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A Step Out of Time: To coincide with a touring retrospective, currently on view at Tate Liverpool, Quinn Latimer looks at the late Sylvia Sleigh‘s extraordinary ‘history pictures’. ‘In our present moment we like her paintings because we think that they capture a time that we are nostalgic for. Nevertheless these paintings and their maker were already anachronistic during their time.’

Beyond the White Cube: doctor, artist, writer, editor and award-winning documentary filmmaker Brian O’Doherty looks back at six decades of avoiding being categorized. ‘I am amazed how, with time, I have been absolved from my general disregard of categories, as nothing summons the fury of the category monster more than breaking the rules of professional conduct as it conceives them to be.’

Whoever Wants It: Mark Sadler interviews the French art historian Jean-François Chevrier about his new book on artistic hallucination, which stretches from William Blake to Sigmar Polke.

Also featuring: Jonathan Griffin on the objects and arrangements of Anthony Pearson; Alexander Provan asks ‘What makes a successful artist-run institution?’; and artist and choreographer Alexandra Bachzetsis writes about her influences, from Yvonne Rainer to traditional Greek dancing.

More highlights:

Technology: Rachel Price on digital art in Cuba and the specific challenges being confronted in a country where access to the Internet is scarce, slow and state-controlled.

Books: Orit Gat on Douglas Rushkoff‘s Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now (Current, 2013).

Music: Charlie Fox on the 21-year evolution of Baltimore-based duo Matmos – ‘a sprawling carnival with perverse interludes, bizarre objects and guest appearances’.

Life in Film: Documentary filmmakers Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady discuss the films that have influenced them.

In our regular columns: Lynne Tillman asks whether boredom and death are two sides of the same coin; and Sean O’Toole considers the intersection of style and postcolonialism in literature.

Plus, curator Dieter Roelstraete thinks about leaving the art world and Theo Altenberg considers painting as performance.

Exhibition Reviews: 39 exhibitions from 27 cities including: Kochi-Muziris Biennale, locations across India; ‘Kafoul: Haiti, Art and Vodou’, Nottingham Contemporary and Mike Kelley at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam as well as reviews from Amsterdam, Berlin, Bonn, Bucharest, Budapest, Cologne, Cotonou, Fribourg, Gateshead, London, Malmö, Mardin, Milan, New York, Paris, Porto, San Francisco, Sydney, Toronto, Utrecht, Vancouver, Venice, Vienna and Washington D.C.

Questionnaire: Laure Prouvost ‘What should stay the same? Everything I haven’t seen yet.’

Frieze Video:
The latest installment of specially commissioned video criticism.
– Alexandra Bachzetsis reveals the creative process behind her works Gold (2004), A Piece Danced Alone (2011) and Etude (2012).

Frieze Blog:
More comment and opinion from frieze‘s editors and regular contributors.
– Two years after the success of The Artist, Tom von Logue Newth surveys the landscape of silent cinema.
– Dahlia Schweitzer on Cindy Sherman‘s 1997 film, Office Killer.
– Nazli Gürlek looks for action against Istanbul Bilgi University’s decision to auction off part of its contemporary art collection.

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