August 27, 2015 - frieze - Issue 173 out now
August 27, 2015

Issue 173 out now

frieze issue 173 out now

The September issue of frieze is out now, with features on Math Bass, Lara Favaretto, Ahmet Öğüt and Koki Tanaka, plus columns and reviews from around the world, including a questionnaire from acclaimed Italian novelist Elena Ferrante.
The Eyes Have It: Math Bass
“Alligators are repeatedly mistaken for staircases, cigarettes are confused with chimneys and arches are taken for noses.” On the occasion of the artist’s solo show at New York’s MoMA PS1, co-editor Dan Fox discovers a universe of metamorphic puns in the work of Math Bass.
All Together: Ahmet Öğüt
“I always try to think of how to turn disadvantaged conditions into an advantage. A blind painter working in a completely dark room suddenly turns her limitation into something else.” Ahmet Öğüt talks to Sam Thorne (Artistic Director of Tate St. Ives, UK, and frieze contributing editor), about angry jokes and social change.
Also featuring:
Isabel Stevens surveys 25 years of freewheeling cinema from New York’s Jem Cohen; Dan Kidner unpacks the evolution of the artist’s feature film; Jan Verwoert explores mimetism, art and alchemy; and Barbara Casavecchia probes the nuances of death and disappearance in the sculpture of Lara Favaretto.

Columns & reviews:
Ellen Mara De Wachter looks at self-censorship in UK art institutions; Vincenzo Latronico discovers how the ancient city of Matera became a European capital of culture without focusing on its heritage; Travis Diehl visits Los Angeles’s newest museum, The Broad; and Nathaniel Budzinski asks: “Why do artists write novels?”

Plus, 38 exhibition reviews from around the world.

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frieze video:
In the first of a two-part film, co-editor Dan Fox visits Salmon Creek Farm in northern California, a former commune and the site of artist Fritz Haeg’s new long-term project.

On the blog:
Reviews editor Amy Sherlock interviews Larry Bell on the occasion of his solo exhibition 2D-3D: Glass & Vapour at White Cube, London, while Mike Watson sends a postcard from Palermo, Sicily, host city for Manifesta 2018.

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