New perspectives on Eastern European avant-gardes - Report from a summer school

Annosh Urbanke

The political turbulence in Eastern Europe left its mark on the art scene. In a recent summer school perspectives on the 1990s in Eastern Europe were gathered. Annosh Urbanke shares the highlights of the week where Anton Vidokle discussed cosmism, Zdenka Badovinac the role of individual artists’ archives and Arseny Zhilyaev presented the Institute for Mastering Time.

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Letter from Beijing - Artist in Residence #5
Goeun Bae

This summer we have invited artists to write a letter or a postcard from their temporary residencies all around the world. Today Goeun Bae writes a letter to her father.

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Colour Critique - Why the white cube is no longer white - Reflections #17

Melanie Bühler

How to understand the revival of coloured walls in recent exhibitions? Melanie Bühler takes us through the history of the white - and coloured - cube and puts the apparent end of chromophobia in context.

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Postcard from Arita - Artist in Residence #4

Antye Günther

This summer we have invited artists to write a letter or a postcard from their temporary residencies all around the world. Today Antye Günther writes a short note to a friend from her current residency in Japan.

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New opportunities - Artistic internationalism after the end of the long 1990s - Reflections #16

Kuba Szreder

For Kuba Szreder, today’s political turbulence does not signify that we should move backwards, but rather move on, accelerate, and fulfil the unrealised premises of alter-globalisation. Global contemporary art has to become less privileged in order to be turned into a project of global justice.

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Pauline Curnier Jardin (born 1980 in Marseille) as the prize winner of the prestigious Preis der Nationalgalerie. read more
Berlin’s Top Collectors Are Opening Their Art-Filled Private Spaces to the Public for One Special Night read more
Four Stars Review for new film Lonnie van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan in The Observer/The Guardian. read more
How Does an Artist Get a Gallery, Anyway? Here Are 11 Practical Steps. 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

In conversation with Omer Fast

Laura Herman visited Appendix , Omer Fast’s first solo show in Belgium at STUK Leuven, and had a conversation with the artist about his construction of artificial environments, and use of cinematic devices which confuse our sense of... read more

Collections in Transition, Users in Position

While working on a review on the quite dense conference Collections in Transition: Decolonising, Demodernising and Decentralising? , I feel modest and humble. I attended one day of the two-day event, which also included presentations of... read more

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Metropolis M Magazine for contemporary art No 4 — 2019