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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"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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Micro Art Initiatives #17: Wildlife

Lotte van Geijn

On a sunny afternoon Lotte van Geijn sits down with Semâ Bekirovic and Justina Nekrašaitė to hear them out about Wildlife, a platform for low key, unpredictable evenings with room for experiment. TONIGHT NEW EDITION!

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Mapping cultural Africa - Nana Oforiatta Ayim on the African Cultural Encyclopaedia 

Jelle Bouwhuis

Nana Oforiatta Ayim has given herself a gigantic task: mapping the cultural landscape of the African continent. Ghana is the first nation (with another 53 to go!) whose arts and culture, contemporary and historical, are being mapped and archived with the aid of a mobile museum the size of a kiosk. 

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Metropolis M Magazine for contemporary art No 6 — 2018/1