Issue 174 out now

Issue 174 out now


September 30, 2015
Issue 174 out now
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The October issue of frieze is out now, with features by award-winning writers Brian Dillon on Enrico David, Lavinia Greenlaw on Elizabeth Price and Marina Warner on the destruction of artworks; plus columns and reviews from around the world, including a questionnaire from Jim Shaw.

frieze is also delighted to announce Holly Corfield-Carr as the 2015 winner of the Frieze Writer’s Prize. She will be commissioned to write a review for frieze and awarded 2,000 GBP.

Falling Idols
“A magical sympathy still suffuses the smashing of images.” Marina Warner, winner of the 2015 Holberg Prize and Chair of Judges for this year’s Man Booker International Prize, surveys iconoclasm and “iconoclash,” from the English Reformation to Islamic State.

Lopped and Hewed: Enrico David
“David’s heads, face down amidst the dirt, while their bodies writhe about in ecstasy or pain, resemble nothing so much as the half-crushed but pitifully optimistic narrators of Samuel Beckett’s fiction.” Ahead of the artist’s exhibition of new work at The Hepworth Wakefield, Brian Dillon explores the “monstrous homunculi” of Enrico David.

Also featuring:
Julian Hoeber argues that enthusiasm, not scholarship, motivates artists; Lavinia Greenlaw looks at Elizabeth Price’s new video installation, K; Ben Davis and Ara H. Merjian explore how the Athens art scene is responding to austerity; and Abraham Cruzvillegas talks to Jace Clayton about his art and his philosophy of autoconstrucción.

Columns & reviews:
Artist and choreographer Adam Linder on dressing up and mutant dance; Katharine Stout on London’s studio-space crisis; Juliet Jacques on artists exploring transgender identity; and Aaron Cutler on Brazilian cinema and the hybrid documentary.

Plus, 23 exhibition reviews from around the world; and a questionnaire from artist Jim Shaw, who is the focus of a survey show at the New Museum, New York.

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frieze video:
The second part of Salmon Creek Farm, an original film in which co-editor Dan Fox visits the site of Fritz Haeg’s new long-term project in California.

On the blog:
Andrew Mellor visits the Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival in Norway while Declan Long reports from the Steirischer Herbst Festival in Graz, Austria.

More from frieze: 
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