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frieze magazine

Issue 200

January - February 2019

The 200th issue of frieze is devoted to enthusiasm. Two hundred of our favourite artists and writers pay tribute to their inspirations since 1991, the year frieze magazine was launched.

Divided into three decades, the issue features fan letters and visual responses to subjects as diverse as the JPEG, George Michael, the Large Hadron Collider, Steve McQueen’s films, Song Dong’s Waste Not and the linguistic abilities of a male bonobo. It includes contributions from Olivia Laing, Chris Kraus, David Shrigley, Marina Warner and more.

Plus, 30 rave reviews from around the world, including reports on Louise Bourgeois’s show at Shanghai’s Long Museum and Enrico David’s at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

‘Never before has a document of an event given such a vivid sense of what things may look like after we are gone’

By Ned Beauman
Wangechi Mutu,  Response to Yoko Ono's Cut Piece, 2018. Commissioned for the 200th Issue of Frieze, Courtesy: the artist 

The artist creates a specially commissioned work for frieze in response to Yoko Ono’s legendary 1965 performance ‘Cut Piece’

By Wangechi Mutu

‘These are photographs in which moments – and lives – are constantly moving from then to now, bodies finding echoes in the world around them’

By Caroline Marciniak

Enemy Kitchen makes Iraqi culture visible in the US beyond war, producing an alternative discourse and social space.’

By Michael Rakowitz

‘It would be easy to cry to this tune, but difficult to dance to it’

By Patrick Langley

‘At the first site, the freedom of the United States of America is honoured; at the second, the history of its immigrants is conserved’

By Carina Bukuts

‘The last time I felt maenadically enthusiastic was during this year’s Pride, marching down the streets of Milan under a scorching sun’

By Barbara Casavecchia

‘Enthusiasm leaks out from the possibility of how these things might all be together’

By Adam Chodzko
John Singer Sargent, Vernon Lee, 1881, oil paint on canvas. Courtesy: Tate, London

The Psychology of an Art Writer provides a beautiful account of Lee’s looking and feeling and thinking and writing about art’

By Vivian Sky Rehberg
Jac Leirner, 'Adição', 2018, installation view. Courtesy: © Jac Leirner and Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, São Paulo; photograph: Eduardo Ortega

‘What would Jac Leirner do?’

By Fernanda Brenner

‘This performance, exquisite as always, is at once emotional and precise’

By Sarah McCrory

A series of specially commissioned drawings for frieze's 200th issue

By Stanya Kahn, David Shrigley and Bedwyr Williams