Issue 11
Sept - Oct 2013

In the 11th issue of frieze d/e Dominic Eichler unravels the work and persona of Isa Genzken.

Boris Groys considers the aesthetic theories of Wassily Kandinsky, developed during Kandinsky’s time teaching at the Bauhaus, and how they would later be applied to the design of prison cells in Spain.

Also featured: Curator, gallerist and collector René Block speaks with artist Maria Eichhorn about the importance of humour, friendship, Fluxus and music in a career spanning 50 years and Astrid Kaminski talks to US-born, German-based choreographer William Forsythe about ‘wrong’ kinds of comedy, philosophy in dance and brief bouts of weightlessness.

From this issue

In this series, frieze d/e looks at the logistics behind art works. Here, Michael Sailstorfer explains how he ‘reversed nature’ for Emscherkunst.2013

BY Michael Sailstorfer | 15 AUG 13

The quasi-documentaries of Viennese filmmakers Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel

BY Bert Rebhandl | 15 AUG 13

Why have art collaborations become so annoying?

BY Jan Kedves | 15 AUG 13

Artist Tobias Madison presents his selection of favourite publications

BY Tobias Madison | 15 AUG 13

With the 50th anniversary of the DAAD’s Artists-in-Berlin Programme this year, a visit to its most legendary artists’ apartment

BY Jan Kedves | 15 AUG 13

Helga Wretman’s Fitness for Artists TV revives the surprisingly long history of art and exercise

BY Jörg Scheller | 15 AUG 13

Ulf Poschardt’s love letter to the Porsche 911

BY Thomas Hübener | 15 AUG 13

For this regular series in frieze d/e, Berlin-based organist Cameron Carpenter discusses his affinities to glam

BY Jan Kedves | 14 AUG 13

On the occasion of her forthcoming retrospective at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Dominic Eichler unravels Isa Genzken’s work and persona

BY Dominic Eichler | 14 AUG 13

Artist Karin Sander and social scientist Harald Welzer have known each other since Welzer exhibited Sander’s works as a gallerist in Hanover in the 1990s. In his most recent book Selbst denken. Eine Anleitung zum Widerstand (Thinking for Ourselves: a Manual for Resistance, 2013), Welzer calls for a move away from the ideology of economic growth, in light of world­­‑wide economic crises, calling instead for intelligent concepts for a ‘culture of reduction’. Intelligent reduction is exactly what Sander’s art engages with time and again. This conversation between Sander and Welzer, moderated by Jörg Heiser, includes a conceptual intervention by Sander.

14 AUG 13

While teaching at the Bauhaus, Wassily Kandinsky deepened his theory of art as a visual rhetoric conveying specific emotions – ideas that would later influence the design of prison cells in Spain

BY Boris Groys | 14 AUG 13

Gallerist, collector, curator and director René Block talks to artist Maria Eichhorn about ambition in art, the unexplored diversity of Fluxus and the importance of music in a career spanning 50 years

BY Maria Eichhorn | 13 AUG 13

The show of showing

BY Kolja Reichert | 13 AUG 13

In her collages, photographs, artist books and paintings, Özlem Altin explores the body at rest and the inanimate in action

BY Sara Stern | 13 AUG 13

Filling in the Blanks

BY Christy Lange | 13 AUG 13

Choreographer William Forsythe speaks to Astrid Kaminski about ‘wrong’ kinds of comedy, philosophy in dance and brief bouts of weightlessness

BY Astrid Kaminski | 13 AUG 13

Choose a single object of special significance from your working or living environment

BY Barbara Vinken | 13 AUG 13

55. Biennale di Venezia

BY Kirsty Bell | 12 AUG 13

Gabriele Senn Galerie

BY Vitus Weh | 12 AUG 13

Galerie Karin Guenther

BY Britta Peters | 12 AUG 13

The Museum of Contemporary Art

BY Jonathan Griffin | 12 AUG 13

Kunst-Werke – Institute for Contemporary Art

12 AUG 13

Museum für Gegenwartskunst

BY Laura McLean-Ferris | 12 AUG 13

Gesellschaft für aktuelle Kunst

BY Jens Asthoff | 12 AUG 13

Ursula Blickle Stiftung

BY Agnieszka Gratza | 12 AUG 13

How are historic exhibitions re-exhibited?

BY Jörg Heiser | 12 AUG 13

Bonner Kunstverein

12 AUG 13

Künstlerhaus Halle für Kunst & Medien (KM–)

BY Patricia Schmiedlechner | 12 AUG 13

Fondation Speerstra & Karma International

BY Katya García-Antón | 12 AUG 13