Sensing the State

Herbert Ploegman

A conversation with Terre Thaemlitz - ‘Fuck art, seriously. Fuck music. Fuck religion, while we're at it’ 

Phoebe Braithwaite

As the sun sets outside Cologne’s brilliant white, minimalist Christuskirche, I watch hardcore porn in soft focus. Women are penetrated while they perform domestic chores. Hips gyrate pinkly as the video collage cuts to another lurid scene – pinafored women and lithe young men are glimpsed as though through the haze of a rose-tinted telescope. 

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In conversation with Grant Kester
Erik Hagoort

Talking to Grant H. Kester, Professor of Art History in San Diego and founding editor of FIELD: A Journal of Socially Engaged Art Criticism. On the relation between art and social change. 'For me the aesthetic is, in a way, the missing piece of modern political theory.'

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Being: New Photography 2018

Weronika Trojanska

It is the survey of all photo surveys: New Photography at the MoMA. This year's selection includes the work of 16 artists showing how photography is trying to capture what it means to be a human.

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"The artist is an intellectual" - interview with Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy

Domeniek Ruyters

Witte de With is, after many heated discussions, on its way to a new name. Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, its director since the beginning of this year, is facing turbulent times. Who is she and what does she bring to the institute? 

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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 5 — 2018