Issue 178
April 2016

The April issue of frieze is out now, focusing on how artists—including Abounaddara, Matt Mullican, Annika Larsson, Laure Prouvost and Steve Reinke—are responding to visceral digital imagery; plus, as he turns 90, Gustav Metzger reveals his most significant artistic influences.

Also featuring: Ahead of his new commission for San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Jacolby Satterwhite discusses animation, sex and choreography with Evan Moffitt; Kirsty Bell contemplates the flexibility of gesture in the paintings of Allison Katz; and Judith Clark talks to Diane Simpson about the influence of abstraction, architecture and fashion on her sculptures.

From this issue

With the sad news of the passing Gustav Metzger, aged 90, revisit his ‘Influences’ piece for frieze 

BY Gustav Metzger |

What the re-creation of Palmyra's Triumphal Arch in New York and London says about shared cultural identities

BY Rahel Aima |

Arnolfini, Bristol & Lisson Gallery, London, UK

BY Holly Corfield Carr |

At what point does a doodled line become a nose? The paintings of Allison Katz

BY Kirsty Bell |

How the anonymous film collective Abounaddara represents daily life in Syria

BY Christy Lange |

Q. What should stay the same? A. I don’t understand the question.

BY Park Seo-Bo |

Kaelen Wilson-Goldie considers a collaborative intervention by Suhu Traboulsi and Walid Raad

BY Kaelen Wilson-Goldie |

The term ‘outsider artist’ is tired – but it may soon take on new meaning 

BY Dan Fox |

Is a new greenhouse in Mexico a blueprint for the museum of the future?

BY Sam Thorne |

How a photography course in Dhaka is challenging religious and artistic prejudices

BY Daniel Baumann |

Can failure be the best way to understand something?

BY Matthew McLean |

Ben Wheatley’s new J.G. Ballard adaptation continues his exploration of genre, class, comedy and violence

BY Dan Fox |

A new collection of short stories by Maija Timonen asks: are we living in an age of emotional, as well as economic, austerity?

BY Houman Barekat |

The artist Matthieu Laurette recalls his friendship with the curator, publisher and collector, Seth Siegelaub

BY Matthieu Laurette |

Are designers of colour finally getting the recognition they deserve?

BY Alice Rawsthorn |

Monitor, Rome, Italy

BY Mike Watson |

RaebervonStenglin, Zurich, Switzerland

BY Aoife Rosenmeyer |

Repetition and visual liquidity in the videos and animations of Diego Marcon

BY Barbara Casavecchia |

Jacolby Satterwhite talks to Evan Moffitt about animation, sex and choreography

BY Evan Moffitt |

Judith Clark talks to Diane Simpson about the influence of abstraction, architecture and fashion on her sculptures

BY Judith Clark |

The attention-grabbing logic of online news coverage

BY Adam Kleinman |

Recent video works by Annika Larsson, Laure Prouvost and Steve Reinke address the visceral power of the digital image

BY Elvia Wilk |

Matt Mullican talks about his 40-year career in relation to his recent project, The Meaning of Things

BY Jörg Heiser |

Proyectos Monclova & Casa Gilardi, Mexico City, Mexico

BY Evan Moffitt |

Various venues, Shanghai, China

BY Matthew McLean |

Marlborough Contemporary, London

BY Lily Le Brun |

Whitechapel Gallery & Somerset House, London, UK

BY Gary Zhexi Zhang |

Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia

BY Louisa Elderton |

Petzel Gallery, New York, USA

BY Scott Roben |

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, USA

BY Gan Uyeda |

Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway

BY Kirsty Bell |

Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, USA

BY Jonathan Griffin |

Museion Bozen/Bolzano, Italy

BY Nicola Ricciardi |

Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź, Poland

BY Krzysztof Kościuczuk |

Kate Macgarry & Hales, London, UK

BY Charlie Fox |

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel

BY Jeni Fulton |

The Photographer's Gallery, Somerset House & Hackelbury Fine Art, London, UK

BY Jeremy Millar |

Pérez Art Museum, Miami, USA

BY Matthew McLean |

Various venues, London, UK

BY Harry Thorne |

Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

BY Arielle Bier |

The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, USA

BY Matthew Shen Goodman |

Blueproject Foundation, Barcelona, Spain

BY Max Andrews |

Spike Island, Bristol, UK

BY Paul Carey-Kent |

Shanghai Center of Photography, China

BY Carol Yinghua Lu |

Vilma Gold, London, UK

BY Orit Gat |

Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France

BY Lauren Elkin |

Château Shatto, Los Angeles, USA

BY Eli Diner |

Arken Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark

BY Laura Smith |

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

BY Isobel Harbison |

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA

BY Olivian Cha |

PIMO Contemporary Art Festival, Shanghai, China

BY Colin Siyuan Chinnery |