Issue 2
October 2013

Published in October 2013 to coincide with the second edition of Frieze Masters Art Fair, the magazine looks at art from the past through a contemporary lens.

From this issue

Do initiatives like Google Art Project help us to see more — or less?

BY Jonathan Griffin |

A new book by Bruce Altshuler explores the history of postwar exhibitions

BY Sam Thorne |

From the Louvre to the Hermitage, historical collections are being liberated from their museum walls - with varying degrees of success 

How the art of the past informs that of the present

BY Jennifer Higgie |

How the display of art in previous centuries can help us rethink the exhibition industry

BY Alexander Nagel |

The cats of Louis Wain

BY Ned Beauman |

The intertwined histories of art criticism and poetry

BY Quinn Latimer |

In the early 20th century, Hilma af Klint created abstract paintings under the direction of a spirit guide. What impact does the Swedish artist’s work have on the art-historical canon?

BY Briony Fer |

1913, a year of cultural, artistic and technological revolution that transformed the world

BY George Pendle |

The difficulties of defining and exhibiting Indian Modernism

BY Shanay Jhaveri |

The Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, discusses his favourite art works and how he would like to have dinner with Rubens

A selective history of things on tables

BY Jennifer Higgie |

19 artists write about a work of art that has influenced them

The oldest known face of a woman

BY Charlie Fox |

Collagist John Stezaker and writer-curator David Campany discuss the legacy of Surrealist encounters with photography