Issue 173
September 2015

The September issue of frieze is out now, with features on Math Bass, Lara Favaretto, Ahmet Öğüt and Koki Tanaka, plus columns and reviews from around the world, including a questionnaire from acclaimed Italian novelist Elena Ferrante.

Also featuring: Isabel Stevens surveys 25 years of freewheeling cinema from New York’s Jem Cohen; Dan Kidner unpacks the evolution of the artist’s feature film; Jan Verwoert explores mimetism, art and alchemy; and Barbara Casavecchia probes the nuances of death and disappearance in the sculpture of Lara Favaretto.

From this issue

Visualizing the Snowden archive

BY Christy Lange |

The evolution of the ‘artist’s feature film'

BY Dan Kidner |

Painting, nudes and chatrooms

BY Matthew McLean |

Cooperation and dissent in Koki Tanaka’s precarious tasks

BY Andrew Maerkle |

On mimesis, art and alchemy

BY Jan Verwoert |

25 years of Jem Cohen’s free-wheeling cinema

BY Isabel Stevens |

Sam Thorne discusses activism, collaboration and the uses of absurdity with Ahmet Öğüt

BY Sam Thorne |

In his centenary year, two retrospectives celebrate the German architect Paul Schneider-Esleben

BY Markus Weisbeck |

The glorification of the pontiffs of Palo Alto

BY Lynne Tillman |

Is technology geographically neutral?

BY Sean O'Toole |

Lara Favaretto: exploring the nuances of death and disappearance

BY Barbara Casavecchia |

Puns, pictograms and props in the work of Math Bass

BY Dan Fox |

Q: What should stay the same? A: The desire to tell stories

BY Elena Ferrante |

Los Angeles's newest museum: The Broad

BY Travis Diehl |

Restored to dazzling 4K resolution by Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation, in The Tales of Hoffmann, art and imagination are the foundation of the world

BY Tom Newth |

How the ancient Italian city of Matera won the bid to be 2019 European Capital of Culture without focusing on its heritage

BY Vincenzo Latronico |

UK art institutions and self-censorship

The twin energies of ambition and anxiety seem to govern relations between the art and literary worlds

BY Nathaniel Budzinski |

Sadie Coles HQ, Josh Lilley, Kate MacGarry & Wilkinson, London, UK

BY Martin Herbert |

Various venues, Madrid, Spain

BY Laurie Taylor |

Various venues, Havana, Cuba

BY Hannah Conroy |

Abrons Art Center & Bruce High Quality Foundation University Gallery, New York, USA

BY Jennifer Kabat |

At Real Fine Arts, New York, USA, the artist’s obsessively collected detritus was presented as a single, multi-part sculpture

BY Matthew Shen Goodman |

Murray Guy, New York, USA

BY Matthew McLean |

François Ghebaly Gallery / The Bikini Factory, Los Angeles, USA

BY Evan Moffitt |

CCA Wattis, San Francisco, USA

BY Isobel Harbison |

ICA, Philadelphia, USA

BY Devika Singh |

Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, USA

BY William J. Simmons |

Esker Foundation, Calgary, Canada

BY Maeve Hanna |

Lulu, Mexico City, Mexico

BY Daniel Garza-Usabiaga |

Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia

BY Sophie Knezic |

In the artist's survey over a decade showing at Long March Space, Beijing, the viewer is asked to consider the work independently from his past

BY Kate Sutton |

Chinese Academy of Oil Painting, Beijing, China

BY Carol Yinghua Lu |

Raster, Warsaw, Poland

BY Krzysztof Kościuczuk |

Roberta, Frankfurt, Germany

BY Viktoria Draganova |

Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany

BY Noemi Smolik |

Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway

BY Brian Sholis |

Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

BY Aoife Rosenmeyer |

Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland

BY Kirsty Bell |

Clearing, Brussels, Belgium

BY Mitch Speed |

M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium

Punta della Dogana, Venice, Italy

Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France

BY Robert Barry |

ProjecteSD, Barcelona, Spain

BY Max Andrews |

Museu do Chiado, Lisbon, Portugal

BY Elvia Wilk |

Nils Stærk / Mellemrummet & Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

BY Lizzie Lloyd |

Various venues, Budapest, Hungary

BY Chris Fite-Wassilak |

MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK

BY Amy Sherlock |

Richard Saltoun, London, UK

BY Jonathan P. Watts |

The Sunday Painter, London, UK

BY Orit Gat |

Greengrassi, London, UK

BY Charlie Fox |

Harris Gallery, Preston, UK

Ikon, Birmingham, UK

BY Paul Carey-Kent |

Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK

BY Louisa Elderton |

Isle of Portland, Dorset, UK

BY Patrick Langley |

Manchester International Festival, UK

BY Amy Sherlock |