November 3, 2011 - frieze - Issue 143: Still Life Photography
November 3, 2011

Issue 143: Still Life Photography

Issue 143: Out Now

Still Life Photography

In the November/December issue of frieze associate editor Christy Lange describes how ‘a photograph—for all its apparent or intrinsic stillness, two-dimensionality and documentary properties—can also give still things life.’

Elad Lassry discusses his sculptures that ‘happen to be photographs’ with curator Mark Godfrey, articulating the relationship between objects, the importance of the frame and the potential of ‘nervous pictures’:
‘A nervous picture is one that makes your faculties fail, when your comfort about having visual information or knowing the world is somehow shaken.’

Artist, writer and curator Chris Wiley looks at new approaches to photography in the work of a number of US-based artists, including Michele Abeles, Lucas Blalock, Talia Cherit, Liz Deschenes and Sam Falls, emphasizing process, digital manipulation and the physical support. Plus writer and curator David Campany traces the intertwining of art and commercial photography in the genre of still life.

Kathrin Sonntag contributes an exclusive artist project.

Also featured in issue 143: Barbara Kasten’s 40 years of making work that takes place in front of the camera as much as it does behind it; and Italian photographer Luigi Ghirri’s ‘sentimental geography’.

In our regular columns Lynne Tillman finds a new book on the writing of Diane Arbus prompts a deeper understanding of her photographs; Jennifer Allen identifies how narcissism has come back into fashion; and Sean O’Toole asks if digital media spells the end for portrait photographers in Africa.

Plus, Brian Dillon reviews four new publications on photography and, in the first of an occasional series in which frieze invites an artist, curator or writer to discuss the images that have influenced them, Chris Killip describes his ‘Life in Pictures’.

On the back page Alfredo Jaar answers the frieze ‘Questionnaire.’

With 40 reviews from 26 cities including: ‘Untitled (12th Istanbul Biennial)’; ‘September 11′, MoMA PS1, New York; 2011 Folkestone Triennial; 11th Biennale de Lyon; Yokohama Triennale 2011. As well as exhibitions from: Athens, Beirut, Berlin, Brescia, Brussels, Cologne, Dublin, Dundee, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Munich, Moscow, North Adams, Osaka, Paris, Portland, Porto, Stockholm, Vienna and Zurich.

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