February 25, 2008 - frieze - Issue 113 out now
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February 25, 2008

Issue 113 out now

Issue 113: Out Now

Additional exclusive content online at frieze.com

– Co-editor Jörg Heiser pits Marcel Duchamp against screen hero Rocky in a struggle over the American Dream and Jan Verwoert explores the history of gesture in art and politics. Rocky’s finer moments are relived on frieze.com.

- Peter York remembers the artistic and intellectual milieu of Roxy Music’s early days as explored in Michael Bracewell’s new book on the band.

- Curator James Rondeau surveys the career of Michael Asher, an artist who, for over 40 years, has critiqued the structures of major art insititutions.

- Christy Lange considers the work of Tehran-born photographer Shirana Shahbazi, whose photographs play with ideas of genre and cliché.

- Jenni Sorkin reflects on the work of Zoe Leonard, whose artistic coming-of-age in 1980s New York inspired her exploration of wonder and loss.

- Noemi Smolik discusses the actions and installations of Czech artist Jirí Kovanda, while artist Ján Mancuska talks to him about his pioneering work of the 1970s.

- Peter Doig talks about the ‘StudioFilmClub’ he runs in Trinidad with fellow artist Che Lovelace.

- Dan Fox responds to British artist Simon Martin’s films, paintings and sculptures.

- Director of the 2007 Venice Biennale, Robert Storr, berates his critics for choosing to ignore some
essential facts.

- Matthew Brannon responds to the frieze questionnaire.

And

- Tirdad Zolghadr asks why we dare not speak the name of ‘class’, the perennial coversational icemaker.

Reviews include Lawrence Weiner at the Whitney, Valeska Soares in Sao Paulo and artist Steven Claydon’s first foray in curating in London, plus more from Australia, Austria, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA.

Exclusively online at frieze.com this month:

- New York base design critic Jennifer Kabat kicks off her regular design column.

- frieze editors engage online with readers in the Comment section

- Weekly reviews of exhibitions from around the world, including current shows from Yokohama, Paris, Rotterdam and New York.

- Listen to sample tracks from albums reviewed in the magazine’s regular music section.

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