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frieze magazine

Issue 197

September 2018

Featuring: Wayétu Moore responds to the extraordinary life of Charles White in the form of a specially-commissioned short story; Media Farzin delves into the historical investigations of Jumana Manna; an artist project by Polish photographer Joanna Piotrowska; plus, Susanne von Falkenhausen on how international art festivals are engaging in contemporary politics, Hettie Judah on three artists whose work straddles the gap between the figurative and the abstract, Mika Rottenberg answers our questionnaire, and much more

Needling, absorptive works animate a biennial in the midst of murky socio-political circumstances

The Director of London’s ICA, Stefan Kalmár, on why publicly funded institutions must respond to the emergencies defining our world today

This edition of the nomadic biennial has Palermo's Orto Botanico at its heart, exploring ideas of growth, cross-pollination, and hope

At LA-based non-profit space JOAN, works by local artists Walter Askin, Elizabeth Bain and Sandra Vista embody theatricality in all its forms

At Beijing's Magician Space, demonstrating how products are more than their simple functions and exploring the hegemonic power of language

 Charles White, Sound of Silence, 1978, colour lithograph on paper, 64 × 90 cm. Courtesy: © The Charles White Archives Inc and the Art Institute of Chicago

A short story by novelist Wayétu Moore in response to Charles White

Valeska Soares,  Finale, 2013, antique table, glasses,  pitchers, decanters, alcohol and mirror,  79 × 335 × 92 cm. Courtesy: the artist, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, Alexander Gray Associates, New York and Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, São Paull

The artist discusses the objects, ideas and artworks that have shaped her practice

At Herald St, London, the artist presents paintings filled with smooth ovoid forms and the suggestion of a single, otherworldly light source

In times of political turmoil, art is a necessary rebuke to escapism

Caragh Thuring, Deep Screw, 2018, oil, line marker, bitumen and graphite powder on  woven cotton and linen, 1.7 × 1.4 m. Courtesy: the artist, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, and Anthony Meier Fine  Arts, San Francisco

Recent paintings by Caragh Thuring, Phoebe Unwin and Clare Woods mine the tension between physical and imagined worlds

Wild Relatives, 2018, video stills. Director of photography:  Marte Vold. Courtesy: the artist

From the musical traditions of Palestine to the global circulation of seeds, the artist unpicks the power structures that support even t

Found first in the pages of NME, an homage to the critic who brought an antic traduction of high French theory to the study of contemporar