DOC - message from the Parisian underground

Nanda Janssen

Each vibrant metropolis needs a fertile soil. Paris is often accused of not having one, and of being dominated by prestigious museums and market-driven galleries. True, there is no abundance of artist initiatives, but let us highlight the one that makes a difference. Meet DOC.

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Dutch Democracy: A User Experience
Vivian Ziherl

An English-language blog on the arts, the state, and business unusual over the 2017 Netherlands Election.

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Kwezi Gule and Simangaliso Sibiya
Dorine van Meel

One of the concrete tasks that lies ahead of us is the decolonization of the art world. Khwezi Gule, writer and Chief Curator at the Soweto Museums and artist Simangaliso Sibiya, a representative of the students at FUNDA Community College in Soweto, talk to the Dutch artist Dorine van Meel.

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Dutch Democracy, A User Experience - Blog #1: If the Poets Should Have Their Revenge

Vivian Ziherl

An English-Language Blog on Governance, the Arts, the State, and Business Unusual Over the 2017 Netherlands’ Elections. Featuring Stefan Themerson (Check the video!)

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Unknown Tehran

Mariska van den Berg

Tehran's art scene is permeated with a deep sense of its own history, which is marked by foreign domination and interference as well as almost four decades of Islamic rule. A visit to a comprehensive, lively and fully connected art scene.

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The Case Against Dana Schutz. Why her painting of Emmett Till at the Whitney Biennial insults his memory. read more
Film-maker Jonas Mekas to show photographs from his time as a WWII refugee at Documenta 14. Images the Lithuanian-American artist took... read more
Centre Pompidou to pop up in Shanghai. Paris Modern art museum in negotiations to open space in West Bund cultural district. read more
Trisha Brown, the choreographer and exemplar of the founding generation of American postmodern dance, died on Saturday in San Antonio.... 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

'Mensen willen immersief ervaren, opgaan in belevingen, zich overgeven'- Angelique Spaninks over de STRP Biënnale 2017

Angelique Spaninks, directeur van de STRP Biënnale, vindt dat de internationale mediafestivals te vaak te negatief tegen de ontwikkeling van de technologie aankijken. Er zijn volgens haar genoeg redenen er ook optimistischer... read more

Nieuw in de BIS – in gesprek met Framer Framed 

Framer Framed, een platform voor kunst en cultuur met een expositieruimte in de Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam Noord, functioneerde jarenlang op projectbasis. Dit jaar trad het voor het eerst toe tot de BIS – de Basis Infrastructuur van het... read more

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Metropolis M Magazine for contemporary art No 1 — 2017