“We are just starting to see the surface of the institutional problems”: an interview with artist Laia Abril 

Jue Yang

In her long-term visual research project, A History of Misogyny, artist Laia Abril names her chapters with straightforward titles. After Chapter One: On Abortion, she now exhibits Chapter Two: On Rape at FOAM. Jue Yang speaks to Abril about the problematic portrayals of violence and survivors in the media and the way Abril creates visual metaphors and connects difficult stories in her work — with ambitious and much needed perspectives in the era of #Metoo.

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Makers of their own time - Chapter 1: Salmon Creek Farm - Fritz Haeg
Jessica Gysel

Metropolis M's research fellow Jessica Gysel presents the first text in a series on alternative forms of cooperation and collaboration in queer & feminist cultures. Her first contribution is devoted to Salmon Creek Farm which was founded by Fritz Haeg in California.

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Verhalen 2020 > 2021

‘In a difficult way, I’m happy that crisis could turn us together like this’ 

Ada. M Patterson

Ada. M Patterson remembers moments shared with Joy Mariama Smith and Geo Wyeth; two friends, among many others, who made a difference in 2020.

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Crossing each other in a cycle – on the work of Braam and Eussen

Linda Köke

Bram Braam en Anneke Eussen are from the same generation, both grew up in the Dutch region of southern Limburg, and moved to Berlin for some years. They produce architectural work about decay, revaluation of the old and used, and the cycle of materials. Linda Köke talks to the artists about their work and their first cooperation in the exhibition CYCLE at PARK Tilburg.

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‘Art has the ability to repair damaged social bonds between humans’ – taking a hike with artist Ratu Saraswati 

Roy Voragen

Collecting dew in the morningsun, cherishing fragrant flowers and remembering her grandmother´s cooking: artist and Rijksakademie resident Rutu Saraswati knows how to keep herself grounded in the midst of an on-going pandemic. Poet Roy Voragen takes a hike with her and writes this portrait.

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Metropolis M Magazine for contemporary art No 6 — 2020