September 29, 2014 - frieze - Issue 166 out now
September 29, 2014

Issue 166 out now

frieze issue 166 out now

The October issue of frieze is out now, featuring Shahryar Nashat, Bruce McLean and artist duo Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, plus all our regular columns and reviews from around the world.

The Sun on Your Face: Laure Prouvost
Ahead of her solo show at the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein in December, Turner Prize-winning artist Laure Prouvost talks to Zoe Pilger about translation, erotic films and trying to make sense of the world. “I’m interested in combining the very normal with a kind of miracle, like a vegetable falling from the sky.”

Influences: Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard
Following the release of their award-winning film about musician Nick Cave, 20,000 Days on Earth (2014), artists and filmmakers Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard describe the music, films, plays and art that have shaped the evolution of their creative imaginations. “Sometimes an image hits you with such force that it continues to reverberate across decades. In 1980, for both of us, that image was Adam Ant.” 

Also Featuring:
Co-editor Jörg Heiser on the irresistible entangling of dance and desire in the work of this issue’s cover artist, Shahryar Nashat; Domenick Ammirati explains how Darren Bader has pushed the readymade to its extreme; regular contributor Kaelen Wilson-Goldie discusses the anthropological impulse in contemporary art; and, to coincide with the artist’s major UK retrospective at Firstsite in Colchester, Colin Perry looks back over Bruce McLean’s consistently inconsistent career.

Columns & Reviews:
Lara Pawson’s verdict on public art commissions for the centenary of World War I, from London to Dresden; Stephanie DeGooyer delves into The People’s Platform, Astra Taylor’s new book on the internet and democracy; and we bring you exhibition reviews from around the world, including  Jeff Koons at the Whitney Museum, New York; Phyllida Barlow at Hauser & Wirth, London and Somerset; and the 3rd Bienal de Bahia, Salvador.  

On the frieze blog: Bart van der Heide looks at the life and influence of Ger van Elk, who passed away in August; Cicely Farrer reports from the Edinburgh Art Festival; and Noemi Smolik asks: was Kazimir Malevich a mystic, a rationalist or an absurdist?

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