frieze magazine

Issue 144

Jan - Feb 2012

The Jan / Feb issue of frieze looks back over the significant events and issues of 2011, with a series of dispatches from Beirut, Berlin, Cairo, London, Los Angeles, New York and Tokyo.

As well as round-ups of the best films, architecture, design, music and publications of the year, these reports include Jennifer Higgie and Sam Thorne talk to Chris Dercon, the new director of Tate Modern and Dan Hancox revisits a year of unrest in the UK; Negar Azimi considers art’s conflicted relationship with the Arab Spring, while, from Beirut, Kaelen Wilson-Goldie looks at artistic autonomy in Lebanon; Stacey Allan and Sam Thorne report from ‘Pacific Standard Time’, an unprecedented survey of South Californian art between 1945 and 1980; Philip Brophy and Kyoji Maeda reflect upon Japan’s artistic psyche after the tsunami.

Andrea Romano Claque & Shill, 2011, pencil on paper, eucalipto green granite
By Vincenzo Latronico
Mark Titchner The World Isn’t Working, 2008, poster

A year of unrest in the UK

By Dan Hancox
Ryan Gander Everything is learned, iii, 2010. Installation view 'I know about creatve block and I know not to call it by name' at Lisson Gallery, Milan, 2011 (photograph: Ken Adlard)

What can artists learn from writers?

By Jennifer Allen
Moyra Davey Les Goddesses, 2011, DVD still
By Paul Teasdale

The strange allure of amulets

By George Pendle
Rabih Mroué Cover, 2011

What a show in New York says about artistic freedom in Lebanon

By Kaelen Wilson-Goldie
Duncan Campbell Arbeit  (Work), 2011, DVD still
By Max Andrews
Immigrant Movement International Headquarters, New York, 2011

From issue 144, January-February 2012: Kathy Noble talks to Tania Bruguera about the artist’s long-term project in New York, Immigrant Movement International, and what it means not to ‘represent po

By Kathy Noble

frieze speaks to a new wave of young, dynamic gallerists about their hopes and dreams

Mad Men, 2011

A golden age of television

Nina Beier Background:  Portrait Mode Foreground:  Demonstrator, 2011, installation view
By Jacob Lillemose