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This month Ella Plevin slides her way in and out of “thin places” and finds that there’s plenty of nothing to think about (except the number sixty-four).  

 Still from  Make it new John  (2009)

ELLA PLEVIN goes night bus top deck Fassbinder for her August column

Haegue Yang at Barbara Wien

Haegue Yang at Tina Kim Gallery

Hans Op de Beeck at Marianne Boesky Gallery

Adriano Costa at Mendes Wood DM

Ai Weiwei at Lisson Gallery

Al Loving at Garth Greenan Gallery

 Photo: Benoit Marie

Photo: Benoit Marie

Is all the world a stage?

Alexander Scrimgeour talks to Ben Vickers about networks and institutions, new community-based social models, and the London post-Internet scene.

Tetsumi Kudo, Graft '72 (Greffe '72) (detail) 1972,
Plastic, metal, soil, thermometer, resin, adhesive, paint, hair and rope
Photo: Jessica Eckert
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo.
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery

Installation view, "Tetsumi Kudo", Hauser & Wirth London, 2015
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery
Photo: Alex Delfanne 

Tetsumi Kudo, Graft '72 (Greffe '72) (detail) 1972,
Plastic, metal, soil, thermometer, resin, adhesive, paint, hair and rope
Photo: Jessica Eckert
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery

 Knight Landesman, Photo: David Levene for the Guardian

Knight Landesman, Photo: David Levene for the Guardian

Frieze Projects, Frieze Talks, Frieze Sounds and the Frieze Artist award: over the past few years Frieze Art Fair proper has grown to incorporate a full range of non-for-profit projects and events. But isn't that missing the point? Our writer remembers what Frieze is really about.

 Assistant director of Arcadia Missa, Zhoe Granger with Rózsa Farkas

Assistant director of Arcadia Missa, Zhoe Granger with Rózsa Farkas

Recommendations for day and night by Arcadia Missa's Rózsa Farkas

 In theh middle: Rózsa Zita Farkas with Zhoe Granger (Manager) and Lily Cheetah Nicol (assistant). British Vogue, August, p.144

Rózsa Zita Farkas with Zhoe Granger (Manager) and Lily Cheetah Nicol (assistant).

British Vogue, August, p.144

5 questions for Rózsa Farkas of Arcadia Missa

 Congregation by Chloe Dewe Mathews  

Congregation by Chloe Dewe Mathews

 

Writing about art never happens in isolation. In his latest column from London, Oliver Basciano drops the facade that does. This time the critic has serious problems with his house. He saw three exhibitions in Peckham but couldn't resist thinking about DIY.

 BMW Tate Live 2015 – "If Tate Modern was Musée de la danse?" Olivia Hemingway ©Tate Photography

BMW Tate Live 2015 – "If Tate Modern was Musée de la danse?" Olivia Hemingway ©Tate Photography

Last weekend, dancer and choreographer Boris Charmatz hypothetically transformed Tate Modern into Musée de la danse. Our editor-at-large was harbouring some reservations about this new democratic participatory art, but found it surprisingly moving.

 AA Bronson & Ryan Brewer Red 2011

AA Bronson & Ryan Brewer
Red
2011

Writing about art never happens in isolation. Oliver Basciano drops the façade that it does. In London, the critic visits his sick grandmother and three exhibitions that both do and do not match the emotional heights of all that happens outside the gallery walls.

The era of artists fighting back against the sell-off of the city is over. In London, fewer and fewer can afford to pay the rent. While the gallery spaces keep getting larger, artists are leaving the city behind. Oliver Basciano is still there, and is moving house – again.