“We are just starting to see the surface of the institutional problems”: an interview with artist Laia Abril 

Jue Yang

In her long-term visual research project, A History of Misogyny, artist Laia Abril names her chapters with straightforward titles. After Chapter One: On Abortion, she now exhibits Chapter Two: On Rape at FOAM. Jue Yang speaks to Abril about the problematic portrayals of violence and survivors in the media and the way Abril creates visual metaphors and connects difficult stories in her work — with ambitious and much needed perspectives in the era of #Metoo.

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Makers of their own time - Chapter 1: Salmon Creek Farm - Fritz Haeg
Jessica Gysel

Metropolis M's research fellow Jessica Gysel presents the first text in a series on alternative forms of cooperation and collaboration in queer & feminist cultures. Her first contribution is devoted to Salmon Creek Farm which was founded by Fritz Haeg in California.

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Verhalen 2020 > 2021

‘In a difficult way, I’m happy that crisis could turn us together like this’ 

Ada. M Patterson

Ada. M Patterson remembers moments shared with Joy Mariama Smith and Geo Wyeth; two friends, among many others, who made a difference in 2020.

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Crossing each other in a cycle – on the work of Braam and Eussen

Linda Köke

Bram Braam en Anneke Eussen are from the same generation, both grew up in the Dutch region of southern Limburg, and moved to Berlin for some years. They produce architectural work about decay, revaluation of the old and used, and the cycle of materials. Linda Köke talks to the artists about their work and their first cooperation in the exhibition CYCLE at PARK Tilburg.

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‘Art has the ability to repair damaged social bonds between humans’ – taking a hike with artist Ratu Saraswati 

Roy Voragen

Collecting dew in the morningsun, cherishing fragrant flowers and remembering her grandmother´s cooking: artist and Rijksakademie resident Rutu Saraswati knows how to keep herself grounded in the midst of an on-going pandemic. Poet Roy Voragen takes a hike with her and writes this portrait.

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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
NRC onthult in een schokkend verhaal dat Juliaan Andeweg al jaren wordt beschuldigd van aanranding en verkrachting. Hij zou... 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

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 6 — 2020