Metropolis M no. 6 out now

Metropolis M

December 20, 2011

In presenting art, are exhibition designers and artists taking the lead from curators? Metropolis M takes a look at the state of the display.

Presentation is everything
In an art world in which numbers of visitors are increasingly important, exhibition designers—as proven communications experts—are playing an ever greater role. A conversation about the complex relationship that exhibition designers have with artists and curators.

Artistic arrangements
A young generation of artists brings new substance to the display, to subsequently bring it into question again. Chris Sharp looks at the status of the display amongst artists.

Carol Bove on exhibiting
Erik Wysocan speaks with the New York artist, Carol Bove, about her finely balanced installations, her interest in Felix Gonzalez-Torres, and the difference between presentations and manifestations.

Best of 2011
On Scarlettjohanssoning, Breaking Bad, OFWGKTA, The Echo Chamber, Bukharan Jews, Winning, the Amsterdam Bijlmer, and Casey Abdul Klarcs – the  best of 2011, according to Bik Van der Pol, Navid Nuur, Mark Beasley, Jörg Heiser, Anthony Huberman, Slavs & Tatars, Will Holder, Eva Wittocx and many more.

Post-internet art
The Internet as medium, platform and subject matter: following Free, at the New Museum in New York, the Netherlands Media Art Institute in Amsterdam devotes an exhibition to Internet-related practices in art.

Interview: Franco Berardi
The Italian thinker and activist, Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi, talks about the European crisis, the tormented social body of Europe and its only chance of recovery. Read the interview here.

Raimundas Malašauskas: ‘I am a hologram’
Jennifer Teets speaks with the idiosyncratic curator, Raimundas Malašauskas, member of the Documenta 13 team of curators, on his love for coffee, holograms and hypnosis.

Lobby or protest
The Netherlands are not the only country slashing their funding for culture. Mick Wilson analyses how people in different countries are reacting to budget cuts in art.

Column: Tirdad Zolghadr

And further (Dutch only):
Ryan Trecartin’s ongoing success; the usefulness of rural residencies; the young photographer Rena Effendi; the Chilean duo Christóbal León & Joaquín Cociña; reviews of the Istanbul Biennial; Alina Szapocznikow in Brussels; ‘A Slowdown at the Museum’ in Antwerp; and more.

Daily updates on Upcoming:
Reviews on Mark Wallinger at De Pont, Tilburg, and Bloomberg New Contemporaries at ICA, London; a gallery tour in Antwerp; and more.

Also find exclusive artists’ editions by Uta Eisenreich, Gert Jan Kocken, and Aurélien Froment, available from our online store (see ‘editions’).

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.