DISCOVER

AN ART NEWSPAPER: The Noughties

Blog Entry by Clare Ros– in Berlin; Friday, May 27, 2011.

An Art Newspaper is pleased to announce the release of its special limited edition DECADE issue giving an extensive look back at The Noughties. One thousand copies only, this special 56-page signed double issue brings to our readers an anthological survey of An Art Newspaper’s greatest hits and liveliest scripts that made the last 10 years what it was.
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THE MONTH of Performance Art

Blog Entry by Henna Räsänen – in Berlin; Wednesday, May 25, 2011.

The numerous locations around Berlin have been a platform for performances of interesting artists from around the world. The program started on May 1st and lasts until the end of the month. If you hurry up, you can still catch the final shows and discussions!

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VECTOR LOUNGE: The Designers Battle

Blog Entry by Henna Räsänen – in Berlin; Tuesday, May 24, 2011.

Vector Lounge’s ‘DRAW YOUR OWN LINE’ series, is a fierce one-to-one designer battle which challenges the graphic designers of four European capitals. The series is held simultaneously in two different cities and is aired live.
After two years of single battles, the contest has evolved to a broader edition with participants from Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen and London.

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LE GUN: The Unknown Room

Le Gun The Unknown Room

Blog entry and photos by SP Williams – in Berlin; Monday, May 23, 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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ECKART HAHN: Mythos Incorporated

ECKART-HAHN

Blog entry and photos by SP Williams – in Berlin; Saturday, May 21, 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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BERLIN <-> LOS ANGELES

Blog Entry by Clare Ros– in Berlin; Friday, May 20, 2011.

This class, offered at The Public School Berlin, will explore the exchange in theoretical and cultural production between Los Angeles and Berlin during the last 100 years. Beginning with the exodus of Jewish intellectuals during WWII, and looking at the effect of the such exhile on the formation of the American avant garde, the first part of the class will seek to chart the influence of many German emigrants in Los Angeles.

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BUY, TWEET, OR BURN: The Best and Worst of the Berlin Art Scene

Blog Entry by Corinna Kirsch– in Berlin; Thursday, May 19, 2011.

I’m a fan of re-historicizing avant-garde figures whose works have fallen by the wayside. Jack Smith’s films are more erotic than Kenneth Anger and even a little messier. Every time I walked into Barbara Gladstone this week, the galleries were packed with an attentive audience. Artists Ryan McNamara, A.L. Steiner, and T.J. Wilcox were invited to utilize previously unreleased cinematic material by Smith to create contemporary works influenced by Smith’s mysterious, mythic, and performative approach to film making.

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ROCKS AND TREES – Ai Weiwei at Neugerriemschneider

where is ai wei wei?

Blog entry and photos by Jeni Fulton – in Berlin; Tuesday, May 17, 2011.

It is now 40 days since Weiwei was arrested, and his show at the gallery neugerriemschneider serves as a reminder that the culture wars are not over, they have merely relocated. Weiwei’s installation of reassembled trees (Tree, 2011) and white porcelain rocks (Rock, 2011) is intended to invoke associations with traditional Chinese gardens, sites of contemplation and reflection.
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SILVIA AGOSTINI: Steady Cadence

Silvia Agostini - Galerie Isabella Czarnowska

Blog entry and photos by SP Williams – in Berlin; Monday, May 16, 2011.

With a jogger, a bottle, and a puddle on the street as it’s actors, the stories unfold either with an absurd suspense, an illusion of finality, or a feeling of unending entrapment.

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URBAN ART: The Hatch Sticker Museum Opens Again

Blog Entry by Henna Räsänen – in Berlin; Sunday, May 15, 2011.

After finding our way to an unmarked inner yard of Brunnenstrasse 196, we made our way through a relaxed skater crowd to find an impressive collection of sticker art. Framed and exhibited were pieces from notorious street artists such as Obey and Prost, side by side with commercial stickers and anonymous artwork.

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NYMPHIUS PROJEKTE: Wasted German Youth

wasted german youth

Blog Entry by SP Williams – in Berlin; Saturday, May 14, 2011.

For those who still believe that WASTED GERMAN YOUTH is more of an art project than a tshirt label have the chance to prove themself even maybe right by checking out the 2006 WE CAME TO FUCK piece from paul snowden at the group show with Philippe Decrauzat and Olivier Mosset at Nymphius Projekte.

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BUY, TWEET, OR BURN: The Best and Worst of the Berlin Art Scene

kitty Kraus

Blog Entry by Corinna Kirsch– in Berlin; Wednesday, May 11, 2011.

Kraus takes banal and inanimate objects, then recombines and alters them in a way to imbue them with emotion and a resemblance to living things. For her “ice lamp,” she sealed a light bulb with silicone and then stuck it inside a cube of icy water and ink, causing the lamp to slowly wither and melt away. Regarding this work, Kraus has said: “When you see the lamp, there is something extremely sad about it.”

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