Issue 193
March 2018

On the eve of Tacita Dean's solo shows at London’s Royal Academy of Arts, National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery, Ben Eastham explores her new work and the ‘magic of film’; Ying Zhou looks at depictions of modern China in the work of Cui Jie; and an interview between Arthur Jafa and artist Jace Clayton opens up ‘black sites’ and the politics of filmmaking. Elsewhere in the magazine Negar Azimi reflects that Eileen Myles's new memoir of her dog has much to say about being human; and in an exclusive commission for frieze, artist Simon Starling photographs Giorgio Griffa’s studio in Turin.

From this issue

As protests roil the opening of New York's Museum of Chinese Art (MOCA), we revisit the role of artist-led activism in Chinatown

BY Audrea Lim | 19 JUL 21

Once dubbed ‘the world’s factory floor’, Shenzhen has re-invented itself as a centre of innovation 

BY Beatrice Leanza | 07 MAR 18

The Met Breuer, New York, USA

24 FEB 18

Hauser & Wirth, New York, USA

BY Rachel Wetzler | 24 FEB 18

The artist Simon Starling photographs Giorgio Griffa’s studio in Turin

BY Simon Starling AND Giorgio Griffa | 22 FEB 18

Why have women been written out of internet history?

BY Emily Segal | 22 FEB 18

Jace Clayton interviews Arthur Jafa about the politics of filmmaking, ‘black sites’ and learning how to surprise himself

BY Jace Clayton | 22 FEB 18

Eileen Myles’s new memoir of her dog has much to say about being human

BY Negar Azimi | 21 FEB 18

A series of ‘magical transformations’: Tacita Dean’s new work launches across three institutions in London

BY Ben Eastham | 20 FEB 18

Naeem Mohaiemen’s films reflect on recent histories of the global radical Left

BY Sarinah Masukor | 19 FEB 18

What accounts for the enduring appeal of Germany’s cult experimental author Hubert Fichte? 

BY Manfred Hermes | 15 FEB 18

What makes a commercial exhibition 'museum quality' 

BY Dan Fox | 12 FEB 18

How documentary filmmakers are experimenting with historical narratives to better understand the present

BY Jessica Loudis | 12 FEB 18

The limits of multidisciplinarity: from Adrian Piper to the 10th Berlin Biennale

BY Pablo Larios | 12 FEB 18

The intertwined imaginations of Anthony Powell and Nicolas Poussin

BY Olivia Laing | 09 FEB 18

Architecture, idealism and anachronism in the work of Cui Jie

BY Ying Zhou | 08 FEB 18

Learning to appreciate the laws of perspective

BY Dan Fox | 08 FEB 18

How do representations of sleep reflect contemporary culture?

BY Erik Morse | 08 FEB 18

Q: What should stay the same? A: ‘Nature, the earth.’

BY Chiharu Shiota | 08 FEB 18

Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland

BY Jörg Scheller | 27 JAN 18

greengrassi and Corvi-Mora, London, UK

BY Caroline Marciniak | 26 JAN 18

Various venues, New Orleans, USA

BY Evan Moffitt | 25 JAN 18

Aurel Scheibler, Berlin, Germany

BY Kito Nedo | 24 JAN 18

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA

BY Andrew Durbin | 22 JAN 18

Instituto Tomie Ohtake and Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo

BY Tobi Maier | 19 JAN 18

Various venues, Paris, France

BY Violaine Boutet de Monvel | 19 JAN 18

Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa

BY Sean O'Toole | 18 JAN 18

Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain

BY Lorena Muñoz-Alonso | 17 JAN 18

Duddell’s, Hong Kong

BY Hera Chan | 16 JAN 18

Various venues, Rome, Italy

BY Ana Vukadin | 15 JAN 18

Van Horn, Düsseldorf, Germany 

BY Moritz Scheper | 11 JAN 18

The Wattis Institute, San Francisco, USA

BY Matt Sussman | 10 JAN 18

Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich, Switzerland 

BY Aoife Rosenmeyer | 09 JAN 18

Don Gallery, Shanghai, China

BY Maya Kramer | 08 JAN 18

Loyal Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

BY Johan Deurell | 04 JAN 18

Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK

BY Gareth Harris | 04 JAN 18

Bielefelder Kunstverein, Germany

BY Harry Thorne | 03 JAN 18

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA

BY Jack McGrath | 15 DEC 17

Hollybush Gardens, London, UK

BY Sonya Dyer | 14 DEC 17

Various venues, New York, USA

BY Ian Bourland | 14 DEC 17

The Courtauld Gallery, London, UK

BY Daniel Culpan | 11 DEC 17

Fanta Spazio, Milan, Italy

BY Barbara Casavecchia | 08 DEC 17

La Loge, Brussels, Belgium

BY Ellen Mara De Wachter | 07 DEC 17

Lucas Hirsch, Dusseldorf, Germany

BY Mitch Speed | 07 DEC 17

Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, USA

BY Murtaza Vali | 06 DEC 17

MAK, Vienna, Austria

BY Orit Gat | 05 DEC 17

ShanghART, Shanghai, China

BY Arthur Solway | 04 DEC 17

Auto Italia, London, UK

BY Chris Fite-Wassilak | 30 NOV 17

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, UK

BY Chris Sharratt | 20 NOV 17

Korean Cultural Centre, London, and Spike Island, Bristol, UK

BY Tim Smith-Laing | 25 OCT 17