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frieze magazine

Issue 177

March 2016

The March issue of frieze is out now, with a tribute to the late David Bowie and his enduring influence on art students; plus features on Cheng Ran and Chinese video art; Betty Woodman; and the complex relationship between gallery and stage.

Also featuring: Amy Sherlock talks about ceramic histories and modern painting with Betty Woodman, ahead of the artist’s ICA London show; Jonathan P. Watts explores cultural paranoia and Bardic storytelling in the work of Bedwyr Williams.

With the sad news of the passing of Betty Woodman, revisiting her interview where she talked about ceramic histories and modern painting

By Amy Sherlock

What is an artist's play and how does it differ from performance art?

By Matthew McLean and Stephen Squibb

David Bowie as art school

By Dan Fox
Illustration by Lauren Rolwing

Dada's centenary and the importance of absurdity

By Jennifer Higgie

The enduring symbolism of a sewn mouth, from the works of David Wojnarowicz to recent protests by refugees

By Olivia Laing

Encounters with the late Chantal Akerman's films

By Lynne Tillman

Can private philanthropy help save regional British collections?

By Richard Parry

What do you call musicians who write about themselves? Common, apparently

By Andrew Hultkrans

The British artist discusses the films that have influenced him

By George Barber

What it's like to stand on the precipice of virtual reality

By Alexander Provan

How a team of artists, architects and theorists are exposing state violence

By Kareem Estefan

Three new books argue for the interconnectivity of all things

By Carson Chan