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frieze Issue 157 published

The September issue of frieze visits the 55th Venice Biennale, rediscovers the work of Julio le Parc and takes a look around Donald Judd’s recently restored New York apartment.

frieze Issue 15755th Venice Biennale – Seven Views: frieze editors and contributors take stock of the highs and lows of this year’s Art Biennale, from Massimiliano Gioni’s The Encyclopedic Palace to the national pavilions. Including: Jennifer Higgie on ‘Welcome to Iraq,’ Dan Fox on the U.S. pavilion, Tom Morton on the British pavilion and Sean O’Toole on African representation in Venice.

The Game: Gavin Everall interviews novelist, critic and founding member of the Situationist International Michèle Bernstein. ‘We were unknown at the beginning of the Situationists. We knew we were important, we thought that we were the best. If there are people as good as we were, they should be unknown now too, and let’s hope, explode later.’

Peripheral Visions: Robert Barry discusses spectatorship, movement and participation in the work of Argentinian artist Julio le Parc.

Also featuring: Robert Storr takes us on a guided tour of the recently re-opened loft apartment and studio of Donald Judd in New York; T.J. Wilcox talks to Kirsty Bell about his most recent video project, which opens at the Whitney Museum in September; and Agnieszka Gratza considers the evolution of ‘performance architecture.’

More highlights:

Life in Film: Tamar Guimarães on the films that have influenced her, from Chronique d’un été (1960) to Vampir – Cuadecuc (1970).

Music: On the occasion of Jay Z’s performance at Pace Gallery, frieze co-editor Dan Fox on the cultural crossovers between pop and art.

Books: David Morris looks back at 40 years of Semiotext(e).

Elsewhere: Shanay Jhaveri considers the legacy of pioneering gallerist and promoter of Indian modernism Kekoo Gandhy; Kirsty Bell investigates a collaboration between four cultural institutions in Berlin; and Elizabeth Glickfeld looks at the increasing online filmic documentation of the design process.

Reviews: 35 exhibitions from 25 cities, including Steve McQueen at the Schaulager, Basel; Alternative Guide to the Universe at the Hayward Gallery, London; and James Nares at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, as well as reviews from Amsterdam, Barcelona, Beijing, Berlin, Bologna, Chicago, Derry-Londonderry, Dusseldorf, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hanover, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Mexico City, Montreal, Munich, New York, Paris, Phnom Penh, Stockholm, Vassivière Island, Venice and Vienna.

Frieze Video: On the occasion of the 55th Venice Biennale, frieze has commissioned two special films. With contributions from the magazine’s editors and writers, as well as curators and participating artists. Watch online now.

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