The museum as a shelter for refugees - Christoph Büchel at SMAK, Ghent

Ory Dessau

WEEKEND LONG READ Some exhibitions require time to reflect. Ory Dessau writes (in retrospect) about the most important (and confronting) exhibition he has seen this year: Christoph Büchel’s From the Collection | Verlust der Mitte at S.M.A.K.

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WTF is the message?!
Corine van Emmerik

Is Marshall McLuhan's thinking about media and technology still of meaning to the arts? 

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Collections in Transition, Users in Position

Jelle Bouwhuis

The symposium Collections in Transition: Decolonising, Demodernising and Decentralising? at the Van Abbemuseum, which discussed the moving position of the museum from a decolonial perspective, offered a lot of interesting talks, although not much space for dialogue. 

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Ignorance is not innocence:

'There’s a lot of unpleasantness that comes with the reality of how things get to your plate'

Alix de Massiac

For the transhistorical fellowship at Frans Hals | de Hallen, art historian Abigail Winograd is willing to look beyond the borders of space and time so she can mess with all the preconceived notions you might have been taught about food (and stuff). 17th century food, to be more accurate. Metropolis M caught up with her in Haarlem. 

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The exhaustion of being nice 

Corine van Emmerik

Looking for Jesus 

Natasha Hoare

2017 Whitney Biennial

Weronika Trojanska

DOC - message from the Parisian underground

Nanda Janssen
Dutch Democracy: A User Experience
Vivian Ziherl
Suzanne Cotter will be the new director of Mudam Luxembourg. She has been Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Serralves... read more
Alistair Hudson (currrently director MIMA) appointed as new Director for Manchester Art Gallery and The University of Manchester’s... read more
Hauser & Wirth’s fictional Bronze Age museum that was shown at Frieze Art Fair is re-staged in a museum  read more
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art sold to Chinese investors. Leading Beijing museum had been on the market since June 2016. read more
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A profile of the author whose work is often labelled as 'scifi'- which she herself has described as a 'kiss of death'.... read more
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
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Reviews | Most read
Giraudet de Boudemange Fries Museum
Review — Vanessa van 't Hoogt
Read My World Festival
Review — Zoë Dankert
locus EYE
Review — Zoë Dankert
Park Tilburg
Review — Liza Voetman
Slideshows | Video’s

Zie mij, ik schilderij

Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst 2017

De inleiding van juryvoorzitter Benno Tempel in de catalogus van de Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst maakt nieuwsgierig. Hij zegt dat er op dit moment heel veel figuratie in de schilderkunst te vinden is, veelal in reactie op de politieke situatie.... read more

Spetterende seizoensopening bij de Amsterdamse galeries

Pak fiets of tram en hop van galerie naar galerie in Amsterdam. Zoë Dankert ging je voor en geeft een korte indruk van de huidige tentoonstellingen van een vijftal galeries. Van de Jordaan naar de Pijp met een kleine omweg via Oud-Zuid weer... read more

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Metropolis M Magazine for contemporary art No 5 — 2017