‘The depth of my work consists in finding spaces of community for Black people’ – an interview with Tracian Meikle

Marsha Bruinen

Being an expert on memorial murals in Kingston (Jamaica) Tracian Meikle came to Amsterdam to study how art can help to learn about the socio-economic and political tensions within a city. It is still a crucial element in her academic, curatorial and educational work. In a new series of interviews on PhD-research its Marsha Bruinen talks to Meikle about the mechanisms of exclusion she aims to unsettle, and the communal spaces she aims to create. 

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Bringing together friends and established artists:  passing by Tilde in Amsterdam

Lotte van Geijn

By appointment Diego Diez opens the door to his apartment annex exhibition space Tilde. Lotte van Geijn passes by to talk to Diez about his project and to visit Titele, the current show with works by Gabrielė Adomaitytė, Rezi van Lankveld and W. Rossen.

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‘Where are those stars to shoot for?’ - in conversation with artist and writer Mayis Rukel 

Nele Brökelmann

Nele Brökelmann talks to the 2020 recipient of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy Award for Autonomous Art about his widely praised graduation work The Pendant and his plans for the future.

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NOW ONLINE - Verkiezingen zijn niet genoeg! Kunstpraktijken als democratische vernieuwing (IN DUTCH)


Videoregistration of Elections Are Not Enough! Art Practices as Democratic Renewal, debate organised by Metropolis M and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Joram Kraaijeveld, research editor at Metropolis M, talks to Sarafina Paulina Bonita van Ast, Teresa Borasino, Quinsy Gario, Harpo ’t Hart, Caitlin Schaap, Jonas Staal en Simone Zeefuik about the relation between political and artistic action in and out of parliament.

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How to become we-beings

A long-term vision for art, cultural workers and the climate crisis at the JVE

Nele Brökelmann

The problem is known and the message is clear, we only have to get going. At the Jan van Eyck a wide group of guests discussed how to start counteracting climate change with all the complexities it entails. And the need to imagine change before it can really happen.

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Solidarity fundraiser in support of survivors and Engagement Arts NL. read more
David Medella has died. His longtime partner Adam Nankervis wrote this message. read more
Jury report | 17 November 2020   It is with pleasure that the jury of the Leoprijs 2020 announces that this years' prize... read more
Gwangju Biennial (artistic directors Defne Ayas and Natasha Ginwala) announces participating artists. 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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In conversation with Omer Fast

Laura Herman visited Appendix , Omer Fast’s first solo show in Belgium at STUK Leuven, and had a conversation with the artist about his construction of artificial environments, and use of cinematic devices which confuse our sense of... read more

Collections in Transition, Users in Position

While working on a review on the quite dense conference Collections in Transition: Decolonising, Demodernising and Decentralising? , I feel modest and humble. I attended one day of the two-day event, which also included presentations of... read more

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Metropolis M Magazine for contemporary art No 2 — 2021