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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

At MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, the Beijing-born artist blends socialist realism with conventions of lianhuanhua, palm-sized Chinese picture

By Alvin Li

At Perrotin, Paris, the Colombian-born, Paris-based artist superimposes opposing ideologies to explore our politically distorted perceptions

By Violaine Boutet de Monvel
Illustration by Lauren Rolwing

Even as right-wing politics increasingly tries to enforce them, remembering that nature and art know no borders

By Evan Moffitt

Q: What do you like the look of? A: ‘Soft, squashy stuff.’

By Mika Rottenberg

In her first solo show at Croy Nielsen, Vienna, the artist’s suspended delicate metal formations create a tension that vibrates with possibility

By Kimberly Bradley

At a warehouse in Berlin-Kreuzberg, commissioned by the KW Institute, the artist explores technology's mediation and manipulation of our identities

By Tobi Maier

At Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, the artists explore that which is hidden, forgotten, and oppressed in US culture – and within the psyche

By Jacquelyn Davis

A visual essay born out of a trip the Polish artist made three years ago to the South Caucasus

By Harry Thorne and Joanna Piotrowska

The artist investigates the possibilites in lucid dreaming, transforming the interior of Warsaw's Galeria Stereo into an urban dreamscape

By Krzysztof Kościuczuk

At Vitry-sur-Seine's MAC VAL, the artist explores architecture's infliction of violence on the colonized and on those who suffer its legacies

By Aaron Peck

A 1926 boozy sketch for a commission intended for the League of Nations building in Geneva was declined for being ‘too bacchanalian’

By Isobel Harbison

Finding Trump-aping parallels with the extravagant, tragic story of Ludwig II, at Madragoa, Lisbon

By Matthew McLean