Issue 12
Dec 2013 - Feb 2014

Issue 12 of frieze d/e looks to Vienna. Word Gerhard Rühm, Theo Altenberg, Ann Cotten & Kerstin Cmelka revisit the experiments in poetry and art of the ‘Wiener Gruppe,’ a collective founded in postwar Vienna in reaction to the suppressed aesthetic movements of the time.

Dominikus Müller and Helen Chang explore the unique role that interior design has played in the artistic and architectural landscapes of the city.

Jörg Heiser pays a visit to the Vienna studio of the long-overlooked artist Martha Jungwirth and reflects on five decades of her painting.

Also featured: Jonathan Griffin talks to Lucie Stahl about scanners, fluids and non-sequiturs; Elvia Wilk considers the exhibition as interface in the work of Simon Denny; and Matthias Dusini examines Josef Dabernig’s tireless quest for autonomy.

From this issue

Is there such a thing?

BY Dominikus Müller |

Vienna has a unique relationship to interior design. An essay by Helen Chang explores the effect on architecture in the city, inside and out

BY Helen Chang |

Martha Jungwirth and five decades of painting. By Jörg Heiser with a statement by Albert Oehlen and a piece by Austrian poet Friederike Mayröcker

BY Jörg Heiser |


BY Mark Sadler |

Postwar experiments in poetry and art: revisiting the Wiener Gruppe

BY Pablo Larios |

Centre d’Art Contemporain

BY Kirsty Bell |

An interview with Gerhard Rühm

BY Pablo Larios |

Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst – Schloss Ujazdowski

BY Pablo Larios |

A collaborative project responding to the Wiener Gruppe

BY Ann Cotten |

New shows, same old problems

BY Paul Teasdale |

Lucie Stahl talks scanners, fluids and non sequiturs

BY Jonathan Griffin |

In this series, frieze d/e looks at the logistics behind art works. Here, Isa Rosenberger explains the film she made for an exhibition aboard a nuclear-powered icebreaker in Murmansk

BY Isa Rosenberger |

Galerie Nagel Draxler

BY Noemi Smolik |

Josef Dabernig’s tireless quest for autonomy

BY Matthias Dusini |

Berlin’s role in data surveillance and the NSA scandal: an interview with Constanze Kurz

Salzburger Kunstverein

BY Vivien Trommer |

Author Helene Hegemann recalls dancing with Hamburg-based musician Malakoff Kowalski

BY Helene Hegemann |

Westfälischer Kunstverein

BY Britta Peters |

How central Vienna is being fitted out for international luxury shopping

BY Anne Feldkamp |

Galerie Urs Meile

Political portraiture and sci-fi ciphers

BY Melissa Canbaz |

Susanne Pfeffer shares what interested her in preparing her first exhibition at the Kunsthalle Fridericianum

BY Susanne Pfeffer |

Ramon Zürcher’s choreography of motion and stasis in Das merkwürdige Kätzchen

BY Esther Buss |

Simon Denny and the exhibition as interface

BY Elvia Wilk |

Mixing philosophy and performance at the Tanzquartier Wien

BY Astrid Kaminski |

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

BY Martin Guttmann |

Galerie nächst St. Stephan

BY Helen Chang |

Museum Schloss Moyland

BY Noemi Smolik |

Galerie Gregor Staiger

Cinzia Friedlaender

BY Mark Prince |

Painting Forever! in Berlin

BY Kito Nedo |