frieze d/e

Issue 9

Apr - May 2013

The April/May issue of frieze d/e turns its attention to Berlin, posing the question: ‘does Berlin need a new art school?‘ Surveying 30 of Berlin’s leading teachers, artists and writers, including Thomas Demand; Kuehn Malvezzi Architects; Monica Bonvicini and Tom Holert, frieze d/e also invites architects and artists to present their ideas of what a new art school might look like.

Three generations of feminism: An edited conversation, produced by Michaela Melián, between writer Silvia Bovenschen and artist Sarah Schumann, two of the main protagonists of the controversial exhibition Künstlerinnen international 1877–1977 that took place at Berlin’s Charlottenburg Castle in 1977. Plus, interviews with Melián herself and the feminist artist collective ff on the past 40 years of feminism and art in Germany.

Also featured in the issue: Jörg Heiser writes on the dark yet humourous paintings of Norbert Schwontkowski; Sarah James analyzes the photographic practice of Erwin Blumenfeld, from his surrealist photomontages to his New York fashion shoots; Martin Herbert examines the tactics and methods in the politically charged work of Natascha Sadr Haghighian and Lyra Kilston traces the German legacy behind of 1960s proto-hippie movement the ‘LA Nature Boys‘.

Friedrich Kuhn, Antigrippine, 1970, Siebdruck

Herald St

By Anna Gritz
John Kelsey, Facebook Data Center Rutherford County, NC II; 2013, Wasserfarbe auf Plexiglas

Galerie Buchholz

By Pablo Larios
Liebe ist kälter als das Kapital, Ausstellungsansicht

Kunsthaus Bregenz

By Jörg Scheller
Wojciech Kosma, The—family Part 1: Pieta, 2013, Performance Documentation, Performed von Ingrid Sattes und Brian Doose


Isabelle Cornaro, Ornaments No. 1–3, 2012, Stahlkabel und Spiegel, Ausstellungsansicht

Kunsthalle Bern

By Kito Nedo
Annelies Štrba, Nyima 369, 2007, Pigmentdruck auf Leinwand


By James Voorhies
Kathi Hofer, craftivism, Ausstellungsansicht

MAK – Museum für Angewandte Kunst

By Franz Thalmair
Henning Fehr & Philipp Rühr, Bentonville (Saturday, Sunday), (Detail), 2013, Ausstellungsansicht, Acrylfarbe auf MDF, zwei DVD-Spieler und zwei Videos

Galerie Max Mayer

By Noemi Smolik
Eske Schlüters, Per quanto mi riguarda (with and for a text from Ketty La Rocca), 2012, HD Video, 34 synchronisierte Dias, Ausstellungsansicht

Museum für Gegenwartskunst

By Britta Peters
Design for ‘the Local School’ by Studio Miessen, 2013

A survey including statements and sketches from 30 contributors

By frieze d/e
Kara Uzelman, Antenna, Last Mountain Bird Sanctuary, 2013, C-type Druck

Sommer & Kohl

By Matthew Burbidge

For this series frieze d/e asks an artist to submit a visual response to a recent exhibition. Andreas Siekmann reflects on the recent show Annette Wehrmann.

By Andreas Siekmann