Issue 154
April 2013

Matthieu Laurette and Seth Siegelaub discuss the legacy of Conceptual art, the origins of curating and how art history is made; seven artists and artist groups reflect on their relationships to curators and curatorial discourse, while Daniel Buren reassesses his 1972 statement ‘Exhibiting Exhibitions’.

Also featuring: Kirsty Bell investigates the hermetic, inventive world of Thomas Scheibitz and a City Report from Oslo by Jason Farago and Milena Hoegsberg.

From this issue

Artist Matthieu Laurette, critic Vivian Sky Rehberg and the prolific curator, collector and dealer Seth Siegelaub, who died in 2013 aged 71, discuss the legacy of Conceptual art, the origins of curating and how art history is made

BY Vivian Sky Rehberg |

Europe’s fastest-growing city is home to a supportive community of artists, curators and writers. From independent spaces in the Grønland neighbourhood and the influential Academy of Fine Art to OCA’s uncertain future and Renzo Piano’s divisive Astrup Fearnley Museet, Jason Farago and Milena Hoegsberg report from the Norwegian capital

BY Milena Hoegsberg AND Jason Farago |

The hermetic, inventive world of Thomas Scheibitz

BY Kirsty Bell |

Filmmaking as a ‘series of introductions’

The Japanese artist discusses photography and the viewer as an intermediary

BY Andrew Maerkle |

How artists and curators have responded to upheaval in the Arab world, from 1967 to the present day

BY Kaelen Wilson-Goldie |

Keith Coventry’s fusion of cultural commentary and Modernist art

BY Michael Bracewell |

Cultural anthropology via impersonation, pageantry and apprenticeship

BY Carmen Winant |

Dan Fox invited eight artists and artist groups to reflect on their relationships to curators and curatorial discourse

BY Dan Fox |

Carl Freedman Gallery, London, UK

BY Amy Sherlock |

The pulp paintings of Vicente B. Ballestar

BY Sarah Khan |

Q. What should change? A. Deregulated global financial systems, obviously. Nothing else would have quite the same impact on the prospects of so many people.

BY Gerard Byrne |

How do you define jargon?

BY Sam Thorne |

At least five current TV shows include the word ‘girl’ in their title. What’s going on?

BY Timotheus Vermeulen |

The collected writings of Richard Bartholomew, one of India’s pre-eminent art critics

BY Shanay Jhaveri |

The mutating activities of DIS

BY Kevin McGarry |

In a new occasional column, frieze asks a respondent to nominate the objects, people or ideas that have influenced them

BY Alice Rawsthorn |

Tate Modern and African art

BY Lara Pawson |

Remembering Antony Balch, filmmaker and distributor extraordinaire

BY William Fowler |

Richard Meyer’s new publication: What Was Contemporary Art?

BY Robert Barry |

Withholding, covering up and glimpsing the secret world of objects

BY Rahma Khazam |