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frieze magazine

Issue 191

November - December 2017

Highlights include Acts of Recognition where David Geers considers the new wave of figurative painting in recent New York shows; a city report from Cape Town looking at both new institutions and grassroot art spaces, monographs on Johan Grimonprez and Studio Formafantasma and Ed Atkins; and Annette Kelm discusses the influences that have shaped her work.

Various venues, Berlin, Germany 

By Fiona McGovern

What does the new music genre 'necropolo' reveal about Poland's current political situation? 

By Krzysztof Kościuczuk

Jan Mot, Brussels, Belgium 

By Laura Herman

The New Art Gallery, Walsall, UK 

By Sara Makari-Aghdam

The Tetley, Leeds, UK 

By Tom Emery

Virginie Despentes's trilogy, 'Vernon Subutex', and the revival of state-of-the-nation novels 

By Ben Eastham

The Commercial, Sydney, Australia 

By Chloé Wolifson

Éric Baudelaire's thoughtful response to the attacks on the French capital

By Negar Azimi

Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany

By Bert Rebhandl

Philip Guston's 'Klan' paintings are more relevant than ever

By Olivia Laing

What live-action role play can teach us about artistic participation 

By Elvia Wilk

Lomex, New York, USA 

By David Everitt Howe