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Matthew McLean

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

From Swatches to Sarah Lucas, the founder of London’s The Perimeter on forming his collection – and why you won’t find him in a gallery’s DMs

BY Alex Petalas | 07 OCT 20

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

BY Matthew McLean | 08 MAY 20

The 'activist collector' on supporting women artists, museums after COVID-19 and what the art world can learn from Silicon Valley

BY Komal Shah | 29 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

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

BY Matthew McLean | 19 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 the artist selected for the Deutsche Bank Wealth Management Lounges at Frieze London and Frieze Masters 2019

SPONSORED BY Deutsche Bank
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

SPONSORED BY Gucci
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

SPONSORED BY Bang & Olufsen

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