Summer issue of frieze out now
Christy Lange looks to sites of conflict in her exploration of the limitations of photojournalism and the ethics of artistic representation, and, as the UK encounters its first coalition government since 1945, Sam Thorne’s ‘State of the Art’ editorial considers those events that most acutely arrest us in both time and place, elections: ‘As well as providing a highly-strung pause, the oddities of election night might also be a means to focus.’
Also in issue 132: Our ‘City Report: Basel/Zurich‘ looks beyond the world’s biggest art fair and blue-chip art offerings to find a scene that is defiantly youthful and energetic; Jonathan Griffin makes the connections between architecture, painting and Utopianism that characterize the work of Ian Kiaer and Vivian Rehberg identifies a contemporary ambivalence to the readymade.
In the midst of writing his first opera, composer Nico Muhly invites frieze‘s Senior Editor, Dan Fox, to his New York home to discuss music, cooking and collaboration: ‘I like to think cookery and music are to the same ends. If you do it really well, you can have a transcendent evening of food, and even if you do it OK, but with a lot of love, it can still be good.’
And in our regular columns Robert Storr visits the archive of late Argentine artist Edgardo Antonio Vigo; George Pendle heralds the return of preppy and Jennifer Allen points out the potential of a bird’s-eye view to make the mundane spectacular.
Plus, Los Angeles based artist Elad Lassry contributes a special artist project and cover; Lars Bang Larsen discusses Show and Tell: A Chronicle of Group Material and Mary Heilmann answers the frieze ‘Questionnaire’.
Reviews include: ‘Glasgow International’; ’4th Auckland Triennial’; ‘Dance with a Camera’ at ICA, Philadelphia; ‘I’m Not Here – An Exhibition Without Francis Alÿs’ at De Appel Boys’ School, Amsterdam; Germaine Kruip at The Approach, London; Josephine Pryde at Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York and ‘The Way We Do Art Now’ at Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin. Plus exhibitions from: Belgium, Germany, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Switzerland the UK, the USA.
On the Editors’ Blog:
Lousie Bourgeois is remembered and as Apichatpong Weerasethakul takes the Palme d’Or at Cannes, Dan Fox appraises the recent critical furore over ‘Slow Cinema’.
Also, did you visit ‘No Soul for Sale’ at Tate Modern? What do you think of the anonymous organization Making A Living and its open letter to Tate challenging the museum’s treatment of artists? Read more and comment now.
Plus video and audio content from issue 132, including Margaret Salmon‘s video for ‘Leipzig’ by Matthew Herbert and tracks and remixes by Efemin, Autechre and Optimo.