frieze magazine

Issue 189

September 2017

To coincide with the launch of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA throughout more than 70 Southern California institutions, we ask curators and critics to reflect on the key issues and highlights of this ambitious exploration of Latin American, Latinx and Chicana/o art. Also in this issue: Jörg Heiser reports from documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel; Eva Rothschild reveals the influences that have shaped her artistic thinking; as well as monographs on Nairy Baghramian, David Bestué and Ellen Lesperance.

Nicole Eiseman, Sketch for a Fountain (Skizze für einen Brunnen), 2017, Skulptur Projekte 2017, bronze, gips, wasserbecken. Courtesy: Skulptur Projekte Münster

Various venues, Münster, Germany

Nairy Baghramian, Drawing Table (Homage to Jane Bowles), 2017,  installation view at EMST–National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, as part of documenta 14. Courtesy: the artist, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne/Berlin/New York, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/London/Paris,  and kurimanzutto, Mexico City; photograph: Mathias Völzke

Revision and revolt in the work of Nairy Baghramian

Marta Minujín, El Partenón de libros (The Parthenon of Books), 2017, under construction in Kassel as part of documenta 14. Photograph: © Rosa Maria Ruehling

On documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel

How can art and literature respond to disaster? 

Stuart Hall at the Women’s Liberation Movement Conference crèche, Ruskin College, Oxford, 1970. Courtesy: © Sally Fraser/Photofusion

Decoding the image of Stuart Hall manning a crèche at the Women’s Liberation Movement conference

As a new biography of the author is published, revisiting Kathy Acker's writing on literature, logic and the libido 

Clockwise from top left: Elmgreen & Dragset, Study for ‘One Day’, 2015; Hans-Peter Feldmann, Untitled, 1999; and Dan Perjovschi, Out of Print, 2007.Courtesy: Elmgreen & Dragset and Hans-Peter Feldmann.  

Q: What images keep you company in the space where you work?

Martín Ramírez, Untitled (Horse and Rider with Frieze), undated, gouache, coloured pencil and graphite on pieced paper, 89 × 61 cm. Courtesy: the estate of Martín Ramírez and Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York. Collection of Jim Nutt and Gladys Nilsson

A letter to the self-taught Mexican artist

The boom in Paris's private art foundations

A new documentary portrays the Italian village that has performed plays about itself every summer for 50 years 

David Bestué, Blood Motor on Sand Bench and Bone and Barble Cups, 2017, from the series ‘ROSI AMOR’, resin, sand, blood flour and marble and bone dust, dimensions variable

Artist and writer David Bestué employs materials as diverse as dust, saliva and fragments of a monastery to explore the meanings contained in the w

Different approaches to travel writing