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Metropolis M

December 13, 2010

No. 6, 2010/2011



How Green is Art?
Exhibitions on ecology are in a seemingly unstoppable advance, but just how effective are they? A critical perspective of three major projects, in London and Copenhagen in 2009, and in Sydney in 2010.

Interview with Roger Hiorns
JJ Charlesworth speaks with the British creator of mystical sculptures and installations, about erotic energy, ritual acts and the influence of Heidegger.

Art Institutes in Russia and India
As art centres in Europe are bending under the strain of budget cuts and threats of closure, there are more and more of them opening elsewhere in the world. Viktor Misiano takes a critical look at the situation in in Russia and Grant Watson reports on developments in India.

Keiko Sato: On the Brink of Total Annihilation
For years, Keiko Sato researched her father, a former kamikaze pilot. Her new work is an indictment of war and violence. A visual report.

The Mobile Museum
In the third and final part of our series on the future of the museum, we hear from Nancy Proctor of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. She is a specialist in digital strategies for the museum.

Henry Darger
Henry Darger (1892-1973) is the darling of outsider art. His power of attraction seems to lie in a broadly based and characteristically American phenomenon.

Cultural Cutbacks: Sweden
In several European countries, right-wing governments are coming to power and putting the axe to cultural subsidies. Sweden has been confronted with this political climate since 2006. A column by Johan Lundh.

And further:
Cinema and social media; the philosophy of Paolo Virno; a selection of museum apps; drawings by Leon Golub in Sittard; the book Cultural Bloggers Interviewed; and reviews of Willem de Rooij in Berlin, Emily Wardill in Amsterdam, the São Paulo Biennial, The Future of Tradition in Munich, and more…

Natascha Sadr Haghighian and Ashkan Sepahvand for the institute for incongruous translations at Casco, Utrecht; Vaast Colson in Antwerp; a book report on the new monograph of Nathaniel Mellors; the best of 2010.

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