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Frieze Masters Talks 2017

Conversations between international curators and artists, including Marina Abramović, Peter Blake and Luke Syson

Curated by Tim Marlow (Artistic Director, Royal Academy of Arts, London), Frieze Masters Talks provides a platform for leading artists, museum curators,writers  and critics to discuss the history of art and its continuing significance in contemporary practice.

This year’s programme features a series of conversations between artists and curators, as well as panel discussions exploring the aesthetics of display – juxtaposing contemporary and historical art. Taking place each day, this year’s
talks include:

  • Thursday October 5, 12pm: Isaac Julien (artist) in conversation with Nicholas Cullinan (National Portrait Gallery, London)
  • Thursday October 5, 3pm: Lynda Benglis (artist) with Eike Schmidt (Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence)
  • Friday, October 6, 12pm: Marina Abramović (artist) in conversation with Tim Marlow (Royal Academy, London)
  • Friday, October 6, 3pm: A panel on ‘The Aesthetics of Display’, chaired by Jennifer Higgie (frieze) with Michael Craig-Martin (artist, also featuring in Frieze Sculpture), Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev (Castelli di Rivoli, Turin) and Luke Syson (The Met, New York)
  • Saturday, October 7, 12pm: Peter Blake (artist) with Colin Wiggins (National Gallery, London)
  • Sunday, October 8, 12pm: Spotlight Panel: ‘Art & Politics’ with Alfredo Jaar (artist), Yasufumi Nakamori (Minneapolis Institute of Art) and Mark Sealey (Autograph ABP)

Talks are hosted in the auditorium and are free for visitors to attend. Seats can be reserved from 11am on the day of each talk at the auditorium. Podcasts of all talks can be downloaded from frieze.com after the fair.

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