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Metropolis M

February 16, 2012

Metropolis M is totally new: more news, more current events and tips, more attention to the pressing questions in the world of art and design, and more reviews in every issue about the most important exhibitions of the preceding months. All of this in a brand-new design by the Rotterdam design studio, 75B.

Future Museum: Public or Private?
What does the future hold for public museums in times of budget cuts? The call for support from private collectors rings loud, but they are increasingly choosing to show their collections in private museums they build themselves. Metropolis M looks at three different positions, from the public Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the private and public collaboration of the Deichtorhallen and the Sammlung Falckenberg in Hamburg, and the completely private Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart, Tasmania. The differences are striking.

Seth Siegelaub’s Textiles Collection
This famous promoter of conceptual art is stepping forward with his extensive and eclectic collection of textiles. A conversation in association with his first textiles exhibition at Raven Row in London.

Interview: Patrick Van Caeckenbergh
Belgian artist Patrick Van Caeckenbergh talks about his obsession for collecting, the literary figures who inspire him and his exhibition at Museum M in Leuven.

Mexico is the land of an exceptionally successful generation of young artists who have swarmed out over the globe. Moosje Goosen takes stock by way of a major exhibition in Paris.

Sarah van Sonsbeeck
A portrait of a talented Dutch artist engaged in visualizing silence and making us aware of how we miss it.

Column: Tirdad Zolghadr
Metropolis M columnist Tirdad Zolghadr looks at historical combinations of adventurousness and barbarism, as a refreshing option for an encounter with our art institutions.

And further (Dutch only):
Performance artists Matthew Lutz-Kinoy and Snejanka Mihaylova; an interview with Defne Ayas, the new director of Witte de With in Rotterdam; Ann Demeester on elitist language; reviews of the Mercosul Biennial; Morgan Fisher in Mönchengladbach, Okwui Enwezor’s Meeting Points in Brussels, Valéry Proust Museum in Oostende, Morgan Betz in Amsterdam and much more.

Metropolis M @ ARCOmadrid
Metropolis M reports live from the art fair ARCOmadrid, from 15–19 February. Find daily updates on and special columns by Han Nefkens, Lars Bang Larsen, Darío Corbeira, Fulya Erdemci and the Metropolis M editors.

Metropolis M Books
We proudly present our first independent book publication, Yew, Wow, Totally, Pointful, an in-depth conversation between artist Melvin Moti and the art critic and researcher, Vivian Sky Rehberg. The publication is available through our online store.

Metropolis M is a bimonthly, bilingual magazine on contemporary art (NL/EN) based in the Netherlands. Metropolis M is available at shops and museums across Europe and can be purchased at our online store.