February 25, 2015 - frieze - Issue 169 out now
February 25, 2015

Issue 169 out now

frieze issue 169 out now


The March issue of frieze is out now, with features on Lukas Duwenhögger, Sheila Hicks and new abstract painting, plus all our regular columns and reviews from around the world.

Ill-Begotten Treasures: Lukas Duwenhögger
“I have never been a contemporary artist.” On the occasion of his first solo show at RODEO, London, German artist Lukas Duwenhögger talks to regular frieze contributor Charlie Fox about his delicate works of subversive joy, which he describes as testament to a life spent out of step with his surroundings.

Formal Affairs: New Abstract Painting
New York-based writer David Geers surveys contemporary abstract painting, asking whether it’s fair to write off this recent resurgence as “zombie formalism.” “As we follow the expansion of the medium into a myriad of ‘painterly’ gestures—lodged in video games, films, installation and performance—how can we locate what painting is today?”

Also featuring:
American fibre artist Sheila Hicks describes the 60-year evolution of her artistic language to Jennifer Higgie; We ask the curators of three international exhibitions of 1970s’ “Korean Monochrome Painting,” Dansaekhwa, about its legacy; for our latest regular feature, One Take, Dan Fox explores handcrafted futures and the automated present in artist Scott Reeder’s new sci-fi film, Moon Dust (2015); and Vivian Sky Rehberg writes about social divisions, from a riding club in inner-city Philadelphia to the banlieues of Paris, in the work of Mohamed Bourouissa.

Columns & reviews:
Contributing editor Silas Martí on how the recent elections in Brazil have impacted the arts; while the creative director of Beijing Design Week, Beatrice Leanza, tracks ecological innovations in Chinese architecture.

Plus 33 exhibition reviews from around the world, including: the 31st Bienal de São Paulo, the 10th Shanghai Biennale, and Marcel Duchamp at the Centre Pompidou, Paris.

frieze video: London-based designer Fraser Muggeridge talks us through his Life in Design column for the March issue, revealing diverse influences, from “warm printing” to concrete poetry. 

frieze blog: Dan Kidner reports from Rotterdam’s International Film Festival; Travis Jeppesen offers a portrait of New York’s underground legend Cookie Mueller; and Matthew De Abaitua discovers the liminal space between art writing and science fiction in Living in the Future (2014).

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