frieze magazine

Issue 198

October 2018

Viviane Sassen pays homage to Lee Miller in a specially commissioned visual essay; Tavia Nyong’o unpacks the identity politics behind Luke Willis Thompson’s latest video; and Osei Bonsu talks to the legendary sculptor and performance artist Senga Nengudi about race, representation and the liberating qualities of nylon hosiery.

Plus, 37 exhibition reviews from 30 cities, including reports on David Wojnarowicz at New York’s Whitney Museum and ‘Hello World’ at Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof. Answering our questionnaire is Martha Rosler, whose retrospective at New York’s Jewish Museum opens in November.

The legendary sculptor and performance artist talks liquid sculpture, the politics of dance and the liberating qualities of nylon hosiery

By Osei Bonsu

On the eve of his two retrospectives in Paris, the artist discusses the works that have shaped his practice and thinking

By Roee Rosen

The fallacies of ‘community building’, online and IRL, in the work of Cécile B. Evans

By Cal Revely-Calder

In his first institutional exhibition at Pérez Art Museum, Miami, postcolonialism in South America collides with the legacy of the Confederate South

By Alpesh Kantilal Patel

At Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt, an exhibition presents art from the turbulent interwar years as an archaeology of knowledge

By Kito Nedo
James Holden, Solstice/I Have Put Out the Light, 2002. Courtesy: Silver Planet

The artist reflects on the sounds that have shaped their thinking

By Evan Ifekoya
Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, 2018. Courtesy: Assemble

In the tanks of a Victorian bathhouse, the Turner Prize-winning Assemble have created a contemporary art gallery at Goldsmiths, London

By Crystal Bennes

Q: What do you like the look of? A: ‘Looks aren't everything.’

By Martha Rosler

A new film uses a sculpture by the late Donald Rodney to reflect on the many tales of race and class that are etched on the skin 

By Tavia Nyong’o

Following a joint residency at CERN, the artists' collaborative show at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart looks at science from a layman's perspective

By Kirsty Bell

Exploring the lingering effects of war, censorship and colonialism on art collections – where do museums entangled in complex histories go from here?

By Jörg Heiser
 SS Canberra at sea, c.1962. Courtesy: © P&O Heritage Collection

Storms arise, the boat pitches and rolls, passengers are literally and figuratively tossed together

By Emily LaBarge