September 29, 2017 - frieze - Issue 190
September 29, 2017


Cover, frieze issue 190.

Issue 190
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The October issue of frieze is out now. In a themed section on "Art, Culture and Appropriation," seven artists and writers discuss: "Is culture property? Who can speak for whom?" Plus, interviews with Paulo Bruscky, Kerstin Brätsch and Alexander Kluge; Rosalyn Drexler reveals the influences that have shaped her work; and Ilya and Emilia Kabakov answer the Questionnaire.

Art, Culture & Appropriation
"Every writer, artist and musician understands that you have to create culture, not just defend its borders" (Hari Kunzru). From Tropical House music, to the global dissemination of African American culture, to Amazon’s artificial intelligence, Coco Fusco, Hari Kunzru, Vivien Goldman, Diedrich Diederichsen, Renée Green, Claudia Rankine and Alix Lambert discuss cultural property and appropriation.

Influences: Rosalyn Drexler
"If a subject spoke to me, I would pin it down and embalm it with paint, so it could never escape me." New York-based artist and writer Rosalyn Drexler talks about wrestling, writing and the many people who have influenced her artistic practice, on the occasion of her solo exhibition at Garth Greenan Gallery, New York.

Also featuring:
On the eve of his solo exhibition at Centre Pompidou, artist Paulo Bruscky talks to assistant editor Evan Moffitt about mail art, fluxus and outwitting the Brazilian military dictatorship; writer Patrick Langley looks at disfigured dolls and playthings in the works of Jean-Marie Appriou, Veit Laurent Kurz, Kris Lemsalu and Athena Papadopoulos; associate editor
 Pablo Larios talks to Kerstin Brätsch and Alexander Kluge about algorithms and fortune-tellers; curator Paul Pieroni looks at the violence of gentrification and a changing London in the sculptures, stories and films of Stuart Middleton; and deputy editor Amy Sherlock explores architecture and geometry in the sculptures of Leonor Antunes.

Columns & reviews:
Arne Schmitt on the Marxist-inspired children’s films of Hartmut Bitomsky and Harun Farocki; Nick Pinkerton reviews filmmaker Thom Andersen’s new book, Slow Writing, which collates 50 years of his film criticism; Gillian Darley considers how a pioneering self-build scheme could help solve London’s housing crisis; and Man Booker International Prize winner Han Kang reflects on the books that have inspired her.

Plus: 34 exhibition reviews from around the world, including reports on the Manchester International Festival, PHotoESPAÑA, Alexandra Pirici at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein and Trajal Harrell at Barbican, London.

Answering our questionnaire this issue are Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, whose retrospective at Tate Modern, London, runs from October 18 until January 28, 2018.

Subscribe today and explore the issue on Visit our website for daily updated content, including: exhibition reviews, art-world news and critics’ guides to current art and culture highlights from around the globe. Also, browse our "On View" platform: the definitive guide to exhibitions at leading international galleries and museums.

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