Amin Jaffer joins Collections
The expert in South Asian art joins Frieze Masters to co-curate eight themed displays of extraordinary artwork and objects
Amin Jaffer, curator and writer on art and culture in South Asia, joins Frieze Masters to co-curate the Collections section with Sir Norman Rosenthal (independent curator). This year’s Collections section will bridge eastern and western artistic cultures and histories through themed presentations of remarkable art and objects. Highlights include:
A presentation of classical and modern Japanese art within the context of Buddhism and Zen philosophy, from 12th-century Buddhist figures to avant-garde Post War avant-garde painting (Gregg Baker Asian Art).
S H Raza’s black-and-white monochromatic works, based upon Indian traditional forms, executed by the Indian artist in Paris from 1977-1996; placed in dialogue with antiquities (Grosvenor Gallery).
An exhibition showcasing the breadth of North European art during the 19th century, from the symbolist landscapes of Scandinavian painter L. A. Ring, to the revival of architectural painting as seen in the work of Dutch artist Willem Witsen, to portraits by artists such as P.S. Krøyer, Denmark’s leading impressionist (Van der Meij Fine Arts).
A solo show of original furniture and objects by Eileen Gray, one of the most important designers of the 20th century and pioneer of the Modern Movement (Gilles Peyroulet & Cie, Paris).