Issue 162
April 2014

In the April Issue of frieze: Dan Fox invites six artists, curators and writers to give their opinion on how identity, infrastructure and education shape art in the Caribbean today and New York-based philosopher, musician and artist, Henry Flynt, talks about half a century of divergent activities, from his writings on aesthetics to his founding of ‘concept art’ in the 1960s.

Also featured: Morgan Quaintance surveys a century of ‘slavesploitation’ cinema, asking whether Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave has finally exorcised Hollywood’s racist past; Amy Sherlock explores the work of Magali Reus, one of a group of young, London-based artists exploring sleek surfaces and abject bodies; and Agnieszka Gratza looks at phantoms and immaterial labour in the films of Agnieszka Kurant.

From this issue

Has 12 Years a Slave finally exorcised Hollywood’s racist legacy? A consideration of representations of slavery on screen from The Birth of a Nation to Django Unchained and Belle

BY Morgan Quaintance | 21 MAR 14

Magali Reus is part of a group of young, London-based artists exploring sleek surfaces and abject bodies

BY Amy Sherlock | 21 MAR 14

Henry Flynt talks about half a century’s worth of wildly divergent activities

BY Ross Simonini | 21 MAR 14

Disorientating interiors and invented spaces

BY Jonathan Griffin | 21 MAR 14

Tension, translation and improvisation

BY Chris Fite-Wassilak | 21 MAR 14

The films of Albert Serra

BY Bert Rebhandl | 21 MAR 14

Phantoms and immaterial labour in the films of Agnieszka Kurant

BY Agnieszka Gratza | 21 MAR 14

The sculptor, set-designer, window-dresser and installation artist's work as a Balenciaga artisan

BY Erik Morse | 20 MAR 14

A post-Bauhaus approach to transforming public and private spaces

BY Kito Nedo | 20 MAR 14

The act of writing and the ‘shadowy constitution of authorship’

BY Kaelen Wilson-Goldie | 20 MAR 14

Museums take on social practice

BY Sam Thorne | 20 MAR 14

The confusion around photography bans in museums

BY Ellen Mara De Wachter | 20 MAR 14

Consumption, conflict and the Beijing cityscape

BY En Liang Khong | 20 MAR 14

New approaches to exhibition-making in India

BY Shanay Jhaveri | 20 MAR 14

The visibility and invisibility of art in Cairo

BY Clare Davies | 20 MAR 14

Architecture, whimsy and the Gwangju Biennale

BY Joseph Grima | 20 MAR 14

Dropped from the psychic landscape of British pop and undetected by the radar of retromania, where did these diverse communities go?

BY Dan Fox | 20 MAR 14

Italian artist Linda Fregni Nagler discusses the books that have influenced her

BY Linda Fregni Nagler | 20 MAR 14

An agent of change, from prehistory to today

20 MAR 14

Holly Bynoe, Charles Campbell, Amanda Coulson, John Cox, Annalee Davis and Caryl Ivrisse-Crochemar on the role of contemporary art in the Caribbean

BY Dan Fox | 20 MAR 14

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA

BY Dan Fox | 18 MAR 14

Adham Faramawy’s solo show at Cell Project Space – his first since graduating from London’s Royal Academy Schools last year – depicted liquid luxury

BY Louisa Elderton | 18 MAR 14

Temnikova & Kasela Gallery, Tallinn

BY Daniel C. Blight | 18 MAR 14

The indoor-outdoor exhibition, spanning the last two decades of the artist's career, encourages visitors to draw their own connections at National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi

BY Agnieszka Gratza | 17 MAR 14