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Matthew McLean

Matthew McLean is Senior Editor, Frieze Studios, based in London, UK.

The Berlin-based artist works across and between performance, text and image

BY Matthew McLean | 08 MAY 20

Just ahead of her 80th birthday, an interview with  Gladys Nilsson: pioneering painter and highlight of the Chicago Tribute section

BY Matthew McLean | 21 APR 20

The artist’s installation – based on the interior of a nearby gay cruising bar – invokes a haunted sense of refuge

BY Matthew McLean | 20 APR 20

The artist’s exhibition at Migros Museum, Zurich, reflects on the political uses of platitudes and truisms

BY Matthew McLean | 11 MAR 20

A recent exhibition at Carlos/Ishikawa, London, conjured an experience of being controlled within a carceral capitalist state

BY Matthew McLean | 28 JAN 20

On Viviane Sassen, the artist selected for the Deutsche Bank Wealth Management Lounges

BY Matthew McLean | 28 SEP 19
Venice 2019

From Marina Abramović to extinct tropical birds, seeing more than what’s there

BY Matthew McLean | 20 MAY 19

Gucci and Frieze present the fourth film in the Second Summer of Love series, exploring Detroit and Berlin techno

BY Matthew McLean | 14 FEB 19
Fan Letter

For all the camp and capering, Eddie and Patsy’s antics also have a plaintive, even existential tinge

BY Matthew McLean | 17 JAN 19

The Turner Prize-winning photographer’s set design for ENO’s new production asks: can the greatest horror be better communicated by the unseen?

BY Matthew McLean | 30 NOV 18

Some thoughts on ‘Strange Days’, ahead of Frieze Music with Bang & Olufsen’s celebration of the UK premiere of Kahlil Joseph’s Fly Paper

BY Matthew McLean | 06 OCT 18

The artist talks about the inspiration behind his gilded wallpaper-mounted installation at Frieze London

BY Matthew McLean | 04 OCT 18

After the dissolution of their turbulent relationship, Oskar Kokoschka commissioned an accurately proportioned re-creation of Alma Mahler in 1918

BY Matthew McLean | 18 SEP 18

Finding Trump-aping parallels with the extravagant, tragic story of Ludwig II, at Madragoa, Lisbon

BY Matthew McLean | 14 AUG 18

An exhibition at CAMERA, Turin, illustrates photography's key role for the enigmatic polymath 

BY Matthew McLean | 19 APR 18

Surreal currents, charged objects and deformed bodies in the work of four emerging British painters

BY Matthew McLean | 12 MAR 18

The Frieze New York 2018 campaign maps the poet and curator’s Lunch Poems

BY Matthew McLean | 14 FEB 18

The best films, books and shows focusing on representations of gay life in 2017

BY Matthew McLean | 02 JAN 18

Various venues, Turkey

BY Matthew McLean | 16 DEC 17

Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium

BY Matthew McLean | 01 NOV 17