'It's just who we are' - The White Pube's somatic art criticism

Hannah Vollam & Emily Palmer

How can art criticism keep up with the media developments of the times? In this second contribution of a series on new forms of art criticism, Emily Palmer and Hannah Vollam engage with Zarina Muhammad of critical platform The White Pube, which reviews video games, TV series and meals alongside museums, exhibitions and artworks. Will this 'embodied criticism' foster a new understanding of culture?

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‘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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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

Verandering is de enige constante – over A Lasting Truth is Change bij het Van Abbemuseum

Een tentoonstelling vol alliteratie en beeldrijm. De eerste collectiepresentatie in het Van Abbemuseum van Yolande Zola Zoli van der Heide, de nieuwe conservator tentoonstellingen, valt op door de speelse en gelaagde vorm van presenteren en... read more

Thinking in public – A portrait of Shimmer

What makes Shimmer so special? Nele Brökelmann talks to its curators Eloise Sweetman en Jason Hendrik Hansma to find out more about the ever changing art space in Rotterdam. The view from Shimmer’s window consists of huge cranes,... read more

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Metropolis M Magazine for contemporary art No 2 — 2023