March 30, 2010 - frieze - Issue 130 Out Now
March 30, 2010

Issue 130 Out Now

Issue 130 Out Now

The April issue of frieze is haunted.

In this issue’s ‘State of the Art’ editorial, Jennifer Higgie writes that ‘If the Art of the Past is like a ghost – something dead that refuses to die – then it follows that a haunting is the unresolved relationship between influence and action.’ What do those who are not physically present offer the here and now?

Cyprien Galliard tells Jonathan Griffin that it is the monuments of ancient civilizations that connect with the ruins of Modernist urbanism; as he puts it, ‘I wanted to treat a bunker as a classical ruin, or a temple buried beneath the desert in Egypt; to conduct a modern excavation, using Caterpillar diggers instead of brushes.’

For Brian Dillon it is architectural ruins that provide an ongoing relationship with the past for artists working today; he surveys the history of ruins in art from 18th-century painting to 21st-century film.

Jörg Heiser considers the question from the perspective of what might be an appropriate response to the subject of the Holocaust, and Christy Lange finds in Shannon Ebner‘s work a regeneration of photography’s dying legacy.

Also in issue 130: Bonnie Camplin contributes a special artist project and Pádraig Timoney finds a sense of recuperation in the work of Giulia Piscitelli.

In our regular columns: Robert Storr tells a tale of two Jeffreys; George Pendle discovers the best way to find a grave; Jennifer Allen looks for cures for sadness; and George Baker considers the relationship between melancholy, possibility and photography.

Plus, Jeff Wall answers the frieze Questionnaire; Mike Nelson‘s ‘Ideal Syllabus’; and a timely overview of Michael Haneke‘s work.

Reviews include: ‘Afromodern’ at Tate Liverpool, ‘New Topographics’ at Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the 6th Asia Pacific Triennial, plus exhibitions from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and the USA.

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Are music videos finished? Catch up on Jörg Heiser’s blog on Lady Gaga: ‘I like lists. So here’s one of the product placements in Lady Gaga’s ten-minute ‘Telephone’ video (feat. Beyoncé), which, by the way, is the first video in ages that really makes people want to talk about it. Whatever happened to the music video’
Read more and comment now.

Plus, video and audio from issue 130: to coincide with the DVD release of his Oscar-nominated film The White Ribbon, watch an interview with Michael Haneke; and ahead of her European tour in May, listen to music from Joanna Newsom. Also watch excerpts of films by Cyprien Gaillard, Roee Rosen, Claude Lanzmann, Quentin Tarantino and Yael Bartana.

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