June 10, 2015 - frieze - Issue 172 out now
June 10, 2015

Issue 172 out now

frieze issue 172 out now


The June/July/August issue of frieze is out now, with features on Metahaven, Maria Loboda and Kevin Beasley and a special reviews focus on the Venice Biennale.

Survey: Pay Attention 
“What would it mean for an art centre to say that visibility, scale or productivity do not count among their criteria for success?” In our age of perpetual distraction, Anthony Huberman, Director and Chief Curator of the CCA Wattis Institute in San Francisco, asks a cross section of international institutions how to refocus the way we look at art.

Maria Loboda: Above and Below
Amy Sherlock decodes the enigmatic work of this issue’s cover artist: “Loboda is less interested in archaeological proof than in its imperfections and its meanderings. Her work traces the wayward, lacunae-punctuated journeys that objects and stories take, and the double meanings they acquire on the way.”

Also featuring
Sarah Hromack unpacks the work of the Dutch design studio Metahaven; David Campany interviews LaToya Ruby Frazier, winner of the 2015 International Center of Photography’s Infinity Award for her first book; Charlie Fox unravels the interweaving of art and illustration; and co-editor Jörg Heiser makes the case for Herman de Vries’s Dutch pavilion in Venice. 

Columns & reviews
Carson Chan visits Renzo Piano’s acclaimed new Whitney Museum in New York; Leo Chadburn explores the “divisive impact” of Pierre Boulez, as the influential composer turns 90; Alice Rawsthorn weighs up the pros and cons of new digital interface design; and David Crowley reviews two recent books that explore how online trolling is reshaping publishing and communication.

Plus, 33 reviews from around the world, including a special focus on the Venice Biennale and a round-up of recent shows from Paris.

frieze video
Painting after Technology: What effect has digital technology had on contemporary painting? Mark Godfrey, curator of international art at Tate Modern, discusses a new display of paintings from the last ten years exploring how artists negotiate the world of iPads, scanners and smartphones.

On the blog
Dan Kidner reports from the 61st International Short Film Festival in Oberhausen; Alice Hattrick investigates the art world’s increasing engagement with scent; and frieze editors Christy Lange, Amy Sherlock and Paul Teasdale respond to themes raised by the 56th Venice Biennale.

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