frieze magazine

Issue 175

Nov - Dec 2015

The Nov / Dec issue of frieze is out now, with features on the iconic American sculptor Claes Oldenburg, a survey on the future of the museum, and a conversation between artists Nicolas Party and Jesse Wine, ahead of their collaborative installation at Rise Projects; plus columns and reviews from around the world, including a questionnaire from Agnès Varda.

Also featuring: Artists Nicolas Party and Jesse Wine talk about forms, frames and lessons from Giorgio Morandi; art historian Andrianna Campbell and photographer Matthew Connors visit Cuba to explore the shifting meaning of political monuments; and Ellen Mara De Wachter discovers the provocative work of the Japanese collective Chim↑Pom.

Architect’s rendering of Louvre Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, under construction. Courtesy: Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Artefactory, TDIC and Louvre Abu Dhabi

Sam Thorne invites ten curators to reveal how they envision the museum 25 years from now

By Sam Thorne
Annie Baker, John, 2015. Courtesy Matthew Murphy.

Why theatre remains vital

By Lynne Tillman
Illustration by Lauren Rolwing

The refugee crisis and the pitfalls of artistic responses

By Jörg Heiser
Chimurenga, 'We're All Nigerian!', Volume 8, December, 2005. Courtesy Chimurenga

Is it time to eschew the word 'criticism'?

Assyrian statuette of a petitioner, 2,400 BC. Courtesy Pergamon Museum, Berlin.

Germany's dispute over legislating artworks of national significance

By Stefan Kobel
Kerry Trengove, An Eight Day Passage, 1977, performance documentation. Courtesy Acme Studios Archive, London.

How London's gentrification impacts on artists

By Jonathan P. Watts
Roy Andersson, En kärlekshistoria (A Swedish Love Story), 1970. Courtesy Roy Andersson.

The Norwegian filmmaker on childhood heroines, docu-fiction and Swedish love stories

By Ane Hjort Guttu
From left to right: Jung Hee Choi, La Monte Young & Marian Zazeela performing at Dia 15 VI 13 545 West 22 Street Dream House, 2015. Courtesy the artists and Dia Art Foundation, New York; photography: Jung Hee Choi

The long-running installation for sound and light dates back to a particular period in downtown New York

By Andy Battaglia
Nicolas Party Still Life, 2015, pastel on canvas, 1.6 × 1.9 m. Courtesy the artist and The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd., Glasgow

Nicolas Party and Jesse Wine meet to discuss forms, frames and learning from Giorgio Morandi

By Jesse Wine

A new collection of Robert Walser's little-known art criticism

Claes Oldenburg in his studio, New York, October 2015; photograph: Leonora Hamill

An interview with Claes Oldenburg

By Dan Fox
Dalston, Mon Amour 2015, video simulation. All images courtesy the artist

A utopian world-in-progress

By Harry Thorne