Issue 140
Jun - Aug 2011

In the Summer Issue of frieze: Alessandro Rabottini On the 150th anniversary of Italy’s unification, contributing editor Barbara Casavecchia, talks to Italian curators and critics about the country’s political crisis and its effect on cultural institutions. With contributions from: Gabriella Belli, Cecilia Canziani, Massimiliano Gioni, Francesco Manacorda and Alessandro Rabottini.

In ‘State of the Art,’ co-editor Jennifer Higgie considers censorship in the art world, and asks us to remember that Ai Weiwei is one of thousands of artists, writers and activists who are incarcerated around the world because of their beliefs.

John C. Welchman explores the parameters of ‘the marine’ in the work in the work of Cosima von Bonin, whose final installment of her touring exhibition ‘The Lazy Susan Series’ is on now at Mamco, Geneva.

Whilst ahead of his retrospective at the Guggenheim, New York, this summer, Lee Ufan talks to Melissa Chiu about his five decades as an artist, writer and philosopher.

From this issue

To coincide with the publication of his new book Retromania, Simon Reynolds talks about pop’s obsession with its immediate past

BY Dan Fox | 01 JUN 11

Haunch of Venison

BY Edward Allington | 01 JUN 11

Iniva

BY Omar Kholeif | 01 JUN 11

Taxter & Spengemann

BY Graham T. Beck | 01 JUN 11

Karten Schubert

BY Eleanor Nairne | 01 JUN 11

Turner Contemporary

BY Martin Herbert | 01 JUN 11

Talwar Gallery

BY Devika Singh | 01 JUN 11

kurimanzutto

BY Gabriela Jauregui | 01 JUN 11

National Gallery of Canada

BY Robert Enright | 01 JUN 11

Exploring the historical and metaphorical parameters of ‘the marine’ in the installations, sculptures and wall pieces of Cosima von Bonin

BY John C. Welchman | 01 JUN 11

MIT List Visual Arts Center

BY Geeta Dayal | 01 JUN 11

SITE

BY Katie Kitamura | 01 JUN 11

Cardwell Jimmerson

BY Natalie Haddad | 01 JUN 11

Sigmund Freud goes to the movies

BY John Menick | 01 JUN 11

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

BY Jonathan Griffin | 01 JUN 11

The sculptures and installations of Anthea Hamilton stage the complexities of interpretation and desire

BY Martin Herbert | 01 JUN 11

On the 150th anniversary of Italy’s unification, curators and critics respond to the country’s political crisis and its effect on cultural institutions with Gabriella Belli, Cecilia Canziani, Massimiliano Gioni, Francesco Manacorda and Alessandro Rabottini

BY Barbara Casavecchia | 01 JUN 11

In an ongoing series, frieze asks an artist, curator or writer to list the books that have influenced them

01 JUN 11

Regina Gallery

BY Valentin Diaconov | 01 JUN 11

Deconstructed canvases and layers of reference

BY Katie Kitamura | 01 JUN 11

Santa Monica Museum of Art

BY Christopher Bedford | 01 JUN 11

On his 100th birthday, a reappraisal of Marshall McLuhan’s prophecies

BY Jennifer Allen | 01 JUN 11

Onassis Cultural Centre

BY Stephanie Bailey | 01 JUN 11

Museological display, truth, fiction and ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’

BY Ronald Jones | 01 JUN 11

Nils Staerk

BY Jacob Lillemose | 01 JUN 11

Kunsthall Oslo

BY Paal Andreas Bøe | 01 JUN 11

Artists Space

BY Esperanza Rosales | 01 JUN 11

Renwick Gallery

BY Dan Fox | 01 JUN 11

The Jewish Museum

BY Kristin M. Jones | 01 JUN 11

Facts and false memories; nostalgia and ciphers of experience

BY Sally O'Reilly | 01 JUN 11

Whitney Museum of American Art

BY Leora Maltz-Leca | 01 JUN 11

Various Venues

BY Jennifer Higgie | 01 JUN 11

The many iconic images of the late Elizabeth Taylor

01 JUN 11

After the opening last year of the Lee Ufan Museum – a collaboration with the architect Tadao Ando on Naoshima Island, Japan – and ahead of his largest retrospective to date, at New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Lee Ufan talks to Melissa Chiu about his five decades as an artist, writer and philosopher

BY Dr. Melissa Chiu | 01 JUN 11

Marres Centre for Contemporary Culture

BY Moosje Goosen | 01 JUN 11

Kunstverein

BY Vivian Sky Rehberg | 01 JUN 11

Galerie Mezzanin

BY Bettina Brunner | 01 JUN 11

Kunstmuseum St. Gallen

BY Aoife Rosenmeyer | 01 JUN 11

Stampa

BY Felicity Lunn | 01 JUN 11

La Virreina Centre de la Imatge

BY Anna Colin | 01 JUN 11

How can cultural institutions best respond to political crises?

BY Tirdad Zolghadr | 01 JUN 11

Kamel Mennour

BY Julie Cirelli | 01 JUN 11

Censorship and the art world

BY Jennifer Higgie | 01 JUN 11

Kunstverein Freiburg & Contemporary Fine Arts

BY Mark Prince | 01 JUN 11

Q. What’s your favourite journey? A. Leaving.

BY R.H. Quaytman | 01 JUN 11

Great buildings that were never built

BY George Pendle | 01 JUN 11

BOZAR

BY Christy Lange | 01 JUN 11

Sarah Cottier Gallery

BY Justin Paton | 01 JUN 11

Johannesburg Art Gallery

BY Sean O’Toole | 01 JUN 11

Working between documentaries and blockbusters, Brazilian director José Padilha is reviving the legacy of neo-realism

BY Bert Rebhandl | 01 JUN 11

The Whitworth Art Gallery

BY Kathy Noble | 01 JUN 11

Spike Island

BY Emma Cocker | 01 JUN 11

The lives and deaths of fictional artists

BY Sam Thorne | 01 JUN 11

MK Gallery

BY Claire Louise Staunton | 01 JUN 11

The Russian Club Gallery

BY Nick Aikens | 01 JUN 11
Article

Unpacking David Foster Wallace’s library and the publication of his unfinished final novel

BY Hermione Hoby | 01 JUN 11

Design Museum

BY Emily King | 01 JUN 11