How many histories can an object carry? – on ‘Material Memory’ at TENT, Rotterdam

Jue Yang

In the group exhibition Material Memory at TENT Rotterdam, five artists convey memories in forms of objects, motifs and fiction. Unexploded bombshells, salvaged copper or water; the materials in these works, more than carriers of stories, turn out to be the stories themselves.

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Creating circles, but not for the sake of the circle - an interview with DAVRA collective

Vlada Predelina

Talking to the Central Asian research collective DAVRA (its most famous member Saodat Ismailova currently has a show at Eye) about its series of events under the title Winter Chilla. It takes place across four different cities in four different countries: Tashkent in Uzbekistan, Almaty in Kazakhstan, Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan, and Dushanbe in Tajikistan, during the forty coldest days of the year (19 December through 3 February).

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Horizontal and Vertical Perspectives - Notes and observations in Jakarta and Bandung

Tiong Ang

Tiong Ang travels to Bandung to speak at a major conference about his artistry in relation to Asia. Although born in Indonesia and emigrated to the Netherlands at a young age, he has never thought of himself as a diaspora artist. Yet his connection to the country is growing and he does art projects there more often. Some reflections on a complex relationship. 

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‘I want to portray the body of the march in as many moods as possible’ – in conversation with Sebastián Díaz Morales

Anna Bitkina

The camera of Sebastián Díaz Morales squeezes through political marches held all around the world to depict the collective power of protests. Anna Bitkina talks to Díaz Morales about Thousands March (currently on view in De Pont) and Smashing Monuments (featured at IFFR 2023). 

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Make a Garden Before You Build a House - talking to Giulia Bellinetti about institutional ecologies in the age of environmental emergency

Joris van den Einden

Giulia Bellinetti combines her PhD at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) with a coordinating position within the Nature Research department and the Future Materials programme at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. Bellinetti tells Joris van den Einden how she digs into the visible and invisible structures that give shape to art institutions during a time of ecological crisis.

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Metropolis M Magazine for contemporary art No 6 — 2022