Frieze Foundation

Frieze Talks 2015

Energy as Clickbait: Douglas Coupland in conversation with Emily Segal


Wednesday 14 October, 1pm

Concurrent with his exhibition ‘Bit Rot’ at Witte de With, Rotterdam, Douglas Coupland, artist and author of works including the seminal Generation X, talks with Emily Segal of the trend-forecasting group K-HOLE about how we generate personal and interpersonal energy, alone and together.

  • Douglas Coupland (artist & author)
  • Emily Segal (K-HOLE)
Listen or Download

Tania Bruguera: Aesth-ethics: Art with Consequences


Wednesday 14 October, 5pm

Delivering her first UK lecture after being detained in Cuba for eight months, Tania Bruguera speaks about her politically motivated practice, and her belief that if it is to be political, art must have consequences.

  • Tania Bruguera (artist & activist)
Listen or Download

The New Museums: Coming Soon to a City Near You


Thursday 15 October, 1pm

Adrian Searle of The Guardian asks a panel of directors and curators from four global institutions with ambitious new buildings about how museums can change the social and cultural landscapes around them.

  • Adrian Searle (The Guardian)
  • Maria Balshaw (Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester)
  • Anton Belov (Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow)
  • Tobias Berger (Central Police Station, Hong Kong)
  • Donna De Salvo (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York)
Listen or Download

Anicka Yi in conversation with Darian Leader


Thursday 15 October, 5pm

Following her acclaimed solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Basel this year, artist Anicka Yi speaks to psychoanalyst and author Darian Leader about her ambition to make art which engages not just the eyes, but also scent, taste and touch.

  • Anicka Yi (artist)
  • Darian Leader (psychoanalyst & author)
Listen or Download

Bad. Planetary-scale. Delicious: Metahaven in conversation with Justin McGuirk


Friday 16 October, 1pm

Metahaven, a studio for design and research, has been at the forefront of recent thinking on transparency and surveillance. In discussion with Justin McGuirk of London’s Design Museum, co-founders Vinca Kruk and Daniel van der Velden preview exclusive material from their newest project, The Sprawl.

  • Metahaven (studio for design & research)
  • Justin McGuirk (Design Museum, London)

Off-Centre: Can Artists Still Afford to Live in London?


Friday 16 October, 5pm

Justine Simons OBE, Head of Culture at the Greater London Authority, chairs a discussion addressing how London’s redevelopment and rising costs of real estate put pressure on the city’s artists, inviting a panel including a local artist, designer, developer and curator to consider solutions.

  • Justine Simons OBE (Head of Culture, Greater London Authority)
  • Katherine Stout (ICA, London)
  • Anna Strongman (Senior Projects Director, Argent LLP)
  • Prem Sahib (artist)
  • Bethan Laura Wood (designer)
Listen or Download

Heart of Darkness in the City of London: Fiona Banner in conversation with Emily King


Saturday 17 October, 12.15pm

In conjunction with her exhibitions at IKON, Birmingham and Frith Street Gallery, London, artist Fiona Banner discusses her most recent projects surrounding images of conflict, as well as the longstanding publishing activities of her Vanity Press imprint, with design writer and curator Emily King.

  • Fiona Banner (artist)
  • Emily King (writer & curator)
Listen or Download

Viv Albertine in conversation with Gregor Muir


Saturday 17 October, 1.15pm

Viv Albertine, founding member of the legendary punk band The Slits and author of the recent memoir Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys, talks about her life and work with Gregor Muir, Executive Director of the ICA.

  • Viv Albertine (musician, filmmaker & author)
  • Gregor Muir (ICA, London)
Listen or Download

Keynote Lecture: Vivienne Westwood


Saturday 17 October, 5pm

Fashion designer and activist Vivienne Westwood speaks about the changing relationship between art and her practice, from her early designs to the surprising influence of children’s art on her work, to her commitment to environmental and social activism.

At Westwood’s request, her speaking fee is being donated to the charity Cool Earth.

  • Vivienne Westwood (designer & activist)
Listen or Download

Talks RSS

Frieze Talks is a daily programme of keynote lectures, panel debates and discussions, presented by Frieze Projects in collaboration with frieze magazine.

Frieze Talks are free to all ticket holders for Frieze London. Seats are available for reservation from midday on the day of the talk on a first-come first-served basis. Podcasts of each talk can be downloaded online at a later date.

Select a date

Choose a Year


Book Tickets Now

Frieze Week

Buy Current Issue

Issue cover

Order Now

Issue 3 of Frieze Masters Magazine is out now. Order online from just £8.95.

Stay updated

  • Follow frieze on Twitter
  • Connect with frieze on Facebook

Sign up to our email newsletter



Frieze London Catalogue 2013-14 UK £24.95 Buy the new Frieze London Catalogue 2013-14

Buy Now