humans of the institution
Corine van Emmerik

The three days conference Humans of the Institution in Amsterdam brought together curators, theorists and artists from all over the world to discuss ways to speak out about their precarious positions in the cultural field.

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Performance Matters

Performa 17's opening week

Jareh Das

For its 2017 edition, Performa firmly anchors its curatorial theme in the legacy of Dada. Is the fervour of Dada ‘to enrage the bourgeoisie and instigate nihilism in art’ visible at Performa? A closer look at Performa's opening week in New York. 

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WTF is the message?!
Corine van Emmerik

Is Marshall McLuhan's thinking about media and technology still of meaning to the arts? 

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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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Metropolis M Magazine for contemporary art No 5 — 2017