frieze magazine

Issue 136

Jan - Feb 2011

As 2010 ends, frieze looks back at the highlights of 2010 and looks forward to what’s in store for 2011.

Our annual survey gives the opportunity to catch up on any of 2010′s high points that you might have missed; according to Ryan Gander, ‘Amongst all the biennial, survey shows, prize and art fair projects of the last year, the things I enjoyed the most are the ones that hardly anybody else saw.’

Whilst for Laura Hoptman, 2010 saw ‘the re-valuation of less-known work by well-known artists, as well as well known work by unknown artists.’

Christopher Bedford, Natasha Conland, Brian Dillon, Elena Filipovic, Malik Gaines, Ann Gallagher, Ryan Gander, Laura Hoptman, Sunjung Kim, Lars Bang Larsen, Jochen Volz and Michał Woliński all reflect on the past year and tell us what their picks are for 2011.

Plus, we round up the best film, architecture, design, books and music of 2010.

Negotiating life as a contemporary artist

By Dominic Eichler
Peter Hujar Thek Working on The Tomb Figure  (1967/2010)

Recalling the difference between hermeneutics and erotics

By Robert Storr
Photograph: © Yann Gross

What a skatepark in Uganda symbolizes about African urbanity

By Sean O'Toole

Berlin’s search for a kunsthalle

By Jennifer Allen
Olivier Assayas Carlos (2010)

The best motion pictures and moving images of 2010

By Katie Kitamura
Zaha Hadid, The Evelyn Grace Academy, London (2010) Photograph: © Luke Hayes

From Zaha Hadid to the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Shanghai Expo and museum extensions in Boston, Dresden and LA

By Oliver Wainwright

Peter Saville’s England football kit and avant-garde toys; a MacArthur Award for typographer Matthew Carter and a farewell to three design legends

By Eugenia Bell

The editors of frieze pick some of their favourite publications of 2010

By The editors of frieze

From retro-futurism to the iPod generation, the best music of 2010

By Anwyn Crawford and Klaus Walter

frieze asked a range of artists, critics and curators from around the world to choose what, and who, they felt to be the most significant shows and artists of 2010 and what they’re looking fo

Mourning, fiction and love: the final thoughts of a great writer

By Sylvère Lotringer

Subtitled ‘In the Days of the Comet’, the five-yearly touring survey opens in Nottingham

By Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith and Ned Beauman