October 4, 2010 - frieze - Issue 134 out now
October 4, 2010

Issue 134 out now

Issue 134: out now


This month, Christopher Williams talks to Willem de Rooij about conceptualism’s relationship to the image and how referentiality has become a mainstream convention. Following Williams’ major solo show at Kunsthalle Baden-Baden and De Rooij’s current exhibition at Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie, they discuss their respective practices, previous collaborations and why the adoption of photography was once a political choice.

On the occasion of Lynda Benglis‘ major touring retrospective she discusses with Marina Cashdan her 40-year career. ‘When I came to New York I was part of a close circle of artists who were asking questions about where art was going and what art could be.’

In our Los Angeles City Report, Fritz Haeg asks what attracts artists to the city, whilst Jonathan Griffin maps LA’s powerhouse institutions, tiny project spaces, legendary art schools and artist-run initiatives.

Also in issue 134: Tom Morton looks to the art work of early man to find new ways to approach questions of representation today; Kirsty Bell explores how Klaus Weber uses imagination as a force of resistance; Sam Thorne traces social histories in the films of Elizabeth Price; and Emily King takes stock of designer Martino Gamper‘s ad-hoc solutions for living, be it remaking found furniture or organizing a makeshift ‘Trattoria’.

Plus, what’s hot and what’s not; Jennifer Allen on the dematerialization of the moving image; Owen Hatherley on new railway stations in Belgium and the UK; Hugo Wilken on French artist Éduoard Levé; and Snowden Snowden on what makes the ideal art school.

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

Reviews include: PS1′s ‘Greater New York 2010′; Mark Bradford at the Wexner Centre, Ohio; ‘Contemporaneity’ at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai; Kerry Tribe at Arnolfini, Bristol; Jo Baer & John Wesley at Matthew Marks, New York; ‘The New Décor’ at Hayward Gallery, London; Andreas Schulze at Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg and Sprüth Magers, Berlin, Germany and ‘Animism’ at Kunsthalle Bern.

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Read Erica Cooke‘s winning entry to our 2010 Writer’s Prize.

In the Comment section, Anwyn Crawford traces the history of meat and performance, from Carolee Scheeman to Lady Gaga. What did you think of the meat dress? Read more and comment now.
Plus, Richard Unwin reports from the Poznan Biennial, the biggest exhibition of contemporary art in central Europe; Daniel Miller sends a postcard from Tiblisi and Valentin Diaconov reports from the 1st Ural Industrial Biennial.

Exclusive video and audio from issue 134, including: an interview with the architect Santiago Calatrava, excerpts from some of John Smith‘s favourite films and Richard Aldrich‘s performance with Jeff Perkins and Stefan Tcherepnin.

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