April 5, 2007 - frieze - issue 106 out now
April 5, 2007

issue 106 out now

frieze issue 106 out now

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Paola Pivi is uninterested in using art to make direct points. She sets intensities in play and then steps back, trusting the cultural cargo her subjects carry to keep meaninglessness at bay. Martin Herbert

What is painting? An attempt to depict consciousness in something that cant possibly be conscious. And an attempt to answer ridiculous questions. Steven Stern

In the April issue of frieze, Martin Herbert is captivated by the work of Paola Pivi, an artist who uses art as an experiential playground. Steven Stern is intrigued by Dana Schutzs paintings, which use diverse subject matter to explore what it means to be a painter.

Tom Morton looks back at the career of Stephen Willats, who, since the 1960s, has explored social networks and systems of community, while The Otolith Group reflects on the work of the Black Audio Film Collective, whose collaborative films, essays and slide-tape texts opened up new space in British art, film and theory through the 1980s and 1990s.

In other features, Melissa Gronlund discusses the evocative films, photographs and installations of artist Matthew Buckingham, and Lars Bang Larsen investigates the art worlds current fascination in the occult. On the back page, Mark Wallinger responds to the frieze questionnaire.

Plus Chris Evans by Andrew Bonacina, Ulla von Brandenburg by Kirsty Bell, San Keller by Tirdad Zolghadr and Peter Coffin by Peter Eleey.

In the front section Robert Storr reflects on being an American in Europe, while George Pendle explores the current enthusiasm for online databases. Nancy Spector asks why the art world is so fascinated with bad boys, and Dan Fox considers the issues raised by Abderrahmane Sissakos new film Bamako.

Also, Aaron Schuster talks to Raimundas Malasauskas about the TV show produced by Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, and in Life in Film, the renowned Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke lists the movies that have influenced him.

The back section includes reviews of: Christopher Williams, Lucy McKenzie, Rudolf Stingel, If I Cant Dance Part II, Tino Sehgal, Siobhan Hapaska, Daniel Buren, Hans Haake, Tropicália, Harun Farocki, May the Twelfth, Superflex, Eleanor Antin, Alan Kane & Humphrey Spender, Pigment Piano Marble, Gulnara Kasmalieva & Muratbek Djumaliev, Imogen Stidworthy, Victor Grippo, Music Is A Better Noise, Andreas Fogarasi, Phillip Lai, Thomas Kvam, Tomory Dodge, Ice Trade and Tony Conrad.

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