We are the museum - a preview of ‘JR: Chronicles’ at  Groninger Museum

Maia Paduraru

Approaching the Groninger Museum, Maia Paduraru is faced with large black-and-white portraits of many people passing by whose face is being photographed, printed and pasted on its outside walls. Its the introduction to JR Chronicles, the mysterious artist who is known for the huge photographs he flyposts all around the world (and on Instagram). Coordinator Geertje Smeding walks Maia through the show.

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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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'I look at cheese holes as kind of a universe’ – visiting Margriet Craens on her residency in Friesland

Maia Paduraru

Margriet Craens is an artist and writer who likes to challenge our common assumptions about art, food, design and culture. Currently, she resides in a camper van in Friesland, researching the most well known product of Dutch culture: cheese. We caught a moment with her to talk about her residency. 

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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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Sylvère Lotringer died earlier this week (1938–2021) read more
Hundreds of artists sign open letter calling for U.S. to offer asylum to afghan culture workers. read more
Jane’a Johnson (US) will be the new Artistic Director at Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam. Johnson will join the management of Foam... read more
Mercedes Azpilicueta wins the VIII Marta-García Fajarado International Art Prize 2021(12.000 euro)   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

Het zoete leven - feestelijke seizoensopening Amsterdamse galeries

Ook bij de Amsterdamse galeries is het nieuwe culturele seizoen van start gegaan. Er is opvallend veel fotografie en schilderkunst dit jaar – met een flinke portie levenslust en oog voor detail. In Annet Gelink Gallery, Galerie Bart,... read more

Graduation Shows 2019: Gerrit Rietveld Academie

Een contemplatieve, naar binnen gekeerde eindejaarsshow bij Rietveld dit jaar. De Graduation Show van de Rietveld is weer open voor het publiek. Dit jaar studeren maar liefst 165 studenten af. Resultaat is een enigszins overvol gebouw, of... read more

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Metropolis M Magazine for contemporary art No 5 — 2021