Charles Esche talks about L'Internationale, the new confederation of European museums: 'The affinity between all the institutes is located in a wish to rethink the model of the museum from the perspective of public "use" or relevance.'
In Metropolis M No 5-2012 we present short texts on some of the international participants of INexactly THIS/Kunstvlaai. Here the long, non-edited, uncensored version of the interview with Susan Gibb, founder of Society in Sydney, and curator of the show that presents one of the already iconic images of this year's edition of the Kunstvlaai.
‘Publishing will support emerging practices more than any art space will do’, Yannick Bouillis, director of the art publishing fair Offprint, strongly believes. Metropolis M speaks with Bouillis in the context of the first Dutch edition of Offprint, which opens on Thursday at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam during Unseen Photo Fair.
0. (www.nulpunt.nu) is a web application by Metahaven, Jonas Staal and Brenno de Winter that aggregates all documents produced by the Dutch government and the public sector into a user friendly online database.
Manifesta 9 shows a different approach from earlier editions. The choice of an extraordinary location has not changed - in this case the large Waterschei mining complex in Genk, Belgium. New is the way contemporary art is accessibly embedded in the cultural heritage of the location, the mining industry. In an interview in Metropolis M no. 3, curator Cuauhtémoc Medina explains the context of the exhibition. The issue also gives a concise history of Manifesta 1 - 9.
This year, the participants of de Appel Curatorial Programme decided to form an international curatorial collective, The Black Swan. Metropolis M speaks with them on the use of humour as a tool in their exhibition Three artists walk into a bar...