Issue 189 out now

Issue 189 out now


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August 25, 2017
Issue 189 out now
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The September issue of frieze is out now. To coincide with the launch of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA throughout more than 70 Southern California institutions, we ask curators and critics to reflect on the key issues and highlights of this ambitious exploration of Latin American, Latinx and Chicana/o art. Also in this issue: Jörg Heiser reports from documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel; Eva Rothschild reveals the influences that have shaped her artistic thinking; as well as monographs on Nairy Baghramian, David Bestué and Ellen Lesperance.

New Standards: Los Angeles and Latin America
If you are a Latinx artist, even when you are an ‘American’ citizen, you exist in an exclusionary void.” Contributing editor Magalí Arriola discusses Latin American identity and art history with the co-curators of three major PST LA/LA exhibitions: Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Julieta González and José Luis Blondet; Ken Gonzales-Day explores the social dimensions of muralism in Los Angeles; Jonathan Griffin writes a fan letter to the self-taught Mexican artist Martín Ramírez; and Travis Diehl looks at how Western art and Mexican culture collide in the work of Eduardo Sarabia, whose solo show opens this month at The Mistake Room, Los Angeles.

A Tale of Two Cities: Jörg Heiser
“documenta 14 evinces an obsession with having more each time: more money, more visitors, more venues and more moral authority.” frieze co-editor Jörg Heiser reports on the strengths and shortcomings of documenta 14, which launched in April in Athens and is currently on view in venues throughout Kassel until 17 September.

Also featuring:
Eva Rothschild
discusses the objects, ideas and artworks that have shaped her thinking; Jennifer Kabat reflects on how Ellen Lesperance transmits messages of protest through the art of knitting; Brian Dillon contemplates revision and revolt in the work of Nairy Baghramian; and George Stolz examines David Bestué’s use of diverse materials as forms of enquiry.

Columns & reviews:
Arthur Solway documents the 15-year history of Singapore’s innovative STPI printmaking workshops; Tom Jeffreys assesses the recent boom in Paris’s private art foundations; Brian Sholis reports on how institutions are responding to Canada’s 150th anniversary; and, to coincide with the publication of a new biography of Kathy Acker by Chris Kraus, Dodie Bellamy explores Acker’s writing on literature, logic and the libido.

Plus: 45 exhibition reviews from around the world, including reports on the 57th Venice Biennale, Skulptur Projekte Münster and the BP.17 biennial of performance in Buenos Aires. Answering our questionnaire this issue are Elmgreen & Dragset, curators of the 15th Istanbul Biennial, which opens later this month.

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frieze video: 50 years on, Ellen Mara De Wachter revisits artist Robert Smithson’s influential essay “Tour of the Monuments of Passaic.” Visit our website for daily updated content, including: exhibition reviews, art-world news and critics’ guides to current art and culture highlights from around the globe. Also, browse our “On View” platform: the definitive guide to exhibitions at leading international galleries and museums.

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