August 22, 2014 - frieze - Issue 165 out now
August 22, 2014

Issue 165 out now

frieze issue 165 out now

The September issue of frieze is out now, featuring Ed Atkins, Pablo Bronstein and Rashid Johnson, as well as all our regular columns and reviews from around the world.

Pablo Bronstein: Magnificent Obsession
Charlie Fox visits the seaside home of Pablo Bronstein and discovers how, by drawing on a range of peculiar passions, the British-Argentinian artist creates an oeuvre of singular, knowing pleasure. ‘Perusing the catalogues of Bronstein’s work is like wandering punch-drunk through the dreams of an eccentric 18th-century aristocrat.’

Ed Atkins: Head Space
On the occasion of his solo show at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London, artist Ed Atkins talks to science-fiction author Matthew de Abaitua about the intertwining of art and technology. ‘The fascinating limit for me is the attempt to dramatize emotional things in technology. Sentimentality and romance, hatred and violence, are performed in their extremes, immediately highlighting the failure of technology to represent them.’

Also featuring
American artist Rashid Johnson reveals to Tom Morton how fiction, spirituality, humour and homage play out in his work; regular contributor Timotheus Vermeulen and philosopher Rosi Braidotti discuss the pitfalls of speculative realism, a movement creating a buzz in the art world right now; and, in the run-up to Mathias Poledna’s large-scale solo show at the Renaissance Society in Chicago, Michael Bracewell argues that the artist’s ‘withholding’ of information in his films forms their existential core.

We look at movies that explore growing up, including Richard Linklater’s latest film, Boyhood (2014). And we bring you exhibition reviews from around the world, including Manifesta 10, St Petersburg; Dak’Art 2014, Dakar; and Sigmar Polke at MoMA, New York.  

Frieze Video:
In our latest video, Pablo Bronstein takes us on a tour of his home on England’s south coast, and gives us a sneak preview of his forthcoming project for the Folkestone Triennial 2014.

On the frieze blog:
Vivian Sky Rehberg reports from TrouwAmsterdam, a new platform that specializes in ‘progressive art and culture’; Elizabeth Rush interviews Juan Manuel Echavarría about his project on Colombia’s experience of war; and Gemma Tipton asks, ‘what is it with Dublin, art and rainbows right now?’

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