This year the Frieze Masters Talks examined how the past impacts the future, and how the historical influences the contemporary which is a core message that runs deep within the Talks programme’s partner dunhill.
Kicking off on Friday 6th October and taking place across the duration of Frieze Masters, the talks were curated by Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, and hosted within dunhill’s design-led lounge at the fair. The partnership further cemented the House’s new vision and direction in terms of supporting cultural legacy and creating intelligent conversations.
Pairing influential international artists, such as Maggi Hambling and Sarah Lucas with leading industry figures, Sheena Wagstaff and Louisa Buck, the talks series comprised several illuminating discussions across the five-day fair, exploring connections between historical art and contemporary practice. Documenting the discussions, each talk was recorded, and the resulting podcast series will be released weekly from Friday 24th November, proliferating the conversations and making them available to a wider audience.
The eight-episode series will encompass the insightful panel discussions hosted across Bourdon House, dunhill’s flagship boutique in the heart of Mayfair, the dunhill lounge within the Frieze Masters fair, alongside the special late-night talks at the National Portrait Gallery, including Tim Marlow, Thomas J Price, Tim Walker and Gilbert & George.
The release schedule for the Frieze Masters Podcast in collaboration with dunhill, is as follows:
Episode 1 – Friday 24th November 2023 at 2pm Maggi Hambling and Sarah Lucas in conversation with Louisa Buck: On Rebellion
Episode 2 – Friday 1st December 2023 at 7am Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Shirin Neshat and Jamie Fobert in conversation with Tim Marlow: On Portraits
Episode 3 – Friday 8th December 2023 at 7am Tim Walker in conversation with Jerry Stafford:
Episode 4 – Friday 15th December 2023 at 7am Arlene Shechet in conversation with Sheena Wagstaff: On Studios
Episode 5 – Friday 5th January 2024 at 7am Thomas J Price in conversation with Dr Gus Casely-Hayford: On Power
Episode 6 – Friday 12th January 2024 at 7am Rachel Whiteread in conversation with Briony Fer:
Episode 7 – Friday 19th January 2024 at 7am
Mandy El Sayegh in conversation with Flavia Frigeri and Valerie Cassel Oliver: On Interiors
Episode 8 – Friday 26th January 2024 at 7am Dr Nicholas Cullinan in conversation with Gilbert & George: On Context