FAQs | Frieze Masters
When is Frieze Masters 2022?
Frieze Masters will take place in The Regent’s Park from 12-16 October 2022, with an invitation only Preview on Wednesday 12 October.
How do I get a ticket for the fair?
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Can I get a combined ticket for Frieze London and Frieze Masters?
A limited number of combined tickets for Frieze London and Frieze Masters are released every year. If you have a combined ticket, please ensure you visit each fair according to the order listed on your ticket.
What is Frieze's collaboration with Pinwheel?
This year, Frieze is collaborating with the environmental organisation Pinwheel to raise awareness and pledge funds for a series of planet-repair initiatives including: InterEarth, Justdiggit and Platform Earth. Please vote for the organisation you would like to receive Frieze’s support. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to your chosen charity yourself, with Frieze pledging to match-fund your contributions. Cast your Vote Now!
What is the relationship between Frieze Masters and Frieze London?
Frieze Masters coincides with and is within walking distance of Frieze London in The Regent’s Park. Frieze London is one of the only fairs to focus only on contemporary art whilst Frieze Masters gives a unique view on the relationship between old and new art. Frieze Masters shows work made before the year 2000 whereas Frieze London presents work created mainly post-2000. Nathan Clements-Gillespie is the Director for Frieze Masters and Eva Langret is the Director of Frieze London.
How many people attend the fair and who are they?
Each year, we have over 60,000 visitors to Frieze Masters and Frieze London combined. These visitors include those with an interest in the art world, such as curators, artists, collectors, gallerists and critics, as well as the general public. Some visit as first-time collectors of art whilst others view the fair more as an exhibition, enjoying the experience as a cultural day out.
What makes Frieze Masters different from other art fairs?
Frieze Masters offers a unique contemporary perspective on historical art, from collectible objects to significant masterpieces. The fair takes place in an elegant, contemporary environment designed by Annabelle Selldorf, benefiting from natural light and avoiding the atmosphere of a trade show. World-leading independent curators advise on feature sections for 20th-century art and focussed presentations of historical art and objects. The relationship between historical art and contemporary practice is further explored through the acclaimed Frieze Masters Talks programme, which was curated in 2021 by Nicholas Cullinan (Director, National Portrait Gallery, London).
Who are the Frieze Masters architects?
Annabelle Selldorf is the designer for Frieze Masters. In 2012, she introduced a contemporary, elegant environment in which ancient and modern art can be shown side by side. Selldorf Architects has a reputation for meeting the specific demands of art-related projects, having designed not only galleries and museums but also art foundations and collectors’ homes.
How are the galleries selected for the fair?
The selection is made by a Committee of gallerists who participate in the fair; the fair directors chair the meeting but do not vote.
Who is on the Frieze Masters selection committee?
Gisèle Croës, Gisèle Croës Gallery, Brussels
Sam Fogg, London
Alma Luxembourg, Luxembourg + Co., London, New York
Nick Maclean, Eykyn Maclean, London
Craig Starr, Craig F. Starr Gallery, New York
Johnny Van Haeften, London
Iwan Wirth, Hauser & Wirth, London
What are the different gallery sections of Frieze Masters?
There are three sections at Frieze Masters, the main gallery section, Spotlight and Stand Out.
What is the main section?
Exhibitors in the main section are commercial galleries of any age, showing work ranging from ancient and ethnographic art through to Old Masters and art of the 20th Century.
What is Spotlight?
Frieze Masters 2022 Spotlight Section will this year be curated by Camille Morineau (co-founder and Research Director of AWARE - Archives of Women Artists, Research, and exhibition), focusing on women artists from the mid-century. Featuring 26 artists, all born between 1900 and 1951, Spotlight is a section dedicated to rare solo presentations by artists working in the 20th century. Revealing foundational moments in art through pioneering figures from across the world, Spotlight features positions beyond the Western tradition, surveys of under-recognized artists and rarely seen work by iconic figures of the avant-garde. Artists included in this year’s Spotlight include: Orlan, Nike Davies-Okundaye, Leonor Fini, Sylvia Snowden, Wook-kyung Choi and Sonia Balassanian. Previous curators include Laura Hoptman (Executive Director, The Drawing Center), Toby Kamps (Director of External Projects, White Cube), Clara M Kim (Daskalopoulos Senior Curator, International Art, Africa, Asia & Middle East, Tate Modern, London) and Adriano Pedrosa (Director, MASP, São Paulo).
What is Stand Out?
Stand Out is a section curated by Luke Syson (Director of Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge). Introduced in 2021, Stand Out brings together art objects from across the ages that are great works of design, of sculptural and conceptual brilliance. Stand Out looks beyond hierarchical distinctions between works of art in different media, and in doing so reconsiders art objects often termed ‘decorative’ or ‘functional.’
What is Frieze Masters Talks?
Frieze Masters Talks provides a platform for leading artists, museum curators, writers and critics to discuss the history of art and its continuing significance in contemporary practice. Frieze Masters Talks programme was curated in 2021 by Nicholas Cullinan (Director, National Portrait Gallery, London).
What is Frieze Sculpture?
Frieze Sculpture is a showcase of major outdoor works located in The Regent’s Park’s English Gardens at the south end of The Broadwalk, connecting Frieze London and Frieze Masters. Clare Lilley, Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, will again select and place the works in Frieze Sculpture 2022. Frieze Sculpture will open on 14 September and enjoy a three-month display until 13 November.
Does Frieze produce any publications to accompany the fair?
Frieze produces Frieze Masters Magazine, an annual publication that looks at historical art through a contemporary lens, reflecting the diverse range of work included in the fair. The magazine also includes full details of all participating galleries in the fair. Published alongside Frieze Masters Magazine, Frieze Week magazine is a feature-led publication introduced in 2015, that celebrates the richness of the fairs, as well as the simultaneous surge of cultural events that take place across the city. Both are free publications, distributed at the fairs.
Are there any discounts for groups?
There are no discounts available for group bookings.
All children aged 2 and over need a valid admission ticket to enter the fair and must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Babes in arms are admitted free of charge.
The fair is fully accessible to people with reduced mobility. Companions/carers tickets are available free of charge. After booking your ticket, please get in touch with us at frieze.seetickets.com/customerservice to arrange a free ticket for your carer. Visitors with less visible disabilities who wish to wear a Sunflower lanyard to indicate that they need a little more support from staff and other guests, can purchase these here. Alternatively, a small number of complimentary lanyards will be available at the ticket and VIP desks at the fair.
Are there any wheelchairs available at the fair?
There are a limited number of wheelchairs available at the fairs. If you need a wheelchair, please speak to a member of staff at the ticket enquiries desk or to a member of security, who will be able to assist you.
Are there any COVID-19 guidelines to follow to enter the fairs?
The UK Government has removed all COVID-19 guidelines within the UK and therefore no masks or proof of vaccination status or negative test results are required to enter the fair. As COVID-19 is still with us, we encourage visitors to take steps to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19 including optional steps such as wearing a face mask within the venue. Please note, Frieze reserves the right to modify these guidelines at any time.
What are fair opening and closing times?
Entry to the fair is date and time specific. You will only be allowed to enter on the specific date and time stated on your ticket or pass. If you have a combined ticket, please ensure you visit each fair according to the order listed on your ticket.
Wednesday Preview 12 October: 11am - 7pm (invitation only)
Thursday Preview 13 October - Saturday 15 October: 11am - 7pm
Sunday 16 October: 11am - 6pm
Bag Size & Policy
We strongly request that you do not bring large bags to the fairs. Large bags (including, but not limited to, suitcases, backpacks, folding bicycles, scooters) or any large items bigger than 11 x 15 x 5 inches are not permitted inside the fairs. Use of the bag drop situated outside of the fairs, will incur a £5 charge per item and proceeds will be donated to ClientEarth, one of our selected planet-repair charity partner.
Space for coats and umbrellas in the cloakroom is very limited, and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Coats and umbrellas can be checked free of charge, but we encourage a small £2 donation per item, with proceeds donated to ClientEarth, one of our selected planet-repair charity partner. To avoid disappointment, we strongly recommend you bring minimal personal belongings to the fair.
How do I get to the fair?
Frieze Masters is located on Gloucester Green, at the north-east corner of The Regent’s Park, near the London Zoo. The postcode is NW1 4HA (Google map). Frieze London is approximately 15 minutes walk from Frieze Masters.
Public transport is very convenient for the fair and we recommend you use it where possible.
Tube: Ten minutes walk from Camden Town and Mornington Crescent tube stations.
Bus: 24, 27, 29, 31, 88, 134, 168, 214, 253, 274 & C2.
Bike: Bike racks are provided within the park.
Car Parking: However, if you drive to the fair, there are a limited number of Pay and Display parking spaces in the park. Frieze Masters is outside the central London congestion charging zone. For further information about the boundaries of the zone and how it may affect your journey, please visit cclondon.com or call +44 (0)343 222 2222.
Bus coaches are not allowed into the park. The nearest drop-off point is Baker Street Station.
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How far are Frieze Masters and Frieze London from each other?
The fairs are approximately 15 minutes walk from each other.
If I cannot travel to London is there any part of the fair that I can still enjoy?
Those who are unable to travel to the fair can still experience it online on Frieze Viewing Room, which will open from 5-17 October. Additionally, visit frieze.com which offers a selection of fair articles, recordings and videos. For updates on Frieze Masters 2022's programme, participating galleries and tickets, follow @friezeofficial on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and sign up to our newsletter.