frieze magazine

Issue 185

March 2017

Featuring a city report from Shanghai, and a group of articles looking at the revival of new age spirituality and holistic medicine in the work of young artists and musicians. Also in this issue Mierle Laderman Ukeles discusses her four decades long 'Maintenance' project, we profile the work of sound artist Samson Young, US artist Colleen Asper and Argentinian artist Eduardo Navarro. This issue is also the first showcasing a refreshed design by new art director David Lane.

We're beginning to understand what a world in which facts are a matter of opinion looks like. Has the Age of Aquarius finally dawned?

By Mark Pilkington

A new video installation from Richard Mosse investigates the refugee crisis

By Christy Lange
David Maljković, ‘Again and Again’, 2016, installation view; photograph: Dejan Habicht. Courtesy: Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana and Moderna galerija, Ljubljana

Moderna galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia

By Kate Sutton

Wellness and new-ages tendencies in the work of Débora Delmar, Institute for New Feeling, Dafna Maimon, Helga Wretman and Lauryn Youden

By Karen Archey

Q. What could you imagine doing if you didn’t do what you do? A. Being a charismatic leader.

By Roger Hiorns

Josef Albers's secret symbol for the Manuscript society at Yale University

By George Pendle

How Colleen Asper's paintings challenge traditional representations of the body

By Jennifer Kabat

How Eduardo Navarro's works retrain the senses

By Sarah Demeuse

Samson Young's multidisciplinary work confronts the ways in which sound can both transcend borders and enforce them

By Peter Meanwell

Is the city stepping out of Beijing's shadow as China's art capital?

By Daniel Szehin Ho, Alvin Li and Arthur Solway

The quietly violent works of Alexandra Bircken

By Amy Sherlock

From Werner Herzog to Arthur Jafa: contemporary life, or how to make meaning from fragments

By Negar Azimi