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frieze magazine

Issue 151

Nov - Dec 2012

As 2012 draws to a close, frieze invites a number of writers and curators from around the world to reflect on the year in art. Featuring: Daniel Baumann, Ellen Blumenstein, Tatiana Cuevas, Charlotte Day, Douglas Fogle, Dan Kidner, Silas Martí, Yasmine El Rashidi, Elodie Royer & Yoann Gourmel, Katy Siegel, Sam Thorne and Carol Yinghua Lu.

Also featuring: Brian Dillon surveys writers from Michel de Montaigne to Wayne Koestenbaum, and from Virginia Woolf to Chris Marker; three reports from the Dutch Capital in City Report: Amsterdam. 

Julian Hoebler, DH#2, 2012
By Elwyn Palmerton
Four Billy Apple®  trademark classes

This year, the Billy Apple® brand turns 50.

By Anthony Byrt

My practice is ...

Psyché, Opéra Garnier,Paris, 2011, backdrops by Karen Kilimnik and costumes by Adeline André

From Oskar Schlemmer and Cindy Sherman to Seth Price, Michael Portnoy and K8 Hardy, generations of artists have

Marlene Dumas, Osama, 2010, oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm

How do artists respond to current events?

By Lynne Tillman
Michael Nelson Jagamara and Imants Tillers, Fatherland, 2008
By Helen Hughes
Peter Clarke, Snake Appel-thorn, 1948, included in Dak’Art 2012

The rise and fall of biennials in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal and South Africa

By Sean O'Toole
Phil Collins, how to make a refugee, 1999, DVD still

Do we live in a time of ‘patho-politics’?

By Jennifer Allen
'Theatre of the World', 2012, Installation view
By Emily Cormack
Aspartime, Star Space, 2012

Star Gallery, Beijing, China

By Carol Yinghua Lu
Yona Friedman, Ville spatiale (Spatial City), 1959–60

A letter to the visionary architect Yona Friedman

By Jean-Baptiste Decavèle
Étienne Chambaud, Lapidation Piece, 2012
By Gabriela Jauregui