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 | 16 DEC 15

The online anthropology of Jon Rafman

BY Gary Zhexi Zhang | 16 DEC 15

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

BY Jörg Heiser | 16 DEC 15

Blood oaths and bodies under threat

BY Ben Eastham | 16 DEC 15

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

BY Ian Bourland | 16 DEC 15

The raw enigma of matter and the potential meaning of form

BY Ara H. Merjian | 16 DEC 15

An homage to Chantal Akerman (1950 – 2015)

15 DEC 15

Labyrinthine associations and elastic meaning in the work of Heather Phillipson

BY James Bridle | 11 DEC 15

Language, gesture and black identity

BY Laura McLean-Ferris | 11 DEC 15

Digital hallucinations and formless beasts

BY Claire L. Evans | 11 DEC 15

How well do you remember 2015?

BY Tom Morton | 11 DEC 15

The French capital expands its boundaries

BY Lauren Elkin | 11 DEC 15

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

BY Aaron Schuster | 11 DEC 15

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

BY Daniel McClean | 11 DEC 15

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

BY Matthew De Abaitua | 11 DEC 15

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

BY Nick Pinkerton | 11 DEC 15

‘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 | 11 DEC 15

Customized design in a time of fluid identities

BY Alice Rawsthorn | 11 DEC 15

Three new publications intimately concerned with difficult bodies

BY Olivia Laing | 11 DEC 15

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

11 DEC 15

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

BY Dan Fox | 10 DEC 15

New Museum, New York, USA

BY David Reisman | 10 DEC 15

Barcelona, Spain

BY Jörg Heiser | 10 DEC 15

MOT International, London

BY Linda Taylor | 10 DEC 15

Hunter/Whitfield, London

BY Matthew McLean | 10 DEC 15

Glasgow Sculpture Studios, UK

BY Paul Pieroni | 10 DEC 15

Modern Art Oxford, UK

BY Amy Sherlock | 10 DEC 15

de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

BY Julia Geerlings | 10 DEC 15

Witte de With, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

BY Vivian Sky Rehberg | 10 DEC 15

Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

BY Ben Eastham | 10 DEC 15

Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

BY Sonja Hornung | 10 DEC 15

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany

BY Kirsty Bell | 10 DEC 15

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

BY Tess Edmonson | 10 DEC 15

Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland

BY Tom Melick | 10 DEC 15

Piktogram, Warsaw, Poland

BY Pablo Larios | 10 DEC 15

Various venues, Kyiv, Ukraine

BY Agata Pyzik | 10 DEC 15

Musée national d'art modern, Centre Pompidou, Paris

BY Vivian Sky Rehberg | 10 DEC 15

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

BY Lauren Elkin | 10 DEC 15

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

BY Ara H. Merjian | 10 DEC 15

Museo Marino Marini, Florence, Italy

BY Federica Bueti | 10 DEC 15

Yale Union, Portland, USA

BY Bopha Chhay | 10 DEC 15

Hammer Museum & Art + Practice, Los Angeles, USA

BY Kate Sutton | 10 DEC 15

Institute of Contemporary Arts, Boston, USA

BY H.G. Masters | 10 DEC 15

Ratio 3, San Francisco, USA

BY Brian Karl | 10 DEC 15

American Folk Art Museum & The Jewish Museum, New York

BY Amy Zion | 10 DEC 15

Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

BY Saul Anton | 10 DEC 15

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan

BY Andrew Maerkle | 10 DEC 15

Project 88, Mumbai, India

BY Shanay Jhaveri | 10 DEC 15

Various venues, Montreal

BY James D. Campbell | 10 DEC 15

Various venues, Athens, Greece

BY Cathryn Drake | 10 DEC 15

Chapter NY, New York, USA

BY Orit Gat | 25 NOV 15