March 31, 2008 - frieze - Issue 114 out now
March 31, 2008

Issue 114 out now

Issue 114: Out Now
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This month in an issue of frieze themed around artists and social reality.

Artist Collier Schorr edits the disturbing images of Ukrainian photographer Boris Mikhailov.

Nancy Spector proposes that our ‘reality’-crazed culture – whether in US presidential politics or in the possible recreation of Lyon in Dubai – is increasingly intertwined with fiction.

Mark Nash reflects on documentary and fiction in the age of aesthetics.

Kirsty Bell discusses the possibilities of exile and representation in the work of Emily Jacir, an artist who travels between the USA and Palestine.

Polly Staple considers the films of Clemens von Wedemeyer, examining the ways in which social behaviour is defined by architectural spaces.

Jan Verwoert explores the social experiments of Artur Zmijewski, whose provocative videos reveal disquieting aspects of human nature.

In Life in Film, Hito Steyerl rues the rampant infantilization, banal game shows and cuteness cults from the 1980s, which accelerated the death of avant-garde film in Japan.

Dan Fox confronts the tribulations of the critic in State of the Art by asking whose conditions of production matter more – the critic’s, the artist’s or the reader’s?

And frieze considers the practices of Duncan Campbell, Hannah Rickards, Hany Armanious and Guido van der Werve in the regular artist Focus feature, with a further 25 exhibition reviews from countries including the UK, USA, Mexico, Mali, Australia, The Netherlands, Austria, Germany, Italy and France.

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Berlin-based musician Nick Currie; (Momus) considers the future of online contemporary art coverage.
Design critic Jennifer Kabat looks at past icons of design commencing with Robert Rauschenberg’s artwork for the Talking Heads.
Oslo-based writer Tony F.Wilson gets a sense of deja vu from new albums from Autechre and Benga.
Sean O’Toole begins a regular column reporting on South Africa’s contemporary art scene after the flourish of Johannesburg’s big art week.
Plus, online exhibition reviews from London, Bangkok, Paris, Yokohama and beyond.

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