Between hopeful digitisation and dystopian fantasy ­­– Fake Me Hard at AVL Mundo, Rotterdam

Agnieszka Wodzińska

Ambitious and at times baffling, Fake Me Hard manages to provide the public with a dazzling selection of varied works. What matters most is not how you respond to them, but what you do with your feelings of hopelessness, frustration, and/or excitement when you come out of the exhibition into a technologically mediated world in crisis.

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Feel that foot and that tension – Bruce Nauman’s retrospective at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Patrick van Rossem

Flickering light, screaming clowns and squeezing lips: in cooperation with Tate Museum, Stedelijk hosts a long awaited, affective retrospective of Bruce Nauman’s work. Much like the steps he takes while famously walking the white lines of a taped square, Nauman’s practice proves itself to be precise and controlled.

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Sandberg + Rietveld Graduation Show 2021 - Of mythologies, materialities and alternative relationalities

Manuela Zammit

Manuela Zammit goes to take a look at the graduation shows of the Sandberg Instituut and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, selecting some personal favourites from almost 200 works of international graduates that were on show between July 7-11.

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Graduation Shows 2021 –  HKU Masters of Fine Art - Towards a Spectrum of the Intangible 

Alyxandra Westwood

In light of the pandemic which has been raging throughout the world for the past year and a half, it is no surprise that the masters’ student’s final graduation presentation at the HKU this year gestures towards a more introspective, verging on poetic approach to contemporary art practice. 

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‘Brothers, exalt thee to freedom!’ – Dries Verhoeven and ten Bulgarian collaborators 

Manuela Zammit

Artist Dries Verhoeven invited ten Bulgarian migrant workers to perform ‘a visual requiem for the working man’ on several Dutch theatre stages. For the duration of the project, they live and sleep in West Den Haag – home for documentation of the project as well.

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Metropolis M Magazine for contemporary art No 3 — 2021