incinerated fish.
4) A Kara Walker piece at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. tackles the sticky history of sugar production. Her monumental sculpture of an African boy is coated with molasses and carries a basket liberally sprinkled with brown sugar.
5) The moules school. Head to Michael Werner gallery if you’re looking to shell out on a Marcel Broodthaers’ mussel collage…
6) What would Olafur Eliasson do with a Slush Puppie machine? Probably fill it with gaudy cordials, as Opavivarà have done at Rio-based gallery A Gentil Carioca.
7) ‘Knifes [sic], juicers, cups, and fresh oranges’ are just some of the media listed in Daniel Steegmann Mangrané’s pop-up juice tent at Esther Schipper. A haven for the fair’s smoothie operators.