Featuring Marlene Dumas, Gabriele Finaldi, Philippe Parreno, Alastair Sooke,Sheena Wagstaff and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Frieze Masters Talks explores the history of art and its significance in contemporary practice. The programme is co-curated for the first time by Tim Marlow (Artistic Director, Royal Academy of Arts) and Jennifer Higgie (frieze & Frieze Masters Magazine).
What place does contemporary art have in historical museums – and vice versa? What role do fashion and gesture play in historical painting? Why did many giants of Western art – from Titian to Bourgeois – produce their most exciting work deep into old age? Taking place daily in the fair auditorium, this year’s programme will feature panel discussions exploring these questions, alongside intimate conversations between the world’s leading artists and curators.
Thursday, 6 October
12pm Philippe Parreno (artist) & Nancy Spector (Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Brooklyn Museum)
3pm Gods and Monsters: Contemporary Art in Historical Museums (and vice versa)
Friday, 7 October
12pm Carroll Dunham (Artist) & James Rondeau (President and Eloise W. Martin Director, Art Institute of Chicago)
3pm Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (Artist) & Gabriele Finaldi (Director, National Gallery, London) moderated by Tim Marlow (Artistic Director, Royal Academy of Arts, London)
5pm Spotlight Panel: Feminist Art
Chair: Alison Gingeras (writer & curator) with Nancy Grossman (Artist) & Joan Semmel (Artist)
Saturday, 8 October
12pm Marlene Dumas (Artist) on portraiture with an introduction by Jennifer Higgie (co-editor, frieze & editor, Frieze Masters)
3pm Gesture and Dress: The Fashionable Journey
Sunday 9 October
12pm Cornelia Parker (Artist) & Dr Maria Balshaw CBE (Director, the Whitworth and Manchester Art Gallery)
3pm Better Late than Never: On Late Style