August 27, 2009 - frieze - Issue 125 Out Now
August 27, 2009

Issue 125 Out Now

Issue 125 Out Now

Whatever happened to theory?

‘What I like about theory is that it spares us disasters. We don’t need to see the worst to understand it.’
Sylvère Lotringer in conversation.

Plus: Jörg Heiser asks whether philosophers understand contemporary art, theory’s place in art schools, Art & Language, Walead Beshty, Monica Bonvicini, Liz Deschenes, Vladimir Nabokov, Plato, Eileen Quinlan and John Russell.

Also featuring: Venice 2009 unraveled.

Reviews from: the UK, USA, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, South Africa and Spain.

Exclusive at Music from The xx, an excerpt from Kerry Tribe‘s Episode (2006) and four films by João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva.

Frieze Writer’s Prize 2009
The winner of the 2009 frieze Writer’s Prize is Jessica Lott. Lott receives a prize of 2,000 GBP and her first commissioned review for frieze will be published in the November issue. The judges for 2009 were critic and art historian James Elkins, novelist and critic Ali Smith, and co-editor of frieze magazine Jennifer Higgie. Find more on the prize and a list of the highly commended at

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