November 2, 2009 - frieze - Issue 127: Out Now
November 2, 2009

Issue 127: Out Now

Issue 127: Out Now

‘Films that have been made by and about art students often tend to incorporate the playful and extravagant excursions into sub-cultural portraiture – not a million miles in their ethos from the Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland tradition of “Let’s do the show right here!”‘
Michael Bracewell on the spirit of young artists in British film.

‘I began seeing commercial Hollywood films when I was nine or ten years old, at a neighborhood theatre in Oklahoma. I’ve got a vivid memory of what they looked like on a big screen and the silvery feeling that I got from them; I’m sure it had everything to do with my thoughts about painting and it probably scooted me onto the world of art.’
From Ed Ruscha‘s ‘Life in Film’

Also in the November – December issue of frieze: Bertolt Brecht, Douglas Coupland, Marcel Duchamp, Matias Faldbakken, Harun Farocki, Ydessa Hendeles, Jonathan Horowitz, Mary Reid Kelley, Melancholy in video games, Jim O’Rourke and Erick Morse in conversation with Peter Sloterdijk.

Plus, a specially commissioned work by Mick Peter, and Dorothy Iannone answers the ‘Questionnaire’.

Reviews from: the UK, USA, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Japan, Switzerland and Turkey.

Exclusively online at

Excerpts from some Ed Ruscha‘s favourite films; music from Jim O’Rouke, David Sylvian and Evangelista; a clip from Ken Russell‘s 1962 film Pop Goes the Easel.

More exhibition reviews from around the world, regularly updated opinion and debate on the Editor’s Blog, including Jennifer Higgie on Doug Aitken in Rome, and, in the Comment section, columns from frieze writers, including Mark Fisher on Margaret Atwood and Lars von Trier.

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