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OWEN MUNDY: A Single Composite

Blog entry by Clare Ros – in Berlin; Monday, June 20, 2011.

A Single Composite is a kinetic installation and multi-projection / viewing apparatus consisting of one 100 cm wide film strip stretched, twisted, and looped through multiple spaces by reconstituted digital printer chassis. This cinematic enterprise, a sprawling film through which declassified and other found reconnaissance footage is projected on walls, ceilings, and floors, forms a series of individual moments of surveillance and implied violence.
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Anish Kapoor at Monumenta in Paris

Article and photos by Anna Russ in Berlin // June 17, 2011
Anish Kapoor is the fourth artist invited to create a monumental artwork for this giant space. His sculpture, Leviathan is named after the mythological-biblical sea monster. After the title of Thomas Hobbes’ book, Leviathan has additionally become a synonym for governmental arbitrariness. Today Kapoor has seized this reading by dedicating his sculpture to Ai Wei Wei. [view all images…]


WIR SIND BEI UNS: We Are Here With Us

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Blog entry and photos by SP Williams – in Berlin; Monday, June 13, 2011.

In ‘Mythos Incorporated’, Eckart Hahn puts classical symbolism and mythic force to the test. He paints over the subjects with current day objects such as plastic bags, or masks them in ‘marketing colors’, such as the sickly McDonald’s yellow that I connect with cheeseburgers, childhood and constipation.

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SEEN & LOVED: Venice Biennale 2011

Blog Entry and Photographs by Clare Ros in Berlin // Saturday, June 11, 2011
Last week I attended the opening of the 54th International Art Exhibition ILLUMInations of the Venice Biennale, directed by art historian and critic…[view all images…]


THE JO’BURG FRINGE VIDEO BERLIN: Agter die Berge, 7hours

Blog entry and photos by Jeni Fulton – in Berlin; Friday, June 10, 2011.

Agter die Berge (Behind the Mountains) is a group show showcasing contemporary South African video art. Hopping from quasi-documentary (Adrian Loveland and pascal schmitz, unhinged), to internecine violence (Kyle Southgate, Agter die Berge) to performance and mock political satire, the pieces touch upon themes relating to the aftermath of post- apartheid South Africa.

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HAIL TO THE CODEX!

Blog Entry and map by Elizabeth Feder – in Berlin; Wednesday, June 8, 2011.

Most of us experience the library in a limited way and for a limited time: we’ve all known the anxiety and rush to make the final check-out time so we can spend more time with that essential text. But thanks to an orchestra of city officials and institutions, we can peruse, pursue, and delve into as many books as desired until the clock tolls 24. And if that weren’t enough, the perennial bookworm can tear his- or herself away for a variety of readings, exhibitions, film screenings, and musical and theater performances.

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RINIZOI – The Cradle Of Primordial Life

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Blog Entry by Cassandra Bron – in Berlin; Tuesday, June 7, 2011.

‘The Cradle Of Primordial Life’ is the name of the new collection by fashion designer and artist Dorina Hartmann,
coming from her label ‘RINIZOI’. Her work expresses a fascination for the underwater world and is inspired by the Greek antiquity.

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DMY FESTIVAL: That’s All Folks

Blog entry and photos by SP Williams – in Berlin; Monday, June 6, 2011.

The DMY International Design Festival at Tempelhof Airport was this past weekend. It offered a wide range of works from independent designers, smaller design boutiques and recent university graduates.

I sure saw a lot of fancy lamp shades and chairs. Sustainable and recycled materials was a consistent theme throughout the show, including bike-part shelving, seat-belt beds and bio-degradable urns.

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KULTURBRAUEREI: Berlin Book Night

Blog Entry by Danielle Griffin – in Berlin; Sunday, June 5, 2011.

Next Thursday (June 9) is the Große Berliner Büchernacht at the Kulturbrauerei! The program begins at 7 pm, and readings, lectures, musical concerts and films will be presented throughout the evening until about midnight, throughout the grounds.

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*LIFE DRAWING BERLIN: Starts This Weekend

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Blog Entry by Henna Räsänen – in Berlin; Wednesday, June 1, 2011.

*Life Drawing Berlin is an artist-run workshop collective based in an old factory at Berlin Wedding. In collaboration with Mica Moca and Bang Bang Berlin, the newly found collective aims to provide cost-effective, accessible and interesting life drawing classes for artists of all levels. Absolute beginner or established artist, everybody is welcome to join the workshops.

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AUTOCENTER: 10th Anniversary

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Blog entry and photos by Jeni Fulton – in Berlin; Tuesday, May 31, 2011.

The owners run the space in their spare time, and have succeeded in creating a platform for curatorial and artistic experimentation over the last ten years. Autocenter’s shows change frequently and showcase a wide variety of works. These have included seven metre murals painted onsite (Saus Braus, Tatjana Doll, 2002) and bus-ride performances: the artist Daniel Seiple charted a coach, and instructed the driver to navigate a series of points in the courtyard of the gallery, picking up bemused passengers at a single stop.

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.HBC: Soylent Green Day

Blog Entry by Chloé Richard – in Berlin; Sunday, May 29, 2011.

Tuesday was Soylent Green Day at .HBC, where the movie of the same name was screened. Each audience member was given a ticket at the door, good for a plate of either “rich” food (bread, French cheese and cranberries) or “poor” food (crackers with cheddar cheese in a can, candy powder and a nice chemical dessert) to get the mind ready for the movie…

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