Issue 119
Nov - Dec 2008

On the occasion of his first London show in 16 years, Richard Serra talks to Adrian Searle about the evolution of his ideas and his plans for the future. Jennifer Higgie reflects on Matthew Brannon‘s paintings and sculptures, whose elegant aesthetic belies a witty, acerbic take on the human condition. Glaswegian novelist and artist Alasdair Gray responds to questions from frieze about art, life and literature. Jörg Heiser, Mario Cordognato and Padraig Timoney find that despite it’s problems, the city of Naples offers much in the way of a thriving art scene, breathtaking architecture and extraordinary food.

From this issue

How to stop worrying and love the ‘content crunch’

BY Dan Fox | 01 NOV 08

The author has paid frieze an undisclosed sum to publish the following exclusive extract

The first India Art Summit prompted timely debates about artistic freedom on the subcontinent

BY Robert Storr | 01 NOV 08

Keeping fit, autonomy, disappointment and art criticism

BY Tirdad Zolghadr | 01 NOV 08

Are reproductions of art works helpful, or do they confuse our experience of the real thing?

BY Jennifer Allen | 01 NOV 08

On the death of David Foster Wallace, a writer who reflected upon the joys and complications of language and living

BY Jerome Boyd-Maunsell | 01 NOV 08

A re-print of General Idea’s radical, now defunct FILE Magazine celebrates its idiosyncratic brilliance

BY Maria Fusco | 01 NOV 08

How Western pop music is being used as ‘touchless torture’ by the American military

BY Andrew Hultkrans | 01 NOV 08

Various venues, Shanghai, China

BY Carol Yinghua Lu | 01 NOV 08

Various venues, Liverpool, UK

BY Martin Herbert | 01 NOV 08

New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA

BY Steven Stern | 01 NOV 08

September Gallery, Berlin, Germany

BY Dominic Eichler | 01 NOV 08

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, UK

BY Jonathan Griffin | 01 NOV 08

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, USA

BY Christopher Bedford | 01 NOV 08

Guandong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

BY Saskia Draxler | 01 NOV 08

Various venues, Copenhagen, Denmark

BY Lars Bang Larsen | 01 NOV 08

Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City, Mexico

BY Jessica Berlanga Taylor | 01 NOV 08

City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand / Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

BY Nicola Harvey | 01 NOV 08

Parasol Unit, London, UK

BY Chris Fite-Wassilak | 01 NOV 08

Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

BY Daniel Miller | 01 NOV 08

White Cube, London, UK

BY Martin Herbert | 01 NOV 08

Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon, India

BY Devika Singh | 01 NOV 08

ZieherSmith, New York, USA

BY Morgan Falconer | 01 NOV 08

BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium

BY Douglas Heingartner | 01 NOV 08

Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston, USA

BY Sarah-Neel Smith | 01 NOV 08

doggerfisher, Edinburgh, UK

BY Kate Forde | 01 NOV 08

Gasworks, London, UK

BY Ian Hunt | 01 NOV 08

Elizabeth Dee, New York, USA

BY Graham T. Beck | 01 NOV 08

The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada

BY Benjamin Carlson | 01 NOV 08

UBS Art Gallery, New York, USA

BY Anne Wehr | 01 NOV 08

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

BY Simon Rees | 01 NOV 08

The Glaswegian novelist and artist answers questions about his approach to art, life and literature

BY Alasdair Gray | 01 NOV 08

eds. Daniel Birnbaum and Isabelle Graw (Sternberg Press, Berlin and New York, 2008)

01 NOV 08

Conlon Nancarrow (Other Minds, 2008)

BY Paul Kildea | 01 NOV 08

Magazine (Virgin/EMI, 2008)

BY Mark Fisher | 01 NOV 08

John Waters, Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK

BY Sally O'Reilly | 01 NOV 08

Basic Channel (Basic Channel, 2008)

BY Dan Fox | 01 NOV 08

Tim Etchells (Heinemann, London, 2008)

BY Tim Robey | 01 NOV 08

Radiohole, The Kitchen, New York, USA

BY Natalie Haddad | 01 NOV 08

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

01 NOV 08

Deyan Sudjic (Penguin, London, 2008)

01 NOV 08

Videos, hoods, a ‘period eye’; surrealism and surveillance

BY Christopher Bedford | 01 NOV 08

Political engagement in art from the USA and Silvia Kolbowski’s ambitious new work

BY Christopher Bedford | 01 NOV 08

What do you like the look of? My son’s beauty sleep

01 NOV 08

Richard Serra talks about the evolution of his ideas and his plans for the future

01 NOV 08

Begonias, the lure of travel, endless writing and an unfinished book

BY Sean O'Toole | 01 NOV 08

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

01 NOV 08

Ambiguity, concealment and eroticism lurk in the shadows of Victor Man’s paintings and installations

BY Tom Morton | 01 NOV 08

From participatory projects to socially mindful curating,Harrell Fletcher explores the role art plays in human relations

BY Jens Hoffmann | 01 NOV 08

Artist Daria Martin on the evolution of an artwork

01 NOV 08

The elegant aesthetic of Matthew Brannon’s pictures and sculptures belies a witty, acerbic take on the human condition

BY Jennifer Higgie | 01 NOV 08

Sound and form: grasshoppers, vocal canons and communicating with the dead

BY Sam Thorne | 01 NOV 08

Melik Ohanian’s aim to ‘question the operative mode of the exhibition’ is apparent in his complex, multimedia project

01 NOV 08

Institutional critique and collective authorship; money, fruit and Robbie Williams

BY Luca Cerizza | 01 NOV 08

Despite problems, the city offers a thriving contemporary art scene, breathtaking architecture and extraordinary food