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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Kevin Osepa - Klof: Bario di Spiritu

Alyxandra Westwood

Talking to Kevin Osepa about Klof: Bario di Spiritu his most recent installation at Stroom in The Hague. The second part will be presented at Breda Photo next Summer.

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Metropolis M Magazine for contemporary art No 6 — 2021