March 29, 2017 - frieze - Issue 186: out now
March 29, 2017


Cover: featuring Frances Stark.

Issue 186: out now
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Issue 186: out now
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The April issue of frieze is out now, themed around art and protest and with a cover by Frances Stark. Features include a survey about the role of art in responding to conflict; interviews with Jacqueline de Jong and Chris Reineke; a profile on Rafa Esparza; and 35 exhibition reviews from around the world.

Survey: Art & Protest
"How important is art as a form of protest? How effective is it as a conduit of change?" More than 50 artists, curators and writers—including Leonor Antunes, Kader Attia, Tania Bruguera, Minerva Cuevas, Okwui Enwezor, Khaled Jarrar, Helen Marten, Amy Sillman and Superflex—respond to these questions in print and online, in the form of a statement, video or image. "I don’t think it’s a given that art is a form of protest, but every creative protest is a form of art." –Ahmet Ögüt.

The Life and Times of Jacqueline de Jong
"What I was interested in, quite simply, was changing the world." The Dutch artist talks to deputy editor Amy Sherlock about 50 years of refusing to sit still: from working for Christian Dior to her expulsion from the anti-authoritarian movement Situationist International to "Imaginary Disobedience," her latest series of paintings on view at Château Shatto, Los Angeles.

Also featuring:
Assistant editor Evan Moffitt looks at how a group of young sculptors are imagining domestic life after the apocalypse; writer Travis Diehl explores how colonialism, family history and sex collide in the work of Rafa Esparza; curator and critic Hans-Jürgen Hafner talks to one of Germany’s most important living artists, Chris Reinecke, about her participatory work since the 1960s, linking the personal with the political; and assistant editor Harry Thorne reviews Maeve Brennan’s new film, The Drift, which reflects on lives caught up in the conflict in Lebanon.

Columns & reviews:
Yiannis Baboulias asks: What can documenta 14 do for Athens? Beatrice Leanza reports on community-minded design in China; Matthew McLean reviews Emily Witt’s latest book, Future Sex (2017); Andrianna Campbell visits Robert Rauschenberg’s former home in Florida to discover how his legacy lives on through an artist’s residency; Kaelen Wilson-Goldie considers the importance of art in war zones; and Dan Fox finds new relevance in Ian White’s essays for the collective experience of cinema.

Plus, 35 exhibition reviews from around the world, including Postwar: Art between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945–1965 at Haus der Kunst, Munich, and Around Town: Sydney; while artist and Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama, answers our questionnaire.

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frieze video: Continuing the theme of art and protest explored in this issue, frieze co-editor Dan Fox visits Interference Archive in New York to explore its collection of objects documenting political action.
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