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frieze issue 159 published

frieze issue 159In the November–December issue of frieze:

Then & Now: “How does the period look today? Scanning the list of names being given the retrospective wax and polish, the answer should be: ‘It depends on whose 1990s you’re talking about.” Editor Dan Fox reconsiders British art and the 1990s.

Poet in Action: cult director Alejandro Jodorowsky, whose autobiographical fantasy The Dance of Reality premiered at Cannes earlier this year discusses psychomagic, masturbation and the chaotic language of dreams with Eric Morse.

Rules of Attraction: Jennifer Kabat explores the uncomfortable world of Marlene McCarty, ‘a topsy-turvy realm where love challenges all the boundaries between us, including how we define ourselves,’ and where little girls are anything but sugar and spice and all things nice.

Beginnings & Ends: we ask eight artists, writers and curators about, emergent technologies, the arc of the future, and what exactly is meant by ‘Post-Internet art.’

Another Chapter: ‘Moshekwa Langa is a colourist, someone who dreamt his way out of a black and white society, past its stunted horizons, to a plentitude.’ Sean O’Toole considers biography and timeliness in the work of the South African artist.

Ways of Knowing: Timotheus Vermeulen is disoriented by the installations, sculptures and drawings of Diango Hernández.

More highlights:

Norwegian artist Ida Ekblad discusses the music that she loves in the first of a new series, Life in Music.

Houman Barekat looks at Eric Hobsbawm’s 2013 book Fractured Times: Culture and Society in the 20th Century.

Enemies of the State: Bert Rebhandl asks whether Hollywood has primed us for total surveillance.

Make Believe: The virtual realities of Spring Breakers and The Bling Ring by Kevin McGarry.

Q: If you could live with only one piece of art, what would it be? A: Why should I live with an art work?—artist Hito Steyerl answers the frieze questionnaire.

Madras Resistance Corps: A specially commissioned illustration by artist Sarnath Banerjee.

Show Me What You’ve Got: ‘Do we live in an age of panicky materialism?’ asks Jan Verwoert.

Aleana Egan, Colter Jacobsen, Ann Cathrin November Høibo and Shambhavi Kaul in focus.

Reviews: 35 reviews from 26 cities in 19 countries, including the 13th Istanbul Biennial, Thomas Hirschhorn at Forrest Houses, New York and the 12th Biennale de Lyon; as well as reviews from Beijing, Bergen, Berlin, Birmingham, Chicago, Copenhagen, Dusseldorf, Edinburgh, Gothenburg, Lisbon, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Margate, Mechelen, Melbourne, Mexico City, New York, Paris, Porto, Alegre, Pythagorion, Rome, Warsaw and Zurich.

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