Issue 139
May 2011

In the May issue of frieze, Charles Atlas talks to Stuart Comer about his creative development and collaborations with artists, musicians and dancers—from Merce Cunningham and Antony and the Johnsons to Michael Clark and Mika Tajima—as well as his ideas for the future.

Nana Oforiatta-Ayim traces a long-overdue shift in the dissemination and discussion of contemporary African art. Also featured in the May issue: the installations, collages and films of Andro Wekua; myth, ghosts and borders in the work of Mikala Dwyer; Rosa Barba’s meditations on memory and vision; and Dieter Roelstraete explores why a growing number of artists are turning away from image-making to writing and performance. 

From this issue

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

BY Mark Aerial Waller | 05 MAY 11

Towards a partial typology of anglophone exhibition titles

BY Tom Morton | 01 MAY 11

A pivotal moment for public performance in the Arab world – this is the first in a regular series of columns by Beirut-based writer Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

BY Kaelen Wilson-Goldie | 01 MAY 11

The problems of storing art

BY Jennifer Allen | 01 MAY 11

The life and death of public monuments

BY Sean O'Toole | 01 MAY 11

Paul Chan’s new publishing venture and the relationship between physical and virtual methods of book production

BY Sarah Hromack | 01 MAY 11

How the US Army is adopting design methods normally reserved for the creative disciplines

01 MAY 11

A round-up of recent experimental French fiction by Jacques Jouet, Eric Chevillard and Claude Ollier

BY Hugo Wilcken | 01 MAY 11

Inspired both by the natural sonorities of the sea and the classic surf-pop lexicon, Endless Summer remains both a time-capsule and a weather report

BY Erik Morse | 01 MAY 11

Charles Atlas talks to Stuart Comer about his creative development, the intertwining of social scenes and art, and his ideas for the future

BY Stuart Comer | 01 MAY 11

The installations, collages and films of Andro Wekua construct a filmic dream-space of violent fantasies and sexual perversion

BY Eva Díaz | 01 MAY 11

Why a growing number of artists are turning away from image-making to writing and performance

BY Dieter Roelstraete | 01 MAY 11

Myth, ghosts and borders in the work of Mikala Dwyer

BY Anthony Byrt | 01 MAY 11

High definition videos and B-movie soundtracks; technical effects and cadavers

01 MAY 11

Reconstruction, propaganda and entertainment; politics, trials and fencing

BY Barbara Casavecchia | 01 MAY 11

Historical, social and political questions: ‘how did we get here?’

BY Naomi Fry | 01 MAY 11

A long-overdue shift is happening in how contemporary African art – from Dakar and Lagos to Cape Town, Harare and Rabat – is disseminated and discussed

BY Nana Oforiatta-Ayim | 01 MAY 11

International Center of Photography, New York, USA

BY Ara H. Merjian | 01 MAY 11

Dealing with the lapses between narrative content and medium, Rosa Barba’s film and sculptural work is a meditation on memory and vision

BY Kirsty Bell | 01 MAY 11

Gallerie Max Hetzler

BY Jörg Heiser | 01 MAY 11

Generali Foundation

BY Bettina Brunner | 01 MAY 11

Kunsthaus Bregenz

BY Yann Chateigné | 01 MAY 11

Galerie Nathalia Obadia

BY Manuel Cirauqui | 01 MAY 11

Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris / ARC

BY Kathy Noble | 01 MAY 11

Eleni Koroneou Gallery

BY Delfina Zefkili | 01 MAY 11

Marian Goodman Gallery

BY Naomi Fry | 01 MAY 11

David Zwirner Gallery & Salomon Contemporary

BY Chris Wiley | 01 MAY 11

Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space

BY Priya Bhatnagar | 01 MAY 11

Vancouver Art Gallery

BY Mitch Speed | 01 MAY 11

Serpentine Gallery

BY Eleanor Nairne | 01 MAY 11

The Drawing Room, London, UK

BY Morgan Quaintance | 01 MAY 11

Gagosian Gallery

BY George Barber | 01 MAY 11

frieze interviews four young artists about the highs and lows of creative life

01 MAY 11

Q. What was the first piece of art that really mattered to you? A. I'm not making art about art. I didn't buy a ticket.

BY Sarah Lucas | 01 MAY 11