Issue 80
Jan - Feb 2004

In the new frieze Tom Morton sets the scene for this themed issue by considering aesthetic and political elites from the painting of Jacques Louis David and Revolutionary France’s visual culture through to Yukio Mishima, Jean Cocteau, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and Leslie Anderson’s If… “That humans have so many rights, does not make a silent painting wrong. I don’t do it for the people and I don’t do it against the people. If at all, I do it from the people and after the people.”

Marlene Dumas’ project for frieze ‘The Right to be Silent (a conversation on elitism and accessibility)’ combines her writing and recent paintings to explore this issue’s theme.

Also featured: Martin Herbert on Enrico David, Jennifer Higgie on Dirk Bell, Dan Fox on Luchino Visconti and George Pendle on Bruce Conner. Michael Bracewell talks to Brian Ferry about the aesthetics of Roxy Music, live performance, art school and that white tuxedo. 

From this issue

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

BY Pablo Lafuente |

Pearl, London, UK

BY Mark Godfrey |

Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany

BY Amanda Coulson |

Collection Lambert, Avignon, France

BY Sophie Berrebi |

The Showroom, London, UK

BY Mark Beasley |

Nicole Klagsbrun, New York, USA

BY Karen Rosenberg |

MOT, London, UK

BY Andrew Hunt |

Norwich Gallery, Norwich, UK

BY Tom Morton |

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA

BY Polly Ullrich |

Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany

BY Jan Verwoert |

Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, Switzerland

BY Mai-Thu Perret |

Freemason's hall, London, UK

BY Tom Morton |

Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

BY Ronald Jones |

BALTIC, Gateshead, UK

BY Morgan Falconer |

Kunsthalle Nuremberg, Germany

BY Jörg Heiser |

Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam, Netherlands

BY Willem de Rooij |

Spanganga Gallery, San Francisco, USA

BY Julian Myers |

Corvi-Mora, London, UK

BY Dan Fox |

Various Venues

BY Peter Eleey |

An interview with Bryan Ferry

BY Michael Bracewell |

Luchino Visconti

BY Dan Fox |

Mushroom clouds and fireworks - the ferocious beauty of explosions

BY Peter Eleey |

Aesthetic and political elites

BY Tom Morton |

Elitism and accessibility

Sun Ra's Space is the Place

BY Kodwo Eshun |

Aby Warburg's Mnemosyne Atlas

BY Brian Dillon |

An interview with Brian O'Doherty

BY Mark Godfrey |

A new anthology of Rimbaud's work

BY Jerome Boyd-Maunsell |

The legacy of Ayn Rand

BY Dan Richardson |

Meeting the Magic Circle

BY Olivia Plender |