A murder committed by teenagers leads to a trial which holds a rock band mutually responsible for the crime – this is the theme of two recent installations by the English artist Banks Violette. Maxine Kopsa examines the extent to which these extremely refined installations are able to reflect the cruelty of life.
After seeing Roman Polanski’s film Repulsion (1965), Keren Cytter decided to make three short films based on that thriller. At METROPOLIS M’s request, she explains her motivations and lays out the whole trajectory: from her first impressions of the film and her adaptation to the horrific dénouement, at the point where life always triumphs over art.
Silence is Silver
22/10/06 Marianne Brouwer
The history of modern art in Egypt has had a remarkably strong presence of women. Women were prominently active as early as the 1920s. Marianne Brouwer decided to investigate. She travelled to Cairo and spoke with several important members of the younger generation of Egyptian artists and filmmakers.