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Vanessa Peterson

Vanessa Peterson is associate editor of frieze. She lives in London, UK. 

From the first-ever reissue of Steve Lawrence’s Newspaper to Denis Villeneuve's HBO crime thriller, these are the top picks for the year

Following a recent collaboration with Printed Matter and Darling Green, the director of Hauser & Wirth Publishers speaks with Vanessa Peterson about the importance of artists' publishing 

Sarah Shin shares the history of the press and its interest in different forms of communication

BY Sarah Shin AND Vanessa Peterson | 24 OCT 22

Vanessa Peterson interviews curator KJ Abudu about the latest iteration of his project, currently on view at Pace Gallery, London

BY KJ Abudu AND Vanessa Peterson | 27 JUL 22

Dominique Petit-Frère recounts how Limbo Accra supports artist communities and came to transform unrealized developments across Ghana

In a cavernous Central Pavilion, ‘The Milk of Dreams’ reminds us that feminist triumphs and struggles stretch beyond time and geography 

BY Vanessa Peterson | 21 APR 22

The artist reflects on the ways her work acts as a living archive and photographing the likes of Grace Jones

BY Vanessa Peterson AND Ming Smith | 04 APR 22

In celebration of Tiwani Contemporary’s new Lagos outpost, director Maria Varnava reflects on the inaugural show and Joy Labinjo’s Nigerian homecoming

BY Vanessa Peterson AND Maria Varnava | 07 MAR 22

From accessibility rights to environmentalism, three frieze editors look ahead to what should change in the art world in 2022

With a solo show at London’s White Cube, Ibrahim Mahama speaks with Vanessa Peterson about Ghana’s post-independence era, architecture and the importance of his collaborators

 

BY Ibrahim Mahama AND Vanessa Peterson | 06 OCT 21

The artist’s illustrated diary unravels the complexities of learning grammar in English, Dutch, German and Japanese

The newly-appointed director of Berlin's Haus der Kulturen der Welt speaks about power dynamics and creating a space that cares for everyone and their histories

At Maximillian William, a group show celebrates modernist sculpture bringing Simone Leigh and Magdalene Odundo’s anthropomorphic vessels together with Thaddeus Mosley’s Brancusian forms

BY Vanessa Peterson | 24 JUN 21

Amidst a global pandemic during his first year as Haus der Kunst's artistic director, Lissoni speaks about how the museum communicates with the world at large and what it means to be in dialogue with the past and present 

BY Vanessa Peterson | 26 MAY 21

The family-run art space speaks to Vanessa Peterson about reclaiming the city they’re losing, community activism, and inspiring others to unite and resist