No. 4 out now

Metropolis M

September 1, 2010

New issue out now:
No. 4, 2010

Online art magazine:

Carpathian Exotica
In their impressive woodcut prints, the cultural chameleons Gert and Uwe Tobias mix the cultural traditions of their home territory in the Carpathians with northern European avant-garde. This summer and autumn, they are exhibiting their work at Nottingham Contemporary.

Interview Monica Bonvicini
A ripped-up plasterboard floor, a noose with a spotlight on it, leather reins worked into a frightening fence – Berlin based Monica Bonvicini is showing at Museum Fridericianum in Kassel. ‘What you see is what you get,’ she once said. Is it really?

Laboratory for Contrary Research
What is the future of the museum? In the first of a series of three articles on the position of museums in a quickly changing culture, Clémentine Deliss, director of the Museum der Weltkulturen in Frankfurt and publisher of the art magazine, Metronome, offers her vision.

Interview Jan Dibbets and Ger van Elk
Dutch conceptual art of the 1960s and 1970s is in the spotlight, following last year’s In & Out of Amsterdam exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Jan Dibbets and Ger van Elk look back at their contribution to this flourishing period in Dutch art and speculate on its future.

Five Starters
As they do each year, METROPOLIS M authors spread out in search of top talents from the various art schools in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Why Artists do Doctoral Studies
In a discussion about artists engaged in doctoral studies, artists Matthew Buckingham, Irene Kopelman, WJM Kok and Sarah Pierce debate the sense and the nonsense involved in the PhD in fine art.

And More…
New style post-colonialism reviewed: John Cage at Schunck in Heerlen; Simon Sheikh on the Vectors of the Possible at BAK in Utrecht; columns on engagement in art and theoretical reflection on fashion; reviews from Norway, Brussels, New York and more.

In September a special report on art in Kazakhstan; the re-opening of the Temporary Stedelijk in Amsterdam; reviews on several new media and underground festivals in The Netherlands; the British artist Chris Evans showing at Marres Maastricht; and much more…

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