April 28, 2008 - frieze - Issue 115 out now
April 28, 2008

Issue 115 out now

Issue 115: Out Now

Additional exclusive content online at frieze.com

This month in an issue of frieze looking at film and photography…

Brian Dillon laments the decline of the technologically sophisticated but rapidly outdated Polaroid camera, a ‘curious dead end in the history of photography’.

David Campany considers the quietly meditative films of Mark Lewis, which fuse pictorial traditions with the art of movement.

In Marine Hugonnier’s films, referred to by the artist as ‘an anthropology of images’, Lars Bang Larsen considers the politics of vision. See frieze.com for an extract from her film The Secretary of the
Invisible
(2008).

Christy Lange discovers an unsettling side to the American Dream in Taryn Simon’s photographs of restricted locations and private moments.

Rosalind Nashashibi has said that it is the medium of film that most closely approximates the processes of thinking; Martin Herbert looks at her work and discovers why.

Watch Nashashibi’s film Eyeballing (2005) online this month at frieze.com

Jonathan Griffin reflects on Brian Griffiths’ installations and sculptures, which ‘drag their historical baggage towards an imaginary future’.

In the Melbourne City Report, Max Delany and Nicola Harvey explore a city that oscillates between a frontier town and a multicultural metropolis.

In the Front section, Aaron Schuster iterates no less than 35 rules that define a contemporary work of art. Robert Storr examines the complex relationship between philanthropists and museums. Nicolas Bourriaud details the books that have influenced him in a new series ‘Ideal Syllabus’ and Mark Leckey discusses his favourite films.

And frieze considers the work of Nicholas Hlobo, Jimmy Robert, Li Dafang and Tatiana Trouvé in the regular Focus feature section. Plus a further 25 exhibition reviews, including the Whitney Biennial 2008, the 5th Berlin Biennial and exhibitions from Australia, Brazil, China, France, the UK, USA and more.

Exclusively online at frieze.com

Nick Currie rounds up recent art world events, exhibitions and goings-on in Japan.

Design critic Jennifer Kabat uncovers the secret history of the Apple logo.

9/11, Susan Sontag and relativism; Ron Jones begins a new column for frieze.com with a two-part essay
on language.

Mark Fisher reviews some recent music releases.
Plus weekly reviews of current exhibitions from London, New York, Paris, Berlin and beyond.

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