reviews 12.04.10 Pieternel Vermoortel
26/03/10 - 27/03/10
What are the possibilities, opportunities as well as the limitations of current critical curating? On the 26th and 27th of March the symposium ‘Institution as Medium. Curating as institutional critique?’ took place at the Documenta Hallen in Kassel, discussing the current state of institutional critique.
10/02/10 - 13/02/10
The annual conference of the College Art Association is a major forum for art historians and other professionals in the visual arts in the United States. The bad weather prevented a lot of speakers from attending, but nonetheless METROPOLIS M reports the interesting outcome of this academic marathon.
reviews 01.03.10 Judith Vrancken
Micky Schubert Gallery, Klosterfelde, Esther Schipper
15/01/10 - 19/03/10
Perhaps the only objection an art lover could have to Berlin is the way its galleries are scattered all over the city. The majority let photography and painting rule the gallery space this month. The choices appear safe, but luckily, safe doesn´t necessarily mean boring.
Canonising Koen van den Broek
reviews 01.02.10 Christophe Van Eecke
22/01/10 - 16/05/10
Has Koen van den Broek's retrospective come too soon? His recent works on paper suggest he might be on the verge of a breakthrough...
Michel François Develops Plans d’évasion
reviews 04.01.10 Christophe Van Eecke
10/10/09 - 10/01/10
In a world run by economics and commerce the work of Michel François asks some hard and penetrating but mostly beautiful questions.
Lost and Delirious
Notes on Don Levy’s Lost Classic Herostratus (1967)
reviews 09.12.09 Christophe Van Eecke
David and Googliath
reviews 25.11.09 Erik van Tuijn
Society of the Query conference
13/11/09 - 14/11/09
At the Society of the Query conference PHD researchers, cultural historians/analysts, new media specialists and artists all shared in the goal of critically assessing Google’s position as an information monopolist and the effect this has on us – Google users.
reviews 24.09.09 Tessa Verheul
Whitney Museum for American Art
25/06/09 - 11/10/09
The exhibition Dan Graham: Beyond at the Whitney Museum of American Art offers an overview of the impressive oeuvre of New York based artist Dan Graham. Graham is the third artist – after Gordon Matta-Clark and Lawrence Weiner – to be honoured with such a retrospective as part of a collaboration between the Whitney Museum in New York and the MOCA in Los Angeles.
Dutch pavilion: Fiona Tan
13/07/09 Erik van Tuijn
Fiona Tan’s international career took off when Okwui Enwezor presented her at Documenta 11 as an artist capable of handling identity and background in a form that is both political and poetic. This summer, her exhibition at the Dutch pavilion in Venice, entitled Disorient, may well prove Enwezor right.