Does Witte de With have to change its name? 

Florian Cramer

Witte de With is subject of a public debate on its name giver Admiral Witte Corneliszoon de With (1599 – 1658). Rotterdam based research professor and writer Florian Cramer thinks it should change its name.

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Documenting documenta 14 Athens

iLiana Fokianaki

There has been a lot of criticism on documenta 14 (d14) both locally and internationally since the very moment it was announced under the title Learning from Athens. The opening of the show a few weeks ago did not silence the opposing voices.

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2017-2057: Gearing up for the Long Haul - a Column by Victoria Ivanova

Victoria Ivanova

I have often asked myself whether my great-grandmother who had suffered the brunt of multiple discombobulating transitions -- the First World War, the Russian Revolution, Soviet collectivisation, famines, Stalin’s repressions, the Second World War, the breakup of Soviet Union and the violence of primitive accumulation in eastern Ukraine in the 1990s, -- equally considered the turbulences of her life-time to be exceptional.

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Dutch Democracy: A User Experience
Vivian Ziherl

An English-language blog on the arts, the state, and business unusual over the 2017 Netherlands Election.

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Dutch Democracy, A User Experience - Blog #1: If the Poets Should Have Their Revenge

Vivian Ziherl

An English-Language Blog on Governance, the Arts, the State, and Business Unusual Over the 2017 Netherlands’ Elections. Featuring Stefan Themerson (Check the video!)

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Opinion

Progress in art - Column by Anselm Franke

Anselm Franke

A Summons for Storage

Helen Kaplinsky
White raven
Domeniek Ruyters
Beyond the new
Hella Jongerius & Louise Schouwenberg
Why New York Museums love German Cars
Hinde Haest
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Metropolis M Magazine for contemporary art No 5 — 2017