Towards an age of listening and relationality – talking to Rolando Vázquez about Vistas of Modernity

Leana Boven

​In Vistas of Modernity Rolando Vázquez draws together insights and action points situated within decolonial thought that call for the end of the contemporary. Leana Boven talks to Vázquez about the aesthesic move he envisions: one from enunciation and representation towards listening and relationality.

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Feel that foot and that tension – Bruce Nauman’s retrospective at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Patrick van Rossem

Flickering light, screaming clowns and squeezing lips: in cooperation with Tate Museum, Stedelijk hosts a long awaited, affective retrospective of Bruce Nauman’s work. Much like the steps he takes while famously walking the white lines of a taped square, Nauman’s practice proves itself to be precise and controlled.

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Grasping intimacy – in conversation with Verena Blok

Agnieszka Wodzińska

Embracing, but also suppressing each other: the sculptures, photographs, and work-in-progress video Verena Blok exhibited during Rijksakademie’s Open Studios pay tribute to womanhood and explore the tension between looking and being looked at. Agnieszka Wodzińska speaks with Blok about her intimate work, inspired by Polish relatives, generational differences and meaningful encounters.

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Sandberg + Rietveld Graduation Show 2021 - Of mythologies, materialities and alternative relationalities

Manuela Zammit

Manuela Zammit goes to take a look at the graduation shows of the Sandberg Instituut and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, selecting some personal favourites from almost 200 works of international graduates that were on show between July 7-11.

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Graduation Shows 2021 –  HKU Masters of Fine Art - Towards a Spectrum of the Intangible 

Alyxandra Westwood

In light of the pandemic which has been raging throughout the world for the past year and a half, it is no surprise that the masters’ student’s final graduation presentation at the HKU this year gestures towards a more introspective, verging on poetic approach to contemporary art practice. 

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Metropolis M Magazine for contemporary art No 3 — 2021