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When is Frieze Masters?

Frieze Masters coincides with Frieze London and will be open to the public 6–9 October 2016. An invitation-only preview day will be held on 5 October 2016.

How do I get a ticket for the fair?
Tickets for Frieze Masters can be purchased from July each year, online at friezemasters.com using a credit or debit card.

What is the relationship between Frieze Masters and Frieze London?
Frieze Masters will coincide with and be within walking distance of Frieze London in Regent’s Park. Frieze London is one of the only fairs to focus only on contemporary art whilst Frieze Masters will give a unique view of the relationship between old and new art. Frieze Masters will show work made before the year 2000 whereas Frieze London will show work mainly post year 2000. Victoria Siddall is the director of Frieze Masters and Frieze London, with artistic direction from Joanna Stella-Sawicka and Abby Bangser.

Can I get a combined ticket for Frieze London and Frieze Masters?

There will be a combined ticket for Frieze London and Frieze Masters which will be available from the art fair’s ticket agent.

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 the specific demands of art-related projects, having designed not only galleries and museums but also art foundations and collectors’ homes.

Who is on the selection committee?

The 2016 selection committee for Frieze Masters is: Jean Luc Baroni, Sam Fogg, David Juda, Anthony Meier, Fabrizio Moretti, Iwan Wirth, and Eleanor Acquavella.

*Is there any element of Frieze Masters in which I can participate?*

Frieze Masters includes a programme of talks in which major artists and curators will draw out relationships between contemporary and historical art.

What are the different sections of Frieze Masters?

There are three sections at Frieze Masters, the main gallery section, Collections and Spotlight.

What is Spotlight?

Spotlight is a section of Frieze Masters dedicated to solo presentations. Spotlight gives galleries the opportunity to present work made by one artist in the 20th century. It offers visitors to the fair the chance to see focused presentations of artists working in different parts of the world throughout this period.

Who is the Spotlight advisor?
Toby Kamps is the Spotlight advisor at Frieze Masters 2016.

What is Collections?
2015 saw the introduction of a new section, Collections, curated by Sir Norman Rosenthal, which will return in 2016.

Does Frieze produce any publications to accompany the fair?
frieze magazine produces an annual publication that looks at historical art through a contemporary lens, reflecting the diverse range of work included in the Masters fair. Frieze Masters magazine opens with short articles on topical issues such as new museums, conservation, and art at the intersection of art and film. The magazine is edited by Jennifer Higgie, co-editor of frieze magazine and the art direction is undertaken by Sonya Dyakova. The magazine also includes full details of all participating galleries in the fair. Published alongside Frieze Masters magazine, Frieze Week 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.

If I cannot get to Gloucester Green is there any part of the fair that I can still enjoy?

friezemasters.com will offer podcasts of all Masters Talks. frieze magazine will produce a one-off publication to accompany Frieze Masters which will be available from mid-September and can be ordered online at friezemasters. For updates on Frieze Masters 2016, follow @friezemasters on Twitter and @FriezeArtFairs on Instagram, become a fan on Facebook and sign up to the Frieze email newsletter at frieze.com.