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The Meme as Artform – An Interview with Matthias Fritsch

Interview by Katharina Galla – in Berlin; Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011.

Most video artists, video art collectors, dealers and curators alike are reluctant towards enabling the streaming of video art on the internet for a variety of reasons. Be it that they are concerned about the loss in the works’ value which is threatened by its quantification online, or risking the work being shown mis-contextualized…[read on…]

Dangerous Everyday: On Rebecca Loyche

Rebecca Loyche

Article by Elvia Pybrun-Wilk – in Berlin; Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011.

Rebecca Loyche’s work, between photography, video, and installation, focuses on perception and communication, apprehending the silence of the banal and attending to the breakdown and even abject failure of language. By allowing the viewer to look closer and listen harder, she manages to re-route us away from the straightforward or the concrete…
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BERLIN ARCH LINK: RAPPORT of Intersections

Blog post by Elizabeth Feder – in Berlin; Monday, Oct. 17, 2011.

Jürgen Mayer H. is interested in the interstice. The oeuvre of projects, from the rapid design and construction of the airport in Mestia, Georgia, to the heat seat that is continually marked by the temperature of its users and environs, contains a common thread that is looking, even grasping, for a new approach to how we generate space…[read on…]


BERLIN ARCH LINK : Cloud Cities at Hamburger Bahnhof

Blog post by Elizabeth Feder – in Berlin; Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011.

It’s a rare wonder to feel breathless at an exhibition. However, exploring Tomás Saraceno’s CLOUD CITIES at Hamburger Bahnhof really tests the limits of an individual’s experience of fundamental elements, such as earth, air, reflectivity, gravity and space…[read on…]


Hoard anything you can’t download!
A conversation with Douglas Coupland on the contemporary psyche 20 years after Generation X.

Article by Jeni Fulton – in Berlin; Tuesday, Sep. 27, 2011.

Cult author Douglas Coupland is showing a selection of digital collages at Werkraum Berlin, a Prenzlauer Berg project space. In conversation, Coupland is affable, riffing on global developments since the publication of his era-defining text Generation X, and how the contemporary psyche is defined through its addiction to connection…[read on…]


BERLIN ARCH LINK : Bauen Wohnen Denken at smartloft

Blog post by Elizabeth Feder – in Berlin; Sunday, Sep. 25, 2011.

The current show at smartloft apartments&art is a reflection of a more and more common trend in the art world: the merging of art and architecture. And while this intersection is vastly exciting, with the potential to redefine the parameters of both disciplines, the group show of Bauen, Wohnen, Denken – Building, Dwelling, Thinking treads on the periphery of possibilities…[read on…]


Chicks on Speed: Cultural Workship Now!
At Kunstraum Kreuzberg/ Bethanien

Chicks on Speed at Bethanien 2011

Article by Cate Smierciak – in Berlin; Thursday, Sep. 22, 2011.

For the first time in Germany, Chicks on Speed, with the support of the Hauptstadtkulturfonds, are showing a large-scale retrospective, representing everything from early projects from the 90’s to current work. The opening week also featured four performances in conjunction with the exhibition held at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/ Bethanien…[read on…]


Bucolic Field-Work.
An interview with Tjorg Douglas Beer

Interview by Marta Jecu – in Berlin; Tuesday, Sep. 20, 2011.

I met Tjorg Douglas Beer last year for a discussion regarding the Kreuzeberg Biennial in his atelier, which had hosted some nights before its grand party of inauguration with all Kreuzberg friends, strollers, performers, bar and project space keepers, park and party goers…[read on…]


BERLIN ARCH LINK : Olafur Eliasson’s New Building Illuminates Reykjavik

Article by Gabrielle Picone – in Berlin; Sunday, September 20, 2011.

When most foreigners think of Iceland, their first associations are Björk, erupting volcanoes, and the recent economic crash. However the new Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavík, Iceland, designed by Danish office Henning Larsen Architects and Berlin-based artist Olafur Eliasson, has recently given international recognition to Iceland as a cultural capital…[read on…]

About Art Berlin Contemporary

ABC "About Painting"; photo by Traianos Pakioufakis

Article by Jessyca Hutchens – in Berlin; Monday, Sep. 12, 2011.

The fourth instalment of the abc art berlin contemporary opened on Wednesday night at Station-Berlin. The show is abc’s most expansive to date, filling the large halls of the old railway station to the brim with artworks by 130 artists, represented by 125 galleries…[read on…]