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frieze magazine

Issue 154

April 2013

Matthieu Laurette and Seth Siegelaub discuss the legacy of Conceptual art, the origins of curating and how art history is made; seven artists and artist groups reflect on their relationships to curators and curatorial discourse, while Daniel Buren reassesses his 1972 statement ‘Exhibiting Exhibitions’.

Also featuring: Kirsty Bell investigates the hermetic, inventive world of Thomas Scheibitz and a City Report from Oslo by Jason Farago and Milena Hoegsberg.

Artist Matthieu Laurette, critic Vivian Sky Rehberg and the prolific curator, collector and dealer Seth Siegelaub, who died in 2013 aged 71, discuss the legacy of Conceptual art

By Vivian Sky Rehberg
Astrup Fearnley Museet, Tjuvholmen, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop in collaboration with Narud-Stokke-Wiig

Europe’s fastest-growing city is home to a supportive community of artists, curators and writers.

By Milena Hoegsberg and Jason Farago
Gerard Byrne, Hommes à femmes (Michel Debrane)   (Men to Women [Michel Debrane]),  2004, DVD still
By Martin Herbert
One-Time Pad, 2012, oil, vinyl, pigment marker and varnish on canvas, 2.8 × 4.5 m  3

The hermetic, inventive world of Thomas Scheibitz

By Kirsty Bell
Foreground: A Little Thing; background: While it Lasts, both 2012, installation view at Zabludowicz Collection, London

Filmmaking as a ‘series of introductions’

Artur Żmijewski, ‘Democracies’,  2009–12,  video installation
By Agnieszka Gratza
KATSURA, 2012, installation view at 30th São Paulo Biennial

The Japanese artist discusses photography and the viewer as an intermediary

By Andrew Maerkle
Mandla Reuter, installation view, 2013
By Quinn Latimer
Ragnar Kjartansson, The Visitors, 2012, DVD still
By Stefan Heidenreich
Hrair Sarkissian, from the ‘Execution Squares’ series, 2008, archival inkjet prints, each 1.3 × 1.6 m

How artists and curators have responded to upheaval in the Arab world, from 1967 to the present day

By Kaelen Wilson-Goldie