frieze magazine

Issue 133

September 2010

The September issue of frieze is about the super-hybrid: what is it and should we be worried?

In this issue’s ‘State of the Art’ editorial, Jörg Heiser describes a phenomenon he has provisionally called ‘super-hybridity’.

In the wake of ravenous capital and the transformative effect of the Internet, hybridized forms of art-making have today ‘moved beyond the point where it’s about a fixed set of cultural genealogies and instead has turned into a kind of computational aggregate of multiple influences and sources’. 

What is ‘super-hybridity’?

By Jörg Heiser

Site Santa Fe’s Eighth International Biennial is as inspiring as it is original

By Robert Storr
Zanele Muholi, Busi Mdaki and Malesedi Nthute, Katlehong, Johannesburg from the series ‘Being’, 2007

Contemporary African artists respond to prejudice and homophobia

By Sean O'Toole
Two girls photographed in Harajuku, Tokyo

Has a theory been replaced by a technology?

By Jen Allen
Challenger Explosion

Michel Serres, one of the most influential and eccentric of French philosophers, turns 80

By Daniel Miller

For the first time in its history, the Director of the Venice Architecture Biennale is a woman: acclaimed architect Kazuyo Sejima

By Helen Chang

In an ongoing series, frieze asks artists and filmmakers to list the movies that have influenced their practice

By Thomas Beard

From the economic crisis to fanaticism, three new publications explore the meaning of capital

By Mark Fisher

From The Bees Gees to Justin Timberlake, the male falsetto is transgressive, both angelic and diabolical, depending on who is singing, and to what purpose

By Anwyn Crawford

A round table discussion led by Jörg Heiser on ‘super-hybridity’: what is it and should we be worried? With Ronald Jones, Nina Power, Seth Price, Sukhdev Sandhu and Hito Steyerl

By Jörg Heiser

Nathaniel Mellors

The artist posing in front of Mount Vesuvius, the location for the final scene of Devo Partire. Domani  (I Must Go. Tomorrow) 2010 • Photograph: © Luciano Romano / Napoli Teatro Festival Italia 2010

Ming Wong’s homage to Pier Paolo Pasolini involved relocating the story of the Italian director’s 1968 masterpiece, Teorema, from Milan to Naples.

By Dominic Eichler