April 27, 2012 - frieze - frieze issue 147 out now
April 27, 2012

frieze issue 147 out now

frieze issue 147 out now


Issue 147 has been redesigned. 
This month sees a new-look frieze magazine, with a fresh typographic approach combined with new sections and features. The redesign was overseen by Art Director Sonya Dyakova, who explains that she aimed to produce an “expressive, visually arresting publication.”

Digital: To accompany our new look, frieze will now be available on the iPad. The May issue of the magazine will be published as a sampler version from 3 May; a full-content edition will be available to purchase from the June–August issue onwards.

Video: The digital formats of frieze include two specially commissioned films, which are also be available online at frieze.com. The first pair of these include: an exploration of the art and architecture of London’s Olympic Park, including exclusive footage of the park itself; and a visual essay on the work of Moyra Davey by Quinn Latimer.

The May issue introduces Influences, in which artists talk about the key images that have inspired their work; new approaches to the work of Focus artists, including case studies and studio visits; plus the re-introduction of the Picture Piece.

Find the new frieze at Frieze New York, May 4–7, Randall’s Island, Manhattan or subscribe online today.

Highlights of the May issue include:

Coming to Life: Spirits and objecthood – Jan Verwoert on the ‘Black Forest voodoo’ of Geoffrey Farmer‘s mirages and micro-events.
“What is special about Farmer’s work is that it is as dedicated to the material culture of labour as it is to the transformative potential of magical practices and a demonic imagination.”

Woman of Letters: Moyra Davey‘s films, photographs and writings are a sustained meditation on her family, literary influences, travels and environments. Here, she presents a specially commissioned project, while Quinn Latimer considers her work.

Influences: for the first of the new series, Beirut-based filmmakers Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige write about the images that have most influenced their work.

The Olympic Park: Douglas Murphy considers the ArcelorMittal Orbit, while Tom Morton looks at the conflicted legacy of the London 2012 Olympics.

Social Spaces: on the occasion of his 70th birthday, Dan Graham discusses sci-fi, dance, model-making, and the “just past” with Turkish artist Can Altay.

Every Day is Good: one hundred years of John Cage by Rob Young.

Sculptors Discuss Sculpture: Jennifer Higgie asks ten artists how meaning is controlled and conveyed in their work. With: Leonor Antunes, Alice Channer, Thea Djordjadze, Christina Mackie, Karin Ruggaber, Kilian Rüthermann, Bojan Šarčević, and Nicole Wermers.

Also in the May issue:

Barbara Casavecchia on Fabio Mauri‘s life-long enquiry into the relationship between art, ideology and totalitarianism; Noemi Smolik considers the work of Dominik Lang ; and Courtney J. Martin talks to Frank Bowling about his 1970s poured paintings, getting advice from Clement Greenberg, and the importance of improvisation.

Exhibition reviews: 41 reviews from 33 cities, which include: The Ungovernables: 2012 New Museum Triennial, New York; Robert Morris, Sprüth Magers, Berlin; Spirits of Internationalism, M HKA & the Van Abbemuseum, Antwerp & Eindhoven; and Jeremy Deller, Hayward Gallery, London.

Focus: on Trisha Baga, Alicja Kwade, Eddie Peake, and Pilvi Takala.

Questionnaire: Slavs & Tartars answer the questions.

And: Kirsty Bell on the different ways of paying attention today; Lynne Tillman on how our attitudes betray us; Dan Fox on New York’s community of experimental venues; artist and publisher Brian Kennon shares his favourite books; Jenna Sutela on non-linear reading; a voyage of discovery to Belgium’s Popcorn clubs by Bob Stanley; Robert Wyatt was my life model by Lynda Morris; Jennifer Allen wonders whether American conservatives have taken over transgression; and Sean O’Toole on the controversial history of the African Renaissance Monument.

Highlights from frieze.com:
Dan Fox on Kraftwerk’s MoMA retrospective
The controversies around Larissa Sansour’s ‘Nation Estate’ project by Omar Kholeif
Daniel Horn on ‘The Cinema of Transgression’ at the KW in Berlin
Ai Weiwei’s life and art – on- and offline by Ronald Jones

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