Issue 5
Summer 2012

On the occasion of dOCUMENTA (13), editor Jennifer Allen surveys former artistic directors for their opinions, offering a comprehensive historical background for this year’s edition.

Raphael Gygax looks back at the career of Manon, one of the best-kept secrets of the Swiss arts scene, from the 1970s to the present.

Luca Cerizza tests the principles of appropriation and repetition in the works of Michael Riedel.

Also featured in issue 5: Christy Lange takes a closer look at the photographs of Alexandra Leykauf; Dominikus Müller sees a reawakening of Nature in contemporary art and music; whilst Pablo Larios considers what artists are doing with branded commodities in the age of social networks and Photoshop.

From this issue

Different Locations

31 MAY 12

Ahead of dOCUMENTA (13), reflections on the exhibition by its previous curators

BY Jennifer Allen | 31 MAY 12

On soft facts, hard eggs and sweet lies

BY Jan Verwoert | 30 MAY 12

The growing social bond between consumers and corporations has changed the way artists are working with commodities

BY Pablo Larios | 30 MAY 12

The project space COCO has closed its doors. What’s next for Vienna?

29 MAY 12

The resurgence of nature motifs is part of a shift from Pop cultural references to pure atmospheres

BY Dominikus Müller | 29 MAY 12

CERN seeks collisions with art. On the potential for a philosophical alliance

BY Barbara Preisig | 28 MAY 12

Georg Kargl Fine Arts

BY Vitus Weh | 28 MAY 12

The long history of a little gadget: MP3

BY Geeta Dayal | 27 MAY 12

Michael Riedel records, copies and repeats whatever he can get his hands on and combines the material to create austere and ironic works

BY Luca Cerizza | 27 MAY 12

Kunsthalle Lingen

BY Cynthia Krell | 27 MAY 12

What’s behind the tabloid press’s fascination with contemporary art? And how do artists profit from it?

BY Kito Nedo | 26 MAY 12

This audio file by Michael Riedel accompanies his artist pages in the current issue of frieze d/e

BY Michael Riedel | 26 MAY 12

In this series, frieze d/e asks artists, curators or writers to reflect upon one word and its impact

BY Carla Accardi | 25 MAY 12

Since the 1970s, Manon has used staged identities – and glamour – to devise new strategies for femininity

BY Raphael Gygax | 25 MAY 12

In this series, frieze d/e asks artists, curators or writers to reflect upon one word and its impact

BY Metahaven | 24 MAY 12

Karma International

BY Gabrielle Schaad | 24 MAY 12

Alexandra Leykauf turns photographs inside-out to explore their illusionistic properties

BY Christy Lange | 24 MAY 12

Skating on a turn-of-the-century ramp made by the late Michel Majerus

BY Andreas Schlaegel | 23 MAY 12

Galerie Bärbel Grässlin

BY Grit Weber | 23 MAY 12

Laptops, loops and body movements

BY Quinn Latimer | 23 MAY 12

Galerie Thomas Schulte

BY Mark Prince | 22 MAY 12

Ab-Ex clichés, living canvases and graveyards

BY Manuela Ammer | 22 MAY 12

Performance lectures, Hollywood cinema and secret societies

BY Thibaut de Ruyter | 21 MAY 12

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

BY Brian O'Doherty | 20 MAY 12

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

BY Jörg Heiser | 20 MAY 12

Pavillon der Overbeck-Gesellschaft

BY Wes Hill | 19 MAY 12

Badischer Kunstverein

BY Pablo Larios | 16 MAY 12

Technisches Museum & ERSTE

BY Max Henry | 15 MAY 12

Berlinische Galerie

BY Agata Pyzik | 14 MAY 12

Centre d‘Édition Contemporaine

BY Samuel Gross | 13 MAY 12

Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck

BY Noemi Smolik | 12 MAY 12

Wiels Centre for Contemporary Art

BY Kathy Noble | 10 MAY 12