Issue 108
Jun - Aug 2007

The June/July/August issue of frieze is themed around ecology. Mark Godfrey talks to Gustav Metzger, one of the key figures of postwar British art, about his work exploring social issues surrounding memory, history and the environment.

Influential novelist Brian W. Aldiss examines science fictions fascination with ecological disaster and global apocalypse.

Swedish artist Henrik Håkansson has produced a specially commissioned poster for frieze, distributed free inside this issue. 

From this issue

What are the environmental costs of publishing a magazine?

BY James Trainor |

The Eloisa Cartonera publishing house’s novel response to the collapse of the Argentine economy

BY Santiago García Navarro |

A high-tech cavern is being built in Norway to back-up the Earth’s plant life

Academic sculpture can provide a welcome distraction from contemporary concerns

Do you need to infiltrate a system in order to change it?

BY Nancy Spector |

In an ongoing series, frieze asks artists and filmmakers to list the movies that have influenced their practice. This issue: Hamish Fulton

The faded glamour of flying, jet lag and a biennial for New Orleans

BY Polly Staple |

Examining literature and cinema's ongoing fascination with tales of ecological disaster and global apocalypse

BY Brian W. Aldiss |

Tue Greenfort is an artist and environmentalist who drives a bus fuelled by vegetable oil and makes sculptures from recycled materials

An interview with Gustav Metzger, one of the key figures of postwar British art

São Paulo city report

BY Ana Paula Cohen |

Many artists today recognize that environmentalism needs to embrace political, social and economic factors as well as ecological ones

BY Max Andrews |

Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla’s videos and installations fuse comedy, journeys, music and absurdity to provoke curiosity about social and political issues

Paul Chan’s exhibition ‘The 7 Lights’ is at the Serpentine Gallery, London until 1 July 2007. He lives in New York.

Shamanism and anthropomorphism; public art and 'getting back to nature'

Improvisation, networks, mushrooms and walking cities

Colombia, botany and classification; fake flowers and post-colonialism

BY José Roca |

Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland

BY Jennifer Higgie |

Talks, publications and research; whirling dervishes and urban design

BY Francesco Manacorda |

A trio of exhibitions about the controversial urban planner Robert Moses has prompted new discussion about regeneration and community activism in New York