Introducing Frieze Masters Podcast

Exploring themes of identity, originality, geopolitics and Blackness through a historical lens, the new Frieze Masters Podcast is now available

in Frieze Masters , Podcasts | 09 NOV 22
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This is about how we look again, how we offer a way of looking back at history, how we offer a way of thinking about the present and of thinking about possibilities – Ekow Eshun 

The Frieze Masters Podcast launches with the 2022 Talks programme, bringing together the voices of some of today’s most celebrated artists, art historians and curators. The podcast offers compelling insight into the influence of historical art and society on contemporary perspectives and creativity.

Tyler Mitchell & Zoé Whitley 

in partnership with Gagosian

Amy Sherald, Ekow Eshun and Jenni Sorkin 

in partnership with Hauser & Wirth

Andra Ursuța & Jeremy Deller 

in partnership with David Zwirner Gallery

Zadie Xa & Vivien Zhang

in partnership with Whitechapel Gallery

Doron Langberg

in conversation with Nicholas Cullinan

Kamala Ibrahim Ishag & Hans Ulrich Obrist 

in partnership with the Serpentine

Love Lucian: The letters and early life of Lucian Freud 

Hannah Rothschild in conversation with Martin Gayford & David Dawson in partnership with Freud Museum

Anthea Hamilton

in partnership with Studio Voltaire


Episodes feature international artists including: Amy Sherald describing the distinct but symbiotic relationship between Blackness and Americanness in her paintings, Kamala Ibrahim Ishag on the influence of the Sudanese Zār cult in her work, Zadie Xa reclaiming socially subverted features of her Asian identity, Jeremy Deller on embracing the unfashionable, Andra Ursuţa on rejecting the need for originality in art, Anthea Hamilton on how elements from the ‘fourth dimension’ –  emotions, power and wealth – shape her work, Doron Langberg on the resurrection of figurative painting, and Tyler Mitchell on Black utopia and finding inspiration in the Walthamstow Marshes. Plus, David Dawson and Martin Gayford give special insight into the private letters of Lucian Freud.

Episodes are also available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

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Main image: Installation images of House Gods, Animal Guides and Five Ways 2 Forgiveness, 2022. Whitechapel Gallery. Exhibition conceived and produced in collaboration with Benito Mayor Vallejo. Sound work made with Tom Slater. Photos by Andy Keate.