Wolfgang Tillmans discusses trust, photography, politics, abstraction, success, friendship, vulnerability and art with Dominic Eichler.
James Elkins puts forward five reasons to be gloomy about the art world today and five reasons to be optimistic.
Specially commissioned artist’s projects by Matthew Brannon, Cory Arcangel & Dexter Sinister, Wolfgang Tillmans and Donelle Woolford.
Polly Staple explores Seth Price‘s multi-media approach to making art, including music, writing, curating, performance, film, video – and plastic. With Price‘s eight-hour audio work 8–4, 9–5, 10–6, 11–7 (2007) on Frieze.com.
Case Studies: In a new regular section frieze follows the evolution of an art work. This month: Roger Hiorns, Barbara Bloom, Jane and Louise Wilson and Marc Camille Chaimowicz.
Michael Bracewell reflects on Bridget Riley‘s 50-year enquiry into colour, form and visual perception.
Brian Dillon wonders what exactly it means when we call an artist or writer a charlatan.
In the Front section, Christy Lange discusses Olafur Eliasson‘s plans for his forthcoming experiment in art education, Jennifer Allen celebrates the multifarious skills of gallery assistants and Robert Storr reports from Moscow.
In ‘Ideal Syllabus’, Janice Kerbel writes about the books that have influenced her and in ‘Life in Film’ Duncan Campbell lists some of his favourite movies.
And in the Back section, 25 reviews of exhibitions from around the world.
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Videos from Focus artists Will Holder and Tania Bruguera.
Zehra Jumabhoy reports on the art scene in Bangalore.
Sam Thorne on the musical legacy of Arthur Russell, on the occasion of a new documentary and biography.
Jennifer Kabat on political pins, buttons and badges.
Eugenia Bell picks the best new design and architecture books.
Plus, the launch of the new Editors’ Blog, as well as additional reviews of current shows in London, Los Angeles, Lisbon and beyond.
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