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frieze magazine

Issue 196

June - August 2018

‘The human race has always clung to notions of borders, be they mental or physical. In recent years, though, welcome cracks are appearing – and that, as the great Leonard Cohen once sang, is how the light gets in.’
– Jennifer Higgie

Marking 80 years since the invention of LSD and 200 years since Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the new issue of frieze is themed around ‘Altered States’ – cultural eruption, artistic experimentation and transformation. Featured artists, writers and designers include Sonia Boyce, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Lantian Xie, David Lynch, Misheck Masamvu, Nick Mauss and Linda Stark among many others.

On the eve of the World Cup, Harry Thorne on the art world’s petulant refusal to embrace the beautiful game

From Stormzy at the Brit Awards to a Steve McQueen film to Forensic Architecture's media archive, what Grenfell has shown us about ourselves

Undulating lines, meandering colours and the crackle of an electric current in the work of the Hungarian artist 

The Dubai-based artist discusses making work that mobilizes peoples, objects and symbols

At Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Kowalski's works point to our anxious existence in a brave new world

The pioneering designer and building scientist reveals the buildings and artworks that influenced her

What is the future of our photos in an age when images – and the machine-readable data they contain – no longer belong to us? 

Michelle Orange traces the recent history of Iranian films, from Jafar Pahahi’s Taxi (2015) to Mani Haghighi’s Pig&nbsp

Dolphins, ketamine and leaky realities: Mark Pilkington considers Altered States, 40 years after its release

From Kader Attia's couscous sculptures and Isa Genzken's 'towers', to Rorschach tests and Tony Kushner's Angels in America

Jörg Heiser on memes, memory and Errol Morris's Wormwood

Meticulous, gently humorous paintings isolate a deeply personal encounter with the obdurate structures of society and culture