‘The depth of my work consists in finding spaces of community for Black people’ – an interview with Tracian Meikle

Marsha Bruinen

Being an expert on memorial murals in Kingston (Jamaica) Tracian Meikle came to Amsterdam to study how art can help to learn about the socio-economic and political tensions within a city. It is still a crucial element in her academic, curatorial and educational work. In a new series of interviews on PhD-research its Marsha Bruinen talks to Meikle about the mechanisms of exclusion she aims to unsettle, and the communal spaces she aims to create. 

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Bringing together friends and established artists:  passing by Tilde in Amsterdam

Lotte van Geijn

By appointment Diego Diez opens the door to his apartment annex exhibition space Tilde. Lotte van Geijn passes by to talk to Diez about his project and to visit Titele, the current show with works by Gabrielė Adomaitytė, Rezi van Lankveld and W. Rossen.

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‘Where are those stars to shoot for?’ - in conversation with artist and writer Mayis Rukel 

Nele Brökelmann

Nele Brökelmann talks to the 2020 recipient of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy Award for Autonomous Art about his widely praised graduation work The Pendant and his plans for the future.

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NOW ONLINE - Verkiezingen zijn niet genoeg! Kunstpraktijken als democratische vernieuwing (IN DUTCH)


Videoregistration of Elections Are Not Enough! Art Practices as Democratic Renewal, debate organised by Metropolis M and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Joram Kraaijeveld, research editor at Metropolis M, talks to Sarafina Paulina Bonita van Ast, Teresa Borasino, Quinsy Gario, Harpo ’t Hart, Caitlin Schaap, Jonas Staal en Simone Zeefuik about the relation between political and artistic action in and out of parliament.

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Learning from Grief

Staci Bu Shea

After a year of loss, Staci Bu Shea refects on the meaning of grief. 'Grief is here, irresolvable and unwavering, and that does not change.' We must learn how to live with it. Art and literature can help. They are full of life while also carrying death, at the same time, in the same moment.

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Metropolis M Magazine for contemporary art No 1 — 2021