The Frieze Art fair has become a massive, global franchise and one of its exciting components is Frieze Talks. Added 3 years ago, it has now established a reputation as a platform for inspiring, thought-provoking and intellectually stimulating conversations between artists, curators, academics and collectors. We have been fans from the first edition in 2012 and have fond memories of Brian O’Doherty’s “Deeply Superficial” talk about the phenomenon of the stock image in art; Glenn Brown in conversation with Bice Curiger – curator of Kunsthaus Zurich and director of the 54th Venice Biennale; and Omar Kholeif’s talk with artist Trevor Paglen on “Aesthetics of the Invisible”.
The 2016 edition is curated by Christy Lange (Associate Editor & Curator of Public Programming, Frieze) and Gregor Muir (Executive Director, ICA, London and incoming Director of Collection, International Art, Tate) and brings new formats with more talks and more interaction. Newly added lunchtime discussions under the theme ‘Borderlands‘ will be focusing on the role of art in the current social and political landscape. Friday afternoon features a group conversation with Julia Peyton-Jones, Adrian Searle, Wolfgang Tillmans and Jane & Louise Wilson inspired by the 25th anniversary of frieze magazine. And on Sunday Jamaican dub musician and producer Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry will conclude this year’s edition with a keynote.
Access to the talks is included in the Frieze entrance ticket, a detailed programme is available here (pdf).