Issue 88
February 2005

In the January/February ‘Frontiers’ issue of frieze Michael Ned Holte retraces Robert Smithson’s adventures in time travel on the road to Rozel Point to discover that ‘Spiral Jetty is not about the experience of an Earthwork. It is about the experience of film.’

Tom Morton discusses solitude and the fantasy of life in separatist communities in the collages, books and sculptures of David Thorpe.

Adrian Searle reports from the outer limits of the critical frontier.

Dan Fox finds Marc Camille Chaimowicz’ work intoxicated by longing; yearning for a place never lived in but rather dreamt of or briefly tasted.

James Trainor becomes an art tourist and signs up for a ‘Tour of the Monuments of the Great American Void’.

Mark Godfrey journeys through Tacita Dean’s private mythologies and personal homages.

“What was the first piece of art that really mattered to you? An early experience of a beetle of the scarab family ” Henrik Hakansson responds to the frieze back page Questionnaire.

Also featured: David Altmejd by Christopher Miles; Michaela Meise by Dominic Eichler; Nathaniel Mellors by Sally O’Reilly and Rosalind Nashashibi by Jennifer Higgie.

From this issue

BY Elena Filipovic | 03 FEB 05
BY Mark Godfrey | 03 FEB 05
BY Ronald Jones | 03 FEB 05
BY Michael Hubi | 03 FEB 05
BY Neil Mulholland | 03 FEB 05
BY Mark Godfrey | 03 FEB 05
BY Peter Suchin | 03 FEB 05
BY Kristin M. Jones | 03 FEB 05
BY Julian Myers | 03 FEB 05
BY Tom Morton | 03 FEB 05

Sprial Jetty is overrun with day-trippers, and you can sign up for a 'Tour of the Monuments of the Great American Void'. So much for geologic entropy

03 FEB 05

David Thorpe's collages, books and sculptures describe a fantasy separatist ccommunity in a fictional wilderness - images of loneliness entwined with the appeal of solitude

03 FEB 05

Tacita Dean's private mythologies and homages are explored through journeys and chance connections; yet the structure and logic of the work remains elusive

03 FEB 05

Reporting from the outer limits of the critical frontier

03 FEB 05

Robert Smithson's adventures in time travel on the road to Rozel Point

03 FEB 05

A worldly post-Minimalism, understatement, a singer's lament, dissonance and Feminism

BY Dominic Eichler | 03 FEB 05

Aimlessness and sunlight, everyday life and introspection, communities and kitchens

BY Jennifer Higgie | 03 FEB 05

Satire and television, debris and progressive Rock, psychotic cinema, the gallery as a liver

02 FEB 05

Platforms and plinths, werewolves and crystals, severed heads, discos and skeletons

02 FEB 05
News

Whitechapel, London

02 FEB 05

Geographically defined group exhibitions abound, categorizing artists according to nationality, ethnicity, or both. Are these shows an attempt to resist the evaporation of cultural difference? Or do they fetishize locality and biography, undermining more complex approaches to looking at art?

BY Jean-Hubert Martin | 02 FEB 05
Article

Arte Povera (Tate Publishing, London 2004)

BY Nicholas Cullinan | 02 FEB 05
Article

Prosthetic Gods (MIT Press, Cambridge Mass. & London, 2004)

02 FEB 05
News

Palast der Republik, Berlin

02 FEB 05

A new book suggests subtitles are not simply translations but passports to foreign worlds.

02 FEB 05
Article

Record Pictures: Photographs from the Archives of the Institution of Civil Engineers (Steidl, Gottingen, 2004)

BY Brian Dillion | 02 FEB 05
Article

Record Pictures: Photographs from the Archives of the Institution of Civil Engineers (Steidl, Gottingen, 2004)
Bria

02 FEB 05
News

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
Charles LaBelle

02 FEB 05
News

ICA, London

02 FEB 05
News

Trafalgar Square recently hosted a screening of Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin to the accompaniment of a new soundtrack by the Pet Shop Boys. It was an event that highlighted the symbolic importance of London’s largest public square

02 FEB 05

Two recent books ask why design in the Netherlands is so good - but is it?

02 FEB 05

A new travelling exhibition by the US Drug Enforcement Agency says as much about America’s relationship to the rest of the world as it does about the dangers of narcotics

02 FEB 05

New York's Museum of Modern Art has been transformed into an elegant Modernist museum. But what happens now?

02 FEB 05

‘Go West, young man, go West! Grow Up with the Country!’
Horace Greeley c. 1844

02 FEB 05
BY Martin Pesch | 02 FEB 05
BY Katie Stone | 02 FEB 05
BY Ina Blom | 02 FEB 05
BY Megan Ratner | 02 FEB 05