May 5, 2011 - frieze - May 2011
May 5, 2011

May 2011

May issue out now

In the May issue of frieze,

Charles Atlas talks to Stuart Comer about his creative development and collaborations with artists, musicians and dancers—from Merce Cunningham and Antony and the Johnsons to Michael Clark and Mika Tajima—as well as his ideas for the future.

‘I said if I could make a film with Michael Clark, I’d do anything for any amount of money—so that’s how Hail the New Puritan came about.’

Nana Oforiatta-Ayim traces a long-overdue shift in the dissemination and discussion of contemporary African art.

Also featured in the May issue: the installations, collages and films of Andro Wekua; myth, ghosts and borders in the work of Mikala Dwyer; Rosa Barba’s meditations on memory and vision; and Dieter Roelstraete explores why a growing number of artists are turning away from image-making to writing and performance.

In our regular columns Jennifer Allen unpacks the problems of storing art, Sean O’Toole reflects upon the life and death of public monuments and, in the first of a regular series, Beirut-based writer Kaelen Wilson-Goldie heralds a new moment for public performance in the Arab world.

Plus, Paul Chan’s new publishing venture; Ronald Jones on how the US Army is adopting design methods; a round up of recent experimental French fiction; and Mark Aerial Waller selects his favourite films.

On the back page Sarah Lucas answers the frieze Questionnaire.

The newly expanded reviews section features 32 exhibitions from 19 cities including: ‘Gerhard Richter: Images of an Era’ at Bucerius Kunst Forum & ‘Out of Focus: After Gerhard Richter’ at Hamburger Kunsthalle (Hamburg); ‘The Mexican Suitcase’ at the International Center of Photography (New York); Nancy Spero at the Serpentine Gallery (London); Singapore Biennial 2011.

Also in the May issue: Frieze Writer’s Prize 2011, an international award to discover and promote new art critics. This year the prize will be judged by novelist Hari Kunzru, art historian Katy Siegel and Senior Editor of frieze magazine Dan Fox. For more information on how to enter see

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Dan Fox witnesses the unveiling of Rob Pruitt’s The Andy Monument (2011) in New York’s Union Square and Joanne McNeil interviews the founder of UbuWeb Kenneth Goldsmith.

Finally, catch up with the newest additions to our anniversary blog. To celebrate 20 years of frieze magazine, throughout 2011 the editors will be inviting a range of writers, artists and curators to pick ten articles from the magazine archive as well as their favourite frieze cover. Bruce Hainley is the latest to pick his favourite articles from the last 20 years.

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