Talks / Workshops

Frieze Masters Talks 2014

Regent’s Park, London, United Kingdom
15 Oct 2014 - 19 Oct 2014

Frieze Masters Talks 2014

Frieze Masters Talks 2013 Photography by Polly Braden, Courtesy Frieze

Frieze Masters Talks 2014 will feature conversations between renowned contemporary artists Phyllida Barlow, William Kentridge and Edmund de Waal in conversation with the curators of historical museums from around the world, as part of Frieze Masters, a fair dedicated to art from ancient to modern.

Frieze Masters Talks provides a platform for contemporary artists to discuss the history of art and its role in their work. In their conversations with museum curators, artists respond, on both a personal and intellectual level, to their chosen collections of art. Discussions often extend beyond the artists’ formative influences, to consider the museums’ programming and methods of display, as well as the continuing significance of historical art in contemporary practice.

New to the Frieze Masters Talks programme is ‘Collecting Beyond Contemporary’, Supported by Gucci, new Associate Sponsor of the fair and sponsor of the Talks this year. Chaired by Wim Pijbes, Director of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, this panel will bring together international collectors whose approach to ac- quiring and displaying their holdings looks beyond conventional limitations of chronology, geography and medium.
Frieze Masters Talks is programmed by Jasper Sharp, Adjunct Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.

Frieze Masters Talks is hosted in a bespoke auditorium at the fair. Access to the talks is included in the Frieze Masters admission ticket. Seats for each day’s talks can be booked from 12pm on the day at the auditorium. Podcasts of all talks can be downloaded from the following day.

Frieze Masters takes place from the 15 – 19 October 2014 in Regent’s Park London. In 2014 the fair will be supported by Main Sponsor Deutsche Bank for the third consecutive year.



Wednesday 15 October
“Collecting Beyond Contemporary,” chaired by Wim Pijbes, Director of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam


Wednesday 15 October
William Kentridge with Ernst Vegelin van Claerbergen, Head of the Courtauld Gallery, London


Thursday 16 October
Phyllida Barlow in conversation with Luke Syson, Curator in Charge of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


Friday 17 October
Edmund de Waal with Paulus Rainer, Deputy Head of Kunstkammer and Treasury at Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna


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Jasper Sharp is Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Kunsthis- torisches Museum, Vienna, and was Commissioner of the Austrian Pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale.
Frieze Masters is a carefully selected presentation of over 120 of the world’s leading galleries, giving a contemporary perspective on art of all ages. Coinciding with, and within walking distance of Frieze London, Frieze Masters takes place 15–19 October 2014, Gloucester Green, Regent’s Park, London, and is sponsored by Deutsche Bank for the third consecutive year, with Gucci join- ing as Associate Sponsor in 2014.




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