Press Release

Frieze Masters Announces Galleries, Curators and New Additions for the 2016 Fair

Event Date: 
6 October 2016
London, United Kingdom

The fifth edition of Frieze Masters will take place from 6–9 October, with a new Preview Day on Wednesday 5 October. Installed in a vibrant, lightfilled structure designed by Annabelle Selldorf in The Regent’s Park, Frieze Masters brings together 133 of the world’s leading historical and modern galleries.

The quality and diversity of the 2016 fair is further strengthened through Frieze’s collaborations with leading international curators, including Toby Kamps (Menil Collection, Houston), Clare Lilley (Yorkshire Sculpture Park), Tim Marlow (Royal Academy, London) and Sir Norman Rosenthal (independent curator), who have created sections and programmes dedicated to artistic discovery and connoisseurship.

Frieze Masters is supported by main sponsor Deutsche Bank for the fifth consecutive year, with Gucci as Associate Sponsor and sponsor of Frieze Masters Talks. 

Encompassing expertly vetted art and antiquities from the ancient era to Old Masters to the late 20th century, Frieze Masters presents dynamic juxtapositions of period and genre, fostering new discoveries across art history. For the first time, the fair will host an independent art advisory service and a Reading Room with hourly events, alongside the celebrated Frieze Masters Talks programme. Coinciding with the contemporary fair, Frieze London, as well as the Frieze Sculpture Park, the two fairs form the heart of Frieze Week – an international cultural event in early October which includes special programmes mounted by galleries and museums across London.

Victoria Siddall, Director, Frieze Fairs said, ‘The quality and breadth of work in Frieze Masters keeps it fresh and exciting each year. I am looking forward to seeing even more antiquities dealers in the fair, as well as Indian art, alongside the best Old Masters and 20th-century work. Curators play an important role in this fair as well as in our contemporary fairs, and this year we welcome Tim Marlow (Director of Artistic Programmes, Royal Academy, London) who is co-curating Frieze Masters Talks, and Toby Kamps of the Menil Collection in Houston who is presenting his first edition of Spotlight. Once again we will see galleries from different fields collaborate on groundbreaking presentations, as the fair continues to offer new models for looking at and collecting art.’

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