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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…]


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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