What documenta fifteen offered to the future - documenta fifteen closing days #1

Aneta Rostkowska and Giulia Bellinetti

In the current media debates about documenta fifteen a very important aspect of the event is almost being absent: the fact that it was a tangible proposal for artists, curators and art institutions concerning how to work differently. This proposal invoked very positive reactions inside a large part of the art scene in Germany and internationally. What were the reasons for this enthusiasm?

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Facing cruelty with minimalism – Katerina Sidorova’s ‘Bottleneck’ at West Den Haag

Maia Paduraru

Born in Russia, Yaroslavl, a city located 200km away from Moscow, Katerina Sidorova is now based in The Hague, where she tries to understand the development of the country towards its current state of authoritarianism and aggression. ‘Bottleneck’, her current exhibition at West Den Haag, is the result of this personal and political artistic process.

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Photographing nature – ‘Inside the Outside’ at CODA Apeldoorn – Art and ecology #5

Joris van den Einden

For the fifth episode of his series on art and ecology, Joris van den Einden departs from the exhibition Inside the Outside – pioneers in lens-based media at CODA in Apeldoorn to think more broadly about the specific ways in which photography and other lens-based media can work to visualise a concept so diverse in its interpretation as ‘nature’.

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Visibility of a community – Anton Shebetko’s photographs of a queer Ukraine

Joris van den Einden

Included in the Graduation 2022 Show at Melkweg Expo and the fifteenth jubilee edition of Galerie Ron Mandos’ Best of Graduates 2022 exhibition where he received the RM Residency Award 2022, photographer Anton Shebetko talks to Joris van den Einden about his research surrounding the forgotten queer history of Ukraine. Dealing with topics of memory, identity, and plurality, Shebetko’s practice is rooted in making visible those things that may otherwise go unnoticed.

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Playing Chess Against Yourself – an interview with artist Pınar Öğrenci

Anna Bitkina

Presented at documenta fifteen, the new work by artist Pınar Öğrenci called Aşît (Avalanche) focuses on the highly traumatic history of Eastern Anatolia of Turkey. Curator Anna Bitkina talks to the artist about the project and her research on the outcomes of the violent political domination in Turkey.

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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
Artists Heather Phillipson, Ingrid Pollard, Veronica Ryan and Sin Wai Kin will vie for the Turner Prize.  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 4 — 2022