Frieze #243

Frieze magazine was set up in the early nineties. It is one of the best UK based magazines devoted to bringing the reader up to date with the latest art and culture. Frieze is published eight times a year and will contain honest reviews and articles by today’s radical writers, curators and artists. Frieze contains features on all the arts from visual to music.

A good rule of thumb for any art magazine: never miss a chance to celebrate Joan Jonas.A feature interview between the artist and her long-time friend and colleague, Lynne Tillman. When Tillman asks Jonas whether she thinks of her major exhibition, now on view at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as a retrospective, the artist is adamantly opposed to the word: 'I'd never do that.

That which cannot be documented easily is one theme that runs through this issue. Frieze's columns go behind the scenes to look at the terms and conditions of art, those moments, whether in the studio or the institution, that most audiences rarely see.

Ellen Mara de Wachter writes of the absences and holes that shape the meaning of London-based artist Kobby Adi's work, Isabel Parkes pens a guide to preparing for a performance and Alastair Curtis delves into the archive of queer theatre to ask how it might be revived.

In the features section, Hettie Judah reveals the fortitude that undergirds the intimate work of Ghislaine Leung - an artist who leaves no trace of herself online - ahead of her major show at Kunsthalle Basel, which opens this month.

Filmmaker and writer Gary Zhexi Zhang chases after the little-known revolutionary Ali Sultan Issa for a film about Afro-Asian solidarities. While Thomas J. Lax, Rodney McMillian and Zoé Whitley celebrate the Studio Museum in Harlem, on the eve of its reopening, with a dossier of texts that consider the institution as an inspirational place for chance encounters and unplanned conversations.