Issue 167
Nov - Dec 2014

The November/December issue of frieze is out now and includes features on painting and humour, a radical Japanese art movement and emerging artists, alongside our regular columns and reviews from around the world.

Also featured: Andrew Maerkle encounters the anarchic 1920s Tokyo art movement Mavo; Jonathan Griffin looks at how the art of Michael E. Smith plots the bleak landscapes of ex-urban America; Scott Roben investigates the collision of illustration and art history in the painting of Sanya Kantarovsky; and Declan Long decodes Uri Aran’s mysterious work-tables.

From this issue

How humour feeds painting

BY Paul Teasdale | 03 NOV 14

Movie stars, late capitalism and fragmented attention spans

BY Tom Morton | 31 OCT 14

Is too much information ever enough?

BY Lynne Tillman | 31 OCT 14

The films of Abderrahmane Sissako

BY Sean O'Toole | 31 OCT 14

How to survive exile

BY Kaelen Wilson-Goldie | 31 OCT 14

Conversations, buildings, books and films

BY Céline Condorelli | 31 OCT 14

The dark, unsettling feminism of Jacqueline Rose

BY Nina Power | 31 OCT 14

‘There’s no extracting the concept from the commodity in any of Hoff’s many strands of work’

BY Andy Battaglia | 31 OCT 14

Frederick Wiseman’s new documentary about London’s National Gallery

BY Nick Pinkerton | 31 OCT 14

Gilda Williams’s new book on how to write about contemporary art

BY Orit Gat | 31 OCT 14

Various venues, Gwangju, South Korea

BY Paul Teasdale | 31 OCT 14

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA

BY Summer Guthery | 31 OCT 14

Temporary Gallery, Cologne, Germany

BY Dominikus Müller | 30 OCT 14

Dan Gunn, Berlin, Germany

BY Kirsty Bell | 30 OCT 14

Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland

BY Aoife Rosenmeyer | 30 OCT 14

Various venues, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland

BY Barbara Casavecchia | 30 OCT 14

Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France

BY Robert Barry | 30 OCT 14

Centre d'art contemporain d'Ivry – le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine, France

BY Rahma Khazam | 30 OCT 14

Signal – Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

BY Nathaniel Budzinski | 30 OCT 14


BY Pablo Larios | 30 OCT 14

mother's tankstation, Dublin, Ireland

BY Gemma Tipton | 30 OCT 14

Various venues, Brno, Czech Republic

BY Emily King | 30 OCT 14

Kaufmann Repetto, Milan, Italy

BY Barbara Casavecchia | 30 OCT 14

LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón, Spain

BY Lorena Muñoz-Alonso | 30 OCT 14

Kunsthalle Athena, Greece

BY Jennifer Higgie | 30 OCT 14

Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia

BY Rebecca Coates | 30 OCT 14

Hong Kong, China

BY Chris Fite-Wassilak | 30 OCT 14

Various venues, Japan

BY Ellen Mara De Wachter | 30 OCT 14

Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City, Mexico

BY Gabriela Jauregui | 30 OCT 14

Museo Tomayo, Mexico City, Mexico

BY Nick Aikens | 30 OCT 14

Aspen Art Museum, USA

BY Dan Fox | 30 OCT 14

ltd los angeles, USA

BY Jonathan Griffin | 30 OCT 14

Jenny's, Los Angeles, USA

BY Kari Rittenbach | 30 OCT 14

The Art Institute of Chicago, USA

BY William J. Simmons | 30 OCT 14

Metro Pictures, New York, USA

BY Ara H. Merjian | 30 OCT 14

Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA

BY Jason Farago | 30 OCT 14

Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK

BY Luke Healey | 30 OCT 14

Modern Art Oxford, UK

BY Jonathan P. Watts | 30 OCT 14

David Zwirner, London, UK

BY Charlie Fox | 30 OCT 14

Waterside Contemporary, London, UK

BY Matthew McLean | 30 OCT 14

French Riviera, London, UK

BY Josephine New | 30 OCT 14

Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK

BY Sara Knelman | 30 OCT 14

Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK

BY Patrick Langley | 30 OCT 14

With mordant humour, the art of Michael E. Smith plots the bleak landscapes of exurban America

BY Jonathan Griffin | 27 OCT 14

‘Civilizations of the jaguar’, vacuum cleaners and the human body

BY Timotheus Vermeulen | 27 OCT 14

Taking stock of stock images

BY Dan Kidner | 27 OCT 14

On the occasion of a major touring retrospective, Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith examines the relationship between image and painting in the work of Marlene Dumas

BY Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith | 27 OCT 14

Illustration and art history collide in Sanya Kantarovsky’s paintings

BY Scott Roben | 27 OCT 14

Decoding Uri Aran’s mysterious work-tables

BY Declan Long | 27 OCT 14

The anarchic 1920s Tokyo art movement Mavo and the internationalism of the Japanese Avant-garde

BY Andrew Maerkle | 27 OCT 14

Sukhdev Sandhu on an abandoned cinema in the Sinai Desert

BY Sukhdev Sandhu | 27 OCT 14

Q. What could you imagine doing if you didn’t do what you do? A. Drifting on a boat.

BY Anna Maria Maiolino | 27 OCT 14