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 |

The Finnish artist’s subtly transgressive video performances

BY Christy Lange |

Life is a quotation. Sort of.

BY Jennifer Higgie |

How our attitudes betray us

BY Lynne Tillman |

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

BY Sean O'Toole |

Have American conservatives taken over transgression?

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

BY Dan Fox |

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

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

BY Jan Verwoert |

One hundred years of John Cage

BY Rob Young |

Robert Wyatt was my life-model

BY Lynda Morris |

Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

BY Carol Yinghua Lu |

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

BY Brian Kennon |

The conflicted cultural legacy of the London 2012 Olympics

BY Tom Morton |

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

BY Courtney J. Martin |

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

BY Douglas Murphy |

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

Non-linear reading

BY Jenna Sutela |

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

BY Dan Graham AND Can Altay |

The language of cinema and the psychology of sculpture

BY Kito Nedo |

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

BY Bob Stanley |

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

BY Piper Marshall |

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 |

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

BY Quinn Latimer |

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

BY Noemi Smolik |

The London-based artist’s recent performance work

BY Eleanor Nairne |

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

BY Mark Prince |

The Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK

BY Chris Sharratt |

Dundee Contemporary Arts, UK

BY Chris Sharratt |