frieze magazine

Issue 156

Jun - Aug 2013

Nine writers and artists consider how narrative structures in fiction will change as technology advances. Featuring Fatima Al Qadiri, James Bridle, Ian Cheng, Orit Gat, Lev Manovich, Christiane Paul, Alexander Provan, Timotheus Vermeulen, and Holly Willis.

Also featuring: Katie Kitamura looks at how art can visualize political realities through the artifice of fiction; Ben Lerner on whether objects are more real than words and two specially commissioned artist projects: ‘Double City Manifesto,’ a graphic short story by Gregory Sholette & Christopher Darling; and ‘Donald, or a Portrait of the Artist at Dusk’ by Omer Fast.

A sandstone sculpture of Lajja Gauri or Aditi, c.650, Badami Museum, India. Courtesy: Dayanita Singh

Q: What is art for?
A: To escape.

Sifting fact from fiction

Yassin al-Haj Saleh in Julia Meltzer and David Thorne’s We Will Live to See These Things, or, Five Pictures of What May Come to Pass, 2007. Courtesy: the artists

Prisoners of conscience and creative acts

A visitor to the Paintings section at TEFAF Maastricht,  2013. Photograph: Loraine Bodewes

De Appel’s new course in art dealing

Alighiero Boetti, Mappa (Map), 1989. Courtesy: Sprüth Magers Berlin London

National identity and ‘global fiction’

Henry Fuseli, The Nightmare, 1781. Courtesy: © 2013 Detroit Institute of Arts / The Bridgeman Art Library

Literature versus art history

Pablo Larraín, No, 2012

Chilean director Pablo Larraín discusses the merging of fact and fiction in his films

The strange case of rave-culture pulp-fiction

Andy Freeberg, Mitchell Innes & Nash, 2006, from the series ‘Sentry’. Courtesy: the artist and Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles

What does the term ‘gallerina’ symbolize?

The changing face of graduate exhibitions

The Mexican novelist lists the books that have influenced her

Jules Bastien-Lepage, Joan of Arc, 1879, oil on canvas, 2.5 x 2.9 m. Courtesy: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York / Art Resource, and Scala, Florence.

Are objects more real than words? Or, how poet and novelist Ben Lerner stopped being jealous and learned to love the virtual