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 |

Recalling the difference between hermeneutics and erotics

BY Robert Storr |

What a skatepark in Uganda symbolizes about African urbanity

BY Sean O'Toole |

Berlin’s search for a kunsthalle

BY Jennifer Allen |

The best motion pictures and moving images of 2010

BY Katie Kitamura |

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

BY Oliver Wainwright |

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 |

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

BY The editors of frieze |

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

BY Anwyn Crawford AND Klaus Walter |

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

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

BY Sylvère Lotringer |

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 |

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

BY Dan Fox |

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

BY Owen Hatherley |

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

BY Saul Anton |

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 |

Whitney Museum of American Art

BY Jeremy Millar |

Serpentine Gallery

BY Kathy Noble |

Various Venues

BY Sam Thorne |

Gavin Brown's Enterprise

BY Mark Beasley |

Camden Arts Centre

BY Martin Herbert |

Dundee Contemporary Arts

BY Steven Cairns |

Laura Bartlett Gallery

BY Colin Perry |

Bielefelder Kunstverein

BY Nils Plath |

The Renaissance Society

BY Erica Cooke |

Galerie Sonja Junkers and Steinle Contemporary

BY Manuela Ammer |

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

BY Graham T. Beck |

Centre d'art contemporain du Parc Saint Leger

BY Zoe Stillpass |

China Art Objects Gallery

BY Jonathan Griffin |

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

BY ​John Waters |

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