Issue 105
March 2007

The March issue of frieze is themed around Feminism.

Connie Butler discusses her forthcoming exhibition WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution with Amelia Jones, and Dominic Eichler considers the themes explored by Collier Schorr in her photographs and collages.

Melissa Gronlund looks back at the career of Maya Deren, whose radical and influential films are the subject of a new book published by Anthology Film Archives.

Will Bradley is intrigued by Cathy Wilkes psychologically and socially evocative installations, while Christy Lange reflects on the videos, performances and events staged by Annika Eriksson. 

From this issue

A plethora of feminist-related arts activity in 2007 begs the question – why now?

In an ongoing series, frieze asks an artist to list the movies that have influenced their practice.

An interview sociologist Saskia Sassen about the role of women today – from cleaners and mothers, to professionals and politicians – in newly emergent social structures, from the US to Japan and Dubai

Feminism and its thresholds

The opening of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art is a landmark event – but without an acquisition programme, does it risk becoming simply another Women’s Studies department?

BY Jenni Sorkin |

How has Feminism in the art world changed?

Eleanor Antin, who lives and works in San Diego, California, is a conceptual and multidisciplinary artist who has been creating narrative images in photography, video, film, performance and installation for more than 35 years. Her exhibition at Galerie Erna Hécey in Brussels is on view until April 7, 2007.

Two new books examine women, dissection and secrets

Amelia Jones talks to Connie Butler about the upcoming exhibition ‘WACK!, Art and the Feminist Revolution’

BY Amelia Jones |

The Anthology Film Archives in New York will soon release the second volume of a vast bibliographical project about the radical and influential filmmaker, Maya Deren

Collier Schorr’s photographs and collages question what we look at – and why

For over a decade, Annika Eriksson has made videos, staged performances and organized events that explore social relationships

From Mexico to Egypt, Senegal to Colombia – examining approaches to feminist art-making

In her murals, installations, music, radio plays and projections, German artist Michaela Melián explores the politics of memory, alternative histories and the often unsung role of women in shaping the past – and future

Gun-fights, doppelgängers, feminist tales, songs and films

BY Catrin Lorch |

Pseudonyms, strikes and keys; appropriation and symbols

Display; the female form and protest culture

BY Julia Bryan-Wilson |

With found objects, drawings and paintings, Cathy Wilkes creates unexpected narratives suggesting psychological states and social codes

BY Will Bradley |

At CHELSEA Space gallery, Suzanne Treister’s alter ego delves into the murky world of the occult

BY Jonathan Griffin |