The summer issue of frieze asks: how does art influence
'Artists are still the canaries in the mine of
gentrification' – Sharon Zukin.
In Changing Places,
Dan Fox talks to Nils Norman, Timotheus Vermeulen,
Anton Vidokle, and Sharon Zukin about art,
gentrification, and artistic freedom as the role art plays in city
economies becomes increasingly complex.
Professor of art history at Barnard College and Columbia University,
Alexander Alberro, asks what kind of role does art actually play in
society? 'The primary aim of art is to defamiliarize, to estrange the
viewer or reader form habits of understanding, troubling that which seems
patently acceptable in cultural terms.'
John Waters talks
to Drew Daniel about sex, death, God, the art world, and how he has
dealt with taste and transgression for close to 50 years.
is like joining a biker gang; you have to wear a certain outfit and learn a
certain lingo. It's a special club.'
Signs of the
Times: Tom Morton looks at how Matthew Darbyshire's
architectural interventions, installations and consumer objects reveal the
gap between what is promised by those who shape our worlds and what is
actually on offer.
Delhi City Report: Devika Singh
and The Raqs Media Collective consider the expansion of the art
scene in the Indian capital, where a sense of adventure and DIY ethics are
yielding interesting results.
A Post-Industrial Paradox:
A specially commissioned project for frieze by La Toya Ruby
Also in the May Issue:
Life in Architecture: In the first in an occasional series in
which frieze invites an artist, curator, or writer to discuss the
buildings and environments that have most influenced them, Pablo
Bronstein reflects on the architecture of Neasden, northwest London;
his grandmother's house in Buenos Aires; and the 19th-century Italianate
National Trust property, Cliveden, in Buckinghamshire.
Influences: Chris Kraus in conversation with her long-time
friend and editor Hedi El Kholti about the books, authors, and
landscapes that have influence her as a writer and filmmaker.
Picture Piece: Luc Sante – A postcard from Gering,
Questionnaire: Amalia Pica
Exhibition Reviews: 41 reviews from 24 cities in 15 countries,
including Jennifer Higgie on Damien Hirst at Tate Modern, London;
Christy Lange on the 7th Berlin Biennale; Ian Chang on
Requiem for the Sun at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles; and Paul
Teasdale on the 4th Marrakech Biennale.
Brian Bress, Andy Holden, Tamara
Kuselman, and Nicoline von Harskamp. Jennifer Allen
on art and the cold war; George Pendle's brief history of deadly
art; Kaelen Wilson-Goldie considers one woman's protest in Damascus;
Adam Kleinman on the iconography of the wealthy; Peter
Coviello asks when does bar-room debate count as criticism? Whilst
Dieter Roelstraete considers whether today's art is too self
referential and Gemma Sieff traces the legacy of Bertolt Brecht in
the media today. Plus, Geeta Dayal talks to Brian Eno, Holger
Czukay, and others about working with radical music producer Conny
Highlights from frieze.com:
Video: A specially commissioned interview with John
Waters and a visual essay by Dan Fox.
- Frieze editors on dOCUMENTA (13)
- A survey of
art critics in the media
- Erik Morse interviews Danish chef
René Redzepi of the so-called world's best restaurant,
- Censorship in South Africa by Sean O'Toole
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