Publishing, the publishers of frieze the international contemporary art and culture magazine, is launching a new publication, frieze d/e, in Spring 2011.
frieze d/e a fully bilingual German/English quarterly is a separate publication with its own editorial team and independent content. d/e stands for Deutsch and English. With editing and production based in Berlin, the new magazine will offer in-depth coverage of contemporary art and culture throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland while closely following the international artist communities in this region.
frieze d/e will be edited by regular frieze contributor Jennifer Allen. It will be co-published by Mareike Dittmer and Jörg Heiser and managed by Magdalena Magiera. Following the twenty-year tradition of frieze, the new magazine will feature the best international writing about contemporary art and culture along with artist projects and interviews all in a unique design created by the Stuttgart and London-based graphic artist group Brighten the Corners.
This is the first new magazine Frieze Publishing has launched since the inception of frieze in 1991.
Co-founders and Publishing Directors of frieze Matthew Slotover and Amanda Sharp commented: The new frieze d/e celebrates our roots while reflecting changes that have occurred since we first launched frieze 20 years ago. The art world is both more global and more local since regions, cities and even towns have become international hubs. Setting up an editorial base in Berlin in the 1990s gave us an understanding of the influx of foreign artists as well as the vast surrounding landscape of galleries, museums, Kunsthallen, Kunstvereine and private collections throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Many of the artists, critics, gallerists, curators, collectors and art enthusiasts living and working in these countries come from around the world. frieze d/e responds to this new public with a closer consideration of regional issues and foreign influences, which are relevant to these readers. While frieze continues to provide superb coverage of this region, frieze d/e will capture a local dialogue with a worldly resonance.
Editor of frieze d/e Jennifer Allen added: Since moving to Berlin in 1995, I have witnessed first-hand the expansion of the contemporary art community, which has created new links with cities as close as Cologne, Basel or Vienna and as far away as Moscow, Vancouver or Mexico City. While the art scene is international in the German-speaking countries, German and lingua franca English are the main languages used to share trajectories, theories and opinions. In frieze d/e German and English versions of the same texts will appear together, just as they mingle in conversations at exhibition openings. frieze d/e gives a new visibility to a collaborative community while following the encounters of very different contemporary art practices in one place.
Jörg Heiser, Co-Editor of frieze and Co-Publisher of frieze d/e, commented: There is a need for a publication that brings the international breadth of the art discourse reflected in frieze more closely in touch with the specific and strong tradition of debate in German-speaking countries: frieze d/e will do exactly that. While co-publishing frieze d/e, I will continue my commitment as co-editor of frieze, helping to make the two publications complement each other in such a way that the lively and strong scene in this region will be reflected from more than just one angle. It will be best to read both!