Issue 117
September 2008

Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith discovers an increasing interest in the relationship between language and the body in Steve McQueen‘s first feature film. Guy Brett traces Cildo Meireles‘ ongoing communication with the public, which he has been exploring since the 1960s. Tom Morton tracks the alternative histories and playful anachronisms that shape Steven Claydon‘s sculptures, paintings and videos. Emily King talks to Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa about his interest in people, everyday objects and their environments. 

From this issue

Ikon Eastside, Birmingham, UK

BY Mia Jankowicz | 09 SEP 08

Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany

BY Catrin Lorch | 09 SEP 08

Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France

09 SEP 08

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA

BY Jörg Heiser | 09 SEP 08

Various venues, Folkestone, UK

BY Jonathan Griffin | 09 SEP 08

Tate St Ives, UK

BY Sam Thorne | 09 SEP 08

Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USA

BY Christopher Bedford | 09 SEP 08

Ballroom Marfa, Texas, USA

BY Katie Sonnenborn | 09 SEP 08

Wellcome Collection, London, UK

BY Ann Coxon | 09 SEP 08

CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA

BY Julian Myers | 09 SEP 08

Various venues, Sydney, Australia

BY Max Delany | 09 SEP 08

Nottingham Contemporary, UK

BY Martin Herbert | 09 SEP 08

Bunkier Sztuki, Kraków, Poland

09 SEP 08

Derek Eller Gallery, New York, USA

BY Jenni Sorkin | 09 SEP 08

Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil

BY Silas Martí | 09 SEP 08

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA

BY Olivier Debroise | 09 SEP 08

Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Nacionalna Galerija, Center for Cultural Decontamination & Public Space, Belgrade, Serbia

BY Nicole Scheyerer | 09 SEP 08

Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland

BY Tim Stott | 09 SEP 08

Dundee Contemporary Arts, UK

BY Sarah Lowndes | 09 SEP 08

Galerie Nächst St Stephan/Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna, Austria

BY Katie Kitamura | 09 SEP 08

Natalie Haddad documents the exhibition acting as a corrective to the historical absence of Chicanos in mainstream America, and the museum

BY Natalie Haddad | 09 SEP 08

Victoria Miro, London, UK

BY Eliza Williams | 09 SEP 08

Trentino-South Tyrol, Italy

BY Melissa Gronlund | 09 SEP 08

Despite the city's troubles and persistent clichés about it's cultural life, a community of independent collectives and spaces is thriving

Sergej Jensen’s exhausted, expressive paintings, gallery interventions, rare films and moody music

BY Dominic Eichler | 09 SEP 08

Prime numbers, humdrum sources and brainy embroidery

BY Judith Russi Kirshner | 09 SEP 08

Since the 1960s Brazilian artist Cildo Meireles has been searching for ‘some kind of communion’ with the public

BY Guy Brett | 09 SEP 08

What could you imagine doing if you didn’t do what you do? I would be a biologist, a kindergarten teacher or a policewoman

09 SEP 08

Alternative histories and playful anachronisms shape Steven Claydon’s sculptures, paintings and videos

BY Tom Morton | 09 SEP 08

In his sculptures, collages and films, Bojan Sarcevic explores the ‘ghost haunting modernity’: ornament and decoration

BY Jennifer Allen | 09 SEP 08

Photography, Africa, dystopian fantasies and ‘the present as a screen’

BY Sean O'Toole | 09 SEP 08

Since the late 1960s Lynn Hershman Leeson has employed multiple personalities to explore ideas surrounding identity

BY Amelia Jones | 09 SEP 08

Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa talks about his interest in the interaction between people, everyday objects and their environments

BY Emily King | 09 SEP 08

Wax mannequins, childhood memories, sneakers and solitude

BY Claire Gilman | 09 SEP 08

Steve McQueen’s first feature film reveals an artist increasingly interested in the relationship between language and the body

Sculpture, vivid provocations and a mistrust of language

BY Jonathan Griffin | 09 SEP 08

Jason Lutes (Drawn and Quarterly, Montreal, 2008)

BY Chris Fite-Wassilak | 09 SEP 08

Are there no limits to the art world's expertise?

BY Tirdad Zolghadr | 09 SEP 08

John Cage, Hans Ulrich Obrist and their relationship to time

BY Jennifer Allen | 09 SEP 08

How the wealthy spend their leisure time and what it signifies

BY Robert Storr | 09 SEP 08

The hunt for rare African funk records raises questions about how the digitized music of the 21st century will be archived

BY Jace Clayton | 09 SEP 08

Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler, Los Angeles, USA

BY Christopher Bedford | 09 SEP 08

Curated by Vicki Bennett, Sonic Arts Network, 2008

BY Mick Peter | 09 SEP 08

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

BY Jennifer Higgie | 09 SEP 08

With so many artists using references in their work, it’s time to question which ones are good, necessary or relevant

BY Dominic Eichler | 09 SEP 08

In an ongoing series, frieze asks artists and filmmakers to list the movies that have influenced their practice

09 SEP 08

Nico Muhly, Bedroom Community, 2008

BY Dan Fox | 09 SEP 08

Boris Groys (MIT Press, Cambridge, 2008)

BY Brian Dillon | 09 SEP 08

Each Rabelaisian timepiece is different. Can you spot the difference between the two?

BY Sally O'Reilly | 09 SEP 08

In an ongoing series frieze asks curators, artists and writers to list the books that have influenced them

09 SEP 08

Mark E. Smith with Austin Collings (Viking, London, 2008)

BY Nathaniel Mellors | 09 SEP 08

DJ Zeus, Consume Music, 2002/2008

BY Sam Thorne | 09 SEP 08