March 4, 2006 - frieze - issue 97 out now
March 4, 2006

issue 97 out now

issue 97 out now

frieze issue 97 out now

Freudian categories are invoked and derided; Folk Art and the avant-garde duke it out one more time and both seem pitifully out of shape.

Steven Stern examines Mike Kelleys recent multi-media spectacle Day Is Done, which reinvigorated many of the artists obsessions and strategies.

Filmmaker Guy Maddin and critic Robert Enright report on the Prairie Surrealism, endemic somnambulism, hockey and hairdryers of Winnipeg, and explain why so many artists choose to live in the world capital of sorrow.

Alex Farquharson explores the eclectic practice of Richard Hawkins, whose collages and paintings explore desire and decadence, abstraction, land-rights and fandom. Tom Morton admires the intense and compelling paintings and drawings of Tomma Abts, Kirsty Bell looks at the films of Daria Martin, whose work draws on subjects ranging from the Modern Pentathlon to Bauhaus gymnastics, and Mark Godfrey reflects on the work of Omer Fast, an artist who scrutinizes how history is presented and meaning is disseminated.

Also featured: Anne Collier by Brian Dillon, Heather and Ivan Morison by Sally OReilly, Maria Pask by Emily Pethick, and Bernd Krauß by Jan Verwoert

In the front section Robert Storr calls for video art to take advantage of its technological availability, Brian Dillon reflects on Peter Lennons re-released Rocky Road to Dublin and George Pendle investigates the phenomenon of online role-playing games. Dan Fox admires the music of the late Derek Bailey, and considers the relationship Free Improvisation has to both music and art.

The back section includes reviews of Walid Raad/The Atlas Group, Projekt Migration, Frequency, In The Poem About Love You Dont Write the Word Love, Lygia Clark, A Brief History of Invisible Art, Rita Donagh, Uncertain States of America, Roe Ethridge, Between Past and Future, White Noise, Pierre Bismuth and Michel Gondry, Merlin Carpenter, ANTI Festival, Robert Malaval, Joe Scanlan, Matthew Day Jackson, Zilvinas Landzbergas, The Prop Makers, If I Cant Dance, I Dont Want to be Part of your Revolution, Starting at Zero.

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