Issue 195
May 2018

The May issue of frieze features a visual essay by Heji Shin; a series of open letters to Adrian Piper; an interview with Maria Hassabi; David Salle's fan letter in praise of George W.S. Trow’s prescient commentary on American culture; and monographs on Ruth Asawa, Than Hussein Clark and Madeline Gins.

From this issue

On the occasion of her MoMA retrospective, six missives to the artist from her peers

BY Adelita Husni-Bey | 01 MAY 18

A recent show in New York of the filmmaker’s maquettes highlights his insights into contemporary life

BY Negar Azimi | 22 APR 18

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA

BY Chris Wiley | 22 APR 18

New York in spring: Andrew Durbin turns to film as a way of diary-keeping

BY Andrew Durbin | 22 APR 18

A group show engaging with botanical histories and nonhuman futures at Edouard Malingue Gallery, Shanghai

BY Xin Zhou | 21 APR 18

Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil

BY Camila Belchior | 21 APR 18

The artist’s show at Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland shows her central concern is contingency

BY Jörg Scheller | 21 APR 18

At Choi & Lager, Seoul, the artists capture the transience and fragility of contemporary life

BY Yujin Min | 21 APR 18

Derek Jarman, circular time and seed catalogues: Olivia Laing takes the long view

BY Olivia Laing | 20 APR 18

The artist queers the canonical histories of art and theatre, pointing to how things might actively and fantastically engage in being otherwise

BY Martin Hargreaves | 20 APR 18

Paul Rekret surveys ‘chill wave’, the mellow pop, sepia-toned indie and tropical dance tropes in new music releases 

BY Paul Rekret | 19 APR 18

70 years since apartheid became law in South Africa, a retrospective of the photographer's work opens at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

BY Osei Bonsu | 19 APR 18

An exhibition at CAMERA, Turin, illustrates photography's key role for the enigmatic polymath 

BY Matthew McLean | 19 APR 18

How the late artist's transparent sculpture rethinks the relationship between figure and ground

BY Ann Reynolds | 18 APR 18

An exhibition of the work of the late Madeline Gins reveals an artist, architect and poet who pushed language into intensely imaginative and speculative realms

BY Lucy Ives | 18 APR 18
Influences

With his new book How to Write an Autobiographical Novel published today, the writer shares the books that have influenced him

BY Alexander Chee | 17 APR 18

Jan Verwoert considers the history of Manifesta, European politics and whether an art exhibition can unlock the historical potential of a place

BY Jan Verwoert | 17 APR 18
Influences

The renowned Swiss architect and designer duo discuss the influences that have shaped their six-decade careers 

BY Trix and Robert Haussmann | 17 APR 18

Before ‘fake news’ and the turn against Facebook, painter David Salle remembers a book that predicted how the media sphere would shatter

BY David Salle | 16 APR 18

Ahead of her presentation at Centre Pompidou in June, the artist and choreographer talks about slowness, detail and the anti-spectacular

BY Harry Thorne | 16 APR 18

Transforming M HKA Antwerp's IN SITU space into a megaphone that captures sounds – imagined or real – flowing from the city to the museum

BY Kate Christina Mayne | 13 APR 18

At Petzel Gallery, New York, an installation of anthropomorphic sea creatures explores sinister forces of authority and violence

BY Andrew Durbin | 12 APR 18

At carlier | gebauer, Berlin, the artist explores where the boundary blurs between violence and security in public spaces

BY Kristian Vistrup Madsen | 11 APR 18

At the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, a comprehensive look at five decades of the artist's incisive, yet uplifting, practice

BY Natalie Haddad | 10 APR 18

At Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Móstoles, a crepuscular glow lends acute poignancy to simple forms and materials   

BY Max Andrews | 09 APR 18

A Hollywood actor whose image has become troll-bait is the protagonist of a show exploring cross-cultural identity and misogyny in the internet age

BY Mimi Chu | 06 APR 18

At Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York, the artist transposes visions of queer intimacy into an animated technofuture

BY Dana Kopel | 05 APR 18

All three galleries of Sprüth Magers’s Berlin space are given over to the late artist’s painterly evolution, much of which is long unseen

BY John Quin | 04 APR 18

At Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris, the artist's dialogue with an 11-year-old forms the basis for a work exploring exile and migration

BY Violaine Boutet de Monvel | 03 APR 18

A touching show by the late American artist Bruce Conner in an unfinished church is a highlight of the city's burgeoning art scene

BY Cristina Sanchez-Kozyreva | 28 MAR 18

At Jan Mot, Brussels, nine letters written by the artist track the chilling resurgence of Nazism across the globe in recent years

BY Ellen Mara De Wachter | 27 MAR 18

From a drone strike in Pakistan to reconstructing Syrian torture cells, a survey of the Eyal Weizman-led 'counter-forensics' agency at London's ICA

BY En Liang Khong | 26 MAR 18

Two films show ways of approaching and exorcizing the country's troubled past at Emalin, London, UK

BY Anya Harrison | 23 MAR 18

At 303 Gallery, New York, the artist demonstrates how easily we give meaning to the mundane, and how easily we can give it away

BY Aaron Bogart | 22 MAR 18

Ahead of the opening of her Tate Britain Duveen Galleries commission The Squash, the Turner Prize nominee answers our Questionnaire

BY Anthea Hamilton | 21 MAR 18

At Tallinn Art Hall, an international group show grapples with the problematics underlying the concept of national identity

BY Harry Thorne | 21 MAR 18

A reckoning of dehumanized black identity at Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London

BY Rosanna McLaughlin | 20 MAR 18

At Matthew Marks Gallery, LA, recreations of natural topographies display a singular relationship to time and observation

BY Olivian Cha | 19 MAR 18

Kafka's perplexing creature made of tangled threads provides inspiration for a group show at Malmö Konsthall, Sweden

BY Matthew Rana | 16 MAR 18

Political histories interweave with personal narratives of familial displacement, queer loss and desire at the Guggenheim Museum, New York

BY Shiv Kotecha | 15 MAR 18

Gritty, overwhelming reality and the business of its staging, at Galerie Bernhard, Zurich

BY Aoife Rosenmeyer | 14 MAR 18

At Alison Jacques Gallery, London, the late artist's paintings are caught in the act of testing their own mettle

BY Cal Revely-Calder | 12 MAR 18

At Edel Assanti, London, the artist takes the pulse of modern Britain at its most moribund and pathological

BY Daniel Culpan | 09 MAR 18