December 20, 2010 - frieze - Issue 136 out now
December 20, 2010

Issue 136 out now

Issue 136 out now

As 2010 ends, frieze looks back at the highlights of 2010 and looks forward to what’s in store for 2011.

Our annual survey gives the opportunity to catch up on any of 2010′s high points that you might have missed; according to Ryan Gander, ‘Amongst all the biennial, survey shows, prize and art fair projects of the last year, the things I enjoyed the most are the ones that hardly anybody else saw.’ Whilst for Laura Hoptman, 2010 saw ‘the re-valuation of less-known work by well-known artists, as well as well known work by unknown artists.’ Christopher Bedford, Natasha Conland, Brian Dillon, Elena Filipovic, Malik Gaines, Ann Gallagher, Ryan Gander, Laura Hoptman, Sunjung Kim, Lars Bang Larsen, Jochen Volz and Michał Woliński all reflect on the past year and tell us what their picks are for 2011.

Plus, we round up the best film, architecture, design, books and music of 2010.

Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith and Ned Beauman visit Nottingham for the British Art Show 7; whilst Christy Lange considers the role of photography in the 8th Gwangju Biennale.

On the publication of Roland Barthes’ last book, The Preparation of the Novel, Sylvère Lotringer considers the intimacy, subjectivity and fragmentation of Barthes’ late writing.

Plus, Dan Fox revisits Amos Vogel’s 1966 essay ‘Thirteen Confusions’ and retools it for contemporary art; Owen Hatherley analyses the terrifying, sublime iconography of the oil industry and Saul Anton makes the connections between the legacy of Guy Debord, social networking and modern terrorism.

This issue’s City Report goes to Mexico City, where Gabriela Jauregui and Jace Clayton find that nothing stands still in one of the largest metropolises in the Americas, from new museums and project spaces to pop-up music events.

In our regular columns Robert Storr discusses religion and eroticism in the work of Paul Thek, Sean O’Toole asks what a skatepark in Uganda symbolizes about African urbanism and Jennifer Allen reports on Berlin’s search for a Kunsthalle.

On the back page, writer and film director John Waters answers the frieze ‘Questionnaire’.

Reviews include: 29th Sao Paulo Biennial, Paul Thek at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Klara Lidén at the Serpentine Gallery, London; Manifesta 8; John Stezaker at Capitain Petzel, Berlin; A Place Out of History at Museo Tamayo, Mexico City and ANTI Festival, Finland.

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On the Editors’ blog: Dan Fox reports on The Andy Warhol Foundation’s threat to withdraw funding from the Smithsonian Institution unless it reinstates its display of David Wojnarowicz’ 1987 video A Fire in My Belly.
What do you think about the Smithsonian’s actions?
Read more and comment now.

Plus, video and audio from issue 136 including: Peter Saville on his design for the England football kit; interviews with Harmory Korine, Clio Barnard and Zaha Hadid; and an exclusive playlist curated especially for frieze by Eric Namour of el nico experimental, available to download here.

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