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Frieze Masters Talks

A curated programme focusing on the relationships between contemporary and historical art

Frieze Masters Talks 2015, sponsored by Gucci, expanded to feature nine conversations, co-programmed for the first time by Jennifer Higgie (Co-editor frieze and Editor, Frieze Masters magazine) who joined Jasper Sharp (Adjunct Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna). 

Jasper Sharp said, ‘The programme planned for 2015 is the most comprehensive to date, with contributions from an international line-up of artists, curators, museum directors, dealers, critics and writers, all exploring the vital relationship between the art of the past and the present, its acquisition, creation and display.’

2015 participants include artists Michaël Borremans, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Ellen Gallagher and Lawrence Weiner, in conversation with museum curators Wim Pijbes (General Director, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam), Frederick Ilchman (Chair, Art of Europe at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston), Dr. Minna Moore Ede (Assistant Curator of Renaissance Paintings, National Gallery, London) and James Peto (Chief Curator, Wellcome Collection, London). Five new panels exploring specialist sections of the fair and wider themes of collecting, curating and writing featured J. Tomilson Hill (collector), Ali Smith (writer), Mark Godfrey (Senior Curator, International Art, Tate Modern, London), Melvin Edwards (artist), Pamela Joyner (collector) and Sjarel Ex (Director, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam), among many others.

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