Covering, Layering, Obscuring, Revealing: Ger van Elk at Kröller-Müller Museum

Megan Mullarky

Imagination and materiality go hand in hand in Ger van Elk at the Kröller-Müller Museum.

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Love Thy Neighbor

Weronika Trojanska

In Love thy Neighbor at the Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York City, artists address identity politics via the figure of "the neighbor", exploring how we position ourselves with regard to otherness. 

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A festival on economy, without the economists

Corine van Emmerik

Economia, a three-day festival in the Baltan Laboratories in Eindhoven, tries to reclaim economy as a social and cultural construction.


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Documenting documenta 14 Athens

iLiana Fokianaki

There has been a lot of criticism on documenta 14 (d14) both locally and internationally since the very moment it was announced under the title Learning from Athens. The opening of the show a few weeks ago did not silence the opposing voices.

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Post-Peace re-staged: the politics of doing politics

Herbert Ploegman

Post-Peace, an exhibition curated by Amsterdam-based Russian curator Katia Krupennikova, opened recently at the Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany. Winner of the Akbank Sanat International Curator Competition 2015, the show was scheduled to open in Istanbul March 2016, but was cancelled five days before the opening by the cultural centre of Akbank. One year later, the show is now hosted by two of the jury members that originally selected the exhibition for the prize.

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The exhaustion of being nice 

Corine van Emmerik

Looking for Jesus 

Natasha Hoare

2017 Whitney Biennial

Weronika Trojanska

DOC - message from the Parisian underground

Nanda Janssen
Dutch Democracy: A User Experience
Vivian Ziherl
Kwezi Gule and Simangaliso Sibiya
Dorine van Meel
Dana Lixenberg wins Deutsche Börse photography prize for shots of LA housing project. Judges praise the ‘cool sobriety’ of the Dutch... read more
Photographer Susan Meiselas on documenting women’s refuges. read more
Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez has been appointed as the curator for Contour Biennale 9, taking place in the city of Mechelen, Belgium. read more
Felipe Ehrenberg has passed away. Ehrenberg (Tlacopac, Mexico, 1943 – 15 May 2017) was a Mexican Jewish artist who has worked in... read more
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A profile of the author whose work is often labelled as 'scifi'- which she herself has described as a 'kiss of death'.... read more
In reference to the central theme of Metropolis M No 5- PALEO a review of Anselm Franke & Hila Peleg's exhibition and book Ape... read more
Yes, But is it Edible is a unique book, presenting the scores of two operas of the American composer Robert Ashley. read more
Where is play in art? Fucking Good Art talks about it with Tijs Goldschmidt, Evelyne Reeves, Joris Luyendijk and Zoë Gray. read more
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Slideshows | Video’s
Dutch Democracy: A User Experience
An English-language blog on the arts, the state, and business unusual over the 2017 Netherlands Election. Last Thursday March 2nd the political rhetoric within the Dutch election took a turn. In something close to an about-face, current... read more

Iggy Pop Life Class by Jeremy Deller

Jeremy Deller: ‘Even though Iggy Pop's body has been photographed and reproduced in print millions of times I felt it could only be properly understood and appreciated by being drawn – the process in which you give the subject the attention it... read more

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Metropolis M Magazine for contemporary art No 2 — 2017