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

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

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

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

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 |

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

BY Dan Fox |

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

BY Christy Lange |

The trials and tribulations of the international lecture circuit

BY Robert Storr |

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

BY Douglas Murphy AND Oliver Elser |

The best motion pictures and moving images of 2009

BY Stuart Comer AND Rajendra Roy |

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 |

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

BY Eugenia Bell |

Being a foreigner in Germany’s capital

BY Jennifer Allen |

The many uses of the Zeitgeist

BY Dan Fox |

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 |

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 |

Curator Hou Hanru turns to everyday spectacle for inspiration

BY Vivian Sky Rehberg |

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

BY Jennifer Higgie |

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 |

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

Nottingham Contemporary, UK

BY Martin Herbert |

Sculpture Center, New York, USA

BY Steven Stern |

Fondazione Galleria Civica, Trento, Italy

BY Alessandro Rabottini |

Wilkinson Gallery, London, UK

BY Sam Thorne |

Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, USA

BY Chris Fite-Wassilak |

Hauser & Wirth, Zürich, Switzerland

BY Quinn Latimer |

New Museum, New York, USA

BY Ara H. Merjian |

Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland

BY Felicity Lunn |

Galeria Toni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain

BY Jessica Lott |

A Foundation, Liverpool, UK

BY Jonathan Griffin |

Harris Lieberman, New York, USA

BY Anne Wehr |

Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK

BY Brian Dillon |

Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, USA

BY Jason Foumberg |

Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Austria

BY Jakob Neulinger |

Studio Voltaire, London, UK

BY Andrew Bonacina |

Ludwik Grohman Villa and Book Art Museum, Łódź, Poland

BY Goska Charylo |

Lisa Cooley Fine Art, New York, USA

BY Anna Gritz |

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

BY Maria Fusco |

Taxter & Spengemann, New York, USA

BY Katie Kitamura |

Galerie Cinzia Friedlaender, Berlin, Germany

BY Kirsty Bell |

Hats Plus, London, UK

BY Tom Morton |

Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany

BY Amanda Coulson |

Cabinet, New York, USA

BY Natalie Haddad |

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

BY Maria Lind AND Dieter Roelstraete |