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 | 01 JAN 04

Pearl, London, UK

BY Mark Godfrey | 01 JAN 04

Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany

BY Amanda Coulson | 01 JAN 04

Collection Lambert, Avignon, France

BY Sophie Berrebi | 01 JAN 04

The Showroom, London, UK

BY Mark Beasley | 01 JAN 04

Nicole Klagsbrun, New York, USA

BY Karen Rosenberg | 01 JAN 04

MOT, London, UK

BY Andrew Hunt | 01 JAN 04

Norwich Gallery, Norwich, UK

BY Tom Morton | 01 JAN 04

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA

BY Polly Ullrich | 01 JAN 04

Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany

BY Jan Verwoert | 01 JAN 04

Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, Switzerland

BY Mai-Thu Perret | 01 JAN 04

Freemason's hall, London, UK

BY Tom Morton | 01 JAN 04

Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

BY Ronald Jones | 01 JAN 04

BALTIC, Gateshead, UK

BY Morgan Falconer | 01 JAN 04

Kunsthalle Nuremberg, Germany

BY Jörg Heiser | 01 JAN 04

Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam, Netherlands

BY Willem de Rooij | 01 JAN 04

Spanganga Gallery, San Francisco, USA

BY Julian Myers | 01 JAN 04

Corvi-Mora, London, UK

BY Dan Fox | 01 JAN 04

Various Venues

BY Peter Eleey | 01 JAN 04

An interview with Bryan Ferry

BY Michael Bracewell | 01 JAN 04

Luchino Visconti

BY Dan Fox | 01 JAN 04

Mushroom clouds and fireworks - the ferocious beauty of explosions

BY Peter Eleey | 01 JAN 04

Aesthetic and political elites

BY Tom Morton | 01 JAN 04

Elitism and accessibility

01 JAN 04

Sun Ra's Space is the Place

BY Kodwo Eshun | 01 JAN 04

Aby Warburg's Mnemosyne Atlas

BY Brian Dillon | 01 JAN 04

An interview with Brian O'Doherty

BY Mark Godfrey | 01 JAN 04

A new anthology of Rimbaud's work

BY Jerome Boyd-Maunsell | 01 JAN 04

The legacy of Ayn Rand

BY Dan Richardson | 01 JAN 04

Meeting the Magic Circle

BY Olivia Plender | 01 JAN 04