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frieze issue 158

Peculiar Galaxies: Caoimhin Mac Giolla Léith considers the recent work of the legendary and elusive artist Lutz Bacher on the occasion of her long-awaited first solo exhibition in the UK at the ICA, London.

frieze issue 158My Influences: Ahead of his solo show at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, which opens on 23 October, Philippe Parreno speaks to frieze co-editor Jennifer Higgie about ghosts, garden design and Stravinsky’s Petrushka.

Rumours & Recognition: ‘If there are artists who were not allowed to show or teach, who were overlooked and ignored, the how can you trace their influence?’ Kaelen Wilson–Goldie on a number of recent exhibitions celebrating the achievements of overlooked women artists.

Who Would Believe It?: Film director Nicolas Roeg talks to his friend, the artist John Stezaker, about collage, editing and memory, and film’s ability to ‘trap shadows.’

City Report: Johannesburg: Sean O’Toole and Gabi Ngcobo report on recent developments in arts and culture in the city which the philosopher Achille Mbembe once called ‘the elusive metropolis.’

More highlights:

The Tumour Set Free: A specially commissioned artist’s project by Robert Cuoghi

The Further Adventures of Parlando, Melisma & The Cookie Monster: Mark Beasley sketches a brief history of unique singing techniques.

Work & Play: ‘Pragmatics, politics and play’—artists as undercover agents in the work of Bik Van der Pol, by Nick Aikens.

A Trace of a Trace: Ben Lerner on the framing of art and life in Rachel Kushner‘s 2013 novel The Flamethrowers.

Life in Film: ‘I like the brevity of my engagement with film’—the British artist Adam Chodzko on the films that have most influenced him.

Q: What image keeps you company in the space where you work? A: The window—curator Raimundas Malašauskas answers the frieze questionnaire.

Caragh Thuring, Alexander Tovborg, Alan Reid, Shadi Habib Allah in focus

Reviews: 31 reviews from 22 cities in 15 countries, including James Turrell at Los Angeles County Museum of Art & Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Whole Earth at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, and Four Summer Shows at Carl Freedman Gallery, Lisson Gallery, Paradise Row and White Cube, London; as well as reviews from: Annandale-on-Hudson, Barcelona, Berlin, Bristol, Brussels, Leeds, London, Los Angeles, Luxembourg, Manchester, Mexico City, Mumbai, New York, Nottingham, Oslo, Shanghai, Stromboli, Sydney, Toronto, Treignac, Utrecht and Washington D.C.

Frieze Online

Frieze Video: Deutsche Börse prizewinners Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin discuss their new publication, Holy Bible; and the second in a our series of films about non-profit spaces focuses on three organizations in New York.

On the Frieze blog: Agnieszka Gratza interviews filmmakers Ben Rivers and Ben Russell about their new film, A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness; Amy Sherlock reports from the Jerusalem Season of Culture; while Natalie Shooter gives an overview of independent spaces in Morocco.

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