Stories against historical erasure - Tell Freedom. 15 South African artists

Nicole Sciarone

How to deal with the still healing wound of apartheid and Dutch colonialism in South Africa? In a rather optimistic, and dense, exhibition at Kunsthal Kade fifteen South African artists interweave personal and political narratives to talk about the country's future. 

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On Touch - Queer electrons and feeling philosophy

Corine van Emmerik

How to think of touch in relation to queerness? Studium Generale Rietveld Academie organized Hold Me Now, a four-day conference with a large number of superstar academics. Spoiler alert: touch does not seem to exist. 

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The Human Insect

Jareh Das

What do insects, architecture and the radio have to do with one-another? The Human Insect: Antenna Architecture 1887- 2017, one of five exhibitions put together under the title Dissident Gardens at Het Nieuwe Instituut, explores potentials for an insect-like architecture. 

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Artists do not retire 

Nicole Sciarone

On the 27th of March Mondriaan Fund organised a networking event for proven talent at Nest in The Hague. Using Leo Delfgaauw’s essay Old masters - The topicality of advanced artistic practice as a starting point, the event aimed to discuss important topics, such as recognition for older artists, their visibility, and the transfer of knowledge.

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WheredoIendandyoubegin - Shilpa Gupta

Nicole Sciarone

In the exhibition Where do I begin at Museum Voorlinden Shilpa Gupta explores the conceptual use of the border as well as the sociopolitical dimension of the fence separating India and Bangladesh.

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Human and Mineral

This Rare Earth — Stories from Below

Kyveli Mavrokordopoulou
humans of the institution
Corine van Emmerik
WTF is the message?!
Corine van Emmerik

The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin

Weronika Trojanska
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Metropolis M Magazine for contemporary art No 2 — 2018