Issue 136
Jan - Feb 2011

As 2010 ends, frieze looks back at the highlights of 2010 and looks forward to what’s in store for 2011.

Our annual survey gives the opportunity to catch up on any of 2010′s high points that you might have missed; according to Ryan Gander, ‘Amongst all the biennial, survey shows, prize and art fair projects of the last year, the things I enjoyed the most are the ones that hardly anybody else saw.’

Whilst for Laura Hoptman, 2010 saw ‘the re-valuation of less-known work by well-known artists, as well as well known work by unknown artists.’

Christopher Bedford, Natasha Conland, Brian Dillon, Elena Filipovic, Malik Gaines, Ann Gallagher, Ryan Gander, Laura Hoptman, Sunjung Kim, Lars Bang Larsen, Jochen Volz and Michał Woliński all reflect on the past year and tell us what their picks are for 2011.

Plus, we round up the best film, architecture, design, books and music of 2010.

From this issue

Negotiating life as a contemporary artist

BY Dominic Eichler | 01 JAN 11

Recalling the difference between hermeneutics and erotics

BY Robert Storr | 01 JAN 11

What a skatepark in Uganda symbolizes about African urbanity

BY Sean O'Toole | 01 JAN 11

Berlin’s search for a kunsthalle

BY Jennifer Allen | 01 JAN 11

The best motion pictures and moving images of 2010

BY Katie Kitamura | 01 JAN 11

From Zaha Hadid to the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Shanghai Expo and museum extensions in Boston, Dresden and LA

BY Oliver Wainwright | 01 JAN 11

Peter Saville’s England football kit and avant-garde toys; a MacArthur Award for typographer Matthew Carter and a farewell to three design legends

BY Eugenia Bell | 01 JAN 11

The editors of frieze pick some of their favourite publications of 2010

BY The editors of frieze | 01 JAN 11

From retro-futurism to the iPod generation, the best music of 2010

BY Anwyn Crawford AND Klaus Walter | 01 JAN 11

frieze asked a range of artists, critics and curators from around the world to choose what, and who, they felt to be the most significant shows and artists of 2010 and what they’re looking forward to in 2011

01 JAN 11

Mourning, fiction and love: the final thoughts of a great writer

BY Sylvère Lotringer | 01 JAN 11

Subtitled ‘In the Days of the Comet’, the five-yearly touring survey opens in Nottingham

‘10,000 Lives’ was a fascinating examination of the role of photography in contemporary culture

BY Christy Lange | 01 JAN 11

Revisiting Amos Vogel's essay about the ‘everyday misconceptions’ of the avant-garde film scene

BY Dan Fox | 01 JAN 11

From Deepwater Horizon to industrial architecture, the iconography of the petroleum sublime

BY Owen Hatherley | 01 JAN 11

The legacy of Guy Debord and the connections between terrorist strategies, the networked 21st century and historical avant-gardes

BY Saul Anton | 01 JAN 11

From new museums to project spaces and pop-up music events, nothing stands still in one of the largest cities in the Americas

BY Gabriela Jauregui | 01 JAN 11

Whitney Museum of American Art

BY Jeremy Millar | 01 JAN 11

Serpentine Gallery

BY Kathy Noble | 01 JAN 11

Various Venues

BY Sam Thorne | 01 JAN 11

Gavin Brown's Enterprise

BY Mark Beasley | 01 JAN 11

Camden Arts Centre

BY Martin Herbert | 01 JAN 11

Dundee Contemporary Arts

BY Steven Cairns | 01 JAN 11

Laura Bartlett Gallery

BY Colin Perry | 01 JAN 11

Bielefelder Kunstverein

BY Nils Plath | 01 JAN 11

The Renaissance Society

BY Erica Cooke | 01 JAN 11

Galerie Sonja Junkers and Steinle Contemporary

BY Manuela Ammer | 01 JAN 11

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

BY Graham T. Beck | 01 JAN 11

Centre d'art contemporain du Parc Saint Leger

BY Zoe Stillpass | 01 JAN 11

China Art Objects Gallery

BY Jonathan Griffin | 01 JAN 11

Q. What do you wish you knew? Q. French, the cure for AIDS, and how to deal with male pattern baldness.

BY ​John Waters | 01 JAN 11

An exclusive playlist for frieze curated by Eric Namour of el nicho experimental, Mexico City

01 JAN 11