Article by Jessyca Hutchens – in Berlin, Tuesday, Feb. 08, 2011.
In recent years, the relics of “New Age” culture have become valuable fodder for artistic appropriation, especially in the music world (think Emeralds or Pocahaunted). Belgian artist, Dolphins into the Future, creates dreamy ambience that would not be out of place at a yoga class, while his record covers depict lotus flowers and spiritual apparitions in muted pastel tones. Such nods to the New Age go beyond hipster irony. They seem [read on…]
Article by Elizabeth Feder – in Berlin, Saturday, Feb. 05, 2011.
The premise is whimsical: a city transforms itself (its time, its motion, its color, its sound) into an open, exploratory ground. On January 29, Berlin hosted its 28th Lange Nacht der Museen
, entitled “Body Meets Soul
.” Twice a year, the city turns into five paths, thus linking more than seventy distinct spaces: historical collections are tied to city halls, museums to factories, zoos to libraries. We began at MACHmit! Museum für Kinder, in [read on…]
Article by Monica Salazar – in Miami, Wednesday, Dec. 08, 2010.
Art professionals, curators, collectors and enthusiasts gathered this past week in sunny (but surprisingly cool) Miami for several art fairs held between the 1st and the 5th of December. The central event of this art invasion to an already cultural city was Art Basel Miami. As the little sister of Art Basel, the largest art fair in North America, showcasing the 20th and 21st century artworks of over 2,000 artists. Of the 250 international galleries at the fair, Berlin [read on…]
Interview by Clare Ros – in Berlin, Saturday, Dec. 04, 2010.
I recently sat down with the artist Zefrey Throwell, and partners in performance and curators Per Schumman (Entwurf-Direkt, in Hamburg) and Malte Zacharias (Gartenstudio, in Berlin) to discuss Throwell’s upcoming series of events, including a city-wide performance through the streets of Berlin, a photographic exhibition at the Gartenstudio in Berlin, and film screening at Entwurf-Direkt in Hamburg…[read on…]
Article by Jordan Nassar – in Berlin, Dec. 02, 2010.
A contemporary art gallery serves a variety of functions; aims to accomplish a certain set of goals. Hopefully high on the list of priorities – which includes presenting beautiful exhibitions, making sales, and gaining entry into prestigious art fairs – is the forwarding of the artists’ careers, represented by the gallery. I can only speak from my experience, of course, and that would mean taking pool gallery in Berlin as an example. Over the past…[read on…]
Interview by Clare Ros – in Berlin, Friday, Nov. 26, 2010.
Despina Stokou’s dynamic personality and engaging spirit are reflected equally through her vibrant, colorful canvases, overflowing with strong messages and prodding statements; in addition to her unabashed curatorial approach, unafraid of experimentation. The artist, curator; ARTATOR
arrived in Berlin by way of Athens in 2005 to study at the Institute of Art in Context, Universität der Künste on a DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst)…[read on…]
Article by Ester Ippolito – in Berlin, Friday, Oct. 22, 2010.
Most of us walk around with a little bit of interior chaos that we suppress during day-to-day life. Due largely to social norms of expected behaviours maintained in ‘civilized society’, we keep certain things in check, especially during our 9-5 business lives. This is also aided by continuous supervision of public spaces in order to prevent disorder and crime. However, every once in a while, something leaks. In some cases, the sensations flood out…[read on…]