frieze magazine

Issue 188

June – August 2017
Serpentine Pavilion, 2017, architect’s rendering by Francis Kéré. Courtesy: Serpentine Galleries, London, and Kéré Architecture, Berlin

On the socially committed architecture of Diébédo Francis Kéré, winner of this year’s Serpentine Pavilion commission

Art sees itself as facing a crisis of legitimation – can this account for claims to 'authenticity' being made in shows such as documenta 14?

Cover page of Jakob Ullmann’s score, voice, books and FIRE II/4, 1996–98, exhibited at documenta 14, Athens, 2017. Courtesy: the artist

What are the implications of documenta 14’s focus on the aural?

Artist and singer Tori Wrånes articulates the weird interior of the self

Anicka Yi's work fuses biology with technology, finding new ways to talk about gender, race and economics.

X-ray records in the Soviet Union

In the face of China’s urbanization and widespread environmental degradation, the enduring influence of the country’s classical landscape tradition

Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca’s films probe economics, race and gender in Brazilian popular music

John Gerrard, Western Flag (Spindletop, Texas), 2017, installation view, Somerset House, London. Courtesy: Thomas Dane, London; photograph: Damian Griffiths

A digital portrait of the landscape that transformed our planet

Q: What do you like the look of? A: Pears.

Guilt, humour and dislocation in Andy Holden's cartoon universe

Photography exhibition on Cuverville Island, part of the Antarctic Biennale, 2017. Courtesy: the Antarctic Biennale 

Enchantment and contradiction in the first Antarctic Biennale