Issue 179
May 2016

The May issue of frieze is out now, with features on Sophia Al-Maria, Goshka Macuga and Tracey Rose, a roundtable discussion on artists & ceramics, as well as a specially commissioned artist’s project by Catherine Opie.

Also featuring: Evan Moffitt considers race and sexuality in the portraiture of Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Robert Mapplethorpe and Lorraine O’Grady; Patrick Langley looks at how increasing numbers of young artists—including Patrick Goddard, Marie Jacotey and Stuart Middleton—are exploring the possibilities of the graphic novel; and Jonathan Griffin on the relief paintings of Gina Beavers.

From this issue

The curators of the 9th Berlin Biennale, DIS, talkabout getting to know the German capital

BY DIS | 28 MAY 16

Race, sexuality and portraiture

BY Evan Moffitt | 12 MAY 16

Amy Sherlock chairs a discussion between Caroline Achaintre, Aaron Angell, Alison Britton and Richard Slee about their work in clay

BY Amy Sherlock | 10 MAY 16

The intertwining of life and death in poetry, art and nature

BY Olivia Laing | 07 MAY 16

The relief paintings of Gina Beavers

BY Jonathan Griffin | 06 MAY 16

South Afrian artist Tracey Rose's searing performances raise tough questions around history and race

BY Sean O'Toole | 04 MAY 16

Ahead of her upcoming solo show at the Whitney Museum in New York, Sophia Al-Maria talks shopping malls, war, climate change and Gulf futurism

BY Jennifer Kabat | 03 MAY 16

Q: If you could live with only one piece of art, what would it be? A: ‘Probably my old Schimmel upright piano.’

BY Jóhann Jóhannsson | 01 MAY 16

In the first of a new series of columns, Negar Azimi reflects on trash aesthetics

BY Negar Azimi | 28 APR 16

How plants can help teach us to live ethically

BY Ellen Mara De Wachter | 24 APR 16

What does ‘Chinese’ mean as an artistic category in Britain today?

BY En Liang Khong | 23 APR 16

Ben Eastham delves into Goshka Macuga's exploration of art, power and history

BY Ben Eastham | 22 APR 16

Dallas Contemporary, USA

BY Anne Dresden | 19 APR 16

James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA

BY Noah Dillon | 15 APR 16

Union Pacific, London, UK

BY Holly Corfield Carr | 14 APR 16

A number of young artists such as Patrick Goddard, Marie Jacotey and Stuart Middleton are exploring the possibilites of the graphic novel

BY Patrick Langley | 12 APR 16

Photobastei, Zurich, Switzerland

BY Aoife Rosenmeyer | 12 APR 16

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia

BY Wes Hill | 12 APR 16

The Kitchen, New York, USA

BY Sam Korman | 12 APR 16

The importance of an artist's biography

BY Jonathan Griffin | 11 APR 16

Remembering Umberto Eco (1932–2016)

BY Gianfranco Marrone | 11 APR 16

Man Booker Prize winner László Krasznahorkai goes to China in search of sorrow and destruction in his latest book

BY Michael Barron | 11 APR 16

‘The photographer was born in Jamaica in 1960 and grew up in Dalston, east London; he was given a Leica camera and taught darkroom techniques by a patron of his local church’

BY Brian Dillon | 11 APR 16

mumok, Vienna, Austria

BY Max L. Feldman | 11 APR 16

Various venues, Morocco

BY Jens Hoffmann | 09 APR 16

Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK

BY Matthew McLean | 07 APR 16

Artists Space, New York, USA

BY Orit Gat | 03 APR 16

Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, USA

BY Brian Karl | 02 APR 16

David Zwirner, London, UK

BY Martin Herbert | 02 APR 16

Sexauer, Berlin, Germany

BY Louisa Elderton | 01 APR 16

David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

BY Dan Fox | 30 MAR 16

Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy

BY Laura Smith | 25 MAR 16

Páramo Gallery, Guadalajara, Mexico

BY Sophie J. Williamson | 24 MAR 16

356 Mission, Los Angeles, USA

BY Travis Diehl | 23 MAR 16

The Royal Standard, Liverpool, UK

BY Eleanor Clayton | 23 MAR 16

Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

BY Johan Deurell | 22 MAR 16

The changing landscape of the French capital’s gallery scene

BY Vivian Sky Rehberg | 21 MAR 16

The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada

BY Jon Davies | 15 MAR 16

Carl Freedman Gallery, London, UK

BY Robert Barry | 14 MAR 16

Fondation Cartier pour l'art Contemporain, Paris, France

BY Lauren Elkin | 10 MAR 16

 Vitrine, London, UK

BY Paul Carey-Kent | 08 MAR 16

Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands

BY Laura Herman | 07 MAR 16

David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

BY Lizzie Lloyd | 29 FEB 16

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain

BY Max Andrews | 26 FEB 16