frieze magazine

Issue 145

March 2012

In the March issue of frieze: curator Christopher Bedford asks five painters what abstraction means today.

Tomma Abts, Tauba Auerbach, Matt Connors, Charline von Heyl, and Bernd Ribbeck respond to his questions on metaphysics, materiality, and representation.

Five decades after the pioneering Japanese architecture group Metabolism was founded, Amelia Groom considers their legacy on the occasion of a major touring survey, while Rem Koolhaas talks to Nick Currie about the organic and flexible buildings that they envisioned.

Novelist Marie Darrieussecq responds to the filmic mediations of João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva.

River Rats 3 (OK Party), 2011, graphite on paper
By Jason Foumberg
Devin Leonardi Civil History, 2011, oil on canvas
By Kristin M. Jones
Faustin Linyekula (facing) and Papy Ebotani More, more,  more ... future, 2011

The odd couple: agitprop and the griot tradition

By Sean O'Toole
Silver Monochrome, 2011, enamel on three canvases
By David Homewood
‘Calendars (2020–2096)’, 2004–10, installation view
By Vivian Sky Rehberg

A short story

By Bedwyr Williams
Coyote With Flash, 2011, enamel on linen with mixed media
By George Pendle
Sleep is for the Weak, 2011, three cafetières filled with Red Bull, DayQuil, Coke Zero, Vivarin, Dentyne Ice chewing gum and Ibuprofen
By Lumi Tan
Andre Eugene Badgi Pom Louko (Altar for Louko) (2011)
By Nadine Zeidler
Lorraine O’Grady Art Is ... (Troupe Front), from the series ‘Art Is ...’ 1983/2009, digital c-type print
By Dan Fox