Issue 168
Jan - Feb 2015

The Jan / Feb issue of frieze is out now, featuring Simone Forti, Pierre Huyghe and Kai Althoff, plus all our regular columns and reviews from around the world.

Also featuring: Writer Michael Bracewell enters the peculiar world of Kai Althoff; Amy Sherlock looks at illusions of domesticity in contemporary art; novelist Vincenzo Latronico visits Ciudad Abierta, a thriving utopian community in rural Chile; and, concurrent with her shows at The Photographers’ Gallery and the ICA in London, Viviane Sassen talks to Aaron Schuman about fashion, art and speaking Dutch in the jungle.

From this issue

Artists and the freedom of the desert

BY Jonathan Griffin |

How Wikipedia skews the story of art

BY Olivian Cha |

The role of the village in perceptions of Africa

BY Sean O'Toole |

How the iconic, discontinued Ambassador car has inspired Indian artists

BY Shanay Jhaveri |

Hollywood’s recent taste for revolt

BY Mark Fisher |

From deep soul explorations of topical subjects and the plight of the poor to musing reflectively on art, life, God and outer space

BY Andrew Hultkrans |

In the first of a new series focusing on a single work, Jennifer Higgie considers Pierre Huyghe’s latest film, Human Mask

BY Jennifer Higgie |

Viviane Sassen talks to Aaron Schuman

BY Aaron Schuman |

Vincenzo Latronico visits a utopian community in rural Chile, which is still thriving after over 40 years

BY Vincenzo Latronico |

Painting on the brink of hysteria

BY Charlie Fox |

Astrid Kaminski talks to Simone Forti, while artists Gerard & Kelly and Maria Hassabi, along with curator Ana Janevski, discuss her influence

BY Astrid Kaminski |

Leaky flesh, soft machines and broken systems

Imagine a door with no room: Are you inside or outside?

BY Amy Sherlock |

Mining historical works for new conceptual paths

BY Ara H. Merjian |

Is the design world still a boys’ club?

BY Alice Rawsthorn |

Thoughts on race and art in the 21st century

BY Naomi Beckwith |

#Accelerate, a new reader for the fast-moving theory of Accelerationism

BY Orlando Reade |

Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan

BY Tom Morton |

Various venues, New Orleans, USA

BY Jonathan Griffin |

Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

BY Ara H. Merjian |

The Kitchen, New York, USA

BY Dan Fox |

Regina Rex, New York, USA

BY William Corwin |

Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, USA

BY David Geers |

Miguel Abreu, New York, USA

BY Mitch Speed |

SculptureCenter, New York, USA

BY Hannah Stamler |

Château Shatto, Los Angeles, USA

BY Summer Guthery |

RISD Museum, Providence, USA

BY Matthew Erickson |

Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France

BY Rahma Khazam |

Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France

BY Christy Lange |

Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, UK

BY Jonathan P. Watts |

Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK

BY Chris Sharratt |

Whitechapel Gallery & Tate Modern, London, UK

BY Martin Herbert |

Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK

BY Sara Knelman |

The Showroom, London, UK

BY Matthew McLean |

Carroll / Fletcher, London, UK

Carl Kostyál, London, UK

BY Pablo Larios |

Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland

BY Joanne Laws |

Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, the Netherlands

BY Renske Janssen |

Wilfriend Lentz, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

BY Vivian Sky Rehberg |

établissement d'en face projects, Brussels, Belgium

BY Laura Preston |

Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland

BY Andrew Hunt |

Sandy Brown, Berlin, Germany

BY Saim Demircan |

Esther Schipper & Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, German

BY Pablo Larios |

Kunsthalle Bergen, Norway

BY Kathy Noble |

ar/ge kunst, Bozen/Bolzano, Italy

BY Federica Bueti |

A Tetris stack on the bank of the Kura River

BY Sam Thorne |

The audio, visual world of Diego Perrone

BY Barbara Casavecchia |

The recent work of Kai Althoff

BY Michael Bracewell |

Fondazione Marconi, Milan, Italy

BY Emily Verla Bovino |

García Galería, Madrid, Spain

BY Max Andrews |

Q: What do you wish you knew? A: I wish I knew less.

BY Karl Ove Knausgård |

Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil

BY Jens Hoffmann |

Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

BY Philip Brophy |

ShanghART, Beijing, China

BY Carol Yinghua Lu |

Platform China, Beijing, China

BY Colin Siyuan Chinnery |

Various venues nationwide, Australia

BY James E.K. Parker |