‘I continue to be invested in how we got here.’ – Garrett Bradley
The October issue of frieze leads with a profile on Garrett Bradley on the occasion of the US-based filmmaker’s debut UK solo show at Lisson Gallery. Plus, in a dossier on London’s young gallery scene, four writers profile Ginny on Frederick, Guts Gallery, Home and Queercircle about taking risks and supporting fledgling artists in the capital city. And Camilla Grudova writes 1,500 words on the real and imagined women of art history who inspired her to become a novelist.
Essay: Brian Dillon on Kate Bush
Following the renewed popularity of Bush’s ‘Running Up that Hill’ (1985), Dillon looks back on the singer’s lesser-known fourth studio album, The Dreaming (1982) – an experimental release that best reflects the artist’s musical ferocity.
Interview: Barbara Chase-Riboud
'I discovered new civilizations and new ways of looking at the world.’ Senior editor Terence Trouillot speaks with the artist about her recent exhibitions at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis and the Serpentine Gallery in London, her memoirs and how her writing and art practice are meeting for the first time.
Columns: Spell it Out
The issue opens with a series of columns on the theme of communication: Emily McDermott reflects on Christine Sun Kim’s role as an artist and activist for the Deaf community; publisher Sarah Shin tells Vanessa Peterson about creating spaces for the unknown at Ignota Books; Lindsay Choi looks at two works by artist and writer Theresa Hak Kyung Cha; artists Dara Birnbaum and Martine Syms discuss the systems and ideologies underpinning media today. Plus: Laura McLean-Ferris unpacks the ‘inner clown’ in Nuar Alsadir’s new book Animal Joy.
In addition, Aldeide Delago writes about a single work by the Cuban artist Belkis Ayón, frieze’s Lonely Arts explores art kinks and, finally, Going Up, Going Down charts the rise of novels about poets and the decline of ‘friendly’ design…