December 19, 2014 - frieze - Issue 168 out now
December 19, 2014

Issue 168 out now

frieze issue 168 out now

The January/February issue of frieze is out now, featuring Simone Forti, Pierre Huyghe and Kai Althoff, plus all our regular columns and reviews from around the world.

One Take: Pierre Huyghe 
In the first of a new series focused on a single artwork, frieze co-editor Jennifer Higgie looks at Human Mask (2014): the French artist’s latest film is “a stark and brilliant reminder that humans are the only species who regularly practice deceit—and that the only ones we are capable of deceiving are ourselves.”

Simone Forti: Join the Movement
On the occasion of a major retrospective at the Museum der Moderne in Salzburg, Astrid Kaminski talks to the legendary Simone Forti, who changed the course of both Postmodern dance and Minimal art: “I realized that bodily movement could give me exactly what I enjoyed in painting, without leaving behind those big, wet, oil-covered canvases.”

Also featuring:
Writer Michael Bracewell enters the peculiar world of Kai Althoff; Amy Sherlock looks at illusions of domesticity in contemporary art; novelist Vincenzo Latronico visits Ciudad Abierta, a thriving utopian community in rural Chile; and, concurrent with her shows at The Photographers’ Gallery and the ICA in London, Viviane Sassen talks to Aaron Schuman about fashion, art and speaking Dutch in the jungle. 

Columns & reviews:
Curator Naomi Beckwith discusses problems of race and art in the USA today; and, responding to our Questionnaire, celebrated Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgård declares he wishes he knew less.

Plus exhibition reviews from around the world, including: Robert Gober at MoMA, New York, the Taipei Biennial and Prospect.3 in New Orleans.

On the frieze blog: Mike Watson sends a postcard from Naples, reporting on a renewed energy in the city’s art scene; Tom Newth reviews the AFI Film Festival in Los Angeles; and, throughout December, frieze editors and writers share their highlights of 2014 and what they’re looking forward to in 2015.

frieze video: Pablo Larios talks about “network fatigue” among artists in reaction to our perpetually connected digital age. 

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