Issue 192
January - February 2018

The January-February issue of frieze sees Hilary Lloyd creates a commissioned artwork, the first in our new ‘Visual Essays’ series; Amalia Pica interviews Beatriz González; plus monographs on Elaine Lustig Cohen and Angelica Mesiti.  Also featuring Dan Fox on the current nostalgia for New York's ‘bad old days’ of the 1970s and ’80s; Evan Moffitt explores how artists Bethany Collins, Steffani Jemison, Adam Pendleton and Kameelah Janan Rasheed are using black radical poetry to unpack subjectivity and race, and artist Haegue Yang, winner of the 2018 Wolfgang Hahn Prize, talks about the objects and ideas that have shaped her thinking. Plus: 48 exhibition reviews from around the world, and Glenn Brown answers our Questionnaire.

From this issue

Why the 40-year-old Mute record label remains an enigma

BY Simon Reynolds | 10 JAN 18

Should acting awards be gender neutral? 

BY Michelle Orange | 09 JAN 18

Almine Rech Gallery, Paris

BY Gabriella Pounds | 21 DEC 17

Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy

BY Hettie Judah | 21 DEC 17

The artist reveals the books that have influenced him 

BY Christian Nyampeta | 19 DEC 17

As Susanne Kennedy's Women in Trouble premieres at Berlin's Volksbühne, the theatre director discusses her life and influences 

BY Susanne Kennedy | 19 DEC 17

The long-overdue publication of Susan Sontag's collected short fiction 

BY Jerome Boyd-Maunsell | 19 DEC 17

Q: What should change? A: 'At the Moment, Britain's slow car crash into Brexit.'

BY Glenn Brown | 19 DEC 17

Are recent innovations in sustainable fashion enough to save the planet? 

BY Hettie Judah | 19 DEC 17

Growing old and growing value 

BY Lynne Tillman | 19 DEC 17

Arthur Jafa’s intertwining of video collage and music has the power to open up minds and bodies

BY Jörg Heiser | 19 DEC 17

The 15th anniversary of Joshua Tree's annual art event: High Desert Test Sites 

19 DEC 17

On losing faith in generalism, learning to listen and embracing doubt 

BY Jonathan Griffin | 19 DEC 17

Elephants, identity and abstraction: The winner of the 2018 Wolfgang Hahn Prize reveals the objects and ideas that have shaped her thinking

BY Haegue Yang | 19 DEC 17

Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France 

BY Lorena Muñoz-Alonso | 18 DEC 17

How Bethany Collins, Steffani Jemison, Adam Pendleton and Kameelah Janan Rasheed are using the tradition of black radical poetry to examine questions of subjectivity and race

BY Evan Moffitt | 18 DEC 17

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

BY Inga Walton | 16 DEC 17

Various venues, Turkey

BY Matthew McLean | 16 DEC 17

The Third Line, Dubai, UAE

BY Katrina Kufer | 15 DEC 17

Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK

BY Rebecca Swirsky | 15 DEC 17

Gallery 1957, Accra, Ghana

BY Sean O'Toole | 15 DEC 17

Secession, Vienna, Austria

BY Hans-Jürgen Hafner | 15 DEC 17

Josh Lilley, London, UK 

BY Caroline Marciniak | 15 DEC 17

Artists Beatriz González and Amalia Pica discuss painting, curating, activism and identity 

BY Amalia Pica AND Beatriz González | 05 DEC 17

Angelica Mesiti’s films explore the myriad ways humans communicate

BY Tom Jeffreys | 05 DEC 17

On the prolific and varied career of artist, designer, collector and archivist Elaine Lustig Cohen 

BY Alice Twemlow | 05 DEC 17

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

BY Evan Moffitt | 29 NOV 17

Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland

BY Krzysztof Kościuczuk | 28 NOV 17

McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Canada

BY Charles Reeve | 27 NOV 17

Lulu, Mexico City, Mexico

BY Owen Duffy | 25 NOV 17

Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Berlin, Germany

BY Chloe Stead | 24 NOV 17

James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA

BY Amy Zion | 22 NOV 17

Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Germany

BY Moritz Scheper | 21 NOV 17

Galeria Plan B, Berlin, Germany

BY Kristian Vistrup Madsen | 16 NOV 17

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

BY Harry Thorne | 15 NOV 17

Company Gallery and The Leslie-Lohman Museum, New York

BY Hannah Stamler | 14 NOV 17

Parasol Unit, London, UK

BY Alex Estorick | 13 NOV 17

South London Gallery, London, UK

BY Hettie Judah | 10 NOV 17

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions and Pitzer College Art Galleries, Claremont, USA

BY Travis Diehl | 08 NOV 17

Tanya Leighton, Berlin, Germany

BY Mitch Speed | 07 NOV 17

Lisson Gallery at Store Studios, London, UK

BY Tom Morton | 06 NOV 17

Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland

Gagosian Le Bourget, Paris, France

BY Lauren Elkin | 02 NOV 17

Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium

BY Matthew McLean | 01 NOV 17

Parisian Laundry, Montréal, Canada

BY James D. Campbell | 31 OCT 17

Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK

BY Paul Carey-Kent | 30 OCT 17

Hammer Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA

BY Summer Guthery | 27 OCT 17

Various venues, Norway

BY Adam Kleinman | 24 OCT 17

SculptureCenter, New York, USA

BY Josephine Graf | 23 OCT 17

Clages, Cologne, Germany

BY Noemi Smolik | 19 OCT 17

Witte de With, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

BY Jesi Khadivi | 18 OCT 17

Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, USA

BY Dan Fox | 17 OCT 17

K11, Shanghai, China

BY Maya Kramer | 16 OCT 17

Serralves Museum, Porto, Portugal

BY Natalie Ferris | 12 OCT 17


BY Andrew Durbin | 06 OCT 17

Scarpati’s last and only work to survive him, ‘Putti’s Pudding’ (1989) was shown at Studio Voltaire, London, UK

BY Hettie Judah | 22 SEP 17