The Trouble with Value - Liquidating artworks

Nicole Sciarone

On what basis do we attribute monetary value to objects? What happens to artworks when they are merited only for their use value?

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Trade Markings at Van Abbe - Contextualizing trade and its present traces

Nicole Sciarone

Researching 600 years of trade routes. From Murriland to ASML.

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Micro Art Initiatives #17: Wildlife

Lotte van Geijn

On a sunny afternoon Lotte van Geijn sits down with Semâ Bekirovic and Justina Nekrašaitė to hear them out about Wildlife, a platform for low key, unpredictable evenings with room for experiment. TONIGHT NEW EDITION!

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Graduation Shows 2018: Sandberg Institute: The Voice of the Artist 

Liza Prins

The performance-based symposium The Voice of the Artist, organised by the Sandberg Institute as part of the graduation programme of the MA Master of Voice, reflects upon the increased orality of artistic practices. The artists seem to emphasize a fragmented use of the human voice.

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Mapping cultural Africa - Nana Oforiatta Ayim on the African Cultural Encyclopaedia 

Jelle Bouwhuis

Nana Oforiatta Ayim has given herself a gigantic task: mapping the cultural landscape of the African continent. Ghana is the first nation (with another 53 to go!) whose arts and culture, contemporary and historical, are being mapped and archived with the aid of a mobile museum the size of a kiosk. 

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Trevor Paglen lets you view the world as the machines see it. read more
Beatrix Ruf, former Stedelijk Museum director, cleared of alleged conflicts of interest. Report commissioned by Amsterdam city... read more
The Artistic Director of the Haus der Kunst since 2011, Okwui Enwezor, is to step down from his post at the Haus der Kunst for health... read more
TBA21-Academy's eco art initiatives get new long-term home in Venetian church.  read more
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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
A new magazine by the Mexican artist Mariana Castillo Deball examines the way objects and artifacts work in our understanding of... read more
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Slideshows | Video’s

Veracht den burgerman, doch ledig zijne kruiken: Nieuw Amsterdams Peil 2018

Dit weekend geopend: Nieuw Amsterdams Peil #2, de tweede editie van het samenwerkingsintiatief tussen Amsterdamse galeries. Dit jaar sluiten ook Jorg Grimm, Ron Mandos en galerie Andriesse-Eyck zich aan. De zin in de titel komt... read more

Vijf fotoboeken - hoe ziet de mens de natuur? - Boekenweek 2018

Nog tot en met zondag staat het Nederlandse boek in de belangstelling tijdens de 83ste Boekenweek, met dit jaar als thema ‘natuur’. Een mooi moment om enkele fotoboeken uit te lichten. Van poëtische reflecties op het landschap tot politieke... read more

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Metropolis M Magazine for contemporary art No 3 — 2018