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frieze magazine

Issue 132

Jun – Aug 2010

Meditations on time and place permeate the Summer issue of frieze. Following R.H. Quaytman‘s recent appearance in the 2010 Whitney Biennial and her solo show at Boston’s ICA, Steven Stern looks at the visual rhyme and resonance in her paintings and their telescopic sense of déjà vu; Brian Dillon explains how Fiona Tan‘s depiction of places as varied as Brighton Pavilion and the Swedish island of Gotland form her explorations of temporal and geographical isolation.

Christy Lange looks to sites of conflict in her exploration of the limitations of photojournalism and the ethics of artistic representation, and, as the UK encounters its first coalition government since 1945, Sam Thorne’s ‘State of the Art’ editorial considers those events that most acutely arrest us in both time and place, elections: ‘As well as providing a highly-strung pause, the oddities of election night might also be a means to focus.’

The mingling of art and elections

By Sam Thorne

At frieze we receive hundreds of emails every day from artists, galleries and public relations companies around the world. We would like to share some excerpts with you.

Edgardo Antonio Vigo, letter sent to Ruud Janssen

Travelling to find the archive of the late Argentine artist Edgardo Antonio Vigo

By Robert Storr

An updated style bible heralds the return of the preppy

By George Pendle
Film fans having a picnic while queuing for tickets to the 60th Berlin International Film Festival

How we’re getting used to the view from above

By Jennifer Allen
Bjarke Ingels Group, The Danish Pavilion for the Shanghai Expo, 2010

Shanghai Expo 2010 is the most recent incarnation of the Great Exhibitions that began in London in 1851

By Douglas Murphy
Group Material, DAZI BAOS, Union Square, New York (1982)

A new book documents 17 years of projects by art collective Group Material

By Lars Bang Larsen

In an ongoing series, frieze asks an artist, curator or writer to list the books that have influenced them

Four new dystopian sci-fi novels set in the UK

By Mark Fisher

A handful of recent DJ mixes and online experiments point the way to a more communal form of listening

By Geeta Dayal
A Lapse of Memory (2007), DVD still

Memory, exile and cultural heritage in the films of Fiona Tan

By Brian Dillon
Distracting Distance, Chapter 16 (A Woman in the Sun – with Edges) (2010)

From American Modernism to museum archives and the legacy of her artistic family, R.H. Quaytman telescopes time and place

By Steven Stern