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 | 25 NOV 15

Why theatre remains vital

BY Lynne Tillman | 25 NOV 15

The refugee crisis and the pitfalls of artistic responses

BY Jörg Heiser | 23 OCT 15

Is it time to eschew the word 'criticism'?

23 OCT 15

Germany's dispute over legislating artworks of national significance

BY Stefan Kobel | 23 OCT 15

How London's gentrification impacts on artists

BY Jonathan P. Watts | 23 OCT 15

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

BY Ane Hjort Guttu | 23 OCT 15

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

BY Andy Battaglia | 23 OCT 15

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

BY Jesse Wine | 23 OCT 15

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

23 OCT 15

An interview with Claes Oldenburg

BY Dan Fox | 23 OCT 15

A utopian world-in-progress

BY Harry Thorne | 23 OCT 15

The artist discusses the books that have influenced her

BY Eileen Myles | 23 OCT 15

Performance, salesmanship and the powers of persuasion

21 OCT 15

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 | 21 OCT 15

Same same but different

21 OCT 15

Various venues, Turkey

BY Kirsty Bell | 21 OCT 15

The provocative works of the Japanese collective Chim↑Pom

21 OCT 15

Various venues, France

BY Andrew Hunt | 21 OCT 15

Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy

BY Christy Lange | 21 OCT 15

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

BY Arielle Bier | 21 OCT 15

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 | 21 OCT 15

Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

BY Vincenzo Latronico | 21 OCT 15

The revered thinker's only acting performance

BY Derek Horton | 21 OCT 15

artSümer, Istanbul, Turkey

BY Kate Sutton | 21 OCT 15

VeneKlasen/Werner, Berlin, Germany

BY Pablo Larios | 21 OCT 15

Supportico Lopez, Berlin, Germany

BY Louisa Elderton | 21 OCT 15

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

BY Agnès Varda | 21 OCT 15

BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, the Netherlands

BY Vivian Sky Rehberg | 21 OCT 15

Galerie Steinek, Vienna, Austria

BY Kimberly Bradley | 21 OCT 15

Various venues, Fukushima & Watari Museum, Tokyo, Japan

BY Philip Brophy | 21 OCT 15

Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, USA

BY Dan Fox | 21 OCT 15

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

BY Iona Whittaker | 21 OCT 15

Simon Preston Gallery, New York, USA

BY Jace Clayton | 21 OCT 15

Clifton Benevento, New York, USA

BY Matthew Shen Goodman | 21 OCT 15


BY Orit Gat | 21 OCT 15

Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, USA

BY Evan Moffitt | 21 OCT 15

China Art Objects, Los Angeles, USA

BY Summer Guthery | 21 OCT 15

PAPER, Manchester, UK

BY Eleanor Clayton | 21 OCT 15

Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, UK

BY Chris Sharratt | 21 OCT 15

Frith Street Gallery, London, UK

BY Charlie Fox | 21 OCT 15

Gasworks, London, UK

21 OCT 15

The Approach, London, UK

BY Yasmine Seale | 21 OCT 15

Modern Art, London, UK

BY Louisa Elderton | 21 OCT 15

Seventeen, London, UK

BY Patrick Langley | 21 OCT 15

Timothy Taylor, London, UK

BY Martin Herbert | 21 OCT 15

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

BY Laura Castagnini | 21 OCT 15

Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

BY Sophie Knezic | 21 OCT 15