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Sean Burns

Sean Burns is an artist, writer and frieze assistant editor based in London, UK. 

The best exhibitions on view during the fair – from Doron Langberg’s splashy gay paintings at Victoria Miro to Theaster Gates’s homage to clay at Whitechapel Gallery

BY Sean Burns | 14 OCT 21

Is contemporary art a reaction to social, political and local specificities or is it active in creating new utopic, progressive impulses? The BAS9 aspires to ask both

BY Sean Burns | 12 JUL 21

Carlos Anguera Jover, Alisa Petrosova and Leyla Yenirce chat with Sean Burns about home studios, slowing down and the end of institutional power

In the first of a series of events partnered with MUBI, the artist discusses love, empathy and sexuality in Glazer’s 2013 masterpiece

BY Sean Burns | 04 JUN 21

A new exhibition at PalaisPopulaire in Berlin features more than 100 works from the Deutsche Bank Collection, including Gerhard Richter, Tadaaki Kuwayama and Katharina Grosse

In Collaboration with Deutsche Bank

The artist speaks to Sean Burns about her polarising public sculptures and capturing the spirit of her subjects

BY Sean Burns AND Maggi Hambling | 12 MAR 21

Frieze editors discuss the different trends in digital exhibition-making, from end-of-world scenarios to community-based initiatives

In a culture so fixated on image, Sean Burns explores why what’s beyond ‘the look’ is more important than ever

BY Sean Burns | 08 FEB 21

From an exhibition of Francis Bacon’s ‘beasts’ to Terrence Malick’s film on the life of Christ, these are the top picks for the year

The gender and sexuality theorist speaks to Sean Burns about his book, ‘Wild Things: The Disorder of Desire’, and why gay men are a fast lane for capitalism

BY Sean Burns | 15 DEC 20

With the industry having been continuously overlooked by the UK government’s COVID-19 response, frieze charts a disastrous year for nightlife

BY Sean Burns | 08 DEC 20

In homage to Italo Calvino’s ‘Six Memos for the Next Millennium’, artists from Kara Walker to Collier Schorr, explore his six artistic virtues 

BY Sean Burns | 07 DEC 20

In the latest episode of frieze’s Autumn Sessions, the two friends play and discuss records that create or bridge distance

BY Sean Burns | 20 NOV 20

Dawn Mellor’s new mural in the north London suburb of Brent celebrates the star in all of his queer glory  

BY Sean Burns | 17 SEP 20

Celebrating the filmmaker and DJ Jeffrey Hinton, a friend to generations of artists, designers and club-goers

BY Sean Burns | 10 JAN 20

The artist’s exhibition at Marian Goodman Gallery, London, seems to mirror the evanescent nature of experience

BY Sean Burns | 07 JAN 20

A new exhibition at Tramps reveals 40 years of hidden painting

BY Sean Burns | 05 NOV 19

Sean Burns reviews Birmingham’s live art biennale

BY Sean Burns | 25 OCT 19

Roxy Lee’s new photobook offers an insight into an irreverent and politically-charged world

BY Sean Burns | 17 OCT 19

The artist talks about the mystery and politics of making 

BY Sean Burns | 08 OCT 19