Issue 69
September 2002

“Somewhere at the heart of every bi-, tri-, quad- quintennial (and my, doesn’t it seem like every other town has one these days?) there survives a dearly held but fuzzy belief in a plain old-fashioned internationalism”

“Language remains an awkwardly unresolved issue, for the discourse surrounding Documenta 11 unwittingly revealed that there is still no satisfactory or widely agreed vocabulary for dealing with ‘difference’ in contemporary culture.”

“Talking the talk the way the curators of Documenta 11 did at the opening press conference – about disregarding or deliberately overleaping traditional boundaries … – raised the issue of also walking the walk.”

Dan Fox, Kobena Mercer and Thomas McEvilley ponder the vast Documenta experience in the September issue of frieze.

Plus Joerg Heiser on Francis Alys, Adam McEwen on Tom Friedman, Jan Verwoert on Manfred Pernice and Lars Bang Larsen on Pia Ronicke.

From this issue

Each of artistic director Okwui Enwezor's six co-curators - Sarat Maharaj, Octavio Zaya, Carlos Basualdo, Ute Meta Bauer, Susanne Ghez and Mark Nash - spoke briefly, followed by Enwezor himself.

BY Thomas McEvilley |

The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, USA

BY James Trainor |

MoCa, Los Angeles, USA

BY Ronald Jones |

Halle fur Kunst, Luneburg, Germany

BY Jan Verwoert |

Griffin Contemporary, Los Angeles, USA

BY Eve Meltzer |

Charlottenborg Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

BY Ina Blom |

VTO, London, UK

BY Sally O'Reilly |

Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK

BY Tom Morton |

Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Germany

BY Dominic Eichler |

Norwich Gallery, UK

BY Matt Price |

London Institute Gallery, UK

BY Richard Blandford |

Camden Arts Centre, London, UK

BY Dan Wilkinson |

carlier | gebauer, Berlin, Germany

BY Kirsty Bell |

The Drawing Center, New York, USA

BY Michael Wilson |

Boijmans Museum, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

BY Elena Filipovic |

Kunstverein, Graz, Austria

BY Jörg Heiser |

Various Venues, Sydney, Australia

BY Daniel Palmer |

Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland

BY Sarah Lowndes |

Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA

BY Peter Eleey |

Patrick Painter Inc., Los Angeles, USA

BY Charles LaBelle |

Manfred Pernice

BY Jan Verwoert |

Various venues, Kassel, Germany

BY Kobena Mercer |

Jörg Heiser on the work of Francis Alÿs.

BY Jörg Heiser |

Various venues, Kassel, Germany

BY Thomas McEvilley |

Various venues, Kassel, Germany

BY Dan Fox |

The Cockettes

BY Daniel Reich |

Experimental Radio

BY George Pendle |

Childrens Books

BY Lydia Syson |

Private Planes

BY Andrew Gellatly |

The Glasgow label Shadazz

BY Mark Beasley |

Designer Storage

BY Emily King |

Hawkins' Dinosaurs

BY Tom Morton |