The exhaustion of being nice 

Corine van Emmerik

Why Is Everybody Being So Nice? is the title of the four-day long program organized by De Appel Curatorial Programme held in their new location Broedplaats Lely. The program came to a close with The Night of Exhaustion and Exuberance, a collective sleepover, investigating the potential of collective sleeping as a gesture of resistance and appropriation of time and space. 

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2017-2057: Gearing up for the Long Haul - a Column by Victoria Ivanova

Victoria Ivanova

I have often asked myself whether my great-grandmother who had suffered the brunt of multiple discombobulating transitions -- the First World War, the Russian Revolution, Soviet collectivisation, famines, Stalin’s repressions, the Second World War, the breakup of Soviet Union and the violence of primitive accumulation in eastern Ukraine in the 1990s, -- equally considered the turbulences of her life-time to be exceptional.

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Looking for Jesus 

Natasha Hoare

The exhibition Looking for Jesus kicks off the residency of Brazilian artist Jonathas de Andrade at project space Tale of a Tub. In the installation de Andrade is in pursuit of a 'new face of Jesus'.

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2017 Whitney Biennial

Weronika Trojanska

This year's Whitney Biennial does not leave the visitor indifferent.

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A Memoir Polemic, Tirdad Zolghadr on his new book Traction

Jelle Bouwhuis

In his new book Traction Tirdad Zolghadr argues that contemporary art is defined by a moral economy of indeterminacy that allows curators and artists to imagine themselves on the other side of power. An interview.


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The exhaustion of being nice 
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Slideshows | Video’s

Documenta 14 - Learning From Athens

Met 163 kunstenaars op meer dan veertig locaties opende dit weekend in Athene het eerste deel van documenta 14 voor het grote publiek. Laura Herman bezocht de tentoonstelling en geeft haar eerste indrukken (in 45 foto's). In het juni/julinummer... read more

Micro Art Initiatives #5: Zoete Broodjes in Amsterdam-West 

Iedereen kent de Witte de Withstraat in Rotterdam. In de jaren zeventig had de straat een slechte reputatie vanwege de vele louche cafés en gokhuizen, maar in de jaren negentig onderging de straat een metamorfose, toen er werd besloten om het de... read more

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Metropolis M Magazine for contemporary art No 2 — 2017