frieze magazine

Issue 188

June - August 2017

Features include a short story by Joanna Ruocco inspired by the work of Anicka Yi; an interview with Irma Blank about her 50-year career; monographs on Tori Wrånes and Andy Holden; and a think piece by Susanne von Falkenhausen on the crisis of legitimation in art. Plus 38 exhibition reviews from around the world.

Irma Blank – who has been creating her 'writings' for over 50 years – talks about her relationship to word and image

Whose Streets?, 2017, film still. Courtesy: Sundance Institute; photograph: Lucas Alvarado Farrar 

This year’s Sundance Film Festival featured more movies directed by women than ever before, but gender discrimination in the industry is still ende

Illustration by Lauren Rolwing

A defence of naivety in the age of information

Wallace Shawn, Evening at the Talk House, 2017. Courtesy: The New Group; photograph: Monique Carboni

A new play by Wallace Shawn examines what it means to survive in today’s society

Main image: Poster for Village of the Giants, 1965. Courtesy: Embassy Pictures
 

The artist discusses the movies that have influenced her and her memories of where she saw them

Main image: Rox Lee, Juan Gapang (Johny Crawl), Untitled, 1987, from the exhibition ‘Misfits’ at HKW. Courtesy: the artist and HKW, Berlin

As museums around the world seek to make their collections and displays more inclusive of non-Western art, how are German institutions responding?

Martha Rosler, Semiotics of the Kitchen, 1975. Courtesy: the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New YorkMain image: 

In his latest film, Adam Curtis holds artists and curators partly responsible for the current state of the world – and he’s not alone

Pierre Klossowski, Malvoisie initiant le jeune Ogier (Malvoisie Initiates Young Ogier), 1987. Courtesy:Cabinet, London


A swathe of exhibitions and a new English translation of La Monnaie vivante, Pierre Klossowski’s erotic theory of economics

Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany

Various venues 

W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK