Issue 144
Jan - Feb 2012

The Jan / Feb issue of frieze looks back over the significant events and issues of 2011, with a series of dispatches from Beirut, Berlin, Cairo, London, Los Angeles, New York and Tokyo.

As well as round-ups of the best films, architecture, design, music and publications of the year, these reports include Jennifer Higgie and Sam Thorne talk to Chris Dercon, the new director of Tate Modern and Dan Hancox revisits a year of unrest in the UK; Negar Azimi considers art’s conflicted relationship with the Arab Spring, while, from Beirut, Kaelen Wilson-Goldie looks at artistic autonomy in Lebanon; Stacey Allan and Sam Thorne report from ‘Pacific Standard Time’, an unprecedented survey of South Californian art between 1945 and 1980; Philip Brophy and Kyoji Maeda reflect upon Japan’s artistic psyche after the tsunami.

From this issue

From retro to repro, and beyond

BY Dominikus Müller | 01 JAN 13

Experimental magazines, absurdist writing and new fiction, the publishing highlights of 2011

BY David Senior | 01 JAN 12

What two photographs taken by a Spanish judge in Baghdad reveal about the impossibility of untangling a moment in the past

BY Mario Garcia Torres | 01 JAN 12
BY Valentin Diaconov | 01 JAN 12

Art’s conflicted relationship with the Arab Spring

BY Negar Azimi | 01 JAN 12

A survey of modern living in California, biennials in Asia and a new generation of design studios

01 JAN 12
BY George Barber | 01 JAN 12

The best movies and artists’ films of 2011

BY Thomas Beard | 01 JAN 12

Jennifer Higgie and Sam Thorne talk to the new director of Tate Modern about the museum’s plans for the future

BY Jennifer Higgie | 01 JAN 12
BY Marinella Paderni | 01 JAN 12
BY Vincenzo Latronico | 01 JAN 12

A year of unrest in the UK

BY Dan Hancox | 01 JAN 12

What can artists learn from writers?

BY Jennifer Allen | 01 JAN 12
BY Paul Teasdale | 01 JAN 12

The strange allure of amulets

BY George Pendle | 01 JAN 12

What a show in New York says about artistic freedom in Lebanon

BY Kaelen Wilson-Goldie | 01 JAN 12
BY Max Andrews | 01 JAN 12

From issue 144, January-February 2012: Kathy Noble talks to Tania Bruguera about the artist’s long-term project in New York, Immigrant Movement International, and what it means not to ‘represent politics but to create political situations’

BY Kathy Noble | 01 JAN 12
Satire

frieze speaks to a new wave of young, dynamic gallerists about their hopes and dreams

01 JAN 12
Article

A golden age of television

01 JAN 12
BY Jacob Lillemose | 01 JAN 12
BY Esperanza Rosales | 01 JAN 12
BY Nick Aikens | 01 JAN 12

Revisiting art’s social turn and the 1990s: the decade that has yet to end

BY Lars Bang Larsen | 01 JAN 12
City Report

The factors behind the mayor of Berlin’s controversial decision to fund the exhibition ‘Made in Berlin'

BY Jörg Heiser | 01 JAN 12
BY Tom Morton | 01 JAN 12

Advocate or Informer? Julian Assange and WikiLeaks

BY Jan Verwoert | 01 JAN 12
BY Sam Thorne | 01 JAN 12

Reasons and responses: the cuts to arts funding in the Netherlands

BY Moosje Goosen | 01 JAN 12

From housing design in Japan to urban interventions in Caracas, architecture in 2011 was characterized by a rethinking of public and private space

BY Niklas Maak | 01 JAN 12
BY Bettina Brunner | 01 JAN 12
BY Quinn Latimer | 01 JAN 12
BY Mark Prince | 01 JAN 12
BY Mark Prince | 01 JAN 12

Remembering 9/11: how exhibitions in New York and Berlin commemorated the tenth anniversary of the attacks

BY Christy Lange | 01 JAN 12
BY James Cahill | 01 JAN 12
BY Isobel Harbison | 01 JAN 12
BY Dan Fox | 01 JAN 12
BY Jens Hoffmann | 01 JAN 12
BY Agnieszka Gratza | 01 JAN 12
BY Eugenia Bell | 01 JAN 12
BY Kristin M. Jones | 01 JAN 12
BY Gabriela Jauregui | 01 JAN 12
BY Annette Leddy | 01 JAN 12
BY Carmen Winant | 01 JAN 12
BY Lara Wisniewsk | 01 JAN 12
BY Jason Foumberg | 01 JAN 12
BY Angie Baecke | 01 JAN 12
BY Nicola Har | 01 JAN 12
City Report

‘Pacific Standard Time’ is an collaboration that traces different histories of Southern Californian art from 1945 to 1980

BY Sam Thorne | 01 JAN 12
BY Joseph Redwood-Martinez | 01 JAN 12

How art can provide new tools for living in a precarious age

BY Jochen Volz | 12 DEC 11
City Report

After the tsunami: the role of disaster in Japan’s artistic psyche

BY Philip Brophy | 01 JAN 11