Issue 158
October 2013

Caoimhin Mac Giolla Léith considers the recent work of the legendary and elusive artist Lutz Bacher; Philippe Parreno speaks to frieze co-editor Jennifer Higgie about ghosts, garden design and Stravinsky’s Petrushka and Kaelen Wilson–Goldie on a number of recent exhibitions celebrating the achievements of overlooked women artists.

From this issue

Looking at recent work of the legendary and elusive California-based artist Lutz Bacher

BY Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith | 25 OCT 13
Influences

Jennifer Higgie interviews the artist at his Paris studio

BY Jennifer Higgie | 25 OCT 13

Experimental fiction, speculative portraits and shifting contexts

BY Alice Butler | 19 OCT 13

From Russia to the UAE — to boycott or not to boycott?

BY Jennifer Higgie | 19 OCT 13
Satire

A response to Richard Prince

BY Dan Fox | 19 OCT 13
City Report

Institutions in Catalonia

BY Max Andrews | 19 OCT 13

Archiving Asia’s contemporary art

BY David Spalding | 19 OCT 13

On teaching criticism and ‘art writing’

BY Brian Dillon | 19 OCT 13

The problems of defining and exhibiting sound art

BY Paul Schütze | 19 OCT 13

Jennifer Doyle discusses her new book, Hold it Against Me: Difficulty and Emotion in Contemporary Art

BY Jennifer Doyle | 18 OCT 13

50 years of Van Dyke Parks

BY Franklin Bruno | 18 OCT 13
City Report

Gentrification and independent publishing in San Francisco

BY Jarett Kobek | 18 OCT 13

The framing of art and life in Rachel Kushner’s The Flamethrowers

BY Ben Lerner | 18 OCT 13
Influences

The British artist discusses the films that have most influenced him

BY Adam Chodzko | 18 OCT 13
BY Chris Wiley | 17 OCT 13
BY Sarah E. James | 17 OCT 13
BY Morgan Quaintance | 17 OCT 13
BY Alice Butler | 17 OCT 13

Tate Britain, London, UK

BY Dan Fox | 17 OCT 13
BY Basia Lewandowska Cummings | 17 OCT 13
BY Michael Bracewell | 17 OCT 13
BY Nick Warner | 17 OCT 13
BY Natasha Soobramanien | 17 OCT 13
BY Chris Fite-Wassilak | 17 OCT 13
BY Amanprit Sandhu | 17 OCT 13
BY Ian Geraghty | 17 OCT 13

Unbearable lightness, the fashion industry and ‘portraits of nouns’

BY David Everitt Howe | 13 OCT 13

A number of  long-overdue exhibitions have recently celebrated the achievements of overlooked women artists. What’s driving this wave of rediscoveries?

BY Kaelen Wilson-Goldie | 13 OCT 13

Buster Keaton’s family vaudeville act

BY Charlie Fox | 13 OCT 13
City Report

The philosopher Achille Mbembe once called Johannesburg the ‘elusive metropolis’. From emerging project spaces to women’s labour issues, Sean O’Toole and Gabi Ngcobo report on this constantly changing city of 4.5 million inhabitants, in which a strong photographic tradition — that includes David Goldblatt, Zanele Muholi and Santu Mofokeng — provides something of an anchor

13 OCT 13

Bik Van der Pol: artists as undercover agents

BY Nick Aikens | 13 OCT 13

From clairvoyance to religiosity and the secret of the ‘100 Black Planets’

BY Tom Morton | 12 OCT 13

A work-in-progress about the complex world of the Bedouins

BY Daniel Horn | 12 OCT 13

Film director Nicolas Roeg talks to his friend, the artist John Stezaker, about collage, editing and memory, and film’s ability to ‘trap shadows’

BY John Stezaker | 12 OCT 13
BY Prajna Desai | 11 OCT 13
BY Naomi Fry | 11 OCT 13
BY Jonathan Griffin | 11 OCT 13
BY Eve Meltzer | 11 OCT 13
BY Kari Rittenbach | 11 OCT 13
BY George Pendle | 11 OCT 13
BY Nicolas Linnert | 11 OCT 13
BY Pablo Larios | 11 OCT 13
BY Mark Prince | 11 OCT 13
BY Agnieszka Gratza | 11 OCT 13
BY Amelia Groom | 11 OCT 13
BY Chris Fite-Wassilak | 11 OCT 13
BY Amy Sherlock | 11 OCT 13
BY Ara H. Merjian | 11 OCT 13
BY Jennifer Higgie | 11 OCT 13

Q. What image keeps you company in the space where you work? A. The window.

BY Raimundas Malašauskas | 30 SEP 13