Altered States - A review of Anne Boyer’s Keynote presentation: The Fallen Angel of the Senses
Kaylie Kist

Kaylie Kist visits a lecture by author Anne Boyer on a day of presentations, workshops and healing sessions at Kunstinstituut Melly.

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The mysterious life of matter: Carlos Irijalba at A Tale of a Tub

Manuela Zammit

Everything in the world and the cosmos is in constant flux: this is what Carlos Irijalba’s exhibition at A Tale of A Tub communicates. Strikingly, the artist manages to do so with relatively static sculptural, installation and photographic works. Manuela Zammit visited Joined an Avalanche, Never to Be Alone Again and shares her experience of the exhibiton.

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A double exercise – MVRDVHNI: The Living Archive of a Studio

Colin Keays

Situated right at the top of Het Nieuwe Instituut in a former office space, the current exhibition of MVRDV’s practice looks directly out towards the Depot of the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, the latest instagrammable landmark in the architectural studio’s eclectic oeuvre. Colin Keays visits a refreshing double exercise in re-interpreting an archive and exhibiting an architectural retrospective.

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To Keep the Fire Alive – MPA at Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen

Arnisa Zeqo

‘Theater comes from fire’, says American artist MPA, and their performance and exhibition at Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen is all about keeping that fire alive. Arnisa Zeqo talked to MPA and jumped on the bus of If I Can’t Dance to experience their work within the thick walls of a former bunker.

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26/F/NL seeking a way to reconnect at IMPAKT’s Modern Love festival

Agnieszka Wodzińska

How does the Internet impact the way we meet, date, love, and break up? Can artists bridge the gaps between individuals that capitalist modes of being, the COVID-19 pandemic, and social media all widened in recent years? Modern Love (or Love in the Age of Cold Intimacies) offers a refreshing take on how digitisation influences our most intimate relationships in a two-part exhibition across Utrecht and a vibrant hybrid programme of screenings, discussions, and performances.

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Metropolis M Magazine for contemporary art No 6 — 2021