features  16.01.16  Sergey Guskov

How a part of the Russian art world responds to Crimea's annexation by Russia. For example The Kandinsky Prize.

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features  10.11.15  Weronika Trojanska

AA Bronson talks about the primal magical presence evidenced in Stravinsky's Le Sacre du printemps, and how it influenced his current presentation at the Grazer and the Salzburger Kunstverein.

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features  16.10.15  Domeniek Ruyters

An interview with Jonas Staal who brought the New World Summit to Rojava to build a new parliament for the new Democratic Self-Administration in this region in northern-Syria, which was reclaimed by Kurdisch revolutionairies from the Assad-regime in 2011.

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features  02.10.15  Vivian Ziherl

Opening tonight This progress, a new work by Tino Sehgal for his retrospective at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Vivian Ziherl reflects on Sehgal's as sensitive as critical art practice.

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features  23.09.15  Kari Cwynar

Toronto has been dubbed the most multicultural city in the world. This diversity may be why its art scene is less easily grasped than elsewhere.

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features  10.08.15  Nomi Mishkin

Where is the Museum of Modern Art in Liège? Nomi Mishkin on art that somehow ceased to exist

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features  21.06.15  David Lillington

Karen Kilimnik's painting skills were always good. But they have improved, and she looks set now for some kind of immortality.

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features  25.05.15 

On New York dentists and fully optimised Dutch bikes. Nathaniel Mellors interviews Erkka Nissinen.

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features  31.03.15  Nav Haq

M HKA Curator Nav Haq went to Liège, Charleroi and Mons in Wallonia to see what the art scene has to offer.

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features  23.01.15 

This weekend the complete cyclus of Melanie Gilligan's The Common Sense is on view at De Appel in Amsterdam, De Hallen in Haarlem and Casco in Utrecht. It is also the final weekend to visit Zachary Formwalt's Three exchanges, his new show at SMBA. Invited by Metropolis M the two artists met each other in an Amsterdam hotel to discuss their latest work.

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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

What drew William and Kate to the Negro Page painting? The royal art collection has 7,500 works. Were there no other pieces to hang in the couple’s home for the visit of Barack Obama? DR - 29.04.16

Freedom of Speech 2.0 THE SECRET RULES OF THE INTERNET. The murky history of moderation, and how it’s shaping the future of free speech DR - 21.04.16

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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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