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The May issue of frieze gives you lots of reasons to be cheerful! From the São Paulo Biennial, to Paul Thek at the Whitney Museum, New York, to the return of the musical Hair at the Gielgud Theatre, 29 artists, writers and curators tell us what they are looking forward to in the next six months. In her ‘State of the Art’ editorial, associate editor Christy Lange asks whether photography is the medium that has undergone the biggest transformation in the first decade of the 21st century. In the wake of recent verdicts on the death of photography, frieze turns to the work of an artist that reflects upon its fate, Anne Collier, whose photographs of the stylized vehicles of expectation and desire – fashion magazines, photography books, old record sleeves, or posters of celebrities – are looked at by Dan Fox. Kirsty Bell’s visit to Rudolf’s Stingel‘s current exhibition at the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, reveals a career characterized by a restless approach to media and styles. Also in issue 131, Nairy Baghramian talks to Jörg Heiser about Minimalism, artistic collaborations and her upcoming show with Phyllida Barlow at the Serpentine Gallery, London; Dominic Eichler explores the sexual politics at work in Tariq Alvi‘s collages and sculptures; and sculptor Vincent Fecteau discusses his new papier-mâché works, experimental filmmaking and haute couture with Bruce Hainley. In our regular columns: Rob Storr goes to São Paulo; Jennifer Allen reflects on Snow White and intolerance; and in the first in a series from frieze’s new Cape Town-based columnist, Sean O’Toole describes the bureaucracy and ennui that goes hand in hand with artists’ lives in Africa. Plus, Annika Ström contributes a special artist project; Imogen Sidworthy discusses her favourite movies in Life in Film; music writer Mike Powell gives an overview of the changing face of dubstep; and Ernesto Neto answers the frieze ‘Questionnaire’. Reviews include: ‘Whitney Biennial 2010′, ‘Sturtevant’ at ARC / Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris and ‘A History of Irritated Material’ at Raven Row, London, plus exhibitions from Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, UAE, the UK, and the USA. Exclusively on frieze.com On the Editor’s Blog Jörg Heiser’s highlights from Berlin Gallery Weekend; Jennifer Higgie speaks out against the closure of Middlesex University Philosophy Department and Sam Thorne looks forward to British Art Show 7: ‘I’m more hopeful about this year’s edition: the artist list is strong, if low on big surprises.’ What do you think of the recently released artist list? Read more and comment now. Plus, a daily anonymous account of Cold Turkey – a drugs detox residency for artists, curators and critics; Daniel Miller interviews Marina Abramović; and Malcolm McLaren is remembered. Also video and audio content from issue 131, including music from Ikonika, Untold, James Blake and Martyn. Follow frieze on twitter or become a fan on facebook.
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