‘The candles on the tables are on, but who lights them?’ – in conversation with Youngeun Sohn 

Femke de Vries

​​​Many will know her from last Jan van Eyck Open Studios, where she was cleaning the windows of the building while filming the viewers. In all her work Youngeun Sohn explores a daily practice that remains largely unnoticed. Her latest work is a dinner which will be presented at the Normandy Hôtel in Paris later this week.

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‘A project in process’ – in conversation with curator Renata Ceretto about the 11th edition of the Berlin Biennale

Madelon van Schie

The 11th edition of the Berlin Biennale is slowly coming to an end with its epilogue exhibition The Crack Begins Within. We ask Renata Cervetto, one of its curators, about the biennale and its reach during a pandemic: 'Covid-19 enabled us to work on a lower, more human and local scale, something that we had been aiming for already before the pandemic.' 

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Contemporary Art Under the Sign of Sedna

Amanda Boetzkes

Across the circumpolar North, the story of the water goddess Sedna prevails as one of the most beloved and animated myths of Inuit culture. Several artists recently devoted work on this myth, amongst whom Shuvenai Ashoona and Shary Boyle, whi currently participate in the berlin biennale in Berlin.

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OPEN CALL research fellow / temporary editor

The editors of Metropolis M are looking for a research fellow who will be researching a subject of his, her or their choice and expertise for a special edition of the print edition of Metropolis M, and / or for an event or conference curated by the fellow.

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Archival activations — the writings by Nam June Paik 

Hanna B. Hölling

We Are in Open Circuits: Writings by Nam June Paik (2019) terminates a long silence in publishing primary sources related to Nam June Paik’s work. The volume sheds new light on Paik’s artistic-philosophical project which is currently on view in the traveling exhibition Nam June Paik: The Future is Now soon to reopen at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

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Metropolis M Magazine for contemporary art No 5 — 2020