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frieze magazine

Issue 201

March 2019

The March issue of frieze features a cross section of reports from Buenos Aires: with an introduction by author and art writer Maria Gainza, an artist project by Ad Minoliti, whose hybrid paintings and installations have been the subject of recent shows in San Francisco, Baden-Baden and Mexico City; and curator Renata Cervetto in conversation with pioneering conceptual and performance artist Marta Minujín.

Also in this issue: Claire-Louise Bennett delves into the fantasy worlds of Dorothea Tanning on the occasion of her major retrospective, ‘Behind the Door, Another Invisible Door’, which travels from Madrid’s Museo Reina Sofia to London’s Tate Modern. Hettie Judah interviews Petrit Halilaj in the wake of his three-part project in Kosovo’s Cultural Centre of Runik, Bern’s Zentrum Paul Klee and Turin’s Merz Foundation. Chris Fite-Wassilak navigates the purgatorial worlds of Morag Keil on the eve of her solo exhibition at London’s ICA. Kito Nedo reflects upon the aftermath of German reunification through the lens of Henrike Naumann’s historically interventional installation, Anschluss ’90 (2018). And Jochen Lempert presents a series of specially-commissioned photographs for the issue’s visual essay.

Plus much more!

A show at Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, explores the career of quarterback Warren Moon and sport’s failure to create racial reconciliation

By Charles Reeve

Tanning gives full expression to her childhood imagination and its innately eclectic catalogue of fears, fantasies and domestic psychodramas

By Claire-Louise Bennett

Materialism, metaphysics and mysticism collide in the Shanghai-based artist’s maximalist installations

By Gary Zhexi Zhang

For Benjamin Britten, Wolfgang Tillmans and Virginia Woolf, something grows when civilization fails

By Olivia Laing
BM Electric Chinese Typewriter brochure, 1913, included in ‘Radical Machines: Chinese in the Information Age’, 2018–19. Courtesy: Museum of Chinese in America, New York

China’s triumph over Western information technology is world-historical, not just a niche curiosity

By Audrea Lim

‘History is full of people who just didn’t,’ reads the first line of her riveting opening essay, which also serves as a sort of statement of intent

By Negar Azimi

Three decades after German reunification, the artist articulates the inhumanity of right-wing terror, and how ideology lies within domestic interiors

By Kito Nedo

The late Brazilian artist’s retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, is a delicate exploration of his multi-faceted practice

By Fernanda Brenner

A series of sculptures shown at Jenny’s, Los Angeles, challenge traditional categories of art 

By Travis Diehl

In his first comprehensive exhibition in the US, at ICA Boston, a kinetic economy of endeavour quickly emerges

By Emma McCormick-Goodhart

An exhibition at Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, reflects on the rising voyeurism within changing media structures

By Tom Mouna

With dead ends and doors to nowhere, the recent works of the Scottish artist articulate contemporary forms of nihilism

By Chris Fite-Wassilak