Friday, October 5, 2018

At Frieze, a woman’s place is everywhere

By Ted Loos
A large tapestry, circa 1480, with scenes from the life of Christ, possibly made for the monastery of Saint Walburga in Eichstätt, Germany. It will be on display at Frieze Masters. CreditCourtesy Sam Fogg, London
LONDON---By almost any measure, women still don’t have parity in the art world, whether it is the number of solo museum shows, institutional directorships or major gallery representation. In that context, Frieze London and Frieze Masters, the sibling art fairs taking place Thursday to Saturday in London’s Regent’s Park, are notable: Women have most of the leadership positions, and they have pushed for female-centric programming at every level. “They’re trying to counter the effects of the male-dominated art market,” said Diana Campbell Betancourt, the curator who is this year in charge of Frieze Projects, the parts of the contemporary-focused Frieze London that extend beyond the traditional dealer booths. [More]