August 31, 2011 - frieze - frieze is 20!
August 31, 2011

frieze is 20!

frieze is 20!

The anniversary issue celebrates the past and the future.

For the 20th anniversary issue frieze asked 20 artists whose work has been on the cover of frieze to nominate a contemporary artist whose work inspires them. Artists, including Doug Aitken, Charles Atlas, Jeremy Deller, Tracey Emin, Louise Lawler, Richard Prince and Wolfgang Tillmans, tell us whose work they think is timely and provocative.

‘I like Till Gerhard. What do you want me to say? I’m tired and want to go sleep. And dream about Marshall McLuhan.’ Richard Prince

In their ‘State of the Art’ editorial editors Jörg Heiser and Jennifer Higgie ask how the art world has changed since the first issue of frieze, ‘a time when everyone seemed to know everyone else at every private view, “google” was still a word in books by Douglas Adams, contemporary art was much cheaper than the old stuff, no-one had a mobile phone, biennials were few and far between, and air travel was really expensive.’

Also included are original contributions from writers Tom McCarthy and the International Necronautical Society, Mark von Schlegell, and Bruce Sterling, all of whom explore different visions of the future. Plus, a unique artist project by Joseph Kosuth, who used the first issue of frieze to create a ‘house of ideas’.

The anniversary issue surveys the most significant film and television, books and music of the past two decades, plus looks back at how art and its institutions have responded to developments in technology, philosophy and curatorial education.

Other highlights of the issue include: Michael Bracewell on the evolution of British cultural landscape since 1991, Francesco Bonami on the way taste has changed and a version of Raymond Williams’ 1976 Keywords, updated for today’s art world.

The 54th Venice Biennale is reviewed by Jens Hoffmann, Dieter Roelstraete and Kaelen Wilson-Goldie.

Plus, 37 reviews of this summer’s must-see exhibitions, from Alexandria, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Chicago, Dublin, Glasgow, Helsinki, Istanbul, Leeds, London, Los Angeles, Milan, Montreal, Nairobi, New York, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Sydney, Vienna, Winnipeg and Zurich.

On the back page, frieze answers the frieze ‘Questionnaire’.

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