Issue 141
September 2011

For the 20th anniversary issue frieze asked 20 artists whose work has been on the cover of frieze to nominate a contemporary artist whose work inspires them. Artists, including Doug Aitken, Charles Atlas, Jeremy Deller, Tracey Emin, Louise Lawler, Richard Prince and Wolfgang Tillmans, tell us whose work they think is timely and provocative.

In their ‘State of the Art’ editorial editors Jörg Heiser and Jennifer Higgie ask how the art world has changed since the first issue of frieze.

Also included are original contributions from writers Tom McCarthy and the International Necronautical Society, Mark von Schlegell, and Bruce Sterling, all of whom explore different visions of the future. Plus, a unique artist project by Joseph Kosuth, who used the first issue of frieze to create a ‘house of ideas’.

From this issue

James Fuentes LLC

BY Marina Cashdan |

Queens Museum of Art

BY Colin Perry |

Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects

BY Ian Chang |

Transmission Gallery

BY Steven Cairns |

Timothy Taylor Gallery & Henry Moore Institute

BY Colin Perry |

It’s hard to tell the difference these days

BY Francesco Bonami |

The Showroom

BY Antony Hudek |

It’s 20 years since the first issue of frieze. How has the art world changed in that time?

BY Jörg Heiser AND Jennifer Higgie |

V22 Workspace, Young British Art

BY Tom Morton |

Museo del Novecento

BY Barbara Casavecchia |

Hayward Gallery

BY Kathy Noble |

Galerie Meyer Kainer

BY Bettina Brunner |

Barbara Seiler Galerie

BY Quinn Latimer |

Galerie Nordenhake

BY Mark Prince |

Throughout the 1990s, the rise of neo-conceptual art coincided with an increasing engagement with theory as a generator of ideas. Did that interest wane, or did it take on new forms in the years that followed? A look back at the last two decades in philosophy

BY Simon Critchley |

frieze invited 15 artists and writers to discuss some of the significant musicians and releases of the last 20 years

A short story with images from Ben Rivers’ film Slow Action (2010)

BY Mark von Schlegell |

We know about the last two decades, but what do the years between now and 2031 have in store?

BY Bruce Sterling |

What have you been watching? 26 artists and writers respond to the last two decades

An update of Raymond Williams's 1975 dictionary of culture for today's art world

BY Dan Fox AND Jennifer Higgie |

We invited frieze contributors to discuss the writers and publications they consider to be the most significant of the last 20 years

The last 20 years have seen revolutions in technology that have transformed our lives. How have art and its institutions reacted?

BY Lauren Cornell |

The collected music criticism of the pioneering feminist writer Ellen Willis

BY Anwyn Crawford |

How old are you? Twenty.

How memory has changed

BY Jennifer Allen |

Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum

BY Clare Davies |

The last two decades have seen a proliferation of curatorial studies programmes. How has this affected methodology and display, and what is the future of these courses?

BY Christy Lange |

Casa Franca-Brasil

BY Jochen Volz |

Three reports from ‘ILLUMInations’, the Giardini and the off-site pavilions 

The problems of acting natural

BY Lynne Tillman |

The brick as metaphor in South African art and writing

BY Sean O'Toole |

The Cure, Damien Hirst and beyond: the evolution of the British cultural landscape

The dangers of reducing everything to a text

BY Vivian Sky Rehberg |

Two new publications look at how reading is changing

BY Leo Robson |

Admonitions and Exhortations for the Cultural Producers of the early-to-mid-21st Century

BY Tom McCarthy |