And the rest is silence: Patricia Kaersenhout at Het Hem

Manuela Zammit

Glass busts of Dutch generals and army commanders who played a prominent role in quashing revolts in the former Dutch colonies of Surinam and Indonesia are getting blown to shards; in reverse and on repeat in spectacular slow motion. Patricia Kaersenhout’s What a Piece of Work is Man at Het HEM gets the white, male, colonial oppressors to silently reckon with their legacy’s literal undoing.

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In Europe: Berlin - Another...,Another...

Delaram Hosseinioun

Delaram Hosseinioun finds her way through one show and another and another in a week full of openings in Berlin.

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Landscapes of perception - Magnetic North at the Kunsthal

Colin Keays

The exhibition Magnetic North at the Kunsthal contrasts vivid images of fallen red leaves, sunlight on fresh snow, or a lone canoe drifting along a forest-lined creek with Indigenous understandings of the same land. Colin Keays on a curatorial attempt to critically reframe Canadian nationhood. 

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Supermarket Stockholm 2021 - Slowing down the fair
Stefan Cammeraat

Georgian food, prepared and served by an art space from Tbilisi at the end of every day, showed to be the best entree to Stockholm's international fair for artist-run spaces. 

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Research and resourcefulness: Sandberg Instituut Graduation Show 2021

Manuela Zammit

Last weekend, 64 graduation projects and a lively event programme coordinated by fresh graduates of the Sandberg Instituut animated the main building of Het Hem and the nearby Project Fabriek. Manuela Zammit travelled to Zaandam and was inspired by the resourcefulness of the works.

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Metropolis M Magazine for contemporary art No 5 — 2021