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 | 02 MAR 17

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

BY Rahel Aima | 18 MAR 16

Arnolfini, Bristol & Lisson Gallery, London, UK

BY Holly Corfield Carr | 18 MAR 16

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

BY Kirsty Bell | 18 MAR 16

How the anonymous film collective Abounaddara represents daily life in Syria

BY Christy Lange | 18 MAR 16

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

BY Park Seo-Bo | 11 MAR 16

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

BY Kaelen Wilson-Goldie | 11 MAR 16

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

BY Dan Fox | 11 MAR 16

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

BY Sam Thorne | 11 MAR 16

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

BY Daniel Baumann | 11 MAR 16

Can failure be the best way to understand something?

BY Matthew McLean | 11 MAR 16

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

BY Dan Fox | 11 MAR 16

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 | 11 MAR 16

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

BY Matthieu Laurette | 11 MAR 16

Are designers of colour finally getting the recognition they deserve?

BY Alice Rawsthorn | 11 MAR 16

Monitor, Rome, Italy

BY Mike Watson | 11 MAR 16

RaebervonStenglin, Zurich, Switzerland

BY Aoife Rosenmeyer | 11 MAR 16

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

BY Barbara Casavecchia | 11 MAR 16

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

BY Evan Moffitt | 11 MAR 16

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

BY Judith Clark | 11 MAR 16

The attention-grabbing logic of online news coverage

BY Adam Kleinman | 11 MAR 16

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

BY Elvia Wilk | 11 MAR 16

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

BY Jörg Heiser | 11 MAR 16

Proyectos Monclova & Casa Gilardi, Mexico City, Mexico

BY Evan Moffitt | 25 FEB 16

Various venues, Shanghai, China

BY Matthew McLean | 23 FEB 16

Marlborough Contemporary, London

BY Lily Le Brun | 22 FEB 16

Whitechapel Gallery & Somerset House, London, UK

BY Gary Zhexi Zhang | 20 FEB 16

Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia

BY Louisa Elderton | 19 FEB 16

Petzel Gallery, New York, USA

BY Scott Roben | 18 FEB 16

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, USA

BY Gan Uyeda | 16 FEB 16

Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway

BY Kirsty Bell | 15 FEB 16

Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, USA

BY Jonathan Griffin | 13 FEB 16

Museion Bozen/Bolzano, Italy

BY Nicola Ricciardi | 12 FEB 16

Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź, Poland

BY Krzysztof Kościuczuk | 11 FEB 16

Kate Macgarry & Hales, London, UK

BY Charlie Fox | 09 FEB 16

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel

BY Jeni Fulton | 08 FEB 16

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

BY Jeremy Millar | 06 FEB 16

Pérez Art Museum, Miami, USA

BY Matthew McLean | 04 FEB 16

Various venues, London, UK

BY Harry Thorne | 02 FEB 16

Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

BY Arielle Bier | 01 FEB 16

The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, USA

BY Matthew Shen Goodman | 31 JAN 16

Blueproject Foundation, Barcelona, Spain

BY Max Andrews | 29 JAN 16

Spike Island, Bristol, UK

BY Paul Carey-Kent | 29 JAN 16

Shanghai Center of Photography, China

BY Carol Yinghua Lu | 27 JAN 16

Vilma Gold, London, UK

BY Orit Gat | 26 JAN 16

Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France

BY Lauren Elkin | 22 JAN 16

Château Shatto, Los Angeles, USA

BY Eli Diner | 21 JAN 16

Arken Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark

BY Laura Smith | 21 JAN 16

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

BY Isobel Harbison | 20 JAN 16

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA

BY Olivian Cha | 20 JAN 16

PIMO Contemporary Art Festival, Shanghai, China

BY Colin Siyuan Chinnery | 19 JAN 16