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Frieze Talks 2020: Featuring John Akomfrah, Lubaina Himid, Takashi Murakami and More

Join conversations with leading international artists during Frieze Week 2020, in our online programme curated by Nicholas Cullinan

in Frieze London , News | 30 SEP 20

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Curated by Dr. Nicholas Cullinan (Director, National Portrait Gallery), the Frieze Talks programme features internationally renowned artists in conversation with leading curators.

This year the talks will be hosted digitally via Zoom and will subsequently be available to watch online at

Register for the talks and view the full schedule here

The 2020 lineup includes:

●    Lubaina Himid (Artist) in conversation with Clare Lilley (Director of Programme, Yorkshire Sculpture Park)
●    Tavares Strachan (Artist) in conversation with Ekow Eshun (Writer & Curator)
●    John Akomfrah (Artist) in conversation with Zoé Whitley (Director, Chisenhale Gallery) 
●    Michael Armitage (Artist) in conversation with Ralph Rugoff (Director, Hayward Gallery)
●    Rashid Johnson (Artist) in conversation with Dr Nicholas Cullinan (Director, National Portrait Gallery)
●    Takashi Murakami (Artist)  in conversation with Tobias Berger (Head of Arts, Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong)
●    Yan Pei-Ming (artist) in conversation with Pi Li (Sigg Curator and Head of Curatorial Affairs, M+)
●    Jordan Casteel (Artist) in conversation with Amanda Hunt (Director of Public Programs, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, Los Angeles) and moderated by Mark Guiducci (Creative Editorial Director, Vogue)
●    Jeff Wall (Artist) in conversation with Dr Nicholas Cullinan (Director, National Portrait Gallery)

In addition to the Frieze Talks programme, and for the third year running, Frieze is collaborating with BBC Radio 3 to present a debate focused on Museums in 21st Century, which will be moderated by Anne McElvoy. This year’s participants are; Ms Chong Siak Ching, Chief Executive Officer of National Gallery Singapore; Kaywin Feldman, Director, National Gallery of Art, Washington and Mikhail Piotrovsky, The Director of The State Hermitage Museum, President of the Union of Museums of Russia. They will share experiences of leading cultural institutions in a new millennium, while facing the challenges of Covid-19. 

The debate will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking ( at 10pm BST on Thursday 8th October, 2020  and available worldwide as a BBC Arts & Ideas podcast.

Register for the talks and view the full schedule here 

View Selected Frieze Talks Here

Frieze Viewing Room, hosting Frieze London and Frieze Masters 2020 editions, is now open until Friday 16 October, midnight BST.
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