Talking to Paul Goodwin about the exhibition 'W.E.B. Du Bois - Charting Black Lives'

Manuela Zammit

American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist and prolific author W.E.B. Du Bois was commissioned to curate an exhibit for the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle, not even 40 years after slavery was officially abolished. The hand-drawn, colourful and visually seductive infographics presented at the time are now on show at the Meterhuis on the Westergasterrein in Amsterdam. Manuela Zammit aks its co-curator Professor Paul Goodwin more about it.

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We are the museum - a preview of ‘JR: Chronicles’ at  Groninger Museum

Maia Paduraru

Approaching the Groninger Museum, Maia Paduraru is faced with large black-and-white portraits of many people passing by whose face is being photographed, printed and pasted on its outside walls. Its the introduction to JR Chronicles, the mysterious artist who is known for the huge photographs he flyposts all around the world (and on Instagram). Coordinator Geertje Smeding walks Maia through the show.

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'I look at cheese holes as kind of a universe’ – visiting Margriet Craens on her residency in Friesland

Maia Paduraru

Margriet Craens is an artist and writer who likes to challenge our common assumptions about art, food, design and culture. Currently, she resides in a camper van in Friesland, researching the most well known product of Dutch culture: cheese. We caught a moment with her to talk about her residency. 

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How student-led artist initiatives are changing the institution from within
Alyxandra Westwood

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. Alyxandra Westwood met with some of the groups and talked about how they plan to change the art schools from within.

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Pursuing the Madness of the Image: A Conversation with David Claerbout

Ory Dessau

David Claerhouts new exhibition at De Pont museum in Tilburg spans almost two decades of artistic practice in storyboards, drawings and video works. Ory Dessau traveled to Tilburg to speak with Claerhout about his uncanny works in which he attempts to grasp the passing of time and blur the differences between reality and illusion.

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Metropolis M Magazine for contemporary art No 5 — 2021