Issue 130
April 2010

The April issue of frieze is haunted. In this issue’s ‘State of the Art’ editorial, Jennifer Higgie writes that ‘If the Art of the Past is like a ghost – something dead that refuses to die – then it follows that a haunting is the unresolved relationship between influence and action.’

Cyprien Galliard tells Jonathan Griffin that it is the monuments of ancient civilizations that connect with the ruins of Modernist urbanism; as he puts it, ‘I wanted to treat a bunker as a classical ruin, or a temple buried beneath the desert in Egypt; to conduct a modern excavation, using Caterpillar diggers instead of brushes.’

For Brian Dillon it is architectural ruins that provide an ongoing relationship with the past for artists working today; he surveys the history of ruins in art from 18th-century painting to 21st-century film.

Jörg Heiser considers the question from the perspective of what might be an appropriate response to the subject of the Holocaust, and Christy Lange finds in Shannon Ebner‘s work a regeneration of photography’s dying legacy.

From this issue

The role of the dead in the lives of the living

BY Jennifer Higgie | 01 APR 10

A tale of overlapping interests

BY Robert Storr | 01 APR 10

Edgar Allan Poe, the disappearance of the 'Poe Toaster' and the best way to find a grave

BY George Pendle | 01 APR 10

Finding different cures for sadness

BY Jennifer Allen | 01 APR 10

The intertwining of melancholy and possibility in contemporary photography

BY George Baker | 01 APR 10

Does Michael Haneke’s lauded new film mark a shift away from his earlier critique of mainstream cinema?

BY Bert Rebhandl | 01 APR 10

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

BY Mike Nelson | 01 APR 10

Luiza Nader (University of Warsaw and Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw, 2009) / Lukasz Ronduda and Piotr Uklanski (Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw)

BY Monika Szewczyk | 01 APR 10

Eds. Maria Hlavajova, Sven Lütticken and Jill Winder (BAK, Utrecht, and post editions, Rotterdam, 2009)

BY Mark Fisher | 01 APR 10

Ed. Tom McDonough (Verso, London, 2009)

BY Owen Hatherley | 01 APR 10

XXX Macarena (From the Nursery/Primary Information, 2010)

BY Dan Fox | 01 APR 10

Various artists (Stones Throw, 2010)

BY Sam Thorne | 01 APR 10

Tracing the history of ruins in art, from 18th-century painting to 21st-century film

BY Brian Dillon | 01 APR 10

The work of Cyprien Gaillard connects the ruins of Modernist urbanism with the monuments of ancient civilisations

BY Jonathan Griffin | 01 APR 10

Politics, poetry and the legacy of black and white photography come together in Shannon Ebner’s explorations of language and sign systems

BY Christy Lange | 01 APR 10

The role of art in responding to the Holocaust

BY Jörg Heiser | 01 APR 10

Taped footage, poems and archival material; collage, splicing and cheap effects

BY Sam Thorne | 01 APR 10

Ornithology, rustic landscapes and furniture; ’60s magazines, periodicals and nature books

BY Dominic Eichler | 01 APR 10

Biography, autonomy, portals and portholes; photographs, assemblages and sculptures

BY Graham T. Beck | 01 APR 10

Recuperation and representation in the work of Giulia Piscitelli

BY Pádraig Timoney | 01 APR 10

Tate Liverpool, UK

BY Sam Thorne | 01 APR 10

Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Switzerland

BY Quinn Latimer | 01 APR 10

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA

BY Christy Lange | 01 APR 10

Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba, Brazil

BY Rafael Cardoso | 01 APR 10

X-Initiative, New York, USA

BY Dan Fox | 01 APR 10

Vilma Gold, London, UK

BY Martin Herbert | 01 APR 10

Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland

BY Simon Rees | 01 APR 10

The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, USA

BY Ara H. Merjian | 01 APR 10

Stadel Museum and Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

BY Amanda Coulson | 01 APR 10

Ibid Projects, London, UK

BY Laura Allsop | 01 APR 10

Argos Centre for Art and Media / Meessen De Clerq, Brussels, Belgium

BY Christy Lange | 01 APR 10

Modern Art, London, UK

BY Jonathan Griffin | 01 APR 10

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, USA

BY Andrew Berardini | 01 APR 10

TENT, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

BY Esperanza Rosales | 01 APR 10

The Gallery of Modern Art and Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

BY Jennifer Higgie | 01 APR 10

Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona, Spain

BY Max Andrews | 01 APR 10

Swallow street, London, UK

BY Tom Morton | 01 APR 10

Reception, Berlin, Germany

BY Mark Prince | 01 APR 10

Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada

BY Dan Adler | 01 APR 10

Sala Veronicas, Murcia, Spain

BY Sam Thorne | 01 APR 10

Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Japan

BY Andrew Maerkle | 01 APR 10

The Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK

BY Abi Bliss | 01 APR 10

What do you wish you knew? Why I like photography

01 APR 10