features 14.09.12 Tim Ivison & Tom Vandeputte
Today an increasing number of artists are setting up self-organized, experimental schools under names like the School of Echoes and the Bruce High Quality Foundation University. While mainstream educational institutions are burdened by an excess of bureaucracy and the increasing influence of the market, these initiatives are emerging as strategic alternatives, critical of neoliberal interests.
previews 06.09.12 Agnieszka Gratza
If you think that every ethical boundary in photography has been breached by now, you haven’t seen the work of the American photographer Leigh Ledare yet. His work balances on the boundary of the permissible, and according to many, is just over the edge. His exhibition Leigh Ledare, et al, opens Saturday at Wiels in Brussels. Have a look at a preview of the exhibition and the interview with Ledare in Metropolis M No. 4-2012.
features 01.09.12 Daniël van der Poel
Internationally, their theory is finding ample response, from the columns of the British art magazine frieze, for example, but not much has been written about them in the Netherlands. Who are the cultural philosophers Robin van den Akker and Timotheus Vermeulen and how relevant is their theory on Metamodernism?
reviews 13.08.12 Jesse van Winden
A shiny white reception desk in a well-lit spacious room, flat-screen displays, tasteful plants: who has never been to Casino Luxembourg before, won’t notice anything remarkable at the entrance hall during Wesley Meuris’ exhibition R-05.Q-IP.0001.
features 10.08.12 Dominic van den Boogerd
With major exhibitions in Madrid and Eindhoven, the highly self-reflective oeuvre of René Daniëls is once again attracting attention. The Eindhoven exhibition offers an opportunity for a review of Daniëls’ late work, which he produced early in his life, due to afterward suffered a stroke. (The full text is published in Metropolis M no. 2 - 2012)