Issue 129
March 2010

In the March issue of frieze, Jonathan Griffin unpacks the philosophical and optical enquiries of Pietro Roccasalva.

Also in issue 129: contributing editor Carol Yinghua Lu explores the performance, sculpture and painting of Zhang Huan; Jan Verwoert discovers the presence of both a life-affirming spirit and an inconsolable pain in the work of the late Polish artist Alina Szapocznikow; and Sharon Hayes talks about the politics of her performance with art historian Roger Cook. Plus: Nina Power on The Otolith Group; and Eugenia Bell on the unlikely compatibility of Dutch and Arabic typography.

From this issue

Jan Verwoert writes about the 1990s, ‘New Innocence’, popular TV shows and the ethics of profanity

BY Jan Verwoert | 01 MAR 10

Have crowded museums and galleries put an end to uninterrupted contemplation?

BY Robert Storr | 01 MAR 10

The re-writing of art history in South Africa

BY Sean O’Toole | 01 MAR 10

The death and resurrection of photography in a digitized world

BY Jennifer Allen | 01 MAR 10

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

01 MAR 10

The rise of ‘dark tourism’ poses the question: are works of art as powerful as the sites they attempt to memorialize?

BY Ronald Jones | 01 MAR 10

The resurgence of interest in Italian Modernists demonstrates the European avant-garde’s influence on a new generation of artists

BY Luca Cerizza | 01 MAR 10

René Girard (Michigan State University Press, 2009)

BY Erik Morse | 01 MAR 10

Arthur C. Danto (Yale University Press, 2009)

BY Richard Deming | 01 MAR 10

Richard Skelton (Type, 2010)

BY Jace Clayton | 01 MAR 10

Spacemen 3 (Fire Records, 1987/2009)

BY Dan Fox | 01 MAR 10

Pantha du Prince (Rough Trade, 2010)

BY Sam Thorne | 01 MAR 10

Filmmakers, writers and theorists, The Otolith Group mine the past in order to understand what's yet to come

BY Nina Power | 01 MAR 10

An interview with American artist Sharon Hayes

BY Roger Cook | 01 MAR 10

Zhang Huan explores his interests in transience, Buddhism and the revitalization of traditional Chinese craftsmanship

BY Carol Yinghua Lu | 01 MAR 10

Suspension, isolation, anticipation; frozen moments, ghostly flowers and floodlit nights

BY Jennifer Higgie | 01 MAR 10

Memory, word games and puzzles; knots, conjuring tricks and cinema

01 MAR 10

Pleated fabrics, dresses and made-to-measure sculptures; cigarettes, tailoring and shop windows

BY Sam Thorne | 01 MAR 10

Architectural Association, London, UK

BY Douglas Murphy | 01 MAR 10

Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany

BY Mark Prince | 01 MAR 10

Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles, USA

BY Andrew Berardini | 01 MAR 10

A Dutch–Arabic typography project shows increasing compatibility between strikingly different languages and cultures

BY Eugenia Bell | 01 MAR 10

Cokkie Snoei, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

BY Douglas Heingartner | 01 MAR 10

Working through abjection and attraction, the sculptures of the late Alina Szapocznikow engender the politics of emotion

BY Jan Verwoert | 01 MAR 10

Dia at the Hispanic Society of America, New York, USA

BY Kristin M. Jones | 01 MAR 10

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts / Harvard Art Museum, Boston, USA

BY Ara H. Merjian | 01 MAR 10

The Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK

BY Steven Cairns | 01 MAR 10

Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris, France

BY Vivian Sky Rehberg | 01 MAR 10

Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany

BY Catrin Lorch | 01 MAR 10

The Showroom, London, UK

BY Kathy Noble | 01 MAR 10

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA

BY Christopher Bedford | 01 MAR 10

Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai, India

BY Heidi Fichtner | 01 MAR 10

Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico

BY Jessica Berlanga Taylor | 01 MAR 10

Essl Museum, Vienna, Austria

BY Helen Chang | 01 MAR 10

Thomas Dane Gallery and Karsten Schubert, London, UK

BY Jonathan Griffin | 01 MAR 10

Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, USA

BY Graham T. Beck | 01 MAR 10

greengrassi, London, UK

BY Colin Perry | 01 MAR 10

Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, Germany

BY Catrin Lorch | 01 MAR 10

Les Ateliers Jean Brilliant, Montreal, Canada

BY James D. Campbell | 01 MAR 10

The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon, Israel

BY Daniel Miller | 01 MAR 10

Pinksummer, Genoa, Italy

BY Barbara Casavecchia | 01 MAR 10

Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

BY Isobel Harbison | 01 MAR 10

Rob Tufnell at 1 Sutton Lane, London, UK

BY Tom Morton | 01 MAR 10

From tableaux vivants to Photoshop, the philosophical and optical enquiries of Pietro Roccasalva inevitably return to painting

BY Jonathan Griffin | 01 MAR 10

80WSE Galleries, New York University/Participant Inc, New York, USA

BY Steven Stern | 01 MAR 10

What do you like the look of? Raw cosmetics

01 MAR 10