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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In Europe: Poland – Endless Summer Job

Weronika Trojanska

In our series of summer reports we write on art scenes some of the lucky ones among us might soon be able to travel to again. This time Weronika Trojanska guides us through Poland’s current exhibitions, featuring three-dimensional textiles, the many moments of 'work' and the defence of artistic freedom.

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Metropolis M Magazine for contemporary art No 5 — 2021