Learning from Grief

Staci Bu Shea

After a year of loss, Staci Bu Shea refects on the meaning of grief. 'Grief is here, irresolvable and unwavering, and that does not change.' We must learn how to live with it. Art and literature can help. They are full of life while also carrying death, at the same time, in the same moment.

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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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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 1 — 2021