“On hot days, cicadas fill the air with the sound of their unending love. Stop the spirited? Trust me, you can’t.” – Jan Verwoert
The 200th issue of frieze is devoted to enthusiasm. Two hundred of our favourite artists and writers to pay tribute to their inspirations since 1991, the year frieze magazine was launched. Divided into three decades and published across print and online, the issue features fan letters and visual responses to subjects as diverse as the JPEG, George Michael, the Large Hadron Collider, Steve McQueen’s films, Song Dong’s Waste Not and the linguistic abilities of a male bonobo, from contributors including: Chloe Aridjis, Thomas Bayrle, Dodie Bellamy, Yasmine El Rashidi, Forrest Gander, Camille Henrot, Wayne Koestenbaum, Chris Kraus, Ben Lerner, Amalia Pica, Adam Phillips, David Shrigley, Abdellah Taïa, Madeleine Thien, Cecilia Vicuña, Marina Warner and more. Plus, 30 rave reviews from around the world, including reports on Louise Bourgeois’s large-scale show at Shanghai’s Long Museum and Enrico David’s open-plan survey at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.