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

Jennifer Higgie interviews the artist at his Paris studio

BY Jennifer Higgie |

Experimental fiction, speculative portraits and shifting contexts

BY Alice Butler |

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

BY Jennifer Higgie |

A response to Richard Prince

BY Dan Fox |

Institutions in Catalonia

BY Max Andrews |

Archiving Asia’s contemporary art

BY David Spalding |

On teaching criticism and ‘art writing’

BY Brian Dillon |

The problems of defining and exhibiting sound art

BY Paul Schütze |

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

BY Jennifer Doyle AND Erik Morse |

50 years of Van Dyke Parks

BY Franklin Bruno |

Gentrification and independent publishing in San Francisco

BY Jarett Kobek |

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

BY Ben Lerner |

The British artist discusses the films that have most influenced him

BY Adam Chodzko |

Tate Britain, London, UK

BY Dan Fox |

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

BY David Everitt Howe |

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 |

Buster Keaton’s family vaudeville act

BY Charlie Fox |

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

Bik Van der Pol: artists as undercover agents

BY Nick Aikens |

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

BY Tom Morton |

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

BY Daniel Horn |

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 |

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

BY Raimundas Malašauskas |