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

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

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

Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia

BY Rebecca Coates | 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

Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith examines the relationship between image and painting in the work of Marlene Dumas

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