DISCOVER

DONATA BENKER: Zwischen Hier und Gleich

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Blog Entry by SP Williams – in Berlin; Wednesday, April 27, 2011.

I don’t know who said this: “The real journey is not seeking for new landscapes but to gain new perspectives.” This statement holds true for Donata Benker’s paintings. In the class catalogue “Pavilion 15” she describes her work: “A landscape is much more than just a place: it is rhythm, movement, color, light.

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KATRIN FRIDRIKS: Leak of Information

Blog Entry by SP Williams – in Berlin; Tuesday, April 26, 2011.

Leak of Information is metallic, just like our technology-based contemporary time. With a new well-defined colorimetric using “silver, gold, steel, cooper, aluminium” as backgrounds/shadows, drawing from platforms/heart of planet earth, Fridriks is taking us deeper. Playing with colors and their own reflects, she is casting a new light on our society and its dynamics.

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NANNA HÄNNINEN: Plants/Objects/Paint

Blog Entry by SP Williams – in Berlin; Saturday, April 23, 2011.

Hänninen’s approach is obviously of a conceptual nature: through digital processing, color values are removed from the original color photographs of the subject, so that the-now black-and-white photographs serve as the ground for the painting’s components.

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DAVID HOCKNEY: Me Draw on iPad

Blog Entry by Clare Ros – in Copenhagen; Friday, April 22, 2011.

Recently I visited David Hockney’s exhibition, “Me Draw on iPad” at the Louisiana Museum in Denmark. Walking into this exhibition I did not expect the work to be nearly as engaging as it proved to be. The range of drawings was quite impressive from the anticipated pop-like doodles to the very detailed portraits and expressive still-life sketches…

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a painting show at Autocenter

Blog Entry and photos by Monica Salazar, Founding Director, Berlin Art Link – in Berlin; Thursday, April 21, 2011.

Last Friday was the opening of the latest exhibition by Berlin-based curator, Aaron Moulton, “a painting show” at Autocenter….

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1001 CHAIRS FOR AI WEIWEI

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Blog Entry by Jeni Fulton – in Berlin; Tuesday, April 19, 2011.

A calm atmosphere reigned: people passed bags of sunflower seeds in homage to Weiweis current installation at the Tate Modern and waved posters. The protest was attended by leading figures of the Berlin arts scene including the curator of the Ethnological museum in Dahlem, and aroused a great deal of media attention.

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TEA CIRCLE: For Ai Wei Wei

Blog Entry by Anastasia Loginova – in Berlin; Saturday, April 16, 2011.

The international art world’s responce to the recent imprisonment of Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei has been strong. New York City’s Guggenheim has urged local museums to create a public petition for his freedom . The glass roof top of London’s Tate Modern reads “RELEASE AI WEI WEI” clearly, even from across the river. In Berlin the artists took to the streets. On Saturday, 9th April, they gathered outside the Chinese Embassy to make tea, not war.

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LA BASTELLERIE: Book Art

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Blog Entry by Danielle Griffin – in Berlin; Saturday, April 16, 2011.

Once upon a time, a book in itself was a work of art. Prior to the invention of the printing press, books were produced by hand, often with intricate calligraphy and beautiful bindings. Mass production of books meant that written knowledge could become accessible to everyone, not just the elite.

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DIN BLINDE PASSAGER: Your Blind Passenger

Blog Entry by Clare Ros – in Copenhagen; Friday, April 15, 2011.

Last week I visited the Arken Museum outside of Copenhagen, Denmark to experience one of the latest works by Berlin-based Olafur Eliasson, “Din blinde passager (your blind passenger)“. Moving through the lengthy hall was a captivating experience as myself and other participants wandered into a fog…

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SHARE YOUR FOOD: A Holistic Approach

Blog Entry by Chloé Richard – in Berlin; Thursday, April 14, 2011.

The brainchild of Camila Soares, Tainá Guedes and Thomas Meyer, the idea of the event is to “invite you to share with us not only our table, but also something you believe could feed our body and soul, in order to make our world a better place. Out of these donations, made by all of you, our guests, a magazine will be printed.”

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TONIGHT: Poetry is Dead Magazine Launch

Blog Entry by Monica Salazar, Founding Director, Berlin Art Link – in Berlin; Wednesday, April 13, 2011.

Tonight, the third issue of the Poetry is Dead Magazine, a tri-annual poetry publication, will be launched at Mindpirates Vereinsheim (Kreuzberg).

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KARLA MARIE BENTZEN: Dirty Fingers

Blog Entry by Adam Roche – in Berlin; Tuesday, April 12, 2011.

Bentzen has produced a number of new drawings which will be displayed alongside a large, sight-specific wall piece. Her geometric shapes will also leak onto the gallery windows, heightening the sensation of being part of Bentzen’s surreal world.

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