Seth Siegelaub, who was one of the key figures in Conceptual Art during the sixties, withdrew from the New York art scene in the early seventies. In relative seclusion, he started collecting textiles – rugs, tapestries, fabrics, embroideries, even hats – from all corners of the world. Soon, part of his extensive collection will be shown in public for the first time, in London.
He describes himself as a conceptual artist working in his home, primarily being busy with language and concepts. And collecting. His workspace is full of small boxes and crates with the strangest things, including clippings of girls’ pink cheeks. An interview with Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, who is exhibiting at Museum M in Leuven.
The Van Abbemuseum
11/03/13 Domeniek Ruyters
According to Charles Esche, shrinking budgets for publicly owned museums are nothing new, rather the results of a development that has been under way for some time. Here is a conversation about the future of the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven.
features 14.01.13 Laurie Cluitmans & Arnisa Zeqo
We meet Zarina Bhimji at De Appel where she is completing the installation of the viewing room for her films Yellow Patch (2011) and Waiting (2007). She tells us she doesn’t like interviews, tries to avoid them even, yet her words are warm and the conversation inevitably moves towards her work.
features 27.11.12 Domeniek Ruyters
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.
features 19.09.12 Domeniek Ruyters
‘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.