Issue 131
May 2010

The May issue of frieze gives you lots of reasons to be cheerful! From the São Paulo Biennial, to Paul Thek at the Whitney Museum, New York, to the return of the musical Hair at the Gielgud Theatre, 29 artists, writers and curators tell us what they are looking forward to in the next six months.

In her ‘State of the Art’ editorial, associate editor Christy Lange asks whether photography is the medium that has undergone the biggest transformation in the first decade of the 21st century.

Also in issue 131, Nairy Baghramian talks to Jörg Heiser about Minimalism, artistic collaborations and her upcoming show with Phyllida Barlow at the Serpentine Gallery, London; Dominic Eichler explores the sexual politics at work in Tariq Alvi‘s collages and sculptures; and sculptor Vincent Fecteau discusses his new papier-mâché works, experimental filmmaking and haute couture with Bruce Hainley.

From this issue

What a ten-year-old issue of frieze reveals about the rapidly transforming role of photography in both art and popular culture

BY Christy Lange |

Notes on two major retrospectives, of Andy Warhol and Hélio Oiticica, in São Paulo

BY Robert Storr |

Being an artist in Africa means constantly dealing with officialdom, ennui and endless waiting

BY Sean O'Toole |

Snow White, architecture and intolerance

BY Jennifer Allen |

What art writing can learn from the lessons of literature

BY Vivian Sky Rehberg |

The restoration of a documentary about the Nuremberg Trials – 63 years after it was filmed

BY Pádraig Belton |

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

Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, 2010)

Recent releases demonstrate that dubstep is finally lightening up

BY Mike Powell |

Anne Collier’s photographs of images and objects focus on the stylized vehicles of expectation and desire

BY Dan Fox |

An international selection of artists, writers and curators tell frieze what they’re looking forward to in the near future

From photorealist painting to elaborate installations, the work of Rudolf Stingel is characterized by a restless approach to media and styles

BY Kirsty Bell |

The Berlin-based artist discusses her Iranian-Armenian background; political art; and her current exhibition with sculptor Phyllida Barlow

BY Jörg Heiser |

Tangrams, prints and performance; the Phoenician alphabet, Roman ruins and Greek mythology

BY Colin Perry |

Films, the expanded field and photographs; falling vases, melting wax and painted cars

BY Morgan Falconer |

Oriental rugs, Chinese porcelain, inherited jewellery; miniature landscapes, tautological objects and 16mm film

BY Vivian Sky Rehberg |

Tariq Alvi’s collages and sculptures explore the politics of sexual and cultural value systems

BY Dominic Eichler |

As influenced by haute couture as he is by experimental filmmakers, Vincent Fecteau discusses his new sculptures with Bruce Hainley

BY Bruce Hainley |

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA

BY Dan Fox |

KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

BY Kirsty Bell |

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

BY Katie Kitamura |

Gagosian Gallery, London, UK

BY Kathy Noble |

ARC / Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, France

BY Antony Hudek |

Manaret Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

BY Sam Thorne |

Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

BY Quinn Latimer |

Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan, Italy

BY Barbara Casavecchia |

Grand Palais, Paris, France / Musée d'art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France 

BY Devika Singh |

Ancient & Modern, London, UK

BY Jonathan Griffin |

Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, USA

BY Christopher Bedford |

Gasworks, London, UK

BY Colin Perry |

Platform China, Beijing, China

BY Carol Yinghua Lu |

Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA

BY Graham T. Beck |

Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon, France

BY Quinn Latimer |

FormContent, London, UK

BY Andrew Bonacina |

Artpace San Antonio, USA

BY Kurt Mueller |

Transmission, Glasgow, UK

BY Sarah Lowndes |

Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada

BY Charles Reeve |

Hollybush Gardens, London, UK

BY Kate Forde |

Supportico Lopez Berlin, Germany

BY Jörg Heiser |

Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zurich, Switzerland

BY Burkhard Meltzer |

Galerie Simon Blais, Montreal, Canada

BY James D. Campbell |

Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

BY Andrew Dodds |

What should change? The notion of beauty