Issue 128
Jan – Feb 2010

frieze asked 13 critics and curators what and who they felt to be the most significant shows of 2009, and what they are looking forward to in 2010.

Also in the Jan / Feb issue: Astrology; Auckland & Sydney; Edward Allington; Dara Birnbaum; communism; Moscow Biennial; Rosalind Nashashibi; Nottingham Contemporary; Sam Porritt; Ramallah; Robert Ryman; Erin Shirreff; the Whitney Biennial.

From this issue

frieze asked 13 critics and curators from around the world to choose what they’re looking forward to in 2010

01 JAN 10

frieze asked 13 critics and curators from around the world to choose who they felt to be the most significant emerging artists of the year

01 JAN 10

frieze asked 13 critics and curators from around the world to choose what they felt to be the most significant solo shows of 2009

01 JAN 10

frieze asked 13 critics and curators to choose what they felt to be the most significant group shows and biennials of 2009

01 JAN 10

Two antipodean exhibitions will explore ideas ranging from the role of risk-taking to the complexities of geo-politics in making art

BY Nicola Harvey | 01 JAN 10

Francesco Bonami speaks to Dan Fox about New York’s famous biennial in its 75th year

BY Dan Fox | 01 JAN 10

Jean-Hubert Martin’s exhibition sought to mix Russian art with work from other cultures and different times

BY Christy Lange | 01 JAN 10

The trials and tribulations of the international lecture circuit

BY Robert Storr | 01 JAN 10

Unemployment, the London Olympics, new galleries in Metz and Rome, the Shanghai World Expo and contrasting spa designs

BY Douglas Murphy AND Oliver Elser | 01 JAN 10

The best motion pictures and moving images of 2009

BY Stuart Comer AND Rajendra Roy | 01 JAN 10

Philosophy in 2009: The Invisible Committee; speculative realism; an all-star conference on communism; new books from Alain Badiou and Slavoj Žižek

BY Mark Fisher | 01 JAN 10

Re-branding débâcles, online fonts, the closure of Gourmet magazine, the 90th anniversary of the Bauhaus and a new film

BY Eugenia Bell | 01 JAN 10

Being a foreigner in Germany’s capital

BY Jennifer Allen | 01 JAN 10

The many uses of the Zeitgeist

BY Dan Fox | 01 JAN 10

Literary highlights of 2009, a poetry scandal, the Man Booker International Prize, artists’ writings and a new study on Robert Ryman

BY Amit Chaudhuri AND Brian Sholis | 01 JAN 10

The highs and lows of 2009, including nostalgia, Alarm Will Sound and Terry Riley; Throbbing Gristle, Luke Fowler, and ‘Lust for Life’ 

BY Dan Fox AND David Grubbs | 01 JAN 10

Curator Hou Hanru turns to everyday spectacle for inspiration

BY Vivian Sky Rehberg | 01 JAN 10

Turning to Vilnius for inspiration, ‘Urban Stories’ built complex narratives from fraught histories

BY Jennifer Higgie | 01 JAN 10

Life as an artist, writer or curator in an occupied city – the administrative capital of the Palestinian National Authority 

Explorations in size and scale in recent Japanese sculpture

BY Edward Allington | 01 JAN 10

What is art for? It’s a constant reminder of the elusiveness of beauty

01 JAN 10

Nottingham Contemporary, UK

BY Martin Herbert | 01 JAN 10

Sculpture Center, New York, USA

BY Steven Stern | 01 JAN 10

Fondazione Galleria Civica, Trento, Italy

BY Alessandro Rabottini | 01 JAN 10

Wilkinson Gallery, London, UK

BY Sam Thorne | 01 JAN 10

Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, USA

BY Chris Fite-Wassilak | 01 JAN 10

Hauser & Wirth, Zürich, Switzerland

BY Quinn Latimer | 01 JAN 10

New Museum, New York, USA

BY Ara H. Merjian | 01 JAN 10

Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland

BY Felicity Lunn | 01 JAN 10

Galeria Toni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain

BY Jessica Lott | 01 JAN 10

A Foundation, Liverpool, UK

BY Jonathan Griffin | 01 JAN 10

Harris Lieberman, New York, USA

BY Anne Wehr | 01 JAN 10

Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK

BY Brian Dillon | 01 JAN 10

Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, USA

BY Jason Foumberg | 01 JAN 10

Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Austria

BY Jakob Neulinger | 01 JAN 10

Studio Voltaire, London, UK

BY Andrew Bonacina | 01 JAN 10

Ludwik Grohman Villa and Book Art Museum, Łódź, Poland

BY Goska Charylo | 01 JAN 10

Lisa Cooley Fine Art, New York, USA

BY Anna Gritz | 01 JAN 10

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

BY Maria Fusco | 01 JAN 10

Taxter & Spengemann, New York, USA

BY Katie Kitamura | 01 JAN 10

Galerie Cinzia Friedlaender, Berlin, Germany

BY Kirsty Bell | 01 JAN 10

Hats Plus, London, UK

BY Tom Morton | 01 JAN 10

Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany

BY Amanda Coulson | 01 JAN 10

Cabinet, New York, USA

BY Natalie Haddad | 01 JAN 10

Maria Lind and Dieter Roelstraete talk to Anton Vidokle about the informal, ‘free school’ initiatives in Berlin

BY Maria Lind AND Dieter Roelstraete | 01 NOV 09