Issue 122
April 2009

Sam Thorne explores the influences of home, travel, translation and transience in the work of Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander.

Diedrich Diederichsen questions how the Internet has affected definitions of a contemporary culture industry and finds that the imaginary architecture in a 15th-century book may provide the answer.

Sean O’Toole considers how Amar Kanwar‘s multilayered films and installations prompt ‘revelations of different kinds, for different individuals.’

Julian Myers grapples with the work of an artist who relishes multiple viewpoints, myriad materials and a slippery approach to meaning, to ask who is Sterling Ruby?

City Report: Tel Aviv features Israel’s second largest city, which is known as ‘the bubble’ for its air of detachment from political turmoil, its cosmopolitanism, hedonism and vibrant art scene.

From this issue

The world of difference between writing a blog and an article for print publication

BY Christy Lange | 04 APR 09

Negative Art defines itself negatively. It can only be described by a catalog of what it is not

BY Olav Westphalen | 04 APR 09

The scandalous closure of Brandeis University’s famed Rose Art Museum

BY Robert Storr | 04 APR 09

A new exhibition about New York’s underground earth works reveals a quasi-mythological mirror image of the city

BY George Pendle | 04 APR 09

Might the art world’s discretion on economic matters amount to a denial?

BY Jennifer Allen | 04 APR 09

Born just over a century ago, eden ahbez – the original hippy or ‘Nature Boy’ – was the most eccentric and successful songwriter you’ve never heard of

BY Jonty Claypole | 04 APR 09

Many controversial buildings currently await an uncertain fate, raising the issue of aesthetic success versus social function

BY Joe Scanlan | 04 APR 09

In an ongoing series, frieze asks an artist, curator or writer to list the books that have influenced them

04 APR 09
Culture Digest

Iain Sinclair (Hamish Hamilton, 2009)

BY Dan Fox | 04 APR 09
Culture Digest

Alain Badiou (Verso, London, 2009)

BY Mark Fisher | 04 APR 09
Culture Digest

eds. Hilar Stadler and Martino Stierli (Scheidegger & Spiess, Zurich, 2009)

BY Sam Jacob | 04 APR 09
Culture Digest

Belbury Poly (Ghost Box, 2009)

BY Sam Thorne | 04 APR 09
Article

Various artists (Tempa, 2009)

BY Mark Fisher | 04 APR 09
Culture Digest

Telepathe (V2/Cooperative, 2009)

BY Daniel Trilling | 04 APR 09

Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander creates works influenced by ideas of home, travel, translation and transience

BY Sam Thorne | 04 APR 09

Amar Kanwar’s multilayered films and installations prompt ‘revelations, of different kinds, for different individuals’

BY Sean O'Toole | 04 APR 09

How has the Internet affected new definitions of a contemporary culture industry? The imaginary architecture in a 15th-century book may provide the answer

BY Diedrich Diederichsen | 04 APR 09

Soap operas, identity politics and sentimental songs; humour, hysteria and sincerity

BY Steven Stern | 04 APR 09

Posters, leaves and photographs, drawing, detachment and intimacy

BY Chris Fite-Wassilak | 04 APR 09

Embarrassment and abnormality; rearranged faces and rotating horizons

BY Nicola Harvey | 04 APR 09
City Report

Known as ‘the bubble’ for its air of detachment from political turmoil, its hedonism, cosmopolitanism and vibrant art scene

BY Nuit Banai, Eyal Danon | 04 APR 09

Grappling with the work of an artist who relishes multiple viewpoints, myriad materials and a slippery approach to meaning

BY Julian Myers | 04 APR 09

What is your favourite title of an art work? I can’t think of a good one

04 APR 09

Tate Britain, London, UK

BY Jörg Heiser | 01 APR 09

Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

BY Ara H. Merjian | 01 APR 09

Villa Oppenheim, Berlin, Germany

BY Mark Godfrey | 01 APR 09

Various venues, Cairo, Egypt

BY Lars Bang Larsen | 01 APR 09

Greene Naftali, New York, USA

BY Graham T. Beck | 01 APR 09

carlier | gebauer, Berlin, Germany

BY Christy Lange | 01 APR 09

LABoral Centro de Arte, Gijon, Spain

BY Melissa Gronlund | 01 APR 09

Matt's Gallery, London, UK

BY Chris Fite-Wassilak | 01 APR 09

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA

BY Anne Wehr | 01 APR 09

Various venues, Daegu, South Korea

BY Brian Dillon | 01 APR 09

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany

BY Jörg Heiser | 01 APR 09

Musée d'art moderne et contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

BY Felicity Lunn | 01 APR 09

Various venues, Cali, Colombia

BY Jens Hoffmann | 01 APR 09

Studio Voltaire, London, UK

BY Colin Perry | 01 APR 09

CCS Bard Galleries and Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, USA

BY Benjamin Carlson | 01 APR 09

ms2, Museum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland

BY Goska Charylo | 01 APR 09

Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil

BY Fabio Cypriano | 01 APR 09

Moot, Nottingham, UK

BY Sam Thorne | 01 APR 09

Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, USA

BY Katie Sonnenborn | 01 APR 09

Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy

BY Sonia Campagnola | 01 APR 09

Taylor de Cordoba, Los Angeles, USA

BY Christy Lange | 01 APR 09

Tramway, Glasgow, UK

BY Sarah Lowndes | 01 APR 09

Wilkinson Gallery, London, UK

BY Dan Fox | 01 APR 09