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This Friday! Artconnect Berlin Launch Party

Blog Entry by Monica Salazar, Founding Director, Berlin Art Link – in Berlin; Thursday, July 14, 2011.

This Friday, July 15, Artconnect Berlin, a new networking platform for the city’s creative sector, will be launched in an effort to unite the different segments of this scattered and often disconnected community.

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BERLIN ARCH LINK: TESTIFY! Lukas Feireiss on Architectural Consequences

Blog entry by Elvia Pyburn-Wilk – in Berlin; Friday, July 8, 2011.

Testify! The Consequences of Architecture, originally conceived for the Netherlands Architecture Institute in Rotterdam by Lukas Feireiss, intentionally challenges the cross-examination of our built environment as the sole provenance of the architect and attempts to interweave architectural discourse into the very fabric of society.

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OUT IN BERLIN: Fume Emit

Blog entry by Monica Salazar – in Berlin; Wednesday, July 6, 2011.

It’s been a surprisingly busy summer in the contemporary Berlin art scene. With regular programming of Based in Berlin, plenty of interesting museum shows, temporary project room openings and pop-up exhibitions, there is plenty to keep you running around the city to see the latest openings and exhibitions.

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SEMIDOMESTICATED: Show and Sell #5

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Blog entry by Jessyca Hutchens – in Berlin; Monday, July 4, 2011.

This week, SemiDomesticated will host their fifth and most expansive show and sell event, showcasing the work of sustainable fashion and interior designers.

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QUYNH VANTU: Ease Labyrinth

Blog entry by Clare Ros – in Berlin; Friday, July 1, 2011.

Quynh Vantu received her Master of Architecture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and her Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech in the United States. Although trained and licensed as an architect, Quynh does not discern between architecture and art. Her work explores our physical relationship to the built environment and how we interact with our spatial surroundings. Drawing from her upbringing in the American “South”, Vantu’s work stems from influences of porch culture and “southern hospitality”, enacting social virtues and exchanges in the architectural interventions she creates.
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RAYMOND PETTIBON: A New Film about the New Beatles

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Blog entry by Jeni Fulton – in Berlin; Sunday, June 26, 2011.

Babylon Kino Mitte is showing two films by Raymond Pettibon, the acerbic graphic artist responsible for the cover of Sonic Youth’s Goo album, on Monday, 27th June. Hot on the heels of a solo show at CFA, both films are Berlin premieres.

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VIENNA IN BERLIN: Praterstr. 48

Blog entry by Jeni Fulton – in Berlin; Sunday, June 26, 2011.

Tucked away behind a Vespa workshop in a back alley in Mitte lies Leslie Weißgerber’s and Max Frey’s new project space, Praterstr. 48. Originally hailing from Vienna, the art historian Weißgerber and the artist Frey set up the space early this year, and show a varied programme of contemporary art.

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TRANSALPINO: Made In Between

Blog entry by Clare Ros – in Berlin; Friday, June 24, 2011.

Transalpino 2011 explores the complex landscape of production places between the two capitals of design, Milan and Berlin. On their journey from one to the other city, nine Berlin based designers were visiting different companies and manufactures, which represent a certain region, its culture and tradition. Within the one-year project the aim was to develop product ideas that mix up the potentials from different regions and, as a result, stand for the landscape of production in between Milan and Berlin.
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RYAN MOSLEY: Archaic/Futuristic

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Blog entry and photos by SP Williams – in Berlin; Wednesday, June 22, 2011.

Motivated by a sense of the carnivalesque, Ryan Mosley’s canvases offer up a surreal world of invented characters and rituals that are simultaneously archaic and futuristic. Mosley develops his theatrical subjects through a spontaneous approach to painting. “They appear on the canvas,” Mosley explains, “worked, reworked, painted over, feeding on mistakes.

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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…]