What Luc Besson’s Valerian and a number of recent artists’ 3D films are getting right about our current reality

Editorial

Main image: Birgit Megerle, ‘The Painted Veil’, 2017, installation view, Kunsthaus Glarus. Courtesy: the artist, Galerie Neu, Berlin; Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna/Rome; Galleria Fonti, Naples; photograph: Gunnar Meier

Kunsthaus Glarus, Switzerland

Otto Berchem and Amalia Pica, `Mobilize´, installation view, Instituto de Vision Bogota

Instituto de Visión, Bogotá, Colombia

The removal of the Confederate monuments in Baltimore shows decisiveness after years of inaction – already they stand as sites of counter-memory

Tue Greenfort, 'Tue Greenfort Eats den Frie', 2017, installation view, Den Frie, Copenhagen. Courtesy: Den Frie, Copenhagen 

Den Frie, Copenhagen, Denmark

Pepe the Frog, a meme that has been adopted online as a symbol of nationalism and alt-right sentiment. Courtesy: Twitter

Goodbye Pepe? From diving into the LA Jobber Market to the women of the alt-right: what to read this weekend

Yayoi Kusama to open her own museum; Confederate monuments removed in Baltimore; David Roberts Art Foundation to leave London

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Tracing the constellation of performances across Naples and Stromboli in this year’s Volcano Extravaganza, directed by Eddie Peake

From a tribute to Straub/Huillet to Valerie Massadian’s portrait of teenage motherhood, the turn to real situations and people for fiction films

David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

Japan’s growing number of art festivals tread a precarious path between state-sponsored leisure-culture and soft-power machinery

‘Trumpy the Rat’ mocks US president; artists evicted from Beijing’s Caochangdi; Latin American galleries launch cooperative model in LA

Most Read

From a tribute to Straub/Huillet to Valerie Massadian’s portrait of teenage motherhood, the turn to real situations and...
Japan’s growing number of art festivals tread a precarious path between state-sponsored leisure-culture and soft-power...
Fifty years after the term was coined, a show in Samos reflects on ‘the unlikely liaison between love and politics’
In the Rocky Mountains resort town, boutique facades hide the remnants of a surprising counterculture 
Pussy Riot members detained; Pope.L launches ‘Flint Water Project’; Ghetto Biennale participating artists announced
Arsenale and Giardini, Venice, Italy
SoundCloud has been invaluable to the new music community for both documentation and discovery – now the audio-...
The extraordinary life of the late, great, gallerist and collector Alexander Iolas
Various venues, New York, USA
At a time of instantaneous information and fetishized immersivity, artists are evoking scent as an alchemical, bodily...
With her current show at Gasworks, London, the Kuwaiti artist shares some influential images
20 years after Hong Kong’s handover to China, a new generation of artists dive into the city-state’s unknown futures...
‘Klassensprachen’ engaged artists, writers and publishers in soul-searching around the interlinking of class, language...
In lieu of institutional support, artists are working together to achieve a remarkable self-sufficiency
From being citizens to lovers, the most important things in life can’t be professionalized. Is it time for some...
From an inflatable anti-capitalist dragon to the shattered shadow of Robert Burns: highlights from this year’s...
The City of London’s annual sculpture park reveals the complex interplay between global corporations, urban space and ‘...
Romare Bearden, Pittsburgh Memory, 1964, mixed media collage and graphite on board, 22 x 30 cm. Courtesy: © Romare Bearden Foundation / DACS, London / VAGA, New York 2017
Successfully layering a broader socio-historical narrative onto a period of radical non-conformity, this is an...
Trump’s trashing of the Paris Climate Accord makes it clear: we can't be satisfied with art about the political, art...
With a strong surrealist strain, and including a welcome number of female artists, highlights from the 48th edition of...

Frieze London

Regent’s Park
5–8 October 2017

Frieze Masters

Regent's Park, London
5–8 October 2017

Fairs

With Reza Aramesh, Michael Craig-Martin, Thomas J Price & Emily Young chaired by Louisa Buck

Curated presentations of extraordinary artworks and objects, spanning thousands of years

Courtesy of Antenna Space

Frieze London's section for younger galleries, advised by Ruba Katrib (SculptureCenter, New York) and Fabian Schoeneich (Portikus, Frankfurt)

Liliane Lijn, Time Forces Split (1965). Letraset on cylindrical oil filter, plastic, painted metal, motor,17 x 26 x 17 cm. Courtesy: the artist and espaivisor

Solo presentations by 20th-century pioneers

Book in advance to enjoy special discounts 

Olivia Erlanger to create a new multimedia artwork, for the inaugural BMW Open Work curated by Attilia Fattori Franchini

'Bernar Venet at Cliveden', installation view, 2017. Courtesy: Archives Bernar Venet, New York and Blain | Southern. Photograph: Jonty Wilde

Featured in Frieze Sculpture, and solo shows in London and Cliveden, the French artist talks about his career, Renoir, and sculpture in context

David Shrigley, Summer Art Map. Photo: Benedict Johnson.

Download your essential guide to an unmissable season of public art across London

Alex Bag, Pauline Curnier Jardin, Gabríela Friðriksdóttir and Raphaela Vogel will premiere new works at Frieze London 2017

Gallery applications for Frieze New York 2018 are now open

A free outdoor display in London's Regent's Park, 5 July to 8 October

Applications are closing soon for the position of a New York-based Artistic Director for Frieze Fairs

6 Oct 2017

Designing spaces to show, make and live with art, with Sir David Adjaye, Sir David Chipperfield, Elizabeth Diller, Thomas Heatherwick, Amanda Levete & more

The Royal Institution
21 Albemarle Street
W1S 4BS London

On View

The definitive guide to current exhibitions at the best galleries and museums around the globe

Video

Frieze Video

Artists' Film - 18 Aug 2017

An exclusive preview of Hannah Perry's short film for Channel 4: Random Acts, broadcast Monday 21 August at midnight

Design Matters - 20 Jul 2017

In the second of a new six-part film series, Design Matters, Barber & Osgerby talk about how function informs their designs

Documentary - 06 Jun 2017

frieze reports from this year's Skulptur Projekte Münster – the once-a-decade exhibition started in 1977 – and explores the changing meaning of sculpture in public space today

Frieze Art Fair Video - 10 May 2017

Watch Dora Budor’s Frieze Project, Manicomio – using cinematic doubling to question perception and reality

Robert Rauschenberg, Pinion (Borealis), 1990 Tarnishes on copper 93 x 154 in. Courtesy: Galerie Thaddeus Ropac

Frieze Art Fair Video - 09 May 2017

Rauschenberg, Stella, Spero - Robert Storr introduces some of the city's significant figures represented at Frieze New York 2017

Frieze Art Fair Video - 06 May 2017

A secret movie theater, where visitors can watch a new series fusing 3D animation and computer-generated erotica.

Documentary - 28 Apr 2017

frieze associate editor Paul Clinton talks to curator and Professor of Fashion and Museology at London College of Fashion, Judith Clark, about the challenges of curating exhibitions of fashion and dress

Objects from Keith Haring’s studio, New York, NY. Courtesy Keith Haring Foundation Archive. Photography: Nicholas Calcott

Frieze Art Fair Video - 20 Apr 2017

Sneakers, mixtapes - and fingerprints? An exclusive look at objects belonging to the late artist's Foundation 

Playlist - 03 Apr 2017

Parker Ito; David Bowie; Glen Gould 

Documentary - 21 Mar 2017

frieze visits Interference Archive in New York, USA - a volunteer-run collection of social and political objects and ephemera - to find out about its mission and work

Documentary - 16 Feb 2017

Why did artist Eric Wesley take over a disused Taco Bell in Middle America?

From Sibylle Berg & Claus Richter's Wonderland Avenue (2016), commissioned for Frieze Projects 2016

Frieze Art Fair Video - 31 Jan 2017

Explore the commissions at Frieze London 2016 and uncover their shared concerns

Latest Magazines

frieze magazine

April 2017

frieze magazine

May 2017

frieze magazine

June – August 2017

The Archive

Browse all issues from 25 years of the frieze publishing archive