Issue 175
Nov - Dec 2015

The Nov / Dec issue of frieze is out now, with features on the iconic American sculptor Claes Oldenburg, a survey on the future of the museum, and a conversation between artists Nicolas Party and Jesse Wine, ahead of their collaborative installation at Rise Projects; plus columns and reviews from around the world, including a questionnaire from Agnès Varda.

Also featuring: Artists Nicolas Party and Jesse Wine talk about forms, frames and lessons from Giorgio Morandi; art historian Andrianna Campbell and photographer Matthew Connors visit Cuba to explore the shifting meaning of political monuments; and Ellen Mara De Wachter discovers the provocative work of the Japanese collective Chim↑Pom.

From this issue

Sam Thorne invites ten curators to reveal how they envision the museum 25 years from now

BY Sam Thorne |

Why theatre remains vital

BY Lynne Tillman |

The refugee crisis and the pitfalls of artistic responses

BY Jörg Heiser |

Is it time to eschew the word 'criticism'?

Germany's dispute over legislating artworks of national significance

BY Stefan Kobel |

How London's gentrification impacts on artists

BY Jonathan P. Watts |

The Norwegian filmmaker on childhood heroines, docu-fiction and Swedish love stories

BY Ane Hjort Guttu |

The long-running installation for sound and light dates back to a particular period in downtown New York

BY Andy Battaglia |

Nicolas Party and Jesse Wine meet to discuss forms, frames and learning from Giorgio Morandi

BY Jesse Wine |

A new collection of Robert Walser's little-known art criticism

An interview with Claes Oldenburg

BY Dan Fox |

A utopian world-in-progress

BY Harry Thorne |

The artist discusses the books that have influenced her

BY Eileen Myles |

Performance, salesmanship and the powers of persuasion

From Hans Haacke’s 1993 exhibition ‘Germania’ through the works of the Palestinian writers Mahmoud Darwish and Wael Zuaiter to the films of Francesco Rosi and Jim Jarmusch – the evolution of Emily Jacir’s artistic imagination

BY Kaelen Wilson-Goldie |

Same same but different

Various venues, Turkey

BY Kirsty Bell |

The provocative works of the Japanese collective Chim↑Pom

Various venues, France

BY Andrew Hunt |

Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy

BY Christy Lange |

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

BY Arielle Bier |

Art historian Andrianna Campbell and photographer Matthew Connors visited Cuba to explore the shifting meaning of political monuments in a new era of change

BY Andrianna Campbell |

Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

BY Vincenzo Latronico |

The revered thinker's only acting performance

BY Derek Horton |

artSümer, Istanbul, Turkey

BY Kate Sutton |

VeneKlasen/Werner, Berlin, Germany

BY Pablo Larios |

Supportico Lopez, Berlin, Germany

BY Louisa Elderton |

Q: What should change? A: Poverty in the world. Injustice.

BY Agnès Varda |

BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, the Netherlands

BY Vivian Sky Rehberg |

Galerie Steinek, Vienna, Austria

BY Kimberly Bradley |

Various venues, Fukushima & Watari Museum, Tokyo, Japan

BY Philip Brophy |

Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, USA

BY Dan Fox |

C.L.E.A.R.I.N.G, New York, UK

BY Iona Whittaker |

Simon Preston Gallery, New York, USA

BY Jace Clayton |

Clifton Benevento, New York, USA

BY Matthew Shen Goodman |


BY Orit Gat |

Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, USA

BY Evan Moffitt |

China Art Objects, Los Angeles, USA

BY Summer Guthery |

PAPER, Manchester, UK

BY Eleanor Clayton |

Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, UK

BY Chris Sharratt |

Frith Street Gallery, London, UK

BY Charlie Fox |

Gasworks, London, UK

The Approach, London, UK

BY Yasmine Seale |

Modern Art, London, UK

BY Louisa Elderton |

Seventeen, London, UK

BY Patrick Langley |

Timothy Taylor, London, UK

BY Martin Herbert |

At Long March Space, Beijing, China, the artist illustrates his anxiety about the future of his generation

BY Laura Castagnini |

Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

BY Sophie Knezic |