Issue 84
Jun - Aug 2004

‘Modernism is back’ declares Jan Verwoert in the summer issue of frieze. Verwoert investigates recent trends in contemporary art practice.

Plus Doug Aitken talks to Ed Ruscha whose drawings and photographs are the subject of two major surveys at the Whitney Museum of American Art this summer and the conversation sheds light on the ways these two LA artists from different generations conceive of, and experience their city.

Jennifer Higgie visits Carol Rama in Turin and views her retrospective at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo.

Also featured: Tom Morton on Alan Michael, Kirsty Bell on Kirsten Pieroth, Dominic Eichler on David Zink Yi, Bert Rebhandl on Erik Steinbrecher and Mark Godfrey on ‘A Minimal Future? Art as Object 1958-68′ at MoCA, Los Angeles.

And for our last ever Picture Piece Morrissey writes about his friend, the photographer Linder. 

From this issue

The artist's configuration of objects, models and screens criss-crosses pathways and reveals worlds within worlds

BY Catherine Wood |

Erik Steinbrecher

Alan Michael

Doug Aitken in conversation with Ed Ruscha

BY Doug Aitken |

Jennifer Higgie visits Carol Rama’s studio in Turin, Italy 

BY Jennifer Higgie |

Discussing the relationship between art and documentary filmmaking with artists Yael Bartana, Annika Eriksson, Anri Sala and Gitte Villesen

Could contemporary art's engagement with music be more adventurous?

New York's newly inaugurated WPS1 Art Radio

BY Michael Wilson |

Tracing the history of surveillance from Jeremy Bentham's Panopticon to the latest in Radio Frequency Identification

With three major museum retrospectives, Viennese Actionism has finally been embraced by Austria's art establishment

Morrissey and Linder - a conversation in cinematic language

BY Morrissey |