Issue 20
Jun - Aug 2015

The summer issue of frieze d/e is out now, with features on Alexandra Bachzetsis, Michael Beutler, and the controversial history of public art in former West Germany, plus reviews of the 56th Venice Biennale.

New York-based writer Laura McLean-Ferris discovers Dionysian forces and socio-economic pressures in the dance performances of Swiss artist Alexandra Bachzetsis.

Coinciding with his large-scale installation Moby Dick at Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof, contributing editor Kirsty Bell explores the sculptural machines of Michael Beutler.

Also featuring: Noemi Smolik visits the sculptor Inge Mahn, a former student of Joseph Beuys, in her countryside home; artist Jimmy Robert talks to Jan Kedves about paper and performance; and Pablo Larios looks at the role of self-presentation in recent art and writing.

From this issue

On exits and exiles

BY Paul Teasdale |

Trevor Paglen explains the photography competition he organized as part of his show at Frankfurter Kunstverein

BY Trevor Paglen |

The first collected writings of legendary fashion critic Helen Hessel

BY Katrin Kruse |

Experimental film, now in 3D

BY Esther Buss |

The Berlin-based choreographer and dancer Jared Gradinger

BY Astrid Kaminski |

Writer Mark von Schlegell on recent travels – through the US and science fiction

BY Mark von Schlegell |

Artist and composer Arnold Dreyblatt discusses his project Performing the Black Mountain Archive

BY Jan Kedves |

Michael Beutler’s large-scale sculptural installations and his analogue alternative to automated production

BY Kirsty Bell |

Noemi Smolik visits the home of Inge Mahn and looks back on five decades of the artist’s socially-minded sculpture – in both town and country

BY Noemi Smolik |

Jan Kedves talks with Jimmy Robert about performance, paper and movement as a form of writing

BY Jan Kedves |

Self-presentation in recent art and writing

BY Pablo Larios |

Body and soul in the performances of Alexandra Bachzetsis

BY Laura McLean-Ferris |

Intelligence squared

BY Scott Roben |

Public art in Germany has a long and fraught history. What is its place today?

BY Dominikus Müller |

Gabriele Senn Galerie

BY Bettina Brunner |

Galerie Krobath

BY Vitus Weh |

Karma International

Fotomuseum Winterthur

BY Jörg Scheller |

Galerie Buchholz

BY Noemi Smolik |

Museum für Moderne Kunst

BY Ajay Hothi |

Künstlerhaus Stuttgart

BY E. C. Feiss |

Halle für Kunst Lüneburg

BY Dominikus Müller |

Künstlerhaus Bethanien

BY Jörg Heiser |

Contemporary Fine Arts

BY Wieland Rambke |

Konrad Fischer Galerie

BY Adrian Duncan |

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

BY Adrian Piper |