frieze magazine

Issue 139

May 2011

In the May issue of frieze, Charles Atlas talks to Stuart Comer about his creative development and collaborations with artists, musicians and dancers—from Merce Cunningham and Antony and the Johnsons to Michael Clark and Mika Tajima—as well as his ideas for the future.

Nana Oforiatta-Ayim traces a long-overdue shift in the dissemination and discussion of contemporary African art. Also featured in the May issue: the installations, collages and films of Andro Wekua; myth, ghosts and borders in the work of Mikala Dwyer; Rosa Barba’s meditations on memory and vision; and Dieter Roelstraete explores why a growing number of artists are turning away from image-making to writing and performance. 

Billy Wilder, Sunset Boulevard, 1950 The archive is a decrepit set; an ageing Gloria Swanson; singlehandedly destroying cinema's illusion of eternal youth, plays the lead role. Courtesy: The Ronald Grant Archive.

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

By Mark Aerial Waller

Towards a partial typology of anglophone exhibition titles

By Tom Morton

A pivotal moment for public performance in the Arab world – this is the first in a regular series of columns by Beirut-based writer Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

By Kaelen Wilson-Goldie
Hester Oerlemans Poster for ‘Total’ at the Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, 2002

The problems of storing art

By Jennifer Allen
Ákos Eleod Life-size replica of the remaining part of a monument to Stalin after it was dismantled in 1956 (2006) Memento Park, Budapest, Hungary. Photograph: © Petr Svarc

The life and death of public monuments

By Sean O'Toole

Paul Chan’s new publishing venture and the relationship between physical and virtual methods of book production

By Sarah Hromack
Tomas Saraceno Cloudy House (2009)

How the US Army is adopting design methods normally reserved for the creative disciplines

Jacques Jouet, 2010. Photograph: François Lauginie

A round-up of recent experimental French fiction by Jacques Jouet, Eric Chevillard and Claude Ollier

By Hugo Wilcken
Christian Fennesz (2001)

Inspired both by the natural sonorities of the sea and the classic surf-pop lexicon, Endless Summer remains both a time-capsule and a weather report


By Erik Morse
Because We Must, 1989, Video still

Charles Atlas talks to Stuart Comer about his creative development, the intertwining of social scenes and art, and his ideas for the future

By Stuart Comer
Neigbour, 2009.  Collage, ball pen, colour pen, illustration, pencil, photograph, spray paint and wax crayon on paper. 33 x 24cm.

The installations, collages and films of Andro Wekua construct a filmic dream-space of violent fantasies and sexual perversion

By Eva Díaz
Fiona Banner

Why a growing number of artists are turning away from image-making to writing and performance

By Dieter Roelstraete