March 25, 2015 - frieze - Issue 170 out now
March 25, 2015

Issue 170 out now

frieze issue 170 out now

The April issue of frieze is out now, with features on Paulo Nazareth, Lucas Blalock and new directions in constructed photography, plus all our regular columns as well as a special expanded section of reviews from around the world.

Paulo Nazareth: The Walker
“We are always trying to make Nazareth more serious, more respectable, than he purports to be, and this seems to be a source of great pleasure for him.” Author Gideon Lewis-Kraus traces the transcontinental journeys of Brazilian artist Paulo Nazareth.

Construction Sight: New Directions in Photography
Writer Aaron Schuman surveys how a generation of artists is re-ordering the building blocks of photography. “By contorting, Twister-like, across the realms of the darkroom and the studio, the analogue and the digital, these artists collectively reflect the seismic changes that have occurred within photography and culture at large.”

Also featuring:
Brian Sholis on relating bodily sensations to virtual spaces in the photographs of Lucas Blalock; Norwegian artist Ida Ekblad talks to Zoe Pilger about painting, drifting, emptiness and energy; Josephine New looks at Simon Ling’s east London plein-air paintings; and Jennifer Higgie encounters the bewildered mystics and mournful minstrels that populate the works of Ryan Mosley.

Columns & reviews:
Nicole Cohen and Greig de Peuter report on W.A.G.E.’s fight for artist fees while Lucy O’Brien visits PJ Harvey on set as she records her new album in public at London’s Somerset House.

Plus, in our special bumper-edition reviews section, we feature 41 exhibition reviews from around the world, including the 2nd Kochi-Muziris Biennale; The Forever Now at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Akram Zaatari at Salt Beyoğlu, Istanbul.

frieze video: Co-editor Dan Fox reports on the highlights of the 2015 New Museum Triennial in New York. 

Frieze blog: Author Ben Lerner tells Max Liu why “art has to offer something other than stylized despair”; Barbara Casavecchia sends a postcard from Genoa; and Zoe Pilger documents sherry drinking, graffiti and decorative arts in Madrid. 

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