Issue 147
May 2012

This month sees a new-look frieze magazine, with a fresh typographic approach combined with new sections and features. The redesign was overseen by Art Director Sonya Dyakova, who explains that she aimed to produce an “expressive, visually arresting publication.”

The May issue introduces Influences, in which artists talk about the key images that have inspired their work; new approaches to the work of Focus artists, including case studies and studio visits; plus the re-introduction of the Picture Piece.

From this issue

Online or in person? The different ways of paying attention today

BY Kirsty Bell | 01 MAY 12

The Finnish artist’s subtly transgressive video performances

BY Christy Lange | 01 MAY 12

Life is a quotation. Sort of.

BY Jennifer Higgie | 01 MAY 12

How our attitudes betray us

BY Lynne Tillman | 01 MAY 12

The controversial history of the $28-million African Renaissance Monument in Dakar

BY Sean O'Toole | 01 MAY 12

Have American conservatives taken over transgression?

01 MAY 12

New York’s energetic community of experimental music and film venues

BY Dan Fox | 01 MAY 12

Ten contemporary sculptors are asked about the ways in which they feel meaning is controlled and conveyed in their work

01 MAY 12

Spirits, objecthood and the ‘Black Forest voodoo’ of Geoffrey Farmer’s mirages and micro-events

BY Jan Verwoert | 01 MAY 12

One hundred years of John Cage

BY Rob Young | 01 MAY 12

Robert Wyatt was my life-model

BY Lynda Morris | 01 MAY 12

Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

BY Carol Yinghua Lu | 01 MAY 12

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

BY Brian Kennon | 01 MAY 12

The conflicted cultural legacy of the London 2012 Olympics

BY Tom Morton | 01 MAY 12

Frank Bowling talks about improvisation, ‘poured painting’ and getting advice from Clement Greenberg

BY Courtney J. Martin | 01 MAY 12

The ArcelorMittal Orbit and the recent history of large-scale folly

BY Douglas Murphy | 01 MAY 12

frieze invites artists Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige to write about the images that have informed their practice

01 MAY 12

Non-linear reading

BY Jenna Sutela | 01 MAY 12

Dan Graham discusses sci-fi, dance, model-making and the ‘just-past’ with Turkish artist Can Altay

BY Dan Graham AND Can Altay | 01 MAY 12

The language of cinema and the psychology of sculpture

BY Kito Nedo | 01 MAY 12

‘Film themes, ska, tango, Phil Spector-esque girl groups, and loungey instrumentals are all part of the mixture’

BY Bob Stanley | 01 MAY 12

The New York-based artist’s latest video installation, Plymouth Rock

BY Piper Marshall | 01 MAY 12

Fabio Mauri's Ideology and Nature was re-performed at Venice this year. Here, Barbara Casavecchia examines the artist's enquiry of art and ideology

BY Barbara Casavecchia | 01 MAY 12

Family, literary influence, travel and environment in the work of Moyra Davey

BY Quinn Latimer | 01 MAY 12

Dominik Lang’s work is influenced by his intimate relationship to his family home and the legacy of Czech conceptualism

BY Noemi Smolik | 01 MAY 12

The London-based artist’s recent performance work

BY Eleanor Nairne | 01 MAY 12

A mini retrospective at Sprüth Magers, Berlin, shows the artist was never the cut-and-dried Minimalist of legend

BY Mark Prince | 01 MAY 12

The Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK

BY Chris Sharratt | 01 MAY 12

Dundee Contemporary Arts, UK

BY Chris Sharratt | 11 APR 12