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frieze magazine

Issue 204

June - July - August 2019

Three novelists delve into the past to unearth the present. Lucy Ives considers the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, ‘What you needed to survive in 1969 was, apparently, not the straight and narrow. What you needed was fiction. And guilt’; César Aira recalls his childhood in Coronel Pringles and his mother’s overbearing fixation on cultural refinement; and Heike Geißler pens a new work of autobiographical fiction that reflects on our exasperated age of news cycles, scandal and movement.

Plus, 32 reviews from around the world, including reports on two New York shows that chart Lincoln Kirstein’s legacy. In London, two exhibitions showcase Channa Horwitz and Emma Kunz’s play with reason and repetition, at the Lisson Gallery and Serpentine Galleries.

Cover image: Buzz Aldrin deploys Apollo 11 experiments on the surface of the moon (detail), 1969, photograph taken by Neil Armstrong with a 70mm lunar surface camera. Courtesy: NASA

On the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, we should take up the call of the women who fought on the front lines of the LGBTQ rights revolution

By Evan Moffitt

The novelist Lucy Ives considers guilt and fiction-making, and what it meant to survive a year – and a decade – of such dashed promise

By Lucy Ives

Contemplating deep space and ‘cosmic archaeology’, the artist reflects on her fascination with the universe beyond planet Earth

By Katie Paterson

Affect theory is a carefully constructed blind spot, writes Susanne von Falkenhausen, blind to its own ideologies

By Susanne von Falkenhausen

The duo’s latest installation at the Prada Foundation is an incomplete take on contemporary America

By Andrew Durbin

For more than 60 years the Tehran-born, Minneapolis-based artist has made work about community, coexistence and the experience of exile

By Ian Bourland

The leading Argentinian novelist recalls the cruelty of his hometown’s self-designated cultural curator: his mother

By César Aira and Ariel Cusnir

After her celebrated book Seasonal Associate, author Heike Geissler presents a new story for frieze

By Heike Geissler

The artist’s work, on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, explores the historic and contemporary injustices that inscribe life in Brazil

By Lilia Moritz Schwarcz

The menswear designer discusses the writers, artists and spiritual traditions that have influenced her

By Grace Wales Bonner

In her new memoir, the poet asks whether art has a purpose beyond representation

By Diana Hamilton

Writer Jörg Scheller considers her practice in light of contemporary political debates and artist Juliette Blightman delves into Cahn’s recently published texts

By Jörg Scheller and Juliette Blightman