The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin

Weronika Trojanska

Since its conception, Walter Benjamin's “The Passagenwerk” has been cited on numerous occasions, inspiring artists, philosophers and theoreticians. The current exhibition at the Jewish Museum shows that there are still many more ways to approach this complex project. 

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Tyler Coburn's speculative evolution & ergonomic futures 

Corine van Emmerik

At bookshop San Serriffe, American artist Tyler Coburn held a lecture on his multi-part project Ergonomic futures, which questions contemporary “fitness” through the lens of speculative evolution.

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Covering, Layering, Obscuring, Revealing: Ger van Elk at Kröller-Müller Museum

Megan Mullarky

Imagination and materiality go hand in hand in Ger van Elk at the Kröller-Müller Museum.

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Love Thy Neighbor

Weronika Trojanska

In Love thy Neighbor at the Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York City, artists address identity politics via the figure of "the neighbor", exploring how we position ourselves with regard to otherness. 

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Post-Peace re-staged: the politics of doing politics

Herbert Ploegman

Post-Peace, an exhibition curated by Amsterdam-based Russian curator Katia Krupennikova, opened recently at the Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany. Winner of the Akbank Sanat International Curator Competition 2015, the show was scheduled to open in Istanbul March 2016, but was cancelled five days before the opening by the cultural centre of Akbank. One year later, the show is now hosted by two of the jury members that originally selected the exhibition for the prize.

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Reviews

The exhaustion of being nice 

Corine van Emmerik

Looking for Jesus 

Natasha Hoare

2017 Whitney Biennial

Weronika Trojanska

Iggy Pop Life Class by Jeremy Deller

Weronika Trojanska
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Metropolis M Magazine for contemporary art No 4 — 2017