October 3, 2005 - frieze - frieze issue 94 out now
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October 3, 2005

frieze issue 94 out now

frieze issue 94 out now

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Were in the midst of the total corporatization and marketization of the artistic field. Andrea Fraser

Contemporary art Disney-fication is dressing up the corpse of every grey rusty town that capitalist industry left for dead when it moved to Asia. Gavin Brown

Something has shifted. No one can deny this. But whats more interesting is how capable the art world is of absorbing these shifts and, if not nullifying them, then ignoring or altering them. William Pope.L

It is easier to be an artist now, but harder to know what art to make. Adrian Searle

People who grumble about art fairs and biennials are the kind of people who grumble about their favourite bands becoming popular Matthew Higgs

How has art changed?
Some questions seem so obvious they are almost never asked. With the proliferation of museums, biennales and fairs, and the sheer amount of work now being made, shown and sold, the art world has changed substantially over the last 40 years. 33 respondents give their answers. Mark Godfrey considers the changes in a more detailed essay.

Tom Morton explores Maurizio Cattelans dark comedy and Jörg Heiser discusses performance, self and sex, homage and rip-off with Marina Abramovic and Monica Bonvicini. Bruce Hainley considers Morgan Fishers multimedia engagement with the filmic, Dominic Eichler views Adrian Pacis exploration of personal histories, Alex Farquharson finds distrust of, and distaste for, the way the media exploits subjects in Phil Collins photographs and videos and Will Bradley revisits the portable parks and Living Library of Bonnie Sherk.

Also featured: Rafal Bujnowski by Jan Verwoert, Michael Sailstorfer by Bruce Haines, Phoebe Washburn by James Trainor and Peter Peri by Dan Fox.

In the front section part two of Robert Storr’s article on the role of the curator, George Pendle celebrates our enduring fascination with time travel and Brian Dillon discovers that underground storage systems are big business. Jerry Saltz and Katy Siegel debate whether art criticism should be the preserve of art historians and theoreticians, Eivind Furnesvik visits the recently opened Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo and Simon Reynolds enjoys the music of Ghost Box. Plus our usual round up of books and events.

The back section includes reviews of Stephen Shore, Avalanche, Anna Parkina, Neo Rauch, The American West, The Need to Document, Matthew Monahan, Tina Keane, Isaac Julien, Chris Burden, Bridges Freezes Before Road, Simon Starling, Becoming Animal, Alessandro Pessoli, Fernando Bryce, Liz Larner, Mungo Thomson, Threshold, Sven Gundlach, Jack Goldstein, Art & Language, Andrea Bowers, Max Schumann, Annelise Coste and Tadeusz Kantor.

Frieze Art Fair 2005 will be held in Regent’s Park, London between 21-24 October 2005.

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