2022 marked the tenth year of Frieze Masters, a fair that has always registered linear notions of time, as well as hierarchies of art and geography. This issue continues to open up global histories of art, from Neolithic China to 1960s Nigeria. Now more than ever, we are living in an age of reckoning and reinterpretation, and this redesigned edition of Frieze Masters Magazine amplifies the exuberant spirit of the fair and looks at the past through the keen eye of the present. At the heart of the issue, the celebrated photographer Tyler Mitchell debuts his new commission for Frieze Masters, created in dialogue with Old Master paintings and histories of Black presence in photography. Emma Talbot, who is presenting a special project at Frieze London as well as the 59th Venice Bienalle, shares her own take on art history with an essay on women Surrealists, including Leonor Fini, who features in this year's extraordinary Spotlight section of 20th-century women artists. The curator of Spotlight, renowned art historian Camille Morineau, answers our Questionnaire and reveals the artists, words and works which have changed her and continue to inspire her. We also learn about a very human history of objects - flawed, visionary, destructive and creative - in Luke Syson's Stand Out section, which in this issue tells stories of global trade, conquest and cultural exchange.
Frieze Masters Magazine is your essential guide to the fair, with full details of the international exhibitors.