Makers of their own time – Chapter 2

A-Z West – Andrea Zittel

Jessica Gysel

Metropolis M's research fellow Jessica Gysel presents the second text in a series on alternative forms of cooperation and collaboration in queer & feminist cultures. Her first contribution was devoted to Salmon Creek Farm which was founded by Fritz Haeg in Northern California. Now she drives south towards Joshua Tree: the homeland of artist Andrea Zittel and her inspiring life project A-Z West. (images by Katja Mater)

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Verkiezingen zijn niet genoeg! Kunstpraktijken als democratische vernieuwing

Elections Are Not Enough! Art Practices as Democratic Renewal

Metropolis M, in collaboration with the Stedelijk Museum, is holding a livestream event on the eve of the Dutch parliamentary elections. Joram Kraaijeveld, research editor at Metropolis M, will talk to artists about their distinctive practices and the ways they strive to achieve democratic renewal through artistic and political action, both inside and outside government.

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Painting women painting women – on the work of artist Lisa Brice

Sophie van Well Groeneveld

Women claiming their place in art history - Lisa Brice's work shows women at work, painting women, many of them in cobalt blues and deep bright reds. Her work is full of quotes from art history questioning the way white men used to claim this figurative tradition.

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A World Inside You: an elegy for SOPHIE

Ada M. Patterson

‘What you gave me, what you’re still giving me, is a kind of support, a kind of reassurance that this little body, this little life, this little world can be reimagined and remade.’ – Ada M. Patterson writes a tribute to hyperpop artist SOPHIE.

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The most peculiar sensation of rotating without moving – a conversation between gerlach en koop and Laura van Grinsven

Laura van Grinsven

gerlach en koop made Was machen Sie um zwei? Ich schlafe: an exhibition that can be considered as a single work. It was closed almost immediately after it’s opening at GAK in Bremen. In conversation with the artists Laura van Grinsven finds traces of this invisible work in the space between falling asleep and waking up. There where you will find a distinctive ‘double recollection of the two bodies’.

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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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Het zoete leven - feestelijke seizoensopening Amsterdamse galeries

Ook bij de Amsterdamse galeries is het nieuwe culturele seizoen van start gegaan. Er is opvallend veel fotografie en schilderkunst dit jaar – met een flinke portie levenslust en oog voor detail. In Annet Gelink Gallery, Galerie Bart,... read more

Graduation Shows 2019: Gerrit Rietveld Academie

Een contemplatieve, naar binnen gekeerde eindejaarsshow bij Rietveld dit jaar. De Graduation Show van de Rietveld is weer open voor het publiek. Dit jaar studeren maar liefst 165 studenten af. Resultaat is een enigszins overvol gebouw, of... read more

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Metropolis M Magazine for contemporary art No 1 — 2021