Issue 147 has been redesigned.
This month sees a
new-look frieze magazine, with a fresh typographic approach combined
with new sections and features. The redesign was overseen by Art Director
Sonya Dyakova, who explains that she aimed to produce an "expressive,
visually arresting publication."
Digital: To accompany
our new look, frieze will now be available on the iPad. The May
issue of the magazine will be published as a sampler version from 3 May; a
full-content edition will be available to purchase from the
June–August issue onwards.
Video: The digital
formats of frieze include two specially commissioned films, which are also
be available online at frieze.com.
The first pair of these include: an exploration of the art and architecture
of London's Olympic Park, including exclusive footage of the park itself;
and a visual essay on the work of Moyra Davey by Quinn Latimer.
The May issue introduces Influences, in which artists talk about
the key images that have inspired their work; new approaches to the work of
Focus artists, including case studies and studio visits; plus
the re-introduction of the Picture Piece.
Find the new
frieze at Frieze New York, May 4–7, Randall's Island,
Manhattan or subscribe
Highlights of the May issue
Coming to Life: Spirits and objecthood
– Jan Verwoert on the 'Black Forest voodoo' of Geoffrey
Farmer's mirages and micro-events.
"What is special about Farmer's
work is that it is as dedicated to the material culture of labour as it is
to the transformative potential of magical practices and a demonic
Woman of Letters: Moyra Davey's films,
photographs and writings are a sustained meditation on her family, literary
influences, travels and environments. Here, she presents a specially
commissioned project, while Quinn Latimer considers her work.
Influences: for the first of the new series, Beirut-based
filmmakers Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige write about
the images that have most influenced their work.
Park: Douglas Murphy considers the ArcelorMittal Orbit, while
Tom Morton looks at the conflicted legacy of the London 2012
Social Spaces: on the occasion of
his 70th birthday, Dan Graham discusses sci-fi, dance,
model-making, and the "just past" with Turkish artist Can Altay.
Every Day is Good: one hundred years of John Cage
by Rob Young.
Sculptors Discuss Sculpture:
Jennifer Higgie asks ten artists how meaning is controlled and
conveyed in their work. With: Leonor Antunes, Alice Channer, Thea
Djordjadze, Christina Mackie, Karin Ruggaber, Kilian Rüthermann, Bojan
Šarčević, and Nicole Wermers.
Also in the May
Barbara Casavecchia on Fabio Mauri's
life-long enquiry into the relationship between art, ideology and
totalitarianism; Noemi Smolik considers the work of Dominik Lang
; and Courtney J. Martin talks to Frank Bowling about his
1970s poured paintings, getting advice from Clement Greenberg, and the
importance of improvisation.
Exhibition reviews: 41
reviews from 33 cities, which include: The Ungovernables: 2012 New
Museum Triennial, New York; Robert Morris, Sprüth Magers, Berlin;
Spirits of Internationalism, M HKA & the Van Abbemuseum, Antwerp
& Eindhoven; and Jeremy Deller, Hayward Gallery, London.
Focus: on Trisha Baga, Alicja Kwade, Eddie Peake, and Pilvi
Questionnaire: Slavs & Tartars answer the
And: Kirsty Bell on the different ways
of paying attention today; Lynne Tillman on how our attitudes betray
us; Dan Fox on New York's community of experimental venues; artist
and publisher Brian Kennon shares his favourite books; Jenna
Sutela on non-linear reading; a voyage of discovery to Belgium's
Popcorn clubs by Bob Stanley; Robert Wyatt was my life model by
Lynda Morris; Jennifer Allen wonders whether American
conservatives have taken over transgression; and Sean O'Toole on the
controversial history of the African Renaissance Monument.
Highlights from frieze.com:
Fox on Kraftwerk's MoMA retrospective
controversies around Larissa Sansour's 'Nation Estate' project by Omar
Horn on 'The Cinema of Transgression' at the KW in Berlin
Weiwei's life and art – on- and offline by Ronald