Issue 15
Jun - Aug 2014

Issue 15 of frieze d/e turns to Zurich. Writer Daniel Binswanger and novelist Sibylle Berg share their cultural experiences of Switzerland and its most important economic centre.

Four decades of Hanne Darboven’s art and personal artefacts have been exhibited together for the first time. Jan Verwoert asks, does the late artist’s Hamburg studio reveal new insights into her enigmatic life and work?

Also featured" Michael Bracewell on the multimedia world of Los Angeles-based artist Friedrich Kunath; regular contributor Elvia Wilk talks to Swiss artist Tobias Madison about his plans for an experimental education department at MoMA PS1; and curator Carson Chan looks at how architect Peter Zumthor attempts to capture a lifetime of work, in his recently published catalogue raisonné. 

From this issue

The artist’s studio as a clue to decoding her work? Four decades of Hanne Darboven’s conceptual art and artefacts from her house in Hamburg are exhibited together for the first time

BY Jan Verwoert |

Philosophical manoeuvrings and political realities

BY Jörg Heiser |

Cultured landscapes

The life and work of Swiss filmmaker Peter Liechti, who died in April

BY Bert Rebhandl |

Switzerland’s schizoid relationship to internationalism and isolationism

BY Daniel Binswanger |

An entirely personal cultural report from Zurich

BY Sibylle Berg |

How Zurich-based designer Julian Zigerli is redefining men’s fashion

BY Katrin Kruse |

Bündner Kunstmuseum

Tobias Madison talks to Elvia Wilk about the liberating effects of alienation, running an education department for MoMA PS1, New York this summer and why art should be a hobby

BY Elvia Wilk |

Heinz Mack on his sculptural work The Sky Over Nine Columns that will be installed in Venice this summer

BY Heinz Mack |

From Californian glamour and Hollywood dreams to loss, loneliness and despair: comedy and melancholy in the work of Friedrich Kunath

BY Michael Bracewell |

Berlin-based dancer and choreographer Adam Linder and his reinterpretation of Jean Cocteau’s seminal ballet Parade

BY Astrid Kaminski |

Berlin-based musician Jam Rostron aka Planningtorock tells Jan Kedves why US comedian Melissa McCarthy is a feminist icon

BY Jan Kedves |


Discretely unfamiliar

BY Kito Nedo |

The curator of the 8th Berlin Biennale Juan A. Gaitán on objects, from the walking stick to the pen

BY Juan A. Gaitán |

How have artists’ attitudes to authorship, criticality and commercialism changed?

BY John Beeson |

On his 70th birthday, retracing the writer’s steps along the ‘Sebald walk’

BY Saim Demircan |

Hamburger Bahnhof

BY Ronald Berg |

With the publication of his recent five-volume catalogue raisonnée, how does architect Peter Zumthor convey a lifetime’s body of work?

BY Carson Chan |

Hauser & Wirth

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

BY Lee 'Scratch' Perry |

Kunstverein in Hamburg

GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst

BY Britta Peters |

Museum für Gegenwartskunst

BY Jörg Scheller |

Galerie Thomas Fischer

BY Verena Straub |

carlier | gebauer

BY Övül Durmuşoğlu |


BY Magdalena Kröner |

Blain | Southern, Berlin & Herbert-Gerisch-Stiftung, Neumünster

BY Jan Kedves |

A round-up of five gallery shows in Cologne

BY Dominikus Müller |