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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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Scarab Hat

By Anna Russ // Mar. 13, 2011
Inspired by Alexander McQueen’s “Butterfly hat” (presented in 2007 for his spring collection), Tom Schmelzer created a darker version, called[read on]


Streetlab Festival: Street Art This Weekend

By Danielle Griffin // Mar. 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[read on]


BQ, Croy Nielsen: New gallery space openings

By Monica Salazar // Mar. 07, 2011
This past Saturday, two new neighboring gallery spaces with a shared address opened their doors in Berlin-Mitte, Croy Nielson and BQ-Berlin. At BQ, a solo exhibition by photographer, Carina[read on]


Outlaw Artist: Saskia Hahn

Interview by Danielle Griffin // Mar. 05, 2011
Saskia Hahn has made her mark playing guitar in Peaches’ band Sweet Machine, but she always knew she had a passion for visual arts as well as music. In an upcoming exhibition in New York[read on]


Dear Gallery: A note from Despina Stokou

By Clare Ros // Mar. 04, 2011
Dear Gallery, please don’t fuck up my chances of success by failing to promote me (my work) properly. Be bold dear Gallery, be open minded, be generous, be fair! Be tolerant with me, be understanding, be helpful![read on]