Issue 111
Nov - Dec 2007

In the Nov / Dec issue of frieze, Tom Morton examines the sculptures and installations of Charles Ray, whose new work continues to explore themes of space, objecthood and mimesis.

Benjamin Weissman reflects on the humorous, psychological, abstract pictures of Christopher Wool.

Sam Thorne considers the seductively idiosyncratic practice of Michael Fullerton, and Melissa Gronlund discusses Lucy Skaer’s meditations on senselessness and beauty in drawings, films and sculptures.

Peter Eleey looks back at the Artist Placement Group’s strategy of incorporating art into the world of business, whilst Bert Rebhandl is impressed by a new era of Romanian filmmaking.

Santiago García Navarro looks at the socially oriented work of Argentinian artist Roberto Jacoby and Siobhán Hapaska responds to the back page questionnaire.

From this issue

Charles Ray's new work continues to explore the themes of space, objecthood and mimesis that have been at the centre of his practice for over 30 years

Lucy Skaer's drawings, films and sculptures transform images of prisons, dictionaries, museums and whales into maverick meditations on senselessness and beauty

Is Berlin the new Cairo?

 ‘A painting was actually telling me to fuck off. Gnarr. A little aggro retinal music’

BY Benjamin Weissman |

When a low-budget Romanian film about abortion won the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival it heralded a new era of filmmaking in a country still struggling with post-communism

The symbology of idealism; windows, balloons and Warhol

BY Claire Gilman |

Abstraction and utilitarianism: two sides of the same curtain

Lyrical apparitions that commune with the past

Science, sociability and restless optimism

In 1966, the Artist Placement Group was founded to integrate artists into businesses and corporations around Britain. Did the strategy bear fruit?

In his paintings, sculptures and installations, Michael Fullerton explores the vagaries of representation

For over 40 years Argentinian artist Roberto Jacoby has argued that art should be social, rather than object-orientated

Siobhán Hapaska is an artist who lives in London. Her solo show at Camden Arts Centre runs until 25 November.

How confusion can be creative

Sol LeWitt's exemplary approach to art and life

Swiss Institute, New York, USA

Of the three main venues occupied by the Istanbul Biennial, the Atatürk Cultural Centre was the most resonant and contested

Manhattan celebrates the reemergence of a much loved yet wholly reconstituted institution

BY Irene Cheng |

As a new book on Public Image Ltd shows, the influence of their 1979 album Metal Box stretches far and wide

In 'Life in Film', an ongoing series, frieze asks artists and filmmakers to list the movies that have influenced their practice.

Bob and Roberta Smith (Black Dog Publishing, London, 2007)

Tom McCarthy (Alma Books, London, 2007)

Eyal Weizman (Verso, London and New York, 2007)

BY Bradley Horn |

Gæoudjiparl (Pork Salad Press, 2007)

Harmonia (Grönland Records, 2007)

The artist invites Matt Calderwood, Ingo Gerken, Dennis McNulty and David Sherry to explore the ambiguous connotations of homemade art

BY Chris Fite-Wassilak |

The artist is taking over New York's Building D on Essex Street Market, with his new installations that resemble a horror story

BY Kristin M. Jones |