frieze magazine

Issue 208

January - February 2020

‘“Disruption” has been the ambivalent watchword of the 2010s, which has been a decade of grappling with profound societal, political and economic change.’ – Amy Sherlock

The January/February issue of frieze looks at some of the most significant cultural shifts of the past decade through the public figures, technologies and companies that have embodied them. We lead with a feature on Hans Haacke, whose retrospective at the New Museum is a reminder that the current scrutiny of museum ethics is long overdue, and an essay on the art world’s addiction to flying, asking why, in a time of climate crisis, we all still do it.  Plus, we profile five young artists to watch for 2020: Jamie Crewe, Lauren Halsey, Rodrigo Hernández, Thảo-Nguyên Phan and Sung Tieu.

Plus, 36 reviews from around the world, including Mark Leckey at Tate Britain, London, and three shows responding to Berlin’s urban crisis. And answering our questionnaire is award-winning French writer Annie Ernaux.

Cover image: Hans Haacke, John Weber Gallery Visitors’ Profile 1 (detail), 1972, paper questionnaire and 21 comparative bar graphs of answers, questionnaire: 22 x 28 cm; bar graphs: 61 x 76 cm. Courtesy: © Hans Haacke, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, ARS, New York and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

In our first issue of the new decade, we look back on some of the best (and worst) of the last ten years and find a few reasons to be excited for 2020

By Amy Sherlock

What we were looking at (and what we missed) in the Jan/Feb 2010 issue of frieze

By Jennifer Higgie

As Blake’s most comprehensive retrospective to date closes at the ICA, Los Angeles, Shiv Kotecha examines the artist’s three-decade practice, which revels in the infinite variations of identity and

By Shiv Kotecha

In collaborations with her community and family, Halsey leans towards the funky, the funny and the queer

By Jonathan Griffin

Some suggestions for the International Council of Museums

By Tom Morton

A specially commissioned visual essay by the artist, ahead of his Hammer Museum retrospective

By Paul McCarthy

In the era of climate crisis, we all need to rethink how and why we travel

By Kyle Chayka

Why we’re excited about new works by Jamie Crewe, Sung Tieu, Rodrigo Hernández and Thảo Nguyên Phan

By Multiple Authors

Network fatigue 2.0

By Pablo Larios

After a storied career documenting faraway places and ‘outsiders’ closer to home, the German experimental filmmaker turns the lens back on her own life in her new feature, Paris Calligrammes

By Amy Sherlock

Founded in 2009, the app sparked a revolution in sex, dating and the social dynamics of the LGBTQ community

By Evan Moffitt

From Grumpy Cat to Pizza Rat, what the images we shared said about the world around us

By Orit Gat