May 8, 2006 - frieze - issue 99 out now
May 8, 2006

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As this century progresses, the architecture of high culture is evolving still further; a new museum is now a potent symbol of place, be it district, a city or even a whole country.

In Mays art and architecture issue of frieze Jonathan Bell views the latest developments in museum buildings and Deyan Sudijc considers the way in which a number of celebrated architects from Rem Koolhaas to Herzog & de Meuron have worked with repressive regimes and what this says about the relationship between architectural innovation, ethics and ideology. Eyal Weizman examines how the tactics of the Israeli Defence Force have been heavily influenced by contemporary philosophy, highlighting the considerable overlap between military and architectural theory.

Mark Godfrey talks to Anthony McCall about his exploration of the phsysical and sculptural qualities of film, Jennifer Higgie explores the collaborative projects of Marjetica Potr and Dominic Eichler looks at Sean Snyders fascination with the often bizarre world of urban planning, architecture and news media.

Mark Haworth-Booth recalls the work of Reyner Banham one of the last centurys most influential architecture and design critics while Tirdad Zolghadr and Tony Chakar report from Beirut, a city buzzing with ideologies, politics and art.

Also featured Michael Rakowitz by Peter Eleey, Heidi Specker by Christy Lange, Pablo Bronstein by Jonathan Griffin and Edi Hila by Edi Muka.

In the front section James Trainor attends a Fritz Haeg interdisciplinarySalon, Eugenia Bell visits Olivettis campus town and Maria Berman explores Le Corbusiers architectural doppelgangers, and Ole Bouman and Victoria Pomery discuss the conflict between architectural vision and the needs of the client. Plus, our usual book and event reviews.

The back section includes reviews of Tate Triennial 2006, 4th Berlin Biennial, Living in Motion, A Picture of War is Not War, Steven Parrino, The Downtown Show, Luke Fowler, Eberhard Havekost, Some Assembly Required, Bruce McLean, Vacation: Dauphin Island, Rod Dickinson and Tom McCarthy, Joachim Koester, Robert Kusmirowski, Florian Maier-Aichen, Fose Damasceno, The Moderna Exhibition 2006, Beyond Green, Tal R and Jonathan Meese, Space Boomerang and Ape Artists of the 1950s.

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