Between hopeful digitisation and dystopian fantasy ­­– Fake Me Hard at AVL Mundo, Rotterdam

Agnieszka Wodzińska

Ambitious and at times baffling, Fake Me Hard manages to provide the public with a dazzling selection of varied works. What matters most is not how you respond to them, but what you do with your feelings of hopelessness, frustration, and/or excitement when you come out of the exhibition into a technologically mediated world in crisis.

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The Mother as a new artistic role model – in conversation with artist and researcher Deirdre M. Donoghue

Richtje Reinsma

For her PhD-research on ‘maternal aesth-ethics’ Deirdre M. Donoghue departed from the actual doings of mother-artists such as Weronika Zielinska, Courtney Kessel and Arahmaiani Feisal. Richtje Reinsma talks to her about mothering as 'a discipline' with far-reaching aesthetic, political and environmental force.

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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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Jane’a Johnson (US) will be the new Artistic Director at Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam. Johnson will join the management of Foam... read more
Mercedes Azpilicueta wins the VIII Marta-García Fajarado International Art Prize 2021(12.000 euro)   read more
Peter Osborne and Hito Steyerl lecturing at EARN conference coming Mai 21. read more
Shortlist Turner Prize 2021 announced. 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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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 3 — 2021