August 25, 2008 - frieze - Issue 117: Out Now
August 25, 2008

Issue 117: Out Now

Issue 117: Out Now

Winner of 2008 Writer’s Prize announced

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In the September issue of frieze

Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith discovers an increasing interest in the relationship between language and the body in Steve McQueen‘s first feature film.

Guy Brett traces Cildo Meireles‘ ongoing communication with the public, which he has been exploring since the 1960s.

Tom Morton tracks the alternative histories and playful anachronisms that shape Steven Claydon‘s sculptures, paintings and videos.

Emily King talks to Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa about his interest in people, everyday objects and their environments.

In the September city report Cristina Ricupero and Vivian Rehberg find that, despite unemployment, inflation and suburban unrest, Paris‘ community of small independent art space and collectives are thriving.

Plus, Jace Clayton on the re-release of rare records, Babette Mangolte lists some of her favourite films and Meg Cranston selects the books that have most influenced her.

In ‘Focus’, frieze considers the practices of Karen Reimer, Andro Wekua, Karla Black and Jo Ractliffe. The Back section includes exhibition reviews from around the world including the UK, USA, Australia, the Netherlands, Austria, Germany, Italy and France.

frieze is delighted to announce William Gass as the winner of the 2008 Writer’s Prize. He will receive a prize of 2,000 GBP and be writing a review for the October issue.

The runners up are Graham T. Beck and Conor Carville. Kate Forde, Tyler Friedman, Clay Lerner, J. MacNeill Miller, Chris Moore and Marianne Templeton have been highly commended.

Jennifer Higgie, co-editor of frieze commented, ‘The volume, quality and international scope of entries we received this year reflects the growing interest in frieze’s commitment to encouraging new writing. William Gass’ lively engagement with complex ideas made him a clear winner, and we look forward to his future contributions to the magazine. We are also very excited to have discovered new writers in Graham T. Beck and Conor Carville and in the shortlist of highly commended entrants. We were honoured to have Nicolas Bourriaud and Adrian Searle as judges and appreciate their dedication to new writing.’

William Gass’ review of Milena Dragicevic’s solo show at Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna, can be read at

Exclusively online at A trailer for Steve McQueen’s new feature film Hunger.
New films from Steven Claydon and Bojan Sarcevic.
MP3s from issue 117′s music reviews, including Nico Muhly.
Frieze Projects’ artists’ top YouTube picks.

Plus, additional reviews of current summer shows in London, Los Angeles, Lisbon and beyond. And, join in the ‘Comment’ debate with regular frieze contributors.

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