Issue 176
Jan – Feb 2016

The Jan / Feb issue of frieze is out now, with a tribute to the late experimental filmmaker Chantal Akerman, a feature revisiting the art and music of Chicago’s black radical tradition and, on the occasion of his retrospective at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, an interview with the American poet and artist John Giorno.

Also featuring: Ian Bourland takes a fresh look at the black radical tradition in art and music; Gary Zhexi Zhang explores the online anthropology of Jon Rafman; Jörg Heiser examines repetition and reiteration in a new film by Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda; and James Bridle discovers labyrinthine associations and elastic meaning in the work of Heather Phillipson.

From this issue

On the occasion of ‘I ♥ John Giorno’ in Paris, an interview with John Giorno about poetry, art and radicalism

BY Andrew Hultkrans |

The online anthropology of Jon Rafman

BY Gary Zhexi Zhang |

On repetition and reiteration in a new film by Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda

BY Jörg Heiser |

Blood oaths and bodies under threat

BY Ben Eastham |

A fresh look at the music and art of the black radical tradition

BY Ian Bourland |

The raw enigma of matter and the potential meaning of form

BY Ara H. Merjian |

An homage to Chantal Akerman (1950 – 2015)

Labyrinthine associations and elastic meaning in the work of Heather Phillipson

BY James Bridle |

The artist explores blackness in visual culture

BY Laura McLean-Ferris |

Digital hallucinations and formless beasts

BY Claire L. Evans |

How well do you remember 2015?

BY Tom Morton |

The French capital expands its boundaries

BY Lauren Elkin |

The new TV series Mr. Robot sees capitalism and schizophrenia through the mind of a hacker

BY Aaron Schuster |

What are the rights of artists when their work  is vandalized?

BY Daniel McClean |

A new book and exhibition explore a radical interwar collective: the Kindred of the Kibbo Kift

BY Matthew De Abaitua |

Ancient storytelling meets modern politics in Miguel Gomes’s new trilogy, Arabian Nights

BY Nick Pinkerton |

‘That one artist has applied such a diversity of materials (paper, cloth, plants, violin, electronics) to such a breadth of pursuits (music, dance, publishing, performance art) is remarkable.’

BY Matthew Erickson |

Customized design in a time of fluid identities

BY Alice Rawsthorn |

Three new publications intimately concerned with difficult bodies

BY Olivia Laing |

Q: What should stay the same? A: The sky in New Mexico, which is why we live there.

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA, & Tate Modern, London UK

BY Dan Fox |

New Museum, New York, USA

BY David Reisman |

Barcelona, Spain

BY Jörg Heiser |

MOT International, London

BY Linda Taylor |

Hunter/Whitfield, London

BY Matthew McLean |

Glasgow Sculpture Studios, UK

BY Paul Pieroni |

Modern Art Oxford, UK

BY Amy Sherlock |

de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

BY Julia Geerlings |

Witte de With, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

BY Vivian Sky Rehberg |

Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

BY Ben Eastham |

Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

BY Sonja Hornung |

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany

BY Kirsty Bell |

At Kunstverein Nuremberg, Germany, the artist reminds us that we are what we eat

BY Tess Edmonson |

Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland

BY Tom Melick |

Piktogram, Warsaw, Poland

BY Pablo Larios |

Various venues, Kyiv, Ukraine

BY Agata Pyzik |

Musée national d'art modern, Centre Pompidou, Paris

BY Vivian Sky Rehberg |

Musée de l'Orangerie & Musée d'Orsay, Paris

BY Lauren Elkin |

An exhibition at Galleria Lorcan O'Neill, Rome, traces James Bidgood’s influence 

BY Ara H. Merjian |

Museo Marino Marini, Florence, Italy

BY Federica Bueti |

Yale Union, Portland, USA

BY Bopha Chhay |

Hammer Museum & Art + Practice, Los Angeles, USA

BY Kate Sutton |

Institute of Contemporary Arts, Boston, USA

BY H.G. Masters |

Ratio 3, San Francisco, USA

BY Brian Karl |

American Folk Art Museum & The Jewish Museum, New York

BY Amy Zion |

Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

BY Saul Anton |

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan

BY Andrew Maerkle |

Project 88, Mumbai, India

BY Shanay Jhaveri |

Various venues, Montreal

BY James D. Campbell |

Various venues, Athens, Greece

BY Cathryn Drake |

Chapter NY, New York, USA

BY Orit Gat |