Issue 199
November - December 2018

Reflecting on what it means to be ‘global’, this issue of frieze examines the relationship between culture and colonialism: from the imperial provenance of many European museum collections to rethinking the Euro-American canon; from the use of technology and the prison system to control bodies, to the resurgence of nationalist sentiments and fears. Featured artists, curators and writers include Teresa Burga, Rey Chow, Aruna D’Souza, Ângela Ferreira, Natasha Ginwala, Hou Hanru, Simon Njami, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o and Trinh T. Minh-ha.

From this issue

How to handle ‘refugee heritage’ from an architectural perspective

BY Suzanne Harris-Brandts | 06 NOV 18

An exhibition at Pilar Corrias, London, shows the artist using mainstream stock and cultural quotations to depict marginalized subjectivities

BY Mimi Chu | 05 NOV 18

How monolingualism is the carbon monoxide of culture

BY Ngugi wa Thiong’o | 01 NOV 18

The radical filmmaker, teacher and writer talks essentialism in identity politics and why her films are neither documentary nor fiction

BY Erika Balsom | 01 NOV 18

An exhibition at Osmos, New York, shows photographs by the musician documenting the beginnings of the feminist movement 

BY Carmen Winant | 01 NOV 18

The beasts in the artist’s One or Several Tigers lead us into the tangled thickets of identity and religious ritual

BY Jeremy Tiang | 01 NOV 18

Naeem Mohaiemen on the ‘soft dominance’ that has made certain stories familiar and others strange

BY Naeem Mohaiemen | 01 NOV 18

The power of visibility: on postcolonial seeing and being seen

BY Rey Chow | 31 OCT 18

How is contemporary Aboriginal art challenging an exclusive historical canon?

BY Paola Balla | 31 OCT 18

Things to chew over: In the Absence of Our Mothers makes histories of displacement uncomfortably felt

BY Kaelen Wilson-Goldie | 31 OCT 18

Have institutions facing calls to decolonize forgotten that ‘to curate’ originally meant ‘to care for’?

BY Aruna D'Souza | 30 OCT 18

Q: What do you wish you knew? A: How to build a time machine

BY Bouchra Khalili | 30 OCT 18

I cut my skin to liberate the splinter evokes the dissonance and precarity of post-apartheid South Africa

BY Ian Bourland | 30 OCT 18

The spectral presence of prisoners in everyday commodities 

BY Jackie Wang | 29 OCT 18

The travelling multimedia exhibition ‘ReSignifications’ represents and responds to the crisis of people on the move from Africa to Europe across the Mediterranean Sea

BY Ismail Einashe | 29 OCT 18

For more than 50 years, the artist has used conceptual art to examine the inherently political nature of information

BY Pablo Larios | 29 OCT 18

Inaugurating the field of postcolonial studies, the Palestinian exile’s masterwork has been embraced and misread ever since

BY Negar Azimi | 28 OCT 18

On sonic trajectories and resistance

BY Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung | 28 OCT 18

Art and culture have a role in describing the unevenness of the world: where do we go from here?

BY Amy Sherlock | 28 OCT 18

The transfer of a proposed New York subterranean garden project to Kunstverein Freiburg raises questions about community and private interests 

BY Scott Roben | 25 OCT 18

Two exhibitions in Tokyo celebrate the 50th anniversary of the artist's death and bring the frictions between Western and Eastern painting to light

BY Pablo Larios | 24 OCT 18

An exhibition at the Black Cultural Archives, London, underlines the lasting importance of the self-taught photographer's work

BY Rianna Jade Parker | 22 OCT 18

An exhibition across both Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi and Eden Eden, Berlin, shows how the artist leans into the history of painting

BY Mitch Speed | 19 OCT 18

An exhibition at Alison Jacques Gallery, London, shows how the US feminist changed the art world's view on a woman's body

BY Caroline Marciniak | 18 OCT 18

An exhibition at The Renaissance Society, Chicago, shows the artist's investigation into the ways labour and debt operate in Miami's Liberty City

BY Julie Niemi | 17 OCT 18

A 50-photograph survey at the National Museum in Kraków explores past and present-day nationalism in the artist's homeland

BY Krzysztof Kościuczuk | 16 OCT 18

This year’s edition acts as a house of mirrors reflecting the promises of globalization and the ‘intensification and erosion of nationalism’

BY Amy Sherlock | 15 OCT 18

At Pace Gallery, New York, a new series shows the artist’s personal exploration of the Mao era and its traces in the present day

BY Banyi Huang | 12 OCT 18

In its autumn exhibitions, the Milanese art world focuses on the work of women artists

BY Barbara Casavecchia | 11 OCT 18

At Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, the artist reveals environmental wrongdoings and the politics of exploitation

BY Kadish Morris | 10 OCT 18

An exhibition at Tanya Bonakdar, New York, draws attention to the labour behind the goods of modern life and how their histories are thread together

BY Orit Gat | 09 OCT 18

Footnotes to a regional art history: On Darat Al Funun’s anniversary exhibition in Amman

BY Reema Salha Fadda | 08 OCT 18

An exhibition at ICA Philadelphia presents the late-artist's development in line with the discourses of her too brief time

BY Dana Kopel | 05 OCT 18

An exhibition at Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, shows the relationship between Portuguese and English Pop Art artists

BY Ara H. Merjian | 04 OCT 18

A 60-painting survey at Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, reveals the painter's signature as a switching of styles 

BY Kito Nedo | 03 OCT 18

A group exhibition at Luisa Strina Gallery, São Paulo, explores invisible worlds that lie beneath and within us

BY Andrew Durbin | 02 OCT 18

A look behind the artist’s teasing false promises at K21, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf

BY Harry Thorne | 01 OCT 18

An exhibition in two parts at Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

BY Wes Hill | 28 SEP 18

For his first exhibition at Esther Schipper, Berlin, the artist created a 5D simulator to present today's politics of hyperrealism

BY Jeppe Ugelvig | 27 SEP 18

His first major retrospective in France at Centre Pompidou, Paris, reveals the artists's ongoing dialogue between the visible and the haptic

BY Wilson Tarbox | 26 SEP 18

Vienna’s annual gallery-share event provides further evidence that Europe’s smaller capitals are sustaining the most energetic artistic communities

BY Pablo Larios | 25 SEP 18