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frieze May Issue Published

Blurred Visions: ‘The line between voyeurism, surveillance and weaponized vision is dependent on who operates the technology, and for what purposes.’ In a feature on what drones see and how we might see them, Christy Lange considers the limits of visualization.

frieze May IssueMy Influences: Helen Marten on skeuomorphism, skins and soup. Plus, a specially commissioned cover design by the artist.

‘In Your Head’: The surreal, oddly familiar world of Nicole Eisenman by Jennifer Higgie.

Massimilliano Gioni, director of the forthcoming 55th Venice Biennale, talks to frieze contributing editor Barbara Casavecchia.

Also featuring: Kathy Noble talks to artist Adrián Villar Rojas about clay, team-work and sculpture-as-film; Luca Cerizza on the work of Gianfranco Baruchello; and Ara H. Merjian traces the affinities and contradictions in the work of Pier Paolo Pasolini and Andy Warhol.

More highlights:

State of the Art: From the Vatican to the Venice Biennale Jörg Heiser discusses the limits to symbolic acts of altruism.

Ideal Syllabus: Artist Gary Panter draws and discusses the books that have influenced him.

Film: Erik Morse on a new film that reconstructs Félix Guattari‘s unmade sci-fi script.

Music: Dan Fox on the dub rhythms of composer and artist Marina Rosenfeld.

In our regular columns: Lynne Tillman discusses how taste and preferences change and Sean O’Toole looks at how artists respond to migration in Africa.

Plus: David Spalding on the shifting landscape of contemporary art in Beijing and Noemi Smolik on artist-led tours of corruption in the Czech Republic.

‘I like soil, mud and clay’: Lara Almarcegui, who will represent Spain at this year’s Venice Biennale, responds to the frieze Questionnaire.

Exhibition Reviews: 32 reviews from 22 cities, including NYC 1993 at the New Museum, New York; Yoko Ono at the Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt; and The Bride & The Bachelors and Robert Rauschenberg at the Barbican Art Gallery and Gagosian Gallery, London, as well as reviews from Antwerp, Athens, Beijing, Berlin, Delhi, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, Łódź, Los Angeles, Madrid, Manchester, Margate, Miami, Milan, Mumbai, Munich, Paris and Stockholm.

Frieze Video: In two exclusively commissioned films for frieze, the directors of three London non-profit spaces—Margot Heller, Emily Pethick and Polly Staple—discuss programming, funding and exhibitions; and the prolific New York-based musician and artist C Spencer Yeh talks about his approach to using voice, violin and abstract sound.

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