December 13, 2007 - frieze - Issue 112 out now
December 13, 2007

Issue 112 out now

Issue 112 out now
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‘documenta 12 was a wildly subjective curatorial indulgence — which was what made it so interesting.’ Matthew Higgs

‘Enrico David’s show at London’s ICA was a fiercely political challenge to stupidity and repression.’
Polly Staple

‘One of the best shows I have seen in 30 years was the Robert Gober retrospective at Schaulager in Basel.’ Gary Garrels

‘Taryn Simon goes a long way to restoring my faith in photography.’ Udo Kittelmann

‘An air of excitement has descended on Beijing with the opening of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art.’ Carol Yinghua Lu

In its annual round-up frieze looks back over 2007 by asking 23 critics and curators from around the world to choose what, and who, they feel to be the most significant shows and artists of the past year, and to reveal what they are looking forward to in 2008.

Looking back, Vivian Rehberg visits the Lyon Biennial 2007, Martin Herbert assesses the 1st Athens Biennial and Dominic Eichler reflects on the 10th Istanbul Biennial.

James Trainor talks to Douglas Fogle about the forthcoming 55th Carnegie International, Adam Szymczyk and Elena Filipovic, the curators of the 5th Berlin Biennale discuss what lies ahead, Andrew Hunt considers Jan Verwoert’s plans for the second Art Sheffield and Jon Bywater anticipates the 16th Biennale of Sydney.

In the magazine’s ongoing series of city reports, Aaron Schuster and Vivian Rehberg explore Brussels, a city whose sardonic humour, cultural treasures and cheap rents are attracting an increasing number of artists to work in the Belgian capital.

This month’s respondent to the frieze questionnaire is Enrico David

In the Front section, Robert Storr explores the relation between religion and the art world, George Pendle considers the implications of retro culture, Nancy Spector asks if the booming art market is bad for art and Jennifer Higgie reports on the new Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing. Also discussed are highlights of 2007 in architecture, design, film, literature and music, with contributions from Ali Smith, Liz Brown, Brad Horn, Cathryn Drake, Eugenia Bell, Thierry Jousse, Juliane Wanckel, Anne Powers, Simon Reynolds and
Jace Clayton.

The Back section includes reviews from Austria, China, Germany, Mexico, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the USA, including ‘The Painting of Modern Life’, Richard Prince, ‘The World as a Stage’, Christina Mackie, Geoffrey Farmer, Charles Henri Ford, Mike Kelley and Trisha Donnelly.

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Keep up-to-date on current shows around the world with frieze.com, featuring reviews this month on Roman Signer, Olivia Plender, Alina Szapocznikow, Sam Durant, Marlene Dumas, Takashi Murakami and many more. Join the discussion with twice-weekly opinion and debate from frieze editors and watch video features on-line including; David Maljkovic’s Lost Memories from These Days from the 5th Berlin Biennial, Fikrit Atay’s Tinica from the 10th Istanbul Biennal and Manon de Boer’s Perfect Sound.

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