In the September issue of frieze, eleven writers respond to the 52nd Venice Biennale, documenta 12 and Sculpture Projects Muenster 07, three of the most important exhibitions in the international art calendar. With contributions from Diedrich Diederichsen, Jennifer Doyle, Kodwo Eshun, Alex Farquharson, Jörg Heiser, Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith, Helen Molesworth, Olu Oguibe, Daniel Palmer, Polly Staple and Tirdad Zolghadr.
Brian Dillon reflects on the work of Susan Hiller, whose work over three decades has inhabited a space between knowledge and emotion, exploring histories of Modernism, photography and the occult, whilst Robert Enright talks to Canadian artist and filmmaker Stan Douglas on the occasion of his first major retrospective.
Illustrated with specially commissioned photographs by Nigel Shafran, Emily King visits the Milan studio of Achille Castiglioni, one of the most playful, inventive and audacious designers of the 20th century. Mexican artist Damián Ortega responds to the frieze questionnaire.