Issue 169
March 2015

The March issue of frieze is out now, with features on Lukas Duwenhögger, Sheila Hicks and new abstract painting, plus all our regular columns and reviews from around the world. I

Also featuring: American fibre artist Sheila Hicks describes the 60-year evolution of her artistic language; for our latest regular feature, One Take, Dan Fox explores handcrafted futures and the automated present in artist Scott Reeder’s new sci-fi film, Moon Dust (2015); and Vivian Sky Rehberg writes about social divisions, from a riding club in inner-city Philadelphia to the banlieues of Paris, in the work of Mohamed Bourouissa.

From this issue

Q: What music are you listening to? A: Things that would disgust my teenage self; I have betrayed her.

BY Sophia Al-Maria | 23 FEB 15

In recent years, abstract painting has experienced both a new popularity and a critical backlash. Can it be written off as ‘zombie formalism’ or are innovative approaches to abstraction really being developed?

BY David Geers | 20 FEB 15

Social division and artistic engagement in the work of Mohamed Bourouissa

BY Vivian Sky Rehberg | 20 FEB 15

Being betrayed by the body

20 FEB 15

Wolf-whistling at fallen angels in Lukas Duwenhögger’s imagined worlds

BY Charlie Fox | 20 FEB 15

Jennifer Higgie talks to Sheila Hicks about the 60-year evolution of her artistic language

BY Jennifer Higgie | 20 FEB 15

Material production and the march of history

BY Joseph Akel | 20 FEB 15

What is Dansaekhwa and what is its legacy today?

Cold portraits and warm-hearted annotations

BY Paul Teasdale | 20 FEB 15

Dan Fox explores handcrafted futures and the automated present in Scott Reeder’s new sci-fi film Moon Dust

BY Dan Fox | 20 FEB 15

Creativity as resistance

BY Jennifer Higgie | 19 FEB 15

The importance of being curious

BY Lynne Tillman | 19 FEB 15

Can Egypt’s NGOs survive repressive new legislation?

BY Kaelen Wilson-Goldie | 19 FEB 15

Arts funding and the recent elections in Brazil

BY Silas Martí | 19 FEB 15

An alternative history of graphic design

BY Fraser Muggeridge | 19 FEB 15

‘This emergent style is not so much a genre as a sensibility – an approach to rhythm, texture and referentiality that stands apart from long-established modes’

BY Philip Sherburne | 18 FEB 15

Twinship in contemporary art

BY William Viney | 18 FEB 15

A combination of memoir, fiction, art criticism and autobiographical reflection, The Story of My Teeth is a remarkable story about stories

BY Natalie Ferris | 18 FEB 15

Ecological innovation in Chinese architecture

BY Beatrice Leanza | 18 FEB 15

Șișhane Otopark, Istanbul, Turkey

BY Jonathan P. Watts | 17 FEB 15

Power Station of Art, China

BY Matthew McLean | 17 FEB 15

Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China

BY Carol Yinghua Lu | 17 FEB 15

Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

BY Sean O’Toole | 17 FEB 15

Minerva, Sydney, Australia

BY Wes Hill | 17 FEB 15

1646, The Hague, the Netherlands

BY Vivian Sky Rehberg | 17 FEB 15

Extra City Kunsthal and Middelheim Museum, Antwerp, Belgium

BY Nick Aikens | 17 FEB 15

Mary Mary, Glasgow, UK

BY John Quin | 17 FEB 15

Drop City, Newcastle, UK

BY Natasha Soobramanien | 17 FEB 15

Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK

BY Morgan Quaintance | 17 FEB 15

Rowing, London, UK

BY Alice Butler | 17 FEB 15

Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK

BY Laura Castagnini | 17 FEB 15

Southard Reid, London, UK

BY Paul Pieroni | 17 FEB 15

Matt's Gallery, London, UK

BY Linda Taylor | 17 FEB 15

White Cube, London, UK

BY Amy Sherlock | 16 FEB 15

Various venues, Turin, Italy

BY Jörg Heiser | 16 FEB 15

Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal

BY Joana Neves | 16 FEB 15

Galerie Francesca Pia, Zürich, Switzerland

BY Aoife Rosenmeyer | 16 FEB 15

Balice Hertling, Paris, France

BY Sabrina Tarasoff | 16 FEB 15

Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf, Germany

BY Timotheus Vermeulen | 16 FEB 15

Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany

BY William J. Simmons | 16 FEB 15

Campagne Première, Berlin, Germany

BY Sonja Hornung | 16 FEB 15

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

BY Dan Adler | 16 FEB 15

Fogo Island Gallery, Newfoundland, Canada

BY Kari Cwynar | 16 FEB 15

Ratio 3, San Francisco, USA

BY Jeanne Gerrity | 16 FEB 15

The Screening Room, Miami, USA

BY Alpesh Kantilal Patel | 16 FEB 15

Mary Boone Gallery & Metro Pictures, New York, USA

BY David Reisman | 16 FEB 15

Murray Guy, New York, USA

BY Laura McLean-Ferris | 16 FEB 15

Petzel Gallery, New York, USA

BY Orit Gat | 12 FEB 15

Lombard Fried, New York, USA

BY Scott Roben | 12 FEB 15