Issue 133
September 2010

The September issue of frieze is about the super-hybrid: what is it and should we be worried?

In this issue’s ‘State of the Art’ editorial, Jörg Heiser describes a phenomenon he has provisionally called ‘super-hybridity’.

In the wake of ravenous capital and the transformative effect of the Internet, hybridized forms of art-making have today ‘moved beyond the point where it’s about a fixed set of cultural genealogies and instead has turned into a kind of computational aggregate of multiple influences and sources’. 

From this issue

What is ‘super-hybridity’?

BY Jörg Heiser | 01 SEP 10

Site Santa Fe’s Eighth International Biennial is as inspiring as it is original

BY Robert Storr | 01 SEP 10

Contemporary African artists respond to prejudice and homophobia

BY Sean O'Toole | 01 SEP 10

Has a theory been replaced by a technology?

BY Jen Allen | 01 SEP 10

Michel Serres, one of the most influential and eccentric of French philosophers, turns 80

BY Daniel Miller | 01 SEP 10

For the first time in its history, the Director of the Venice Architecture Biennale is a woman: acclaimed architect Kazuyo Sejima

BY Helen Chang | 01 SEP 10

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

BY Thomas Beard | 01 SEP 10

From the economic crisis to fanaticism, three new publications explore the meaning of capital

BY Mark Fisher | 01 SEP 10

From The Bees Gees to Justin Timberlake, the male falsetto is transgressive, both angelic and diabolical, depending on who is singing, and to what purpose

BY Anwyn Crawford | 01 SEP 10

A round table discussion led by Jörg Heiser on ‘super-hybridity’: what is it and should we be worried? With Ronald Jones, Nina Power, Seth Price, Sukhdev Sandhu and Hito Steyerl

BY Jörg Heiser | 01 SEP 10

Nathaniel Mellors

01 SEP 10

Ming Wong’s homage to Pier Paolo Pasolini involved relocating the story of the Italian director’s 1968 masterpiece, Teorema, from Milan to Naples. Dominic Eichler accompanied him on his journey south

BY Dominic Eichler | 01 SEP 10

With their narrative and perceptual slippages, the films of Emily Wardill deal in condensation and complication

BY Jennifer Higgie | 01 SEP 10

Drawings and anachronisms; books, prototype designs and romanticism

BY Dan Fox | 01 SEP 10

Camcorders, convents, collectivism and confession

BY Martin Herbert | 01 SEP 10

Music, tradition and Islam; organized noise, film and instability

BY Andrew Bonacina | 01 SEP 10

New York-based artist Amy Sillman talks with Matt Saunders about dandyism, comedy and the legacy of Abstract Expressionism

BY Matt Saunders | 01 SEP 10

A conversation between Agnieszka Kurant & Nassim Nicholas Taleb about the benefits of uncertainty

01 SEP 10

Various Venues, Germany

BY Jens Hoffmann | 01 SEP 10

Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK

BY Martin Herbert | 01 SEP 10

The Drawing Center, New York, USA

BY Ara H. Merjian | 01 SEP 10

Various Venues, Beirut, Lebanon

BY Anna Altman | 01 SEP 10

Schaulager, Basel, Switzerland

BY Quinn Latimer | 01 SEP 10

Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, USA

BY Kristin M. Jones | 01 SEP 10

Tate Modern, London, UK

BY Brian Dillon | 01 SEP 10

Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna, Austria

BY Helen Chang | 01 SEP 10

Various venues, Sydney, Australia

BY Peter Hill | 01 SEP 10

Milton Keynes Gallery, UK

BY Isobel Harbison | 01 SEP 10

Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, USA

BY Marina Cashdan | 01 SEP 10

Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria

BY Theo Altenberg | 01 SEP 10

SculptureCenter, New York, USA

BY Graham T. Beck | 01 SEP 10

Mary Mary, Glasgow, UK

BY Steven Cairns | 01 SEP 10

Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany

BY Andrew Hunt | 01 SEP 10

Sutton Lane, London, UK

BY Colin Perry | 01 SEP 10

Le Centre National d'art contemporain de la Villa Arson, Nice, France

01 SEP 10

Lauren Gitlen, New York, USA

BY Lumi Tan | 01 SEP 10

Victoria Miro, London, UK

BY Natasha Degen | 01 SEP 10

Instituto Svizzero and other venues, Rome, Italy and Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland

BY Barbara Casavecchia | 01 SEP 10

September, Berlin, Germany

BY Jörg Heiser | 01 SEP 10

Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Canada

BY Dan Adler | 01 SEP 10

Izu Photo Museum, Japan

BY Amelia Groom | 01 SEP 10

Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, USA

BY Melissa E. Feldman | 01 SEP 10

Pump House Gallery, London, UK

BY Colin Perry | 01 SEP 10

What could you imagine doing if you didn’t do what you do? Being in a boy band

01 SEP 10