frieze, no. 203 May 2019

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Issue 203

May 2019


frieze editor Andrew Durbin delves into cover artist Janiva Ellis’s ruptured figurative paintings; Sarah Manguso contemplates the work of Vija Celmins and the art of reckoning with silence; Ben Mauk unpacks the work of Natascha Süder Happelmann and the problem of representation in large-scale exhibitions; queer cyberfeminist Shu Lea Cheang speaks to artist Zach Blas about surveillance, control and the pleasures of the panopticon; and Tony Cokes recodes Kodwo Eshun’s memorial lecture for Mark Fisher for the issue’s visual essay.


Plus, 29 reviews from around the world, including reports from four non-profit spaces in London and Gretchen Bender’s first posthumous retrospective at Red Bull Arts New York.


Cover image: Janiva Ellis, Catchphrase Coping Mechanism, 2019, oil on linen, 2.2 x 1.8 m. Courtesy: the artist and 47 Canal, New York; photograph: Joerg Lohse