Oliver Basciano

 Installation view "Temporama", MAM Rio, 2015 Photo: Paulo Jabur

Installation view
"Temporama", MAM Rio, 2015
Photo: Paulo Jabur

Since the mid-1980s, the French artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster has created films, photographs, installations and environments that often involve viewers in uncanny, oneiric scenarios from the past and future. Most recently, she has been working on a series of performances where she assumes the roles of people such as King Ludwig II, Bob Dylan, Vera Nabokov and Fitzcarraldo. In advance of the opening of her retrospective at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, she talked to Oliver Basciano about mixing up different times, meeting ghosts, and why she works against the theatre.

 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.

 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.

 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.