The State of Berlin offering stipends for artists to work abroad

Blog entry by Nico Andersson – in Berlin; Saturday, July 30, 2011.

Artists that have been based in Berlin for 3 years or more are now being offered the opportunity to be inspired by living in a new culture, with funding from the state. The list of destinations to apply for are located in various international countries including Asia, Europe and the U.S.A. Application for this unique creative opportuniy is open to artists in the fine arts, video or photography field.

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Lost works, Words left behind

Blog entry by Devon Atkins – in Berlin; Wednesday, July 27, 2011.

When an artwork acknowledges its own transience, words are often the only trace left to linger. Pieces made to be ephemeral, to be “lost,” are kept alive by various forms of documentation: Catalogues. Photographs. Articles. Reconstructions. Byproducts of the art that attempt to summarize and hold on.

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Cory Arcangel interprets Bach Goldberg Variation No.1

Blog entry by Katy Diamond Hamer – in Berlin; Thursday, July 21, 2011.

In his first ever solo exhibition in Berlin, New York based multi-media artist Cory Arcangel; Here Comes Everybody is currently on view at the Hamburger Bahnhof museum in Berlin until August 28th, 2011. Cory is also participating in an exhibit at The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and has a growing international presence within the contemporary art/video community.

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Modern Vagabonds: Home is Here?

Bruno Jamaica, What comes out from the windows brings us together, 2011, Installation view

Blog entry by Devon Atkins – in Berlin; Wednesday, July 20, 2011.

This city is full of lost wanderers. People who have packed up and left in search of new frontiers and somehow got stuck here mid-transit. We are from everywhere and some of us will stay for longer than others.

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BERLIN ARCH LINK: The Great Babylon Circus

Blog entry by Elvia Pyburn-Wilk – in Berlin; Friday, July 15, 2011.

The Great Babylon Circus, curated by the Berlin-based critic and curator Lukas Feireiss in collaboration with the MU in Eindhoven, Netherlands, brings together cutting-edge creatives from the filed of art, architecture and design to engage in the continuation of the never-ending design of the Tower of Babel.

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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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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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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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