Amberes, Roberto Bolaño's Antwerp - Talking to curator Nav Haq

Sofie Crabbé

Displaying a raw energy that he would later develop to establish himself as one of the most original writers of his generation, Roberto Bolaño’s early experimental novella Amberes (English: Antwerp) is a source of inspiration for a homonymous group exhibition at M HKA in Antwerp. Sofie Crabbé had a conversation with senior curator Nav Haq about the creativity, power and relevance of Bolaño’s writing and how it resonates in both contemporary and historical art.

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‘Hearing is a condition that we aspire to’ - on the work of Samson Young - Reflections #12

Linnea Semmerling

Samson Young's work is often extremely seductive but with a vicious political edge to it (with commentaries on military strategies, bells, weapons and Band Aid).His remarkable sound artworks are now on show at Looiersgracht 60 in a duoshow with Steffani Jemison organized in collaboration with De Appel.   

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Roaming as a way of schooling – DAI in Sardinia

Giulia Crispiani

DAI, short for the Dutch Art Institute, calls itself a roaming academy as its students and teachers get together in another place every month. What does this educational model offer? Giulia Crispiani gives an insider’s report of a week of collectivity in Sardinia. 

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Egg Stories - Pedro Wirz interview

Domeniek Ruyters

One of his egg scuptures is presented on the cover of Metropolis M No 2-2019 Magisch realisme. Talking to Pedro Wirz about his love for the egg.

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Les Louvres and/or Kicking the Dead - Talking to Walid Raad 

Róman Kienjet

Seven rooms exhibit three multiannual projects and over fifteen artworks with an accompanying program of Raad’s renowned performance Les Louvres and/or Kicking the Dead. I met Raad the second day of the exhibition at the Stedelijk in a cigar bar in Amsterdam. He talked, I listened.

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Features
Alexandra Galkina
Sergey Guskov
Villa Vassilieff, an interview with Virginie Bobin
Maaike Lauwaert
The Museum of (nearly) Everything
Alix de Massiac
Simone Forti
Emma I. Panza
After Crimea
Sergey Guskov
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Metropolis M Magazine for contemporary art No 3 — 2019