Issue 100
Jun - Aug 2006

frieze celebrates its 100th issue and 15th anniversary with a summer issue devoted to the role of the art magazine and the state of criticism. In a special survey, writers, artists and curators reveal the, often surprising influences that have shaped their thinking and writing.

Eugenia Bell and Emily King look back at the history and design of the art magazine since its humble beginnings almost 200 years ago. frieze also revisits a survey of art magazines conducted by the British art journal Studio International in 1976, to see what could be revealed about the inner workings of contemporary art publishing thirty years on.

Michael Bracewell talks to Tom Wolfe in Paris about art and intellectual fashion; Chrissie Iles meets dancer, choreographer, filmmaker and artist Yvonne Rainer; Ian White discusses time, text and travel with David Lamelas, and Tom Morton catches up with Pierre Huyghe on the eve of his first UK solo show at Tate Modern.

From this issue

For the 100th issue of frieze the editors celebrate the pleasure and pain of criticism 

Criticism is the chance to start a conversation about things that matter

BY Robert Storr | 07 JUN 06

A great magazine is one which invents its own readership

BY Brian Dillon | 07 JUN 06

How important is the truth when it comes to literary autobiography?

BY George Pendle | 07 JUN 06

The art world has long been a favourite target of satirical writing; but can it have a critical effect beyond mere caricature?

BY Dan Fox | 07 JUN 06

The state of film criticism today

BY Geoff Andrew | 07 JUN 06

The state of classical music criticism today

BY Paul Kildea | 07 JUN 06

The state of popular music criticism today

BY Simon Reynolds | 07 JUN 06

The state of literary criticism today

BY Giles Foden | 07 JUN 06

'What writing has most influenced the way you think about art?' Writers, artists and curators reveal the often surprising literary influences – from Theodor W. Adorno to Lester Bangs, Gertrude Stein and P.G. Wodehouse – that have shaped their thinking.

07 JUN 06

'What writing has most influenced the way you think about art?' Writers, artists and curators reveal the often surprising literary influences – from Theodor W. Adorno to Lester Bangs, Gertrude Stein and P.G. Wodehouse – that have shaped their thinking.

07 JUN 06

'What writing has most influenced the way you think about art?' Writers, artists and curators reveal the often surprising literary influences – from Theodor W. Adorno to Lester Bangs, Gertrude Stein and P.G. Wodehouse – that have shaped their thinking.

07 JUN 06

'What writing has most influenced the way you think about art?' Writers, artists and curators reveal the often surprising literary influences – from Theodor W. Adorno to Lester Bangs, Gertrude Stein and P.G. Wodehouse – that have shaped their thinking.

07 JUN 06

On the occasion of his first UK solo show – 'Celebration Park' – at Tate Modern this summer, Tom Morton spoke to Pierre Huyghe about journeys, exhibition-making, fiction and the future

BY Tom Morton | 07 JUN 06

What criteria do we use to judge art? During the opening of the 4th Berlin Biennial in March, Thomas Demand, Mark Godfrey, Jörg Heiser, Jennifer Higgie, Adrian Searle, Polly Staple and Tirdad Zolghadr gathered on a Saturday afternoon in frieze’s Berlin office to informally discuss, over cheese and strawberries, this very question

07 JUN 06

An interview with Yvonne Rainer, one of the most influential artists of the past 40 years.

BY Chrissie Iles | 07 JUN 06

Filming memory and memories of films; men, women, love and psychoanalysis

BY Christy Lange | 07 JUN 06

People, posters and propaganda; history, copies and drawing

BY Dominic Eichler | 07 JUN 06

Books, art history and self-portraits; heaven, hell and purgatory

BY Jonathan Griffin | 07 JUN 06

Love, desire and impersonation; opera, film and masculinity

BY Ronald Jones | 07 JUN 06

In 1976 the British art journal Studio International conducted a survey of contemporary art magazines to see what could be revealed about their inner workings and motivations. How do art magazines perceive themselves today? Are the questions that were posed 30 years ago still relevant in 2006? To find out, frieze asked 31 publications to respond to the Studio International questionnaire. Introduction byRichard Cork, the editor behind the original survey

07 JUN 06

In 1976 the British art journal Studio International conducted a survey of contemporary art magazines to see what could be revealed about their inner workings and motivations. How do art magazines perceive themselves today? Are the questions that were posed 30 years ago still relevant in 2006? To find out, frieze asked 31 publications to respond to the Studio International questionnaire

07 JUN 06

In 1976 the British art journal Studio International conducted a survey of contemporary art magazines to see what could be revealed about their inner workings and motivations. How do art magazines perceive themselves today? Are the questions that were posed 30 years ago still relevant in 2006? To find out, frieze asked 31 publications to respond to the Studio International questionnaire

07 JUN 06

An interview with David Lamelas about 30 years of work that explores ideas of time, text and travel; place, politics and friendship

BY Ian White | 07 JUN 06

Peter Schjeldahl has been writing art criticism in New York for 41 years, the last eight at The New Yorker.

BY Peter Schjeldahl | 07 JUN 06

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

BY Peter Eleey | 07 JUN 06

BALTIC, Gateshead, UK

BY Melissa Gronlund | 07 JUN 06

Pierogi, New York, USA

BY Sally O’Reilly | 07 JUN 06

Bortolami Dayan, New York, USA

BY Katie Sonnenborn | 07 JUN 06

Pecali & Sprovieri, London, UK

BY Sally O’Reilly | 07 JUN 06

Clementine Gallery, New York, USA

BY Steven Stern | 07 JUN 06

Derek Eller Gallery, New York, USA

BY Katie Sonnenborn | 07 JUN 06

Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway

BY Power Ekroth | 07 JUN 06

Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

BY Amanda Coulson | 07 JUN 06

International Center of Photography, New York, USA

BY Kristin M. Jones | 07 JUN 06

Various venues, Utrecht, The Netherlands

BY Douglas Heingartner | 07 JUN 06

De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

BY Douglas Heingartner | 07 JUN 06

Cabinet / Between Bridges, London, UK

BY Catherine Wood | 07 JUN 06

Ratio3, San Francisco, USA

BY Julian Myers | 07 JUN 06

Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland

BY Christy Lange | 07 JUN 06

Kunstverein Hanover, Germany

BY Dominic Eichler | 07 JUN 06

Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland

BY Tom Morton | 07 JUN 06

Mass MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

BY Francine Koslow Miller | 07 JUN 06

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

BY Kit Wise | 07 JUN 06

Since its humble beginnings almost 200 years ago, the art magazine has reflected, in wildly divergent forms, social, technological and cultural developments. Eugenia Bell traces its evolution, and, with Emily King, presents a snapshot of some of the most important publications in its history

01 JUN 06

One of most iconic and controversial writers of the past 40 years, Tom Wolfe discusses writing, art and intellectual fashion

BY Michael Bracewell | 15 MAY 06