Listen: Edmund de Waal in conversation

The British artist, ceramicist and writer in conversation with Paulus Rainer

  • Edmund de Waal (b. 1964, Nottingham) studied English at Cambridge University and ceramics in both England and Japan. He is best known for his large scale installations and interventions, which have been exhibited in museums worldwide, including Tate Britain, London (2004), the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2009) and the new Asian Pavilion at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam (2013). This year de Waal has exhibited at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Turner Contemporary in Margate and in the Theseus Temple in Vienna's Volksgarten. Current projects include working with David Chipperfield Architects in London's Victoria station, and upcoming exhibitions at the Kunsthistoriches Museum in Vienna and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Also widely know as an author, de Waal's award-winning family memoir, The Hare with Amber Eyes (2010), has been translated into nearly 30 languages. De Waal lives and works in London and in 2011 he was awarded an OBE for his services to art. 
  • Paulus Rainer is the Deputy Head of Kunstkammer and Treasury at the Kunsthistoriches Museum in Vienna. He studied History of Art at the University of Innsbruck in Vienna and worked at MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Art / Contemporary Art, Vienna from 1997 - 2004. In 2008, he was appointed curator of Kunstkammer and Treasury at the Kunsthistoriches Museum in Vienna, before becoming Deputy Head of the collection in 2011. 

Watch video of the talk here.

Frieze Masters includes a programme of talks in which major artists, critics and curators discuss the relationships between contemporary and historical art. Frieze Masters Talks is programmed by Jennifer Higgie (co-editor frieze & editor Frieze Masters magazine) and Jasper Sharp (Adjunct Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Kunsthistoriches Museum, Vienna). 

Frieze Masters Talks are supported by Gucci, Associate Sponsor of the fair and sponsor of the Talks this year.