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Vanessa Peterson

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

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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