March 4, 2009 - frieze - March issue 121: Out Now
March 4, 2009

March issue 121: Out Now

March issue 121: Out Now

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‘Professionalization in Art’

Dan Fox asks what it means to be a professional artist, and Jan Verwoert reflects on the best ways to negotiate the uneven line in the art world between work and private life.

Steven Stern looks back at the career of David Hammons – a successful artist who has worked for decades without gallery representation.

Renowned philosopher Boris Groys discusses the contemporary predicament of art criticism with Brian Dillon, and Sidney Smith traces the history of art’s uneasy relationship to television.

The influential Swiss artist and designer Janette Laverrière, who turns 100 this year, talks to Vivian Rehberg in Paris about politics, gender and her recent collaborations with artist Nairy Baghramian.

Franz Ackermann responds to the frieze Questionnaire.

Martin Herbert assesses the trailblazing contributions of female gallerists to the art world, and Mark Mordue argues for the ongoing importance of photojournalism.

Olivia Plender contributes a specially commissioned project, and Emily Wardill lists her favourite movies in ‘Life in Film’.

27 exhibition reviews from around the world including the UK, the USA, Belgium, Germany, the Republic of Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Romania, Spain and Switzerland.

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Artists and curators respond to a special ‘Professionalization in Art Survey‘. Including contributions from: John Baldessari, Ryan Gander, Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, Bruce Hainley, Marta Kuzma, Anne Pasternak, Katy Siegel and Seth Siegelaub.

Plus, videos and music from the current issue, including Deborah Ligorio‘s film Donut to Spiral (2004), regularly updated opinion and debate on the Editors’ Blog, and columns from frieze writers on contemporary art and culture in the Comment section.

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