In the April issue of frieze, Man Booker-shortlisted novelist Madeleine Thien profiles the great 20th-century Chinese modernist painter Pan Yuliang, whose pioneering work inspired recent exhibitions at Villa Vassilieff, Paris, and Guangdong Times Museum.
Also in this issue: poet and critic Simone White responds to the paintings Njideka Akunyili Crosby. Following the recent publication of his book, The Story of Looking,British filmmaker and critic Mark Cousins shares his influences. Evan Moffitt interviews Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz, whose The Invisible Enemy Should Not Existcurrently occupies Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth in London. Laura McLean-Ferris discusses the work of Lena Henke on the eve of her solo show at Kunsthalle Zurich. Matthew Mclean surveys four young, London-based artists – Justin Fitzpatrick, France-Lise McGurn, Issy Wood and Tom Worsfold – who employ figurative painting to communicate states of otherness. Harry Thorne unpacks the tragicomic films of Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley, whose latest show at Tate Liverpool, their first institutional exhibition in the UK will travel to Baltimore Museum of Art this month.
In our front section: Thomas Dylan Eaton reviews Brazilian anthropologist Eduardo Viveiros de Castro’s ground-breaking book on human relationships, Cannibal Metaphysics. Michelle Orange looks at motherhood in recent film and television, including Claire Denis’s latest film Let the Sunshine In. And Amy Sherlock reports on OMA’s design for the Fondation d’Entreprise Galeries Lafayette’s Paris space. Plus much more.
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