Wound Garden – Berlinde De Bruyckere at the Museum Hof van Busleyden

Ory Dessau

Berlinde De Bruyckere's current solo It almost seemed a Lily at the Museum Hof van Busleyden is one of the artist's best shows so far, according to Ory Dessau.

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When violence is always close -  Carolina Ponce de León and Madelon van Schie on contemporary Latin American art

Jorne Vriens

Both Framer Framed / Beautiful Distress House and gallery tegenboschvanvreden currently present shows with a focus on art from Latin America. Jorne Vriens meets up with the curators Carolina Ponce de Léon and Madelon van Schie to discuss how the current social situation is of influence to the art scene.

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Only the 'L'is missing - Louis Lüthi's collection of alphabet books

Zoë Dankert

Some of the books are well-known – Andy Warhol’s a: A Novel, Georges Perec’s W, or the Memory of Childhood, Thomas Pynchon’s V. Louis Lüthi on his book A Die with Twenty-Six Faces (see also Metropolis M Nr 1-2019 Circulation), a metafictional essay and a literary quest through his collection of alphabet books, or books with letters for titles.

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'It does not always have to be political' - introducing Garage Rotterdam's new curator Marina Coelho

Zoë Dankert

How much time do we actually spend thinking and caring for the mass of flesh and blood in which we spend our lives? Not enough, according to curator Marina Coelho. That is why The House Where You Live Forever, Coelho’s first group exhibition at Garage is “a homage to the body.”

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The proof is in the process - Clare Butcher on the art world's renewed interest in cooking

Clare Butcher

What makes food fashionable? Art-making processes are moving closer to food-making practices and artists and institutions find inspiration in the global histories of certain ingredients and the domesticity of eating together. Clare Butcher guides us through this development and its merits.

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Metropolis M Magazine for contemporary art No 1 — 2019