No. 5 out now

No. 5 out now

Metropolis M

October 21, 2010


No. 5, 2010


The Designer as Artist
Ten years after Max Bruinsma’s controversial piece ‘Every Artist is a Designer,’ declaring that from now on designers would set the norms and artists only had to follow, the roles seem to have been reversed.

Interview with Nathaniel Mellors
Nathaniel Mellors talks about his reluctance regarding the current pre-occupation in the art world with a deconstructivist approach. Instead he prefers the universal, profound and witty writing of Rabelais.

Interview with Boris Charmatz
An interview with the French dancer and choreographer Boris Charmatz on his plans for a Musée de la danse.

Manifesta 8 opens in Murcia
ACAF, one of the three collectives of curators that are responsible for the current edition of Manifesta, talk about their share in the show in Murcia (Spain).

On the occasion of the publication of their new book Uncorporate Identity and their participation in Manifesta 8, the designers Daniël van der Velden and Vinca Kruk of Metahaven talk about their design practice.

Ulises Carrión and Other Books and So (1975-1978)
Other Books and So, the Amsterdam-based bookshop run by the artist Ulises Carrión, provides a model for the publishing houses/book shops/galleries run by a new generation of artists, curators and designers.

Lisa Oppenheim’s Reanimation of the Past
The American artist Lisa Oppenheim is fascinated by old photography, both in terms of technique and import. She attempts to recapture the photographic images of the past in her work by considerably expanding the photographic moment.

Art & Television
Two major museum shows—in Vienna and Barcelona—reflect on the lasting interest in television in art, and show how difficult it is to make a good show about it.

And further:
Eva Wittocx on the upcoming edition of Playground in Leuven; the future of the German Kunstverein; reviews on Oscar Tuazon in London, Gert Jan Kocken in Schiedam, Melanie Gilligan in Cologne; Douglas Coupland’s biography of Marshall McLuhan…and more…

Special Reports from the Frieze Art Fair and ABC Art Berlin; a column on the artist as a role model in the ‘age of incompetence’; Francis Alÿs in Brussels; Nedko Solakov at the Kunstverein Amsterdam; Cosima von Bonin at Witte de With, Rotterdam.

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