December 22, 2004 - frieze - issue 88 out now
December 22, 2004

issue 88 out now

frieze issue 88

In the January/February ‘Frontiers’ issue of frieze Michael Ned Holte retraces Robert Smithson’s adventures in time travel on the road to Rozel Point to discover that ‘Spiral Jetty is not about the experience of an Earthwork. It is about the experience of film.’

Tom Morton discusses solitude and the fantasy of life in separatist communities in the collages, books and sculptures of David Thorpe.

Adrian Searle reports from the outer limits of the critical frontier.

Dan Fox finds Marc Camille Chaimowicz’ work intoxicated by longing; yearning for a place never lived in but rather dreamt of or briefly tasted.

James Trainor becomes an art tourist and signs up for a ‘Tour of the Monuments of the Great American Void’.

Mark Godfrey journeys through Tacita Dean’s private mythologies and personal homages.

“What was the first piece of art that really mattered to you?
An early experience of a beetle of the scarab family ”
Henrik Hakansson responds to the frieze back page Questionnaire.

Also featured: David Altmejd by Christopher Miles; Michaela Meise by Dominic Eichler; Nathaniel Mellors by Sally O’Reilly and Rosalind Nashashibi by Jennifer Higgie.

The front section includes the ‘State of the Art’ editorial by James Trainor, alongside the regular frieze columnists: Robert Storr’s ‘View from the Bridge’ asks what happens now New York’s Museum of Modern Art has been transformed into an elegant Modernist museum?; George Pendle’s ‘Informant’ column explores a new exhibition by the US Drug Enforcement Agency and in ‘Laughter Tears and Rage’ Brian Dillon suggests subtitles are not simply translation but passports to foreign worlds. Plus, Emily King asks if design in the Netherlands is really so good? Jean-Hubert Martin and Tirdad Zolghadr debate ‘Ethnocentrism’ and Phillip Hoare discusses the recent screening of Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin in London’s Trafalgar Square.

The back section includes reviews from cities including New York, London, Norwich, Berlin, Stuttgart, Reykjavik, Sao Paulo, Stockholm, Los Angeles and Oslo: Carnegie International 2004, ‘Living Dust’, Fifth Shanghai Biennial, Dave Muller, Steve McQueen, ‘Fashination’, Bienial de Sao Paulo, Sixth Werkleitz Biennale, Atsuko Tanaka, Boyle Family, ‘Fragmentos e Souvenirs Paulistanos, Vol.1′, Steingrimur Eyfjord, Robin Rhode, Ian Kiaer, ‘Freq_Out’, Kirsten Hassenfeld, ‘Expander’, Bernhard Kahrmann, ‘Printemps de Septembre’ and Julia Ziegler.

frieze is now accepting letters to the editors for possible publication at

You can subscribe to frieze online at or telephone + 44 (0)1795 414977

Frieze Art Fair 2005 will be held 21 – 24 October 2005.

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