June 4, 2008 - frieze - Issue 116 out now
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June 4, 2008

Issue 116 out now

Issue 116: Out Now

Additional exclusive content online at frieze.com

In the Summer issue of frieze…

As China prepares for the Olympic spotlight, Carol Yinghua Lu considers Ai Weiwei’s unprecedented visibility as a defining voice in the country’s cultural make-up.

Dominic Eichler recounts his research trip through Vietnam’s Central Highlands with artist Danh Vo and photographer Pratchaya Phinthong.

American writer A.M Homes talks to British artist Sarah Jones
about photography, film, memory, roses, psychoanalysis, women and hair.

Dan Fox explores the prolific output of Ryan Gander, which includes lectures, scripts, videos, sculptures, paintings, books, clothing, jewellery, typography, etymology, facts, fictions, borrowings and more…

Editor at large Polly Staple discusses ways of seeing, power relations and reproduction in her special project, ‘Switzerland’.

Vivian Rehberg finds rewards in French artist Loris Greaud’s multi-faceted exhibitions and wild flights of
the imagination.

Novelist Ben Ehrenreich sees the hopes and failures of a revolution within the story of the building of Cuba’s National Art Schools.

In ‘Ideal Syllabus’ artist and philosopher Adrian Piper reflects on the books that have been most important to her, whilst Raqs Media Collective, artist group and curators of Manifesta 7, share their favourite movies in ‘Life in Film’.

Among the regular frieze columns, George Pendle asks why so few artists enter politics, Sarah Kahn sees Elvis and Madonna as contradictory emblems of their homeland and Jennifer Allen reminisces on her love affair with an artificial gut.

And,
In the ‘Focus’ section frieze considers the practices of Susan Philipsz, Klara Lidén, Roberto Cuoghi and Javier Téllez, with a further 25 exhibition reviews from around the world including the UK, USA, the Netherlands, Austria, Germany, Italy and France.

Exclusively online at frieze.com
Ronald Jones explores the controversy of Guillermo Vargas’ dead dog
Mark Fisher looks at hauntology
Jennifer Kabat on the history of the recycling logo
and Nick Currie discusses the 1980s’ TV series Shock of the New

Plus, online audio and video from features in the Summer issue and more exhibition reviews from London, Bangkok, Paris, Glasgow and beyond.

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