features  12.06.16  Maaike Lauwaert

Pieternel Vermoortel is curator of the London based FormContent. Second interview in a series of conversations with curators. On being nomadic, collecting and stamp collections.

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features  10.06.16  Hendrik Folkerts

A double interview by Hendrik Folkerts with Michael Portnoy and Cally Spooner on their recent musicals.

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features  10.06.16  Hendrik Folkerts

A double interview by Hendrik Folkerts with Michael Portnoy and Cally Spooner on their recent musicals.

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reviews  06.06.16  Weronika Trojanska

In the next Metropolis M an interview with DIS, the collective that curated the Berlin Biennial that opened last week. Here a quick scan of the show.

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features  25.05.16  Chris Sharp

Curator Chris Sharp writes about the main inspirators in his life.

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reviews  23.05.16  Sergey Guskov

In the exhibition FB Calling Vladimir Dubossarsky presents paintings based on found footage from his friends' Facebook accounts.

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features  14.05.16  Agnieszka Gratza

More and more artists are philantropist. What moves them to do so?

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reviews  07.05.16  Weronika Trojanska

How to live in a society where every aspect of life is quantified

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features  03.05.16  Maaike Lauwaert

Curator Anthony Huberman moved from New York to San Francisco, from The Artist Institute to The Wattis Institute. He brought along his personal way of curating and "instituting".

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features  28.04.16  Eelco van der Lingen

Eelco van der Lingen talks with Oscar Santillan on his new solo show Zaratán at Witte de With, salt, imaginary islands and a giant turtle mistaken for an island. Opening tonight.

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Artists Pull Work from 9th Berlin Biennale in Dispute over Authorship. In a controversial move, Melbourne-based studio practice Rare Candy and several of their collaborators have removed their work from Centre for Style's Dress Rehearsal project in the 9th Berlin Biennale due to lack of clear indication of the authorship of the work. DR - 26.06.16

12 uur Interview Marathon over Europa met Rem Koolhaas en Luuk van Middelaar als gespreksleiders en tal van gasten. 1 juni in De Balie, nu online. DR - 06.06.16

The National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) in Moscow is being merged with Rosizo, the state museum that is run by the ministry of culture. The museum will be run by Sergei Perov, the general director of Rosizo who has said that he learned everything he needs to know about management in military school. DR - 29.05.16

Tonight Nina Beier gives a presentation in the context of the ‘The Sandberg series’ at Theater de Roode Bioscoop in Amsterdam. DR - 17.05.16

Inside the new Smithsonian: a vivid exploration of African American history. Much-anticipated museum, due to open in September, is a stunning tour of black history and culture that guides visitors from Africa to the White House. DR - 14.05.16

Turner prize 2016 shortlist features buttocks sculpture and choo-choo train. Anthea Hamilton, Michael Dean, Helen Marten and Josephine Pryde earn place on shortlist. DR - 13.05.16

New Monumenta commission in Paris. The French-Chinese artist Huang Yong Ping describes his vast Monumenta installation, Empires, in Paris as being “an occupation” of the Grand Palais and a “metaphor” for the rise and fall of political power. DR - 12.05.16

The 'new' global Tate Modern, including more women in the collection presentation and artists from 57 countries + the way it is received: column by Giles Waterfield. DR - 12.05.16

Soylent, a Donkey, and Even Some Good Art: A Frieze New York Diary (hyperallergic.com) & Frieze New York, a Visual Circus Under the Big Top (nyt.com) DR - 06.05.16

Richard Tuttle on Why He Finds Solace in the Spirituality of Art—Not Religion. An Interview in relation to his New York shows. DR - 03.05.16

Anger over 'martyrs' exhibition for Brussels and Paris bombers. Exhibit in Denmarkwill include works on Ibrahim and Khalid El-Bakraoui, Brussels suicide bombers, and Foued Mohamed-Aggad, one of the Bataclan attackers DR - 03.05.16

Nice! From a Scottish country estate to a psychiatric hospital, the Museum of the Year shortlist is announced this week. Tracy Chevalier, Grayson Perry, Norman Foster, Antony Gormley and John Akomfrah champion their favourites DR - 02.05.16

Richard Tuttle quoted in relation to his current New York shows: 'Asked to explain his development, he refers to his childhood. “When I was ten years old, I think, I noticed that people's handwriting changes from when you’re a kid to when you’re a teenager,” he says. “So I decided every birthday I would write down my name in a book, with the idea that time would reveal something. At age 15 or 16 I stopped, and I had this recording of my signature.”' DR - 02.05.16

What does a female artist have to do to get a major solo show? Statistics show that less than a third of the biggest exhibitions in the US go to women. DR - 02.05.16

Top Museum Shows to see during Frieze New York. DR - 02.05.16

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Reading Robert Ashley
Yes, But is it Edible is a unique book, presenting the scores of two operas of the American composer Robert Ashley.

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All Work and No Play?
Where is play in art? Fucking Good Art talks about it with Tijs Goldschmidt, Evelyne Reeves, Joris Luyendijk and Zoë Gray.

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Out now: Experimental Aesthetics
For over a decade now, the debate on art has been dominated by the rhetoric of artistic research. However, does the concept of artistic research still express its originally radical and experimental power today? Contributions by Andre Alves, Lonnie van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan, Clodagh Emoe, Boris Groys, Irene Kopelman, Hongjohn Lin, Chus Martínez, John Rajchman, Henk Slager, Timotheus Vermeulen, and Mick Wilson.

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