March 29, 2012 - frieze - issue 146 out now
March 29, 2012

issue 146 out now

frieze issue 146 out now

In the latest issue of frieze Jörg Heiser asks what our interest in the face tells us about contemporary communication: ‘Faces have always been objects of fascination and scrutiny. But the focus has become more complicated and intensified by recent changes in technological and socio-economic conditions.’

Other highlights of the April issue include:

Face/Off: art historian Tom Holert on anonymity and iconography in contemporary protest culture.

Picture This: photographer Christina Zück examines the ‘enraptured faces’ of photographic portraiture.

A Life in a Day: Jennifer Higgie looks at the fictitious portraits of Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, the London-based painter whose work is currently included in the New Museum Triennial, New York.

Mike Kelley (1954–2012) – Ten Tributes: friends and collaborators remember his life and work—with an essay by John C. Welchman, and tributes by Monica Bonvicini, Emi Fontana, Ann Magnuson, John Miller, Dave Muller, Sterling Ruby, Jim Shaw, Michael Smith and Marnie Weber.

Also featured in the March issue: Michael Bracewell on Lucy McKenzie‘s work as part of the collaborative fashion studio, Atelier; Lis Rhodes writes about the films that have influenced her practice; economist and artist David Adler considers some recent approaches artists have taken in visualizing the financial crisis; and Carol Yinghua Lu surveys the video work of Beijing-based Li Yongbin.

Exhibition reviews: 33 reviews from 24 cities in 12 countries, which include: ‘Circa 1971′ at Dia:Beacon, USA; David Hockney, Royal Academy of Arts, London; Isa Genzken, Schinkel Pavilion, Berlin; and the Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism / Architecture.

Focus: on Danai Anesiadou, Nicholas Byrne, Alex Israel and Francesc Ruiz.

Questionnaire: artist Roni Horn answers the questions ‘What do you wish you knew? How to Sail.’

And: Kaelen Wilson-Goldie looks at plans for two new galleries in Beirut; Jennifer Allen traces the changing appearances of money; Erik Morse on Julia Kristeva and the art of beheading; Eugenia Bell tracks the fall and rise of independent bookshops and publishing initiatives; Alessio delli Castelli considers the photographs of Italian sculptor Medardo Rosso; George Pendle on the hybrid genre of the film novelization; and Paul Teasdale listens to classical music outside the ‘imaginary museum’ of the concert hall.

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