The Real (E)State: On the Fate of Artistic and Cultural Spaces in the City

Manuela Zammit

Art spaces are forced to move out while there is no good alternative exhibition space to be found. Manuela Zammit talks to Hotel Mokum, P/////AKT and De Appel about the housing difficulties they are currently facing.

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Painting as a Platform for Community – in conversation with Pris Roos

Alyxandra Westwood

While many different curiosities come together in Pris Roos’ brightly coloured canvases and installations, there is one that clearly stands out: a strong sense of community. Alyxandra Westwood visits the artist in her studio in Rotterdam: ‘I hope that people can really become part of the gathering, moment, or story I have depicted on the canvas.’

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Yelling in the Belly of the Beast - talking to Alexis Blake about the Prix de Rome 2021

Machteld Leij

Alexis Blake was awarded the Prix de Rome in 2021 with her performance rock to jolt [ ] stagger to ash. It’s a choreography based on the sound of the female voice, social critique and the feeling of loss and voicelessness. 

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How student-led artist initiatives are changing the institution from within

Alyxandra Westwood

Does the Dutch art education system uphold the illusion that a neutral position can be promoted when it comes to political issues? This is one of many frustrating and perplexing questions that have resounded through art schools in the Netherlands over the past year. A growing disconnect between art school management and their current students and alumni has prompted the emergence of student-initiatives in art schools across the country.

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A Different Perspective: The Kiev Biennial and the Ukrainian Contemporary Art Field

Sjoukje van der Meulen

Coming week we look back to the year in art. In Eastern Europe, art biennials are joining forces: the biennials in Budapest, Prague, Warsaw, Riga and Kiev form alliances to promote small-scale, low-budget, activist and independent art events. Sjoukje van der Meulen visited the Kiev Biennial and highlights the special role this politically engaged manifestation plays in the Ukrainian capital.

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bell hooks, Pathbreaking Black Feminist, Dies at 69 read more
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
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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

In conversation with Omer Fast

Laura Herman visited Appendix , Omer Fast’s first solo show in Belgium at STUK Leuven, and had a conversation with the artist about his construction of artificial environments, and use of cinematic devices which confuse our sense of... read more

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Metropolis M Magazine for contemporary art No 6 — 2021