Just float here a while and consider all the possibilities – Beatriz Santiago Muñoz at Kunstinstituut Melly

Ada M. Patterson

​Running somewhere between and beyond dream-weaving and an archiving of discreet or disinterested details, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz’s filmmaking is like a smiling, spiralling ellipsis. Ada M. Patterson visits the artist’s solo exhibition The Navel of the Dream, which has the palpable feeling of a recurring dream.

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Wey Dey Move – talking to artist and curator Dele Adeyemo about Black aesthetics and dance

Manuela Zammit

Reclaiming urban space through dancing. Manuela Zammit speaks to Dele Adeyemo about their exhibition at Het Nieuwe Instituut showing the liberating force of West African dance traditions in Nigerian street culture.

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Sound of mourning – on the complex acts of listening 

Minsun Kim

The second foreign edition of Sound Effects Seoul (SFX) titled Simple Acts of Listening, presents works that all propose ways in which listening itself can be a socio-political practice. Minsun Kim visits West just a few days after Seoul was hit by the so-called Halloween-disaster and talks to some of the participating artists about the sound of mourning.

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Modernism: a Lesbian Love Story – in conversation with Emma Wolf-Haugh

Eli Witteman

Emma Wolf-Haugh’s living room exhibition Domestic Optimism in De Appel in Amsterdam is centered around Eileen Gray (1878-1976), who was a modernist architect and bisexual. Wolf-Haugh is specifically curious about why so few people talk about Gray’s “queerness - they chose to research why those aspects of peoples’ lives are historically often unhighlighted.

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Małgorzata Mirga-Tas: Close-knit collaboration

Agnieszka Gratza

This weekend the Venice Biennial will come to a close. Poland surpised by selecting Roma-artist Małgorzata Mirga-Tas for its pavilion in the Giardini. Mirga Tas, who was also prominently presented at documenta fifteen, produced a rich and layered collection of patch-works in cooperation with her family.

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Lara Khaldi will take on the position of director of de Appel, starting January 2023. Khaldi (born in Jerusalem and living in... read more
Censorship Must Be Refused: Letter from lumbung community at documenta fifteen. read more
Who's hot in recent biennials? Artnet publishes a list of the 17 current biennial stars. read more
Declaration - Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art announces the postponement of third edition (RIBOCA3) to 2023... 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

Thinking in public – A portrait of Shimmer

What makes Shimmer so special? Nele Brökelmann talks to its curators Eloise Sweetman en Jason Hendrik Hansma to find out more about the ever changing art space in Rotterdam. The view from Shimmer’s window consists of huge cranes,... read more

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

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Metropolis M Magazine for contemporary art No 5 — 2022