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Humour

The Frieze Week podcast by Frieze and MATCHESFASHION.COM

The Frieze Projects artist discusses her practice

A new show at Goldsmiths CCA shows us the ways the Scottish humourist made the comical his life’s work

By Samuel Reilly

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

By Roee Rosen

London

22 Sep
18 Nov

On Alan Clarke’s Rita, Sue and Bob Too, the death of Ian Brady, and what laughter might conceal

By Jonathan P. Watts

From Umberto Eco on fascism to Thomas Pynchon’s stand-in: what to read this weekend

By Paul Clinton

At what point does a doodled line become a nose? The paintings of Allison Katz

By Kirsty Bell
Illustration by Lauren Rolwing

Dada's centenary and the importance of absurdity

By Jennifer Higgie

Mortality, madness and misgivings in the work of Bedwyr Williams

By Jonathan P. Watts

New Museum, New York, USA

By David Reisman
When Things Don’t Work Out, 2014, oil, watercolour, pastel, oilstick  on linen, 1.4 × 1 m. All images courtesy  Casey Kaplan, New York, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, and Tanya Leighton, Berlin

Illustration and art history collide in Sanya Kantarovsky’s paintings

By Scott Roben
fruits, vegetables; fruit and vegetable salad, installation view of ‘Images’, 2012, MoMA PS1. Courtesy the artist, Sadie Coles, London, Franco  Noero, Turin, Andrew Kreps Gallery,  New York, and MoMA PS1, New York;  photograph: Matthew Septimus

How Darren Bader has pushed the readymade to its extreme

By Domenick Ammirati