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Metropolis M is a contemporary art magazine made in the Netherlands. The editorial point of view is irreverent and entertaining without sacrificing a sharply analytical voice. An important element in their critical discourse is the context for how people view work now, and how artists make work now - not in a vacuum, and not on a pedestal. It's a welcome relief from the usual hallowed language and dusty pedantry. Each issue contains a section curated by a selected artist; every few years the magazine is remade by a new graphic design team (currently Joris Kritis & Julie Peeters).
Dutch with English translations.
A N° 6 2011 (December/January). Best of 2011. Ryan Trecartin, Carol Bove, Raimundas Malasauskas, Mark Beasley, Domeniek Ruyters, Bik Van der Pol, Jorg Heiser, Anthony Huberman, Slavs & Tatars, Will Holder, Erik Wysocan, Display Post-Internet. 8.25" x 11", 122 pages. $14. Add to cart
B N° 5 2011 (October/November). Survival. Documenta 13, Wilfredo Prieto, Kianoosh Motallebi, Sven Augstijnen, Matthew Slotover (Frieze), The Netherlands in Postcolonial Perspective, Nina Yuen. Maarten Vanden Eynde in particular may be of interest. 8.25" x 11", 122 pages. $14. Add to cart
C N° 4 2011 (Augustus/September). Lots and lots about the abominable decision to drastically cut funding for the Dutch cultural sector - 20X is a response from 20 individuals with a stake in it all, lengthy interview with Falke Pisano (stop the sexist chatter about her practice and deal with the work, weaklings), Art in Egypt, Art Markets and Schools. 8.25" x 11", 122 pages. $14. Add to cart
D N° 2 2011 (April/Mei). Curated section by Pablo Bronstein. On Christopher Williams, James Beckett. FAILURE (why we love it, need it, fear it), narrative battles, Pablo Bronstein, disaster tourism (through art), Dutch photography, tons of reviews. 8.25" x 11", 122 pages. $14. Add to cart
E N° 6 2010/2011 (December/Januari). How to Survive as an Artist with Roger Hiorns, "Cultural Cutbacks: The Swedish Scenario," ecology & art, Russia (a conflict-free hypermarket), "The Art Institute Is Dead - Long Live The Art Institute," India (a world of dealers and thinkers), Nancy Proctor on the mobile museum, Henry Darger. 8.25" x 11", 112 pages. $14. Add to cart
F N° 2 2010 (April/May). Curated section by Melissa Gordon. Returning to a Homeland That's Not, Where's the Irony?, Your Own Little Museum, Anna Tilroe, 'I Am Not Cool', How Hard It Is To Die: The Artist's Novel, From HiFi Back To LoFi, Maybe Even Trash with curator Jorge Villacorte, Small And Complex: The Art Scene in Lima, Scouting the USA for Stephen G. Rhodes, Mary Reid Kelley, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Tauba Auerbach. 8.25" x 11", 112 pages. $14. Add to cart
G N° 1 2010 (February/March). No longer themed. Curated section by AA Bronson. With Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez, The Jerusalem Syndrome by Nina Möntmann, Potato Eaters Love Mondrian Too by Lucette ter Borg, Constant Dullaart, Art in the Information Economy, Sturtevant, The Museum is History, George Osodi, Bamako Encounters: The 8th African Photography Biennial, Art in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah, Peter Sloterdijk on our High Performance Society. 8.25" x 11", 112 pages. $14. Add to cart
H N° 6 2009/2010 (December/January). "Urgent." Curated section by Mariana Castillo Deball. Jeremiah Day on Walker Evens, Marlene Dumas, Slavs and Tatars, Lucy Stein, the sculpture of Rachel Harrison, Goshka Macuga by Dieter Roelstraete, Twenty Years of the Berlin Wall, Claire Fontaine, Fritz Haeg, Nat Muller, Guus Beumer, Regine Debatty. 8.25" x 11", 112 pages. $14. Add to cart