frieze d/e

Issue 5

Summer 2012

On the occasion of dOCUMENTA (13), editor Jennifer Allen surveys former artistic directors for their opinions, offering a comprehensive historical background for this year’s edition.

Raphael Gygax looks back at the career of Manon, one of the best-kept secrets of the Swiss arts scene, from the 1970s to the present.

Luca Cerizza tests the principles of appropriation and repetition in the works of Michael Riedel.

Also featured in issue 5: Christy Lange takes a closer look at the photographs of Alexandra Leykauf; Dominikus Müller sees a reawakening of Nature in contemporary art and music; whilst Pablo Larios considers what artists are doing with branded commodities in the age of social networks and Photoshop.

On the different definitions of Pop

By Jennifer Allen
Joanna Rajkowska, Born in Berlin (Geboren in Berlin), 2012, Standbild

Different Locations

Ahead of dOCUMENTA (13), reflections on the exhibition by its previous curators

By Jennifer Allen
Lüge oder nicht? Armlos oder doch lieber ohne Beine? (Fotografie: Jan Verwoert)

On soft facts, hard eggs and sweet lies

By Jan Verwoert
Marcel Duchamp, Die Braut von ihren Junggesellen nackt entblößt, sogar (Großes Glas), Rekonstruktion, 1915–23, Ausstellungsansicht


By Daniela Stöppel
Christopher Chiappa, Speed Stick, 2006–8

The growing social bond between consumers and corporations has changed the way artists are working with commodities

By Pablo Larios
Die / Der Würfel / Le dé (V), Ausstellungsansicht 2012 (Courtesy: COCO, Fotografie: Markus Krottendorfer)

The project space COCO has closed its doors. What’s next for Vienna?

The Thing Itself (Die Sache selbst), 2012, Ausstellungsansicht

Abbt Projects

By Quinn Latimer
DJ Mediafire, Manual for the Earth Awakening, 2012

The resurgence of nature motifs is part of a shift from Pop cultural references to pure atmospheres

By Dominikus Müller
Innenteil des CERN LHC-Teilchenbeschleunigers (Courtesy für alle Bilder: CERN, Fotografie: Maximilien Brice)

CERN seeks collisions with art. On the potential for a philosophical alliance

By Barbara Preisig
1964, 2012, Ausstellungsansicht

Georg Kargl Fine Arts

By Vitus Weh
System-Setup für MPEG-Hörtests (Courtesy: Bergman, Grewin, Rydén – ‘MPEG/Auto Subjective Assesments’)

The long history of a little gadget: MP3

By Geeta Dayal