Lesser-Of-Two-Evils-Ism: Participating in Election 2020 USA

Jeremiah Day

How is one to consider the 2020 US Presidential election, to get involved either mentally or in any practical sense? Jeremiah Day discusses the choice between two evils. Can “non-participation” have public meaning?

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Walking around with your eyes closed 

Kaylie Kist

Blindfolded in Amstelpark, Kaylie Kist joins one of the walks curated this autumn by Zone2Source as part of their exhibition and public programme Mind Your Step. A sense of vulnerability opens up as she and other participants are trying to navigate through the park. Auditory and tactile senses are intensified, allowing for alternative ways of responding to eco-political challenges to emerge.

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‘The candles on the tables are on, but who lights them?’ – in conversation with Youngeun Sohn 

Femke de Vries

​Many will know her from last Jan van Eyck Open Studios, where she was cleaning the windows of the building while filming the viewers. In all her work Youngeun Sohn explores a daily practice that remains largely unnoticed. Her latest collaborative work with artist Niina Tervo called Dinner in the Forest Garden will be presented at Salon de Normandy in Paris later this week.

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‘A project in process’ – in conversation with curator Renata Ceretto about the 11th edition of the Berlin Biennale

Madelon van Schie

The 11th edition of the Berlin Biennale is slowly coming to an end with its epilogue exhibition The Crack Begins Within. We ask Renata Cervetto, one of its curators, about the biennale and its reach during a pandemic: 'Covid-19 enabled us to work on a lower, more human and local scale, something that we had been aiming for already before the pandemic.' 

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Contemporary Art Under the Sign of Sedna

Amanda Boetzkes

Across the circumpolar North, the story of the water goddess Sedna prevails as one of the most beloved and animated myths of Inuit culture. Several artists recently devoted work on this myth, amongst whom Shuvenai Ashoona and Shary Boyle, whi currently participate in the berlin biennale in Berlin.

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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 5 — 2020