frieze magazine

Issue 140

Jun - Aug 2011

In the Summer Issue of frieze: Alessandro Rabottini On the 150th anniversary of Italy’s unification, contributing editor Barbara Casavecchia, talks to Italian curators and critics about the country’s political crisis and its effect on cultural institutions. With contributions from: Gabriella Belli, Cecilia Canziani, Massimiliano Gioni, Francesco Manacorda and Alessandro Rabottini.

In ‘State of the Art,’ co-editor Jennifer Higgie considers censorship in the art world, and asks us to remember that Ai Weiwei is one of thousands of artists, writers and activists who are incarcerated around the world because of their beliefs.

John C. Welchman explores the parameters of ‘the marine’ in the work in the work of Cosima von Bonin, whose final installment of her touring exhibition ‘The Lazy Susan Series’ is on now at Mamco, Geneva.

Whilst ahead of his retrospective at the Guggenheim, New York, this summer, Lee Ufan talks to Melissa Chiu about his five decades as an artist, writer and philosopher.

Will Oldham, 2009

To coincide with the publication of his new book Retromania, Simon Reynolds talks about pop’s obsession with its immediate past

By Dan Fox

Haunch of Venison

By Edward Allington

Iniva

By Omar Kholeif

Taxter & Spengemann

By Graham T. Beck

Karten Schubert

By Eleanor Nairne

Turner Contemporary

By Martin Herbert

Talwar Gallery

By Devika Singh

kurimanzutto

By Gabriela Jauregui

National Gallery of Canada

By Robert Enright
THE BONIN / OSWALD EMPIRE’S NOTHING # 05 (CVB’S SANS CLOTHING. MOST RISQUÉ. I’D BE DELIGHTED & MVO’S ORANGE HERMIT CRAB ON OFF-WHITE TABLE NEXT TO PINK TABLE SONG), 2010, installation view Kunsthaus Bregenz

Exploring the historical and metaphorical parameters of ‘the marine’ in the installations, sculptures and wall pieces of Cosima von Bonin

By John C. Welchman

MIT List Visual Arts Center

By Geeta Dayal

SITE

By Katie Kitamura