Issue 152 January-February 2013

State of the Art

Learning by Heart

What can art teach us about happiness? by Jonathan Griffin


New Year Quiz

New Year Quiz by Tom Morton

Pretty, Pretty Good

Free Wheeling

On limousines, road trips and mobility by Jennifer Allen

Other cities, other seas

Everything & Nothing

On working as an artist in Beirut today by Kaelen Wilson-Goldie


Horror Vacui

Trevor Paglen and the final frontier by George Pendle


Conversation Pieces

Taking part in Tino Sehgal’s These associations by Agnieszka Gratza


What Next?

How Occupy influenced New York’s art scene by Tirdad Zolghadr



Three new publications about globalization and contemporary curating by Sam Thorne

Ideal Syllabus

Ideal Syllabus: Andrea Büttner

In an ongoing series, frieze asks an artist, curator or writer to list the books that have influenced them by Andrea Büttner



Pierre Schaeffer and the birth of musique concrète by Rob Young


House & Home

On the occasion of a major touring retrospective that marks four decades of the artist’s work, Michael Famighetti considers the changing American landscape in the photographs of Robert Adams by Michael Famighetti


Studio Visit: David Brian Smith

Shepherds and colonialism, appropriation and the Romantic tradition by Amy Sherlock


Focus Interview: Laida Lertxundi

The Los Angeles-based filmmaker discusses cities, soundtracks and landscapes


Eli Sudbrack: My Influences

Eli Sudbrack of assume vivid astro focus writes about the people, places and artists that have influences his collaborative multimedia practice by Eli Sudbrack


The Whole Thing

British artist David Batchelor talks to Cuban-American painter Carmen Herrera about her 80 years of making art by David Batchelor


Taken for Wonders

How Paul Elliman responds to the spaces, objects, words and sounds that surround him by Jennifer Kabat


In Focus: Rodrigo Braga

Conflict, communion and making human presence resonate in the landscape by Silas Martí


Give Me Shelter

Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi and Mark Fisher discuss exhaustion, the financial crisis, aesthetic resistance and the ‘slow cancellation of the future’ by Mark Fisher & Franco 'Bifo' Berardi

Picture Piece

Picture Piece: Mechanical Turk

The chess-playing automaton that defeated Napoleon by Jason Farago


Men Without Women

The paintings, drawings and animations of Tala Madani by Aram Moshayedi


In Focus: Ruth Buchanan

Meaning, memory and mockery by Jan Verwoert


Questionnaire: Jonas Mekas

Q. What should stay the same? A. Clean air, clean earth, clean water. by Jonas Mekas

30th Bienal de São Paulo

Various venues, Sao Paulo, Brazil

By Silas Marti

Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA

By Chris Wiley

Alika Cooper

Night Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

By Jonathan Griffin

Tony Cokes

REDCAT, Los Angeles, USA

By Sohrab Mohebi

Dorothea Rockburne

Craig F. Starr Gallery, New York, USA

By Jason Farago

James Welling

David Zwirner, New York, USA

By Ara H. Merjian

Tony Conrad

80WSE, New York, USA

By Nicolas Linnert

Jesper Just

James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA

By William Corwin

Saul Steinberg

Yale Union, Portland, USA

By Dan Fox

Jeanie Riddle

McClure Gallery, Montreal, Canada

By James D. Campbell

Brighton Photo Biennial 2012

Various Venues, London, UK

By Sarah James

Lindsay Seers

The Tin Tabernacle, London, UK

By George Barber

Adam Pendleton

Pace, London, UK

By Agnieszka Gratza

Jesse Wine

Limoncello, London, UK

By Paul Kneale

Chris Ofili

Victoria Miro, London, UK

By Martin Herbert

Rashid Johnson

South London Gallery, London, UK

By Eleanor Nairne

Karthik Pandian

Vilma Gold, London, UK

By Amy Sherlock

Cally Spooner

International Project Space, Birmingham, UK

By Alice Butler

Céline Condorelli

Pavilion, Leeds, UK

By Chris Fite-Wassilak

Patrick Procktor

Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield, UK

By Michael Bracewell

Alistair Frost

Mary Mary, Glasgow, UK

By Chris Sharratt

Monica Bonvicini

Deichtorhallen – Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg, Germany

By Kirsty Bell

R.B. Kitaj

Jüdisches Museum, Berlin, Germany

By Pablo Larios

Marie Lund

Croy Nielsen, Berlin, Germany

By Kirsty Bell

Alessio delli Castelli

Dan Gunn, Berlin, Germany

By Mark Prince

Loredana Sperini

Freymond-Guth Fine Arts, Zurich, Switzerland

By Raphael Gygax

Anselm Kiefer

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

By Robert Barry

David Douard

rongwrong, Amsterdam, Netherlands

By Timotheus Vermeulen

Chris Evans

Galerie Juliètte Jongma, Amsterdam, Netherlands

By Natasha Soobramanien

Eva Schlegel

Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen, Denmark

By Jacob Lillemose

James Hoff

VI, VII, Oslo, Norway

By Matthew Rana

Christian Tomaszewski

Galeria Le Guern, Warsaw, Poland

By Krzysztof Kosciuczuk


Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Milan, Italy

By Barbara Casavecchia

Sancho Silva

Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon, Portugal

By Luca Cerizza


Museu Arquelógico da Sociedade Martins Sarmento, Guimarães, Portugal

By Zoe Stillpass

Hassan Khan

SALT, Istanbul, Turkey

By Sam Thorne


Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

By Philip Brophy

Geng Jianyi

Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

By Carol Yinghua Lu

Darren Sylvester

Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney, Australia

By Wes Hill

Moshekwa Langa

Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

By Dan Leers

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