Commerce or Idealism?
In a Europe beset by radical cuts to
cultural budgets, a question hangs on the lips of many a curator and
cultural entrepreneur: how does one survive in the art market without
sacrificing your ideals? Metropolis M decided to investigate,
beginning with inspiring galleries around the world. Uta Grosenick gives an
overview of pioneers amongst art dealers over the last hundred years, as
well as an insight into recent developments. In an in-depth interview, Jan
Mot, active in Brussels and Mexico City, enlightens us on his policies for
his galleries, which in the qualitative sense resemble museums. We also
bring a report on the gallery scene in Istanbul.
e-flux is widely celebrated and
praised. Yet the contrast between such ideologically tinted art projects as
Time/Bank and e-flux journal and considerable profits raises
the question of what e-flux is after. Is it money, influence or something
of the system is back. In recent years, whole bookshelves can be filled
with new anti-capitalist literature. Metropolis M offers ten tips
for engaging reading.
travelling retrospective of this Croatian artist, currently on view at the
Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, assumes a different form at each location.
Fionn Meade takes a look at Maljković's perpetual revisions and
rearrangements—something that he not only applies in his work,
but also with his work.
Jonathas de Andrade
The young Brazilian artist creates works that appear to be
conceptual, with a strongly melancholic undertone. Curator Júlia
Rebouças visited his home region and wrote him a letter.
In a short space of time, the New
York-based publishing house, Badlands Unlimited, has launched a number of
striking publications, most of which are digital. Paul Chan talks about
publishing 'in an expanded field'.
The recently reopened Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam is showing the
newest video by Julika Rudelius, which was shot with passersby in the busy
streets of Guangzhou, a city of 16 million people. A conversation about how
she came to change her working method, subject and location.
Further (Dutch only):
The 20th anniversary of De Pont, a
privately owned museum; a new Festival of Independents in the
Netherlands; a portrait of the three Dutch postgraduate art institutions
through the work of three artists: Thomas Raat (Rijksakademie), Eric Sidner
(De Ateliers) and Esmé Valk (Jan van Eyck Academie); reviews of
Newtopia in Mechelen, Time, Trade & Travel in Amsterdam,
Rineke Dijkstra in New York, Objekt Atlas in Frankfurt and
New from Metropolis M Books:
publication in our book series is entitled Temporary Autonomous
Research. It was published in association with the Amsterdam Pavilion
at the 9th Shanghai Biennale and is edited by curator Henk Slager. It
includes contributions by Falke Pisano, Jeremiah Day, Nicoline van Harskamp
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