Feel that foot and that tension – Bruce Nauman’s retrospective at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Patrick van Rossem

Flickering light, screaming clowns and squeezing lips: in cooperation with Tate Museum, Stedelijk hosts a long awaited, affective retrospective of Bruce Nauman’s work. Much like the steps he takes while famously walking the white lines of a taped square, Nauman’s practice proves itself to be precise and controlled.

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Sandberg + Rietveld Graduation Show 2021 - Of mythologies, materialities and alternative relationalities

Manuela Zammit

Manuela Zammit goes to take a look at the graduation shows of the Sandberg Instituut and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, selecting some personal favourites from almost 200 works of international graduates that were on show between July 7-11.

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Graduation Shows 2021 –  HKU Masters of Fine Art - Towards a Spectrum of the Intangible 

Alyxandra Westwood

In light of the pandemic which has been raging throughout the world for the past year and a half, it is no surprise that the masters’ student’s final graduation presentation at the HKU this year gestures towards a more introspective, verging on poetic approach to contemporary art practice. 

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‘Brothers, exalt thee to freedom!’ – Dries Verhoeven and ten Bulgarian collaborators 

Manuela Zammit

Artist Dries Verhoeven invited ten Bulgarian migrant workers to perform ‘a visual requiem for the working man’ on several Dutch theatre stages. For the duration of the project, they live and sleep in West Den Haag – home for documentation of the project as well.

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“You died today.” - meditating on your own disintegrating body with Vibeke Mascini and Babs Bakels

Nele Brökelmann

Can art help us to learn to embrace the inevitable end of our lives? The sound-installation This body that once was you by Vibeke Mascini and Babs Bakels takes one participant at a time on a journey of actively visualizing their own disintegrating body. It is not at all about the experience of dying, but about the process of returning to matter.

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Metropolis M Magazine for contemporary art No 3 — 2021