frieze magazine

Issue 210

April 2020

In the April issue of frieze, Lucy Ives takes a close look at artists who made their homes into all-encompassing works of art; Steven Zultanski finds poetry in the perversity of cult video artist Steve Reinke; Tan Lin remembers the Chinese candies that framed his childhood in Ohio, with original photography by Roe Ethridge; Robert Glück revisits the dream journals left by his late partner, the painter Ed Aulerich-Sugai; Juliet Jacques talks to McKenzie Wark about new approaches to writing about trans identity; and artist and composer Tarek Atoui answers our questionnaire. Plus, 26 reviews from around the world, including Tschabalala Self at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, and Anna Bella Geiger at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo.

After the loss of her husband, Dodie Bellamy discovered the make-up tutorials of one of YouTube’s biggest stars

By Dodie Bellamy
Zoé Whitley, 2020, specially commissioned illustration by Olga Prader. Courtesy: the artist

The new director of London’s Chisenhale Gallery on thinking like an artist, racial hierarchies in museums and how she nearly didn’t apply for the job

By Rosanna McLaughlin

Why generations of students at Cranbrook have made the pilgrimage to Bob & Hazel’s Ceramics in Pontiac, Michigan

By Glenn Adamson

As UK ceramics courses dwindle, Troy Town Art Pottery is providing paid weekend employment for a group of young trainees

By Amy Sherlock

On the occasion of her exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, the artist speaks to Jessica Loudis about moving to Berlin and ‘shrimping’ rituals 

By Jessica Loudis

For John Boskovich, Jean-Jacques Lequeu, Florine Stettheimer and Niki de Saint Phalle, obsessive decor served as ‘preparation for a voyage to another plane’

By Lucy Ives

Poet Tan Lin recalls growing up in Athens, Ohio, with his sister, the artist Maya Lin – with specially commissioned photography by Roe Ethridge

By Tan Lin

Wandering Munich with the graphic designer Anna Lena von Helldorff, the author wonders what it means when time constantly overtakes us

By Heike Geissler

frieze senior editor Pablo Larios visits the home of the mother and daughter artists in the Guatemalan highlands

By Pablo Larios

The artist’s exhibition at Migros Museum, Zurich, reflects on the political uses of platitudes and truisms

By Matthew McLean

At the DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, the artist’s methodical excavation of her own home results in deeply evocative paintings

By Alex Jen

At James Cohan, New York, sculptures made from materials collected at crime scenes indict a system of violence and exploitation 

By Kate Green