Just got my first issue of Frieze Mag in the mail after letting my subscription lapse for a year+. I really enjoy Frieze SO much more than Artforum! Artforum can get soooooooooo boring but Frieze always mixes it up just the right amount (not just about fine art all the time), I enjoy the artists featured in Frieze more (sometimes Artforum tends to feature artists that are a bit of a snoozefest to me), and I find the writing a lot less boring, oh, and the design is much nicer too! This particular issue has a 2 page write up about Mute Records new book, Mute: A Visual Document from 1978 → Tomorrow, commemorating the label’s 40th anniversary and an article (A Better View) about New Yorkers obsession with “the good ole days of NYC” in reference to an exhibition currently hung in MOMA’s basement: Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983. Both great pieces! Hurrah! Frieze! Glad I finally got around to renewing.
Cover image from Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983 exhibition, via moma.org. Acts of Live Art at Club 57. Pictured: Larry Ashton. 1980. Photography Joseph Szkodzinski. Courtesy of MoMA.