‘What does it mean to come from places that no longer exist?’ - ­ ­an interview with Etienne Kallos

Jue Yang

​As someone who exists within a state of intergenerational displacement, filmmaker Etienne Kallos delves into the cinematic forms of ‘unbelonging’. 'I’m queer, ethnically Greek, a South African from America and now in Europe. It’s not clear how it all adds up. I try to work through these fractures in my work.'

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‘The work is ours together, because we give meaning to it together’ — in conversation with Marian Duff

Olivia Brown

Grind culture, Black joy, and transparent museums: Marian Duff, founding director and head curator of the Open Space Contemporary Art Museum, tells Olivia Brown about OSCAM’s drive, ambitions and plans for the future. ‘We’ve shown ourselves enough. So now we’re going back to our core business. And what is important for us is calm.’

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Steve McQueen, Grenfell - Disaster in Detail

Bianca A. Manu

A vast expanse sprays the screen like a helicopter fighting a wildfire. The frame becomes a stream of water, our vision following as it dissipates across the city. Steve McQueen opens his new film Grenfell with his signature singular shot: panning the capital, giving us an Icarian view of London. 

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Criticising the Art World through Memes - a conversation with Cem A. aka @freeze_magazine

Nadeche Remst

In a series on new forms of art criticism Nadeche Remst talks to Cem A. about memes. Cem A. is editor of the Instagram account @freeze_magazine, a platform for satirical memes on the art world. Can a meme be more than a good joke?

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'What's more important than two women talking about web development?' - Life and Work of Maisa Imamović

Delany Boutkan

‘My research comes from having to do the things that my bureaucratic situation conditions me to do.’ Delany Boutkan asks artist, writer and web-developer Maisa Imamović about her research practice and the book The Psychology of the Web Developer, Reality of a Female Freelancer she recently published with the Institute of Network Cultures.

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Together with the fundraising initiative Artists in Solidarity Netherlands, Nieuwe Instituut, IABR, Kunstinstituut Melly, Rijksakademie... read more
Hundreds of Artists Are Voicing Support for Reina Sofia Director Manuel Borja-Villel, Who Abruptly Departed the Museum Amid Right-Wing... read more
Willem de Ridder has died. read more
The British-Caribbean sculptor Veronica Ryan won the Turner Prize 2022, for her Windrush sculpture and for her solo exhibition “Along a... read more
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In reference to the central theme of Metropolis M No 5- PALEO a review of Anselm Franke & Hila Peleg's exhibition and book Ape... read more
Yes, But is it Edible is a unique book, presenting the scores of two operas of the American composer Robert Ashley. read more
Where is play in art? Fucking Good Art talks about it with Tijs Goldschmidt, Evelyne Reeves, Joris Luyendijk and Zoë Gray. read more
A new magazine by the Mexican artist Mariana Castillo Deball examines the way objects and artifacts work in our understanding of... read more
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Slideshows | Video’s

Layers of Reality: Perception Study of a Synaesthete

Boekenweek 2018

What is the colour of nostalgia? For most of us this would seem like an abstract or even nonsensical question. Not for Anna Püschel. For as long as she can remember her emotions have been tinted with colour. Her resolute answer to the... read more

Collections in Transition, Users in Position

While working on a review on the quite dense conference Collections in Transition: Decolonising, Demodernising and Decentralising? , I feel modest and humble. I attended one day of the two-day event, which also included presentations of... read more

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Metropolis M Magazine for contemporary art No 2 — 2023