Wound Garden – Berlinde De Bruyckere at the Museum Hof van Busleyden

Ory Dessau

Berlinde De Bruyckere's current solo It almost seemed a Lily at the Museum Hof van Busleyden is one of the artist's best shows so far, according to Ory Dessau.

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When violence is always close -  Carolina Ponce de León and Madelon van Schie on contemporary Latin American art

Jorne Vriens

Both Framer Framed / Beautiful Distress House and gallery tegenboschvanvreden currently present shows with a focus on art from Latin America. Jorne Vriens meets up with the curators Carolina Ponce de Léon and Madelon van Schie to discuss how the current social situation is of influence to the art scene.

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Only the 'L'is missing - Louis Lüthi's collection of alphabet books

Zoë Dankert

Some of the books are well-known – Andy Warhol’s a: A Novel, Georges Perec’s W, or the Memory of Childhood, Thomas Pynchon’s V. Louis Lüthi on his book A Die with Twenty-Six Faces (see also Metropolis M Nr 1-2019 Circulation), a metafictional essay and a literary quest through his collection of alphabet books, or books with letters for titles.

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'It does not always have to be political' - introducing Garage Rotterdam's new curator Marina Coelho

Zoë Dankert

How much time do we actually spend thinking and caring for the mass of flesh and blood in which we spend our lives? Not enough, according to curator Marina Coelho. That is why The House Where You Live Forever, Coelho’s first group exhibition at Garage is “a homage to the body.”

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The proof is in the process - Clare Butcher on the art world's renewed interest in cooking

Clare Butcher

What makes food fashionable? Art-making processes are moving closer to food-making practices and artists and institutions find inspiration in the global histories of certain ingredients and the domesticity of eating together. Clare Butcher guides us through this development and its merits.

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Ook in Londen sluiten galeries: Tenderpixel will close at the end of March 2019 read more
Bucharest Biennale appoints Henk Slager as curator for 2020 edition. read more
Jack Burnham (1931–2019), the American art critic, known for his system art theory, died at the age of 87. read more
ruangrupa Selected as Artistic Direction of documenta 15. For the First Time an Artist Collective Curates the International Art... 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

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

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 1 — 2019