Disrupting the fairytale of technological progress – Marit Westerhuis' fight against the sponsors of the Groninger Museum

Maia Paduraru

The opening of Marit Westerhuis’ post-apocalyptic installation MEGALITH at the Groninger Museum included an unannounced protest action by Fossil Free Culture NL adressing the fossil fueled sponsorships of the museum. Maia Padura talks to the artist and museum director Andreas Blühm about the protest and the exhibition. Will it bring a change of museum policy?

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Senses / Sedimentations – a conversation with Elizabeth A. Povinelli

Vivian Ziherl

Vivian Ziherl talks to Elizabeth Povinelli, academic and member of the Karrabing Film Collective, about her recent books The Inheritance and Between Gaia and Ground and her research on the ancestral, political identity and the entanglements of existence.

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Repositioning the audience – in conversation with Caz Egelie

Alyxandra Westwood

Brightly coloured shapes, absurdist costumes referencing both fashion and art history, geometric abstraction, animation and brilliant red fingernails that poke-up from the floor; all can be found in the works of the artist Caz Egelie (1994). Egelie’s art practice employs performance, theatre, costumes, found clothing and objects, sculptures and two-dimensional works. Together, these gestures form carefully arranged installations, or rather: scenes, patiently waiting to be activated by the viewer.

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In the Spirit of Chiara Fumai

Kari Conte

DJ, medium and artist Chiara Fumai speaks in the voices of others in her work. Disturbingly direct, poetic yet penetrating, Fumai calls attention to the marginalized and oppressed, mainly women who have sometimes been dead for ages. On the five-year anniversary of Fumai's own death, Kari Conte portrays an artist whose voice only resonates stronger after her passing away.

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The Paintings of Miko Veldkamp: Windows to a Cosmopolitan’s Memory and Imagination

Kerstin Winking

Miko Veldkamp’s paintings are layered windows into a cosmopolitan environment in which figures, memories, colors and cultures blend. In light of Miko Veldkamp’s exhibition Ghost Stories at Workplace Gallery in London, Kerstin Winking pays Veldkamp a visit in his New York studio.

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Metropolis M Magazine for contemporary art No 2 — 2022