December 19, 2008 - frieze - Issue 120: Out Now
December 19, 2008

Issue 120: Out Now

Issue 120: Out Now

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‘Looking Back / Looking Forward’…
In its annual roundup, frieze asks 18 critics and curators what, and who, they feel to be the most significant shows and artists from 2008, and what they’re looking forward to in 2009.

Steven Stern reports from Prospect.1, New Orleans’ ambitious new biennial.

Nicolas Bourriaud reveals his plans for the Tate Triennial 2009, and Daniel Birnbaum talks about his role as the next director of the Venice Biennale.

Dominic Eichler reflects on censorship, sexuality, creativity and economic meltdown. With a special project by Cerith Wyn Evans.

Carol Yinghua Lu suggests that the popularity of gigantic sculptures amongst Chinese artists has little to do with good ideas.

In the ‘Front’ section nine writers look back over the past year of books, film, design, music and architecture, and Sean Landers takes stock at the start of the New Year and assesses the ups and downs of his career over the past two decades.

Martin Herbert visits the home of the late artist John Latham, Ronald Jones considers the influence of Conceptual art on design, and Eugenia Bell celebrates the work of Swedish designer Greta Magnusson Grossman.

The ‘Back’ section includes 27 exhibition reviews from around the world including the UK, the USA, Brazil, China, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Japan and Taiwan.

Spartacus Chetwynd responds to the frieze Questionnaire.

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Videos by artists in the ‘Looking Forward / Looking Back’ survey including:
Ulla von Brandenburg, Michael Clark, João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva, Robin Rhode and Adam Chodzko.

Plus, the new Editors’ Blog, comment from regular frieze writers as well as additional reviews of current shows in London, Los Angeles, Lisbon and beyond.
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