News & links from Metropolis M & co.
Call for a dialogue in Turkey 18.06.13
As public cultural institutions dedicated to the sharing and support of a wide range of ideas and information, we deplore the violent suppression of legitimate public protest in Turkey.
On Friday night Swiss police fired rubber bullets and teargas at an artist-activist group who took over Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata and architect Christophe Scheidegger's politically uncomfortable 'favela cafe' at Art Basel, a fully working eatery in the guise of Brasil's ad-hoc urban areas. Art Basel had allowed the group to protest for a limited time. (video) DR - 17.06.13
Superuse: meet the Dutch architects transforming the world with waste. A new exhibition shows how to grow mushrooms on coffee grounds, make a playground out of old wind turbines – and how much you can do with a windscreen DR - 12.06.13
Orhan Pamuk in The Newyorker: In order to make sense of the protests in Taksim Square, in Istanbul, this week, and to understand those brave people who are out on the street, fighting against the police and choking on tear gas, I’d like to share a personal story. DR - 09.06.13
More on OccupyGezi in Turkey. Part 1 & Part 2 DR - 08.06.13
We’ve braved our fair share of long lines at the Venice Biennale. Waiting’s rarely fun, but it hasn’t been entirely awful thanks to artist Jonas Staal and De Heren van Design’s “Ideological Guide to The Venice Biennale”. We’ve been reading a lot of it. DR - 31.05.13
Mugshot vs. Facebook = Surveillance vs. Social Media. DR - 30.05.13
Dioramas by the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, to be shown in Venice, reconstruct his illegal detention in China in minute detail. DR - 29.05.13
Iraq pavilion challenges 'rockets and bombs' view of country to showcase an art world painstakingly emerging from shadow of Saddam and invasion. DR - 29.05.13
Launch Global Curating Prize 29.05.13
Qatar Museums Authority and Fondazione Prada announced the launch today of Curate, a global competition to find new curating talent, the first of its kind. Entry opens today Wednesday 29 May 2013 online on www.curateaward.org