‘What is the caring thing to do now?’ – a conversation with artist lucie draai

Nele Brökelmann

Born in 1979 in Bogotá, Colombia, lucie draai was adopted by a Dutch couple when she was just a couple of weeks old. Growing up in the Netherlands as an adoptee of colour has made her aware of different aspects of care – differences she further explored during her eight months of living with and caring for the living matter of slime mould (‘Physarum polycephalum’). Currently, her exhibition from yellow to brown (un)measured against a white background is on view at Daily Practice in Rotterdam.

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Metropolis M Podcasts - Vibeke Mascini - Attentions yet to come - Part 1 + 2 - talking to Raviv Ganchrow and Pam Jordan

Vibeke Mascini

A research in the sensorial qualities of sound that reach beyond the regime of the visible by artist Vibeke Mascini who is talking to sound artist Raviv Ganchrow and sound archeologist Pam Jordan.

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What documenta fifteen offered to the future - documenta fifteen closing days #1

Aneta Rostkowska and Giulia Bellinetti

In the current media debates about documenta fifteen a very important aspect of the event is almost being absent: the fact that it was a tangible proposal for artists, curators and art institutions concerning how to work differently. This proposal invoked very positive reactions inside a large part of the art scene in Germany and internationally. What were the reasons for this enthusiasm?

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Facing cruelty with minimalism – Katerina Sidorova’s ‘Bottleneck’ at West Den Haag

Maia Paduraru

Born in Russia, Yaroslavl, a city located 200km away from Moscow, Katerina Sidorova is now based in The Hague, where she tries to understand the development of the country towards its current state of authoritarianism and aggression. ‘Bottleneck’, her current exhibition at West Den Haag, is the result of this personal and political artistic process.

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Photographing nature – ‘Inside the Outside’ at CODA Apeldoorn – Art and ecology #5

Joris van den Einden

For the fifth episode of his series on art and ecology, Joris van den Einden departs from the exhibition Inside the Outside – pioneers in lens-based media at CODA in Apeldoorn to think more broadly about the specific ways in which photography and other lens-based media can work to visualise a concept so diverse in its interpretation as ‘nature’.

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Lara Khaldi will take on the position of director of de Appel, starting January 2023. Khaldi (born in Jerusalem and living in... read more
Censorship Must Be Refused: Letter from lumbung community at documenta fifteen. read more
Who's hot in recent biennials? Artnet publishes a list of the 17 current biennial stars. read more
Declaration - Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art announces the postponement of third edition (RIBOCA3) to 2023... 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 4 — 2022