frieze (magazine)

frieze is a contemporary art magazine, published eight times a year from London.

Categoriesart magazine
Frequency8 per year
FounderAmanda Sharp, Matthew Slotover and Tom Gidley
First issue 1991 (1991-month)
CountryUnited Kingdom
Based inLondon


frieze was founded in 1991[1] by Frieze Art Fair founders Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover with artist Tom Gidley. When frieze began both Sharp and Slotover served as editors, but ceased direct involvement in editorial decisions in 2001. In 2003, the year that Frieze Art Fair was founded, Sharp and Slotover assumed the roles of Publishing Directors of the magazine, and Directors of the fair. Sharp and Slotover maintain the overall direction of both the art fair and the magazine, but editorial decisions are made by the editors Jörg Heiser, Jennifer Higgie and Dan Fox. In 2008, for the first time the talks programme at Frieze Art Fair was organised by the magazine editors.

Frieze FoundationEdit

The Frieze Foundation is a non-profit organisation established in 2003 as a spin-off of frieze magazine and Frieze Art Fair. Funded by the European Commission’s Culture 2000 programme and Arts Council England, it supports contemporary art and is in charge of the curated programme at the Frieze Art Fair, comprising artist commissions, education, talks, films and music.

Bow Down PodcastEdit

Bow Down is a new podcast about significant women artists from the past. For each 20-minute episode, Jennifer Higgie—frieze editor at large—invites an artist, writer, historian or curator to nominate an artist.[citation needed]


  1. ^ About frieze, 2014. Retrieved 25 February 2014. Archived here.

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