Issue 190
October 2017

The October issue of frieze is out now. In a themed section on 'Art, Culture and Appropriation', seven artists, writers and musicians discuss: ‘Is culture property? Who can speak for whom?’ Plus Paulo Bruscky interviewed and Kerstin Brätsch and Alexander Kluge in conversation; monographs on Leonor Antunes and Stuart Middleton; Rosalyn Drexler reveals the influences that have shaped her work; and Ilya and Emilia Kabakov answer the Questionnaire. Also in this issue: 34 exhibition reviews from around the world, including reports on the Manchester International Festival, PHotoESPAÑA, Alexandra Pirici at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein and Trajal Harrell at Barbican, London. 

From this issue

Q: What do you like the look of? A: Water, always, in any weather. Calm, stormy, in the morning, at sunset, even at night.

BY Ilya and Emilia Kabakov |

On the Marxist-inspired children's films of Hartmut Bitomsky and Harun Farocki, screened for the first time in more than 40 years 

BY Arne Schmitt |

MAXXI, Rome, Italy

BY Ara H. Merjian |

Salzburger Kunstverein, Austria

BY Helen Chang |

The winner of this year's Palme d'Or is a fictionalized portrait of contemporary culture's new villain: the curator 

BY Jörg Heiser |

Various venues, Edmonton and Banff, Canada

BY Natasha Chaykowski |

Galerie Max Mayer, Düsseldorf, Germany

BY Pablo Larios |

Silberkuppe, Berlin, Germany

BY Harry Thorne |

Human playthings and disfigured dolls in the work of Jean-Marie Appriou, Veit Laurent Kurz, Kris Lemsalu and Athena Papadopoulos

BY Patrick Langley |

Artist Kerstin Brätsch and filmmaker and writer Alexander Kluge speak to Pablo Larios about algorithms, fortune-tellers and stained glass windows

Stuart Middleton’s sculptures, stories and films reflect on the violence of gentrification and London’s changing urban landscape

BY Paul Pieroni |

On the eve of his solo exhibition at Centre Pompidou, Paulo Bruscky talks about mail art, fluxus and outwitting the Brazilian military dictatorship

BY Evan Moffitt |

Influence and innovation in the sculptures of Leonor Antunes

BY Amy Sherlock |

On recent artistic appropriation controversies

BY Coco Fusco |

On the intertwined histories of music, sampling and influence

BY Vivien Goldman |

Novelist Hari Kunzru on the current culture wars in the US

BY Hari Kunzru |

Diedrich Diederichsen and Renée Green discuss cultural ownership and transfer in Germany and the US. Moderated by Pablo Larios

BY Diedrich Diederichsen AND Renée Green |

Poet Claudia Rankine and filmmaker Alix Lambert talk to the domestic ‘intelligent personal assistant’ about film, theatre and biases in computer programming

BY Alix Lambert AND Claudia Rankine |

A new book on the legendary curator Walter Hopps 

BY Sam Thorne |

Dave Chappelle's comedy of discomfort 

BY Lynne Tillman |

The importance of visiting galleries in the flesh 

BY Jennifer Higgie |

Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany

BY Shivani Radhakrishnan |

Thirty years on, could a pioneering self-build scheme – documented in a new book – help solve London’s current housing crisis?

BY Gillian Darley |

What simulations tell us about the real world 

BY Glenn Adamson |

From Stravinsky in a car park to concerts in living rooms, how is classical music culture changing? 

BY Adam Harper |

Fifty years of writing by the filmmaker Thom Andersen 

BY Nick Pinkerton |

The books that have influenced Man Booker International Prize winner Han Kang 

BY Han Kang |

Various venues, Madrid, Spain

BY Laurie Taylor |

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Germany

BY Astrid Kaminski |

Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA

BY Tom Melick |

Various venues, Le Havre, France

BY Tom Jeffreys |

2 Queens, Leicester, UK

BY Jamie Sutcliffe |

Kunsthaus Glarus, Switzerland

BY Daniel Horn |

Instituto de Visión, Bogotá, Colombia

BY Jennifer Burris |

Den Frie, Copenhagen, Denmark

BY Maria Kjær Themsen |

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

BY Krzysztof Kościuczuk |

David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

BY Travis Diehl |

Ikon, Birmingham, UK

BY Emilia Terracciano |

PSM Gallery, Berlin, Germany

BY Kristian Vistrup Madsen |

Various venues, New York, USA

BY Evan Moffitt |

Edel Assanti, London, UK

BY John-Paul Stonard |

Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, USA

BY Ara H. Merjian |

The Mosaic Rooms, London, UK

BY Joobin Bekhrad |

Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP), São Paulo, Brazil

BY Fernanda Brenner |

Venus Over Manhattan, New York, USA

BY Orit Gat |

Breese Little, London, UK

Kukje Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

BY Tiffany Yeon Chae |

Pirelli HangarBicocca and Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan, Italy

BY Francesca Tarocco |