Issue 186
April 2017

The April issue of frieze invites a number of artists, activists and thinkers to reflect on the theme of protest: contributors include Tania Bruguera, Okwui Enwezor, Slavs and Tatars and many others.

Also in this issue: deputy editor Amy Sherlock interviews painter Jacqueline de Jong, Travis Diehl looks at the work of queer Chicano performance artist Rafa Esparza, and Hans-Jürgen Hafner interviews Dusseldorf based artist Chris Reinecke whose work deals with issues of housing and political agitation relevant to the protest survey. Answering the questionnaire for this issue is artist and Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama.  

From this issue

What can documenta 14 do for Athens?

BY Yiannis Baboulias |

A survey of more than 50 respondents from over 30 countries

A new film by Maeve Brennan reflects on lives caught up in the conflict in Lebanon

BY Harry Thorne |

Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, USA

BY Ian Bourland |

Del Vaz Projects, Los Angeles, USA

BY Jennifer Piejko |

Seoul Museum of Art, Korea

BY Park Jaeyong |

Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

BY Timotheus Vermeulen |

NEON at the Athens Conservatoire, Greece

BY Cathryn Drake |

Aargauer Kunsthaus, Switzerland

BY Jörg Scheller |

Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany

BY Moritz Scheper |

Writers and curators Osei Bonsu, Okwui Enwezor, L.A. Kauffman, Rob Sharp, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung and Zheng Bo respond 

Robert Rauschenberg's legacy lives on at his former home and studio in Florida

BY Andrianna Campbell |

The importance of art in war zones

BY Kaelen Wilson-Goldie |

A posthumous publication of essays by artist and film theorist Ian White argues that the collective experience of cinema is more relevant than ever

BY Dan Fox |

Exhibitions from, or about, the past that help make sense of the present 

BY Sam Thorne |

How should artists respond to the recent trend for trolling in the political arena?

BY Jörg Heiser |

Solidarity isn't for everyone

BY Paul Clinton |

Q: What are you reading? A: About what money can’t buy

BY Edi Rama |

In the work of Rafa Esparza, colonialism, family history and sex collide with the landscape of Los Angeles 

BY Travis Diehl |

From the banal to the brutal to the beautiful, the work of the Dutch artist is a reminder to never stop being disobedient

BY Amy Sherlock |

An interview with Chris Reinecke about her LIDL performances in collaboration with Jörg Immendorf, and her recent work

BY Hans-Jürgen Hafner |

How remembering the AIDS epidemic helps endure the crises of today

BY Lynne Tillman |

Emily Witt's latest book offers a new approach to sexology 

BY Matthew McLean |

How young sculptors Tamara Henderson, Misha Kahn, Jessi Reaves, Sophie Stone and Chris Wolston are imagining domestic life after the apocalypse

BY Evan Moffitt |

kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico

BY Evan Moffitt |

daadgalerie, Berlin, Germany

BY Ana Teixeira Pinto |

Galeria Jaqueline Martins, São Paulo, Brazil


BY Ricardo Sardenberg |

Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland

BY Declan Long |

Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

BY Sean O'Toole |

Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany

BY John Quin |

Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK

BY Hettie Judah |

Victoria Miro, London, UK

BY Max L. Feldman |

Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany

BY Chloe Stead |

Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles

BY Hana Cohn |

Kimmerich, Berlin, Germany

BY Mitch Speed |

CAPC, Bordeaux, France

BY Jennifer Higgie |

Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

BY Jonathan Griffin |

The Showroom, London, UK

BY Robert Barry |

Gagosian, London, UK

BY Tom Morton |

Various venues, Sydney, Australia

BY Wes Hill |

Company Gallery, New York, USA

BY Evan Moffitt |

Hauser & Wirth, London, UK

BY Aaron Angell |

DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada

BY James D. Campbell |

Blain | Southern, London, UK

BY Jonathan P. Watts |

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, UK