ART FUND CURATORS PROGRAMME AT FRIEZE MASTERS 2019
Together with Frieze, the National Gallery Subject Specialist Network: European Paintings pre-1900 and the National Portrait Gallery Subject Specialist Network: Understanding British Portraits, Art Fund is pleased to once again be working on a special two-day programme for museum and gallery curatorial professionals at Frieze Masters this year. Now in its fourth year, The Art Fund Curators Programme at Frieze Masters will bring together a group of ten museum professionals from UK museums with international counterparts and is devised as an opportunity to share professional and specialist networks, knowledge and experience, all set in the context of Frieze Masters.
This year’s programme will explore the genre of portraiture and the opportunities it creates as a lens for exploring identity, representation, agency, celebrity, and relationships between sitters, artists and patrons. We will consider historic and contemporary portraiture, the challenges of unearthing and presenting ‘uncomfortable truths’ for museum audiences, and visitor responses to the genre. The programme will include a keynote in-conversation, curators’ workshop, tour of Frieze Masters, as well as special curator-led tours of the ‘Gauguin Portraits’ (National Gallery) and ‘BP Portrait Award 2019’ (National Portrait Gallery) exhibitions.
Please note registration for this event has now closed.