Issue 172
Jun - Aug 2015

The June/July/August issue of frieze is out now, with features on Metahaven, Maria Loboda and Kevin Beasley and a special reviews focus on the Venice Biennale.

Also featuring: Sarah Hromack unpacks the work of the Dutch design studio Metahaven; David Campany interviews LaToya Ruby Frazier, winner of the 2015 International Center of Photography’s Infinity Award for her first book; Charlie Fox unravels the interweaving of art and illustration.

From this issue

What makes us human

BY Amy Sherlock | 01 JUN 15

What is the future of arts education in Baghdad?

BY Kaelen Wilson-Goldie | 01 JUN 15
Article

In search of a pan-European sense of humour

BY Timotheus Vermeulen | 01 JUN 15

Radical minimalism from India and Pakistan

BY Shanay Jhaveri | 01 JUN 15

Decoding Maria Loboda’s enigmatic archaeology

BY Amy Sherlock | 01 JUN 15
Article

Renzo Piano’s new Whitney Museum

BY Carson Chan | 01 JUN 15

The intermingling of art and illustration in the work of Catrin Morgan, Jockum Nordström, Tomi Ungerer

BY Charlie Fox | 01 JUN 15

Filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa’s exploration of the post-Soviet condition

BY Bert Rebhandl | 01 JUN 15

Acting, therapy, song and humour

BY Jonathan P. Watts | 01 JUN 15
Article

Two recent books explore how online trolling is reshaping publishing and communication

BY David Crowley | 01 JUN 15

Sarah Hromack unpacks the work of the Dutch design studio

BY Sarah Hromack | 01 JUN 15

Depending on your point of view, the composer, writer and conductor is either a purveyor of cold-hearted didacticism, or a creator of glittering musical worlds

BY Leo Chadburn | 01 JUN 15

David Campany interviews LaToya Ruby Frazier, the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Award winner

BY David Campany | 01 JUN 15

The pros and cons of new digital interface design

BY Alice Rawsthorn | 01 JUN 15

Reformulating the human body in the age of mass digitization

BY Pablo Larios | 01 JUN 15

Yale Union, Portland, Oregon, USA

BY Nick Irvin | 01 JUN 15

Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia

BY Andrea Bell | 01 JUN 15

In an age of perpetual distraction, how might institutions slow down and refocus the way we look at art?

BY Anthony Huberman | 01 JUN 15

Galleria Lia Rumma, Milan, Italy

BY Barbara Casavecchia | 01 JUN 15

Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain

BY Amy Sherlock | 01 JUN 15

Nicholas Mangan’s exploration of raw materials and social change

BY Max Andrews | 01 JUN 15

mumok, Vienna, Austria

BY Radhika Kapila | 01 JUN 15

De Hallen, Haarlem, the Netherlands

BY Tom Morton | 01 JUN 15

Sculpture, field recordings and the ghosts of dead rappers

BY Andy Battaglia | 01 JUN 15

Kasia Michalski Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

BY Krzysztof Kościuczuk | 01 JUN 15

BQ, Berlin, Germany

BY Kirsty Bell | 01 JUN 15

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany

BY Mark Prince | 01 JUN 15

Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany

BY Kirsty Bell | 01 JUN 15

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, USA

BY Jonathan Griffin | 01 JUN 15

Overduin & Co., Los Angeles, USA

BY Summer Guthery | 01 JUN 15

Herman de Vries’s Dutch pavilion in Venice

BY Jörg Heiser | 01 JUN 15

Art in General, New York, USA

BY Iona Whittaker | 01 JUN 15

Luxembourg & Dayan, New York, USA

BY Joseph Akel | 01 JUN 15

The latex mask of a pre-internet, post-human TV presenter

BY Matthew Noel-Tod | 01 JUN 15

The Boiler, New York, USA

BY Hannah Stamler | 01 JUN 15

Et al., San Francisco, USA

BY Monica Westin | 01 JUN 15

Q. What image keeps you company in the space where you work? A. An enormous, airbrushed, lenticular hologram of myself.

BY Casey Jane Ellison | 01 JUN 15

Proyecto Paralelo, Mexico City, Mexico

BY Lauren A. Wright | 28 MAY 15

Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

BY Gemma Tipton | 28 MAY 15

Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

BY Mark Sadler | 28 MAY 15

Hollybush Gardens, London, UK

BY Robert Barry | 28 MAY 15

Victoria Miro, London, UK

BY Martin Herbert | 28 MAY 15

Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

BY Tom Morton | 28 MAY 15

Young Team, London, UK

BY Charlie Fox | 28 MAY 15

Kestle Barton, Cornwall, UK

BY Jonathan P. Watts | 28 MAY 15

Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK

BY Eleanor Clayton | 28 MAY 15

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

BY Andrew Maerkle | 28 MAY 15

Paris, France

BY William Corwin | 28 MAY 15

56th Venice Biennale, various venues, Italy

BY Barbara Casavecchia | 28 MAY 15

56th Venice Biennale, various venues, Italy

BY Matthew McLean | 28 MAY 15

56th Venice Biennale, various venues, Italy

BY Sam Thorne | 28 MAY 15

56th Venice Biennale, various venues, Italy

BY Max Andrews | 28 MAY 15

56th Venice Biennale, various venues, Italy

BY Jennifer Higgie | 28 MAY 15

56th Venice Biennale, various venues, Italy

BY Sean O'Toole | 28 MAY 15