February / March
Never before have so many people been reading the magazine. Thanks especially to our website, we now reach tens of thousands of art lovers each month, in the Netherlands and beyond.
More than the many thousands of Internet browsers, it is the thousands of annual subscribers who are the foundation of this magazine. Together with our advertisers, they are the financial backbone of the organization, without which we would be unable to produce either the magazine or the website. We are extremely pleased by what often proves to be years of dedicated engagement on the parts of our subscribers. Certainly now that the publishing world is in flux, the loyalty of our readers is crucial to the continued existence of the magazine.
As a gesture of thanks, we are offering our loyal subscribers a free copy of the first publication in our new book series. This volume, Yes, Wow, Totally, Pointful, is an engaging and insightful conversation between artist Melvin Moti and the art critic Vivian Sky Rehberg. The book is also available through our online store. We hope to add a new volume to the series each year.
With this issue, we say goodbye to Joris Kritis and Julie Peeters, who have designed the magazine for the last three years. We are most pleased with the way they have stood behind and guaranteed the Metropolis M design, which has received considerable international appreciation. Happily, they will continue to serve as the regular designers for the books in our publications series. At the same time, we are now pleased to welcome 75B, our renowned and enthusiastic new graphic designers for the magazine. Together with us, as we face uncertain times, they take on the challenge of ensuring an inspiring future for Metropolis M.
08/03/12 Johannes Wendland
The Sammlung Falckenberg is seen as a classic example of a public-private collaboration. The collection of Harald Falckenberg came under the wing of the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg in 2011. Johannes Wendland spoke to those involved and assessed how things are going. (This article is published in Metropolis M no. 1-2012)
The Van Abbemuseum
11/03/13 Domeniek Ruyters
According to Charles Esche, shrinking budgets for publicly owned museums are nothing new, rather the results of a development that has been under way for some time. Here is a conversation about the future of the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven.
The Sammlung Falckenberg is seen as a classic example of a public-private collaboration. The collection of Harald Falckenberg came under the wing of the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg in 2011. Johannes Wendland spoke to those involved and assessed how things are going.