The 10th issue of frieze d/e (June–August) looks to Switzerland with conversations discussing key aspects of the country’s art scene and history.
Featuring Geneva-based artists John M Armleder and Mai-Thu Perret in conversation about their respective practices, art movement revivals and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge.
With a major retrospective of Meret Oppenheim currently at the Kunstforum, Vienna, former curator at the Kunsthaus Zurich Bice Curiger and her successor Cathérine Hug discuss the influence and legacy of the artist’s work.
Matthias Sohr considers the place and scale in the work of Switzerland’s representative for the 2013 Venice Biennale, Valentin Carron.
Also featured in Issue 10: Basel-based poet and writer Quinn Latimer reflects on living and writing in Switzerland; Raphael Gygax considers the tactics of reenactment in the film installations of Dani Gal that will be on view at his major show at the Kunsthalle St. Gallen; plus Werner Büttner talks to Jörg Heiser and Jan Verwoert about polemics and punchlines in more than three decades of work on show in his retrospective at ZKM, Karlsruhe.
Elsewhere in the issue: Jörg Scheller watches the political reenactments of Milo Rau; Timotheus Vermeulen asks the president of Cologne’s newly formed Akademie der Künste der Welt, Galit Eilat, about its controversial reception; Sybille Berg shares her enthusiasm for the Finnish video artist Heta Multanen; and the St Gallen-based foundry Sitterwerk explains the logistics behind fabricating works by some of today’s leading sculptors.
Munich-based artist and fashion designer Ayzit Bostan picks out her favourite objects for ‘Trouvaille’ and Roman Signer chooses his ‘Das Ding.’
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