Issue 177
March 2016

The March issue of frieze is out now, with a tribute to the late David Bowie and his enduring influence on art students; plus features on Cheng Ran and Chinese video art; Betty Woodman; and the complex relationship between gallery and stage.

Also featuring: Amy Sherlock talks about ceramic histories and modern painting with Betty Woodman, ahead of the artist’s ICA London show; Jonathan P. Watts explores cultural paranoia and Bardic storytelling in the work of Bedwyr Williams.

From this issue

With the sad news of the passing of Betty Woodman, revisiting her interview where she talked about ceramic histories and modern painting

BY Amy Sherlock | 04 JAN 18

What is an artist's play and how does it differ from performance art?

BY Matthew McLean AND Stephen Squibb | 10 MAR 16

David Bowie as art school

BY Dan Fox | 10 MAR 16

Dada's centenary and the importance of absurdity

BY Jennifer Higgie | 13 FEB 16

The enduring symbolism of a sewn mouth, from the works of David Wojnarowicz to recent protests by refugees

BY Olivia Laing | 13 FEB 16

Encounters with the late Chantal Akerman's films

BY Lynne Tillman | 13 FEB 16

Can private philanthropy help save regional British collections?

BY Richard Parry | 13 FEB 16

What do you call musicians who write about themselves? Common, apparently

BY Andrew Hultkrans | 13 FEB 16

The British artist discusses the films that have influenced him

BY George Barber | 13 FEB 16

What it's like to stand on the precipice of virtual reality

BY Alexander Provan | 13 FEB 16

How a team of artists, architects and theorists are exposing state violence

BY Kareem Estefan | 13 FEB 16

Three new books argue for the interconnectivity of all things

BY Carson Chan | 13 FEB 16

The artist's delirious new satire explores happiness, consumerism and corporate power

BY Patrick Langley | 13 FEB 16

Mortality, madness and misgivings in the work of Bedwyr Williams

BY Jonathan P. Watts | 13 FEB 16

Deep space, sculpture and Mormonism

BY Travis Diehl | 13 FEB 16

In our regular series focusing on a single work by an artist, Phoebe Blatton considers Donna Huddleston's monumental new drawing

BY Phoebe Blatton | 13 FEB 16

Artist Peter Wächtler talked to Walter Swennen about the pitfalls of poetry and painting as an impure practice

BY Peter Wächtler AND Walter Swennen | 13 FEB 16

Chinese video art, post-socialist trauma and the work of Cheng Ran

BY En Liang Khong | 13 FEB 16

The Barnes Foundation and Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, USA

BY Becky Huff Hunter | 13 FEB 16

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

BY Kirsty Bell | 13 FEB 16

MOMA PS1, New York, USA

BY Chris Wiley | 13 FEB 16

Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia

BY Sophie Knezic | 13 FEB 16

Arratia Beer, Berlin & ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

13 FEB 16

Victoria Miro, London, UK

BY Anna Coatman | 13 FEB 16

Temporary Gallery, Cologne, Germany

BY Nicole Yip | 13 FEB 16

dépendance, Brussels, Belgium

BY Laura Herman | 13 FEB 16

Brussels, Belgium

13 FEB 16

Fanta Spazio, Milan, Italy

BY Vincenzo Latronico | 13 FEB 16

Galleria Raffaela Cortese, Milan, Italy

BY Barbara Casavecchia | 13 FEB 16

Galerie Sultana, Paris, France

BY Sabrina Tarasoff | 13 FEB 16

Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

BY Robert Barry | 13 FEB 16

M+B, Los Angeles, USA

BY Jonathan Griffin | 13 FEB 16

A. Kasteev Museum of Arts, Almaty, Kazakhstan

BY Abigail Winograd | 13 FEB 16

Bridget Donahue, New York, USA

BY Nick Irvin | 13 FEB 16

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA

BY David Geers | 13 FEB 16

Museé d'art contemporain de Montréal, Canada

BY James D. Campbell | 13 FEB 16

National College of Art and Design Gallery, Dublin

BY Gemma Tipton | 13 FEB 16

Nottingham Contemporary, UK

BY Jonathan P. Watts | 13 FEB 16

Cabinet, London, UK

BY Harry Thorne | 13 FEB 16

The Photographers' Gallery, London, UK

BY Laurie Taylor | 13 FEB 16

the Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK

BY Brian Dillon | 13 FEB 16

Q. What should change? A. Religious obsessions.

13 FEB 16