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Frieze Salon
Talk with Artists and Editors


Transnations: Art in Flux, 1989/2019

Pablo Larios (frieze) in conversation with the art historian Susanne von Falkenhausen and the artist Suse Weber.

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This autumn marks the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. How were art and politics conceived on either side of the wall around 1989? Berlin’s artistic regeneration in the 1990s is well known, but questions persist surrounding the way this came to be. What were the cultural and artistic effects of two systems encountering each other? How did these infrastructures merge? How did the position of the artist differ between east and west?

The event will serve as a launch for frieze’s November/December issue, and will include writers and artists in discussion on these topics. frieze’s November/December issue looks to questions of infrastructure, place and borders. It is conceptually bookended by two cases of real and psychological borders: the Berlin Wall on the one hand, and Trump’s border wall with Mexico on the other.

Images: David Robbins, Für den Osten (1991) and Gussform und Modell (1991). Courtesy: The artist and Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin/Cologne. Photo: Andrea Stappert

Past Activities

Frieze Salon

With: Heike Geissler and Annette Weisser

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The April issue of frieze features a series of short profiles on pioneers in different fields: author Heike Geissler strolls around Munich with graphic designer Anna Lena von Helldorf; frieze senior editor Pablo Larios visits Vivian Suter and Elisabeth Wild in their studio and home in Guatemala; Rosanna McLaughlin has lunch with Zoé Whitley, who was recently appointed director of London’s Chisenhale Gallery and author Dodie Bellamy pens her YouTube experiences of makeup artist Jeffree Star. The issue leads with a feature by Lucy Ives on artists who made their own homes into all-encompassing works of art. It also includes Steven Zultanski on the influential low-fi films of Steve Reinke as the video artist and filmmaker’s show ‘Butter’ opens at the mumok, Vienna, in March.

Heike Geissler is an author based in Leipzig, Germany. Her book Seasonal Associate, translated by Katy Derbyshire, was published in English by Semiotext(e) in 2018 and in German by Volte (Spector Books) in 2014. The collaborative exhibition ‘Die Demokratische Schnecke’ (The Democratic Snail), initiated by Heike Geissler, Anna Lena von Helldorff and Anne Marr, will be on view at Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, from 26 March until 22 April 2020.

Annette Weisser is a visual artist and author based in Berlin, Germany. She is currently teaching at Kunsthochschule Kassel. From 2006 to 2019 she lived in Los Angeles and taught at ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena. Recurrent themes in her work of recent years are historical trauma and collective vs. individual identity construction. Her first novel Mycelium was published by Semiotext(e) in 2019.

The Kids Aren’t Alright – Artist Henrike Naumann and Writer Kito Nedo in Conversation

Doors at 7 pm, event at 8pm
The event is fully booked.

Please join frieze magazine editors, March issue featured artist Henrike Naumann and contributing editor Kito Nedo for a conversation and drinks at Volksbühne’s Grüner Salon to kick off the latest issue of frieze. The event is free of charge but RSVP essential at

Nedo and Naumann will discuss her works in the context of East German radicalism, the ideology of design and German reunification.

The March issue of frieze features Kito Nedo’s essay about Naumann’s work. It also includes a visual essay by photographer Jochen Lempert, author Claire-Louise Bennett on the late surrealist Dorothea Tanning, an interview with Petrit Halilaj, a cover feature on Lu Yang, plus a city report from Buenos Aires containing a conversation with Marta Minujín and forthcoming Berlin Biennale co-curator Renata Cervetto.

Henrike Naumann’s new installation Ostalgie is on view until 6 April at KOW, Berlin.

Kito Nedo is an author and contributing editor of frieze. He lives in Berlin.

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