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frieze (magazine/website)

Updated: Sep 24, 2020

frieze magazine was founded in 1991 by Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover, who would go on to found the Frieze art fair in 2003. Both the fair and the magazine are mainstays in the contemporary art world.

frieze magazine was set up in 1991 and is the leading magazine of contemporary art and culture. frieze includes essays, reviews and columns by today’s most forward-thinking writers, artists and curators."

The magazine website is a treasure trove of listings and commentary. It provides a wealth of information and perspectives about leading artists, galleries, events and trends in the contemporary art world and market. An excellent place to go to quickly find out what is happening and what leading artists, curators and writers are saying.

Reviews & Listings

If you are looking for galleries, there are exhaustive listings of the leading galleries and gallery shows, by country and city. If you are looking for recommendations, there are also selective reviews of exhibitions, as well as festivals and fairs.


There is also rich editorial content, including range of videoed and written interviews with leading artist and galleries on range of aesthetic, social and political issues. Feature writers

drill deeper into specific issues around the creation, impact and consumption of art. Frieze's "Bow Down" podcast focuses specifically on the historic contribution of women to art.

There are also reviews and commentary on the broader creative landscape, including Film, Music and Books.

Initiatives & Learning

In addition the art fairs, which are now global, there is also information about other activities that frieze organizes, such as round-table discussions and the Frieze academy, which offers a programme of talks, masterclasses and summits led by creatives from across the arts and cultural landscape.

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