‘Destroy all critics’ – Dan Fox on Mike Kelley
In the January/February issue of frieze, Dan Fox examines Mike Kelley’s influential writings on the 10th anniversary of the artist’s death. And Amy Sherlock profiles the sculptor Magali Reus, whose solo show at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, USA, opens this spring.
Essay: Dan Fox on Mike Kelley
‘Being “bad” made Kelley’s writing fun.’ Since Kelley’s death a decade ago, the artist’s gonzo visions have only seemed more prophetic. Lesser known is his gleefully perverse, free-wheeling writing practice, which looks at art history through the wrong end of the telescope.
Profile: Magali Reus
‘I am always pushing against the nature of materials.’ In her final assignment as frieze’s deputy editor, Amy Sherlockreturns to Reus’s east London studio to witness preparations for a major new exhibition at Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas
The chief curator of CAPC Musée, Cédric Fauq, speaks with Julien Creuzet ahead of the artist’s first UK show at Camden Arts Centre. In ‘1,500 words’, So Mayer explores Stefan and Franciszka Themerson’s recently re-discovered experimental anti-fascist film, Europa (1931). And for the dossier, we present an oral history interview with the original members of the Los Angeles-based Chicano art group Asco.
Columns: Catching Feelings
On the 25th anniversary of Wong Kar-Wai’s Happy Together (1997), Shiv Kotecha reflects on the legacy of actor Leslie Cheung; Tan Lin reveals his guilty pleasures, including an unexpected love of billiards; Shygirl speaks about writing the perfect love song. Plus, author Neil Bartlett dives into a new compendium of AA Bronson’s recent works, House of Shame (2021), and critic Bruce Hainley speaks with curator Jordan Stein about his affection for an unfinished work by Jay Dafeo.
Finally, artist Jonathan Griffin responds to a single work by Liz Larner, Jennifer Packer answers our questionnaire and the latest iteration of frieze’s Lonely Arts column.