Issue 174
October 2015

The October issue of frieze is out now, with features by award-winning writers Brian Dillon on Enrico David, Lavinia Greenlaw on Elizabeth Price and Marina Warner on the destruction of artworks; plus columns and reviews from around the world, including a questionnaire from Jim Shaw.

Also featuring: Julian Hoeber argues that enthusiasm, not scholarship, motivates artists; Ben Davis and Ara H. Merjian explore how the Athens art scene is responding to austerity; and Abraham Cruzvillegas talks to Jace Clayton about his art and his philosophy of autoconstrucción.

From this issue

The best art eludes easy interpretation

BY Chris Wiley | 25 SEP 15

Finding historical perspectives on current upheavals in the Arab world

25 SEP 15

London's studio-space crisis

BY Katharine Stout | 25 SEP 15

A new biopic on the late Indian modernist, F.N. Souza

BY Shanay Jhaveri | 25 SEP 15

How artists have explored transgender identity

BY Juliet Jacques | 25 SEP 15

Dressing up, ballet, music videos and mutant dance

BY Adam Linder | 25 SEP 15

Presenting documentary stories using techniques from fictional narrative cinema, these films aim to tell a greater truth than conventional reportage could offer

BY Aaron Cutler | 25 SEP 15

Better understood as a popular modernist collective, Test Dept made records pulsing with panic and were one of the last examples of post-punk

BY Mark Fisher | 25 SEP 15

Each approach is valid and necessary, but none alone is sufficient – especially in places undergoing rapid transition

BY Brian Sholis | 25 SEP 15

The re-invigorated relationship between design and craft

BY Alice Rawsthorn | 25 SEP 15

Hauser & Wirth, Bruton, UK

BY Matthew McLean | 25 SEP 15

Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

BY Ina Cole | 25 SEP 15

Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK

BY Patrick Langley | 25 SEP 15

Brian Dillon considers the 'monstrous homunculi' of Enrico David

BY Brian Dillon | 25 SEP 15

Cell Project Space, London, UK

BY Harry Thorne | 25 SEP 15

Why enthusiasm, not scholarship, motivates artists

BY Julian Hoeber | 25 SEP 15

Language as virus and failing machines

BY Robert Barry | 25 SEP 15

Elizabeth Price’s new two-screen, HD video installation, K

BY Lavinia Greenlaw | 25 SEP 15

The French artist Nathalie du Pasquier recollects the people, images and places that have shaped her career

BY Nathalie du Pasquier | 25 SEP 15

Drifting, dreaming and drowned worlds

BY Amy Sherlock | 25 SEP 15

Public monuments, Islamic State and contesting the story of the past by Marina Warner

BY Marina Warner | 25 SEP 15

Art history meets domestic life in the paintings of Jonas Wood

BY Ian Chang | 25 SEP 15

Since the start of the Greek debt crisis in 2010, austerity measures have had a profound impact on life in the country. From biennials to occupations, Ben Davis and Ara H. Merjian reflect on how the art scene in Athens has responded

25 SEP 15

Spike Island, Bristol, UK

BY Linda Taylor | 25 SEP 15

Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, UK

BY Rebecca O’Dwyer | 25 SEP 15

Malmö Konsthall, Sweden

BY Matthew Rana | 25 SEP 15

Manège de Sury, Mons, Belgium

BY Laura Herman | 25 SEP 15

LISZT, Berlin, Germany

BY Pablo Larios | 25 SEP 15

Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, Istanbul, Turkey

BY Yasmine Seale | 25 SEP 15

Various venues, Arles, France

BY Christy Lange | 25 SEP 15

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA

BY Jonathan Griffin | 25 SEP 15

Regen Projects, Los Angeles, UK

BY Chris Wiley | 25 SEP 15

CULT, San Francisco, USA

BY Larissa Archer | 25 SEP 15

Tanya Bonakdar, New York, USA

BY Becca Rothfeld | 25 SEP 15

Park Avenue Armory, New York, USA

BY Laura McLean-Ferris | 25 SEP 15

Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Canada

BY James D. Campbell | 25 SEP 15

Nomas Foundation, Rome, Italy

BY Mike Watson | 25 SEP 15

Zero ..., Milan, Italy

BY Nicola Ricciardi | 25 SEP 15

Long Museum West Bund, Shanghai, China

BY Colin Siyuan Chinnery | 25 SEP 15

Galleria Continua & Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

BY Carol Yinghua Lu | 25 SEP 15

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre, New Plymouth, New Zealand

BY Anthony Byrt | 25 SEP 15

Alchemy, travel and the essay

BY Jennifer Kabat | 24 SEP 15

Abraham Cruzvillegas talks to Jace Clayton about his approach to art-making and his philosophy of autoconstrucción

BY Jace Clayton | 24 SEP 15

Q: What should stay the same? A: Nature.

BY Jim Shaw | 24 SEP 15