Featuring six millennia of art history from across the world, including a strong representation of Old Master galleries and Asian specialists this year; enhanced by curated sections showcasing extraordinary objects and pioneers of the avant-garde Frieze Masters presents more than 130 international galleries showcasing expertly vetted artwork, from Old Masters and antiquities, to tribal, Surrealist and 20th-century art.
Eminent curators from world-class institutions advise on gallery sections and programmes, opening up new perspectives and unexpected juxtapositions, in a contemporary environment designed by Annabelle Selldorf. Opening for the first time with a two-day Preview, Frieze Masters coincides with Frieze London and Frieze Sculpture in The Regent’s Park, together catalyzing the most significant week in London’s cultural calendar. Global lead partner Deutsche Bank supports Frieze Masters for the seventh consecutive year, continuing a shared commitment to discovery and artistic excellence.
The 2018 programme is shaped by international curators, who bring unique perspectives on art history and create an exceptional environment for quality and discovery. Tim Marlow (Royal Academy of Arts, London) returns to oversee the Frieze Masters Talks programme, this year exclusively featuring women international artists, including Tacita Dean, Julie Mehretu and Amy Sillman in conversation with women museum directors and curators. Toby Kamps (Blaffer Art Museum, University of Houston) will curate Spotlight, solo presentations by revolutionary figures of the avant-garde; alongside Sir Norman Rosenthal (independent curator), whose Collections section will feature a new array of specialist dealers with extraordinary art and objects.
The 2018 Vetting Committee includes more than 30 leading experts from around the world such as Yang Liu (Curator of Chinese Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art), Xavier Bray (Director, Wallace Collection), Frederick Ilchman (Chair, Art of Europe at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston ) and Patrice Marandel (Chief Curator Emeritus, Los Angeles County Museum of Art).
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