IVONNE DIPPMAN: Au Revoir Ivonne

Blog Entry by SP Williams – in Berlin; Thursday, March 24, 2011.

Flabby, often angry men running to, or away from friends or enemies. There’s more story outside picture boundaries and i’m dying to hear it. Born in 1981 in Karl-Marx-Stadt, Germany, Ivonne lives and works in Tel Aviv and Berlin, Germany.

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HABEN UND BRAUCHEN: What does art need?

Blog Entry by Jeni Fulton – in Berlin; Sunday, March 20, 2011.

Based in Berlin, a temporary exhibition featuring Berlin artists, has ignited a furious debate about the promotion and funding of art in the city. The exhibition is slated for a June 2011 start, and über-curators Klaus Biesenbach (MoMA, PS1), Christine Macel (Centre Pompidou) and Hans-Ulrich Obrist (Serpentine Gallery) will oversee it. An Open Call for participants was issued in October, and many artists chose to boycott it. [read on…]

FLASH MOB: Pillow Fight

Blog Entry by Danielle Griffin – in Berlin; Saturday, March 19, 2011.

Flash mobs are a modern phenomenon that blends large-scale public events with performance art and a dash of fun! This Sunday you can take part in one at Brandenburger Tor, and be part of an attempt to make the Guinness Book of World Records for largest pillow fight. Just show up at 4 pm with yourself and a pillow and let the battle begin!

Betahaus, Baustelbar #2: The Berliner Hocker

Blog Entry by Clare Ros – in Berlin; Friday, March 18, 2011.

Baustelbar is a night of short presentations, show-and-tell workshops and social interaction, that takes place once a month at betahaus Berlin. The casual cafe setting allows for people of all backgrounds and experience levels to come together in a collaborative dialogue and open creative process, while bonding over beers and DIY drilling.
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LEAP: Protocol Inaugural Exhibition

Blog Entry by Monica Salazar – in Berlin; Thursday, March 17, 2011.

“We want to evaluate the direct and interconnected relationship between the artwork and the space, to transcend its physical borders by engaging with the city outside” they explain. Through experimental performances, research and exhibitions, Leap is a new and promising hybrid space for Berlin’s electronic art and performance scene.”
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AHMED ALSOUDANI: We Die Out of Hands

Blog Entry by SP Williams – in Berlin; Wednesday, March 16, 2011.

During the first Gulf War, Ahmed Alsoudani fled to Syria before claiming asylum in America. Through his paintings and drawings he approaches the subject of war through aesthetics. Citing great artists of the past such as Goya and George Grosz whose work has become the lasting consciousness of the atrocities of the 19th and 20th centuries, Alsoudani’s inspiration…
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SHIRIN NESHAT: I Know Something About Love

Blog Entry by Adam Roche – in Berlin; Tuesday, March 15, 2011.

Examines the theme of love through the lenses of gender, probably as established and enforced since the 1979 islamic revolution in Iran. In her two- channel video work, Fervor, 2000, Neshat seems not only to highlight the frustration and helplessness of Iranian women in this paridigm, but also to demonstrate how the negative view of love within the revolutionary culture affects the natural human feelings. [view all images…]

CHLOE PIENE: Malpertuis

Blog Entry by SP Williams – in Berlin; Monday, March 14, 2011.

“Chloe Piene touches the dimension of myth through a fascinated contemplation of the relationship between man and animal, or the existential questioning of the points where eroticism and apprehension of death meet.”

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Blog Entry by Anna Russ in Berlin // Sunday, March 13, 2011
Inspired by Alexander McQueen’s “Butterfly hat” (presented in 2007 for his spring collection), Tom Schmelzer created a darker version, called…[view all images…]

STREETLAB FESTIVAL: Street Art This Weekend

Blog Entry by Danielle Griffin – in Berlin; Saturday, March 12, 2011.

Don’t forget to check out the StreetLab street art festival in Krezberg and Neukölln this weekend! The festivities started yesterday, but most of the major events are on today and tomorrow so it’s not too late.

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