June 05, 2006

PUBLICATION | frieze - 100th issue

frieze celebrates its 100th issue and 15th anniversary with a summer issue devoted to the role of the art magazine and the state of criticism. What criteria do we use to judge art? What writing has most influenced the way we think about art? In a special survey, writers, artists and curators reveal the, often surprising influences that have shaped their thinking and writing.

Eugenia Bell and Emily King look back at the history and design of the art magazine since its humble beginnings almost 200 years ago, and take a closer look at some of the most influential publications from The Yellow Book to Charley via Interfunktionen and Avalanche amongst others.

frieze also revisits a survey of art magazines conducted by the British art journal Studio International in 1976, to see what could be revealed about the inner workings of contemporary art publishing thirty years on.

Michael Bracewell talks to Tom Wolfe in Paris about art and intellectual fashion; Chrissie Iles meets dancer, choreographer, filmmaker and artist Yvonne Rainer; Ian White discusses time, text and travel with David Lamelas, and Tom Morton catches up with Pierre Huyghe on the eve of his first UK solo show at Tate Modern.

frieze magazine is launching an art writer’s prize to discover and promote new art critics. Entrants must submit one 700 word review of a recent contemporary art exhibition before 3rd July 2006. The winning entrant will be commissioned to write a review for the October issue of frieze and be awarded £2000 at an event during Frieze Art Fair 2006.

For full details see http://www.frieze.com.