October 5, 2012 - frieze - Issue 150 out now
October 5, 2012

Issue 150 out now

frieze issue 150 out now

Frieze Writer’s Prize Winner Announced


Various Elements: On the occasion of a major retrospective at Antwerp’s M HKA, Jimmie Durham talks to Kirsty Bell about enthusiasm, itinerancy, cities, poetry and Cherokee mythology.
‘If I look at the world form the perspective of all indigenous people, what is the common denominator between us? Not that we are indigenous, not that we are closer to nature—none of these sentimental things. But the fact that we are stateless peoples. And we will always be stateless peoples.’  
Alongside the interview are published five previously unseen poems by Durham, excerpted from his upcoming book Poems that Do Not Go Together.

Frames of Reference: Jonathan Griffin invited Robert Gober, Matthew Higgs, Paul Laffoley and David Maclagan to discuss how ‘Outsider Art’ is best understood as the work of self-taught artists is contextualized within larger narratives of contemporary art. What does this definition mean when ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ become blurred?

For This Thing to Happen: Christy Lange surveys the chaotic inventory of Roe Ethridge, who also presents a specially commissioned project in the form of an eight-page insert.

Also featuring: Geta Brătescu, a central figure in Romanian artist for more than four decades, writes about the images, travels and art works that have influenced her practice; Isobel Harbison looks at how Ericka Beckman‘s practice has anticipated the work of a younger generation of artists working today; Annette Leddy explores the preoccupations of the late Fluxus member Robert Watts; and Emily King considers Thomas Lommée‘s inclusive approach to modular design.

More highlights:

Film: A tribute to Chris Marker

Books: The life and work of the late experimental writer Christine Brooke-Rose

Questionnaire: Alex Katz – What could you imagine doing if you didn’t do what you do? ‘Being a sailor.’

Exhibition Reviews: 33 reviews from 25 cites including: ‘Gutai: The Spirit of an Era’, National Art Centre, Tokyo; ‘This Will Have Been: Art Love & Politics in the 1980s’, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; ‘Les maîtres du désordre’, Musée du quai Branly, Paris; and Bruce Lacey, Camden Arts Centre, London.

In our regular columns: Jennifer Allen looks back John Berger‘s G and Ways of Seeing, published 40 years ago; George Pendle calls for a dispersal of national collections; and Kaelen Wilson-Goldie surveys artistic responses to the question of Palestine.

Plus: Clemens von Wedemeyer lists the films that have influenced him; Bob Nickas listens to 35 years of Steven Stapleton’s Nurse With Wound; Eugenia Bell surveys the graphic novels of Daniel Clowes; and Christina Zück considers the role of high-definition photography in our understanding of conflict and trauma.

Frieze Writer’s Prize 2012
Alice Butler is the winner of this year’s Frieze Writer’s Prize. Butler has been commissioned to write her first review for frieze magazine, to be published in issue 152. The judges this year were Bidoun editor Negar Azimi, writer Brian Dillon and frieze‘s associate editor Sam Thorne

Frieze Video: The latest installment features artist Jimmie Durham reading a selection of his poems, while curator Stuart Comer, artist Beatrice Gibson and artist/writer Jeremy Millar pay tribute to the late Chris Marker.

On the frieze blog:

Carol Yinghua Lu on curating the Gwangju Biennale. 
Bert Rebhandl on Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film The Master
Catch up on part two of our survey of artists, writers and curators on the relationship between art and politics. Responses from Gregory Sholette, Harrell Fletcher, Anja Kirschner & David Panos, and Max Andrews.

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