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IN RESIDENCE: Post-Studio Tales Review

Post-Studio Tales, exhibition architecture by Something Fanstastic; photo: Heiko Schäfer

Article by Jessyca Hutchens – in Berlin; Monday, Apr. 23, 2012.

So, I intended to write a sort of opening night review of Post-Studio Tales (which opened Thursday April13 and will run until April 30). Instead, somehow, I only managed to get there some hours before and then the day after the opening event, experiencing an excited anticipatory energy on one day, and seeing a more subdued, recovery-mode atmosphere the next…[read on…]

Fragmenting Reality: Gerhard Richter’s All-Seeing Panorama at Neue Nationalgalerie

Article by Cara Cotner – in Berlin; Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2012.

Berlin currently plays host to an unprecedented trio of Gerhard Richter exhibitions. Gerhard Richter: Panorama is a comprehensive retrospective at Neue Nationalgalerie, and the accompanying Editions 1965-2011 at me Collectors Room is a collection of Richter’s graphic prints, photographic editions and artist’s books…[read on…]

Going underground with Bruce Davidson’s photo collection Subway

Article by Minette Paes – in Berlin; Thursday, Apr. 11, 2012.

“I wanted to transform the subway from its dark, degrading, and impersonal reality into images that open up our experience again to the colour, sensuality, and vitality of the individual souls that ride it each day.” – Bruce DavidsonSubway[read on…]


Alex Tennigkeit, Sincere and Austere

Alexandra Tennigkeit - „Lady FN GA“ (2011), detail

Article by Melissa Steckbauer – in Berlin; Wednesday, Apr. 04, 2012.

Alexandra (Alex) Tennigkeit has worked steadily for years around themes of German nationhood, religious politics, and personal tales of death and heartbreaking dismay. Her primary means of symbolizing this largely pop morte iconography…[read on…]


L.A. Art and PST at Martin-Gropius-Bau

Article by Devon Caranicas – in Berlin; Friday, Mar. 30, 2012.

As Los Angeles’ artistic reputation is shifting into the spotlight, the city remains an anomaly for many. Known for a culture whose biggest export is Hollywood, it’s easy to assume that celebrity and superficiality rule supreme in the west coast capital…[read on…]

BMW Guggenheim retreats from its Kreuzberg hotspot

Informative meeting at Artitude about the BMW Guggenheim Lab; photo: Despina Stokou

Article by Jeni Fulton – in Berlin; Saturday, Mar. 24, 2012.

The BMW-sponsored Guggenheim „urban research“ lab found the Wrangelkiez area in Kreuzberg a little too hot for its liking. Citing police warnings regarding possible attacks with “Farbbeutel” (paint-filled bags) and rotten eggs, the mobile building skulked off to find another, less lefty-anarchist sodden area…[read on…]


Printing as Performance – an Interview with Spartacus Chetwynd

Spartacus Chetwynd at Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch

Interview by Jeni Fulton – in Berlin; Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012.

Spartacus Chetwynd is a British performance artist, renowned for her surreal, opulently baroque performances. Chetwynd’s work references themes running the gamut from Milton to Star Wars. Currently, she is exhibiting a series of Monoprints at Galerie Giti Nourbaksch…[read on…]


A Breed Apart, a Breed Asunder at Klemm’s

Ulrich Gebert, A Breed Apart (2012)

Article by Melissa Steckbauer – in Berlin; Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012.

Ulrich Gebert’s, A Breed Apart at Klemm’s is an explicit but painful tour of human “intercourse with nature” as per the press release. I find the blend of play, cuteness, and light weight dogma to be especially rewarding and the strongest line throughout the show to be the subtle identity politics…[read on…]


Remaining Only at Tanya Leighton’s gallery

Sean Edward – “Remaining Only” (2011), installation view, detail; courtesy the artist and Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin

Article by Melissa Steckbauer – in Berlin; Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012.

A sweeping wooden (or polyblend?) frame just blocks the main entrance of Tanya Leighton’s gallery door. Nothing can be quite as intimidating in the arts as coming into contact with those select doors, lists, and private parties where to “pass” is still a measure of self-assurance…[read on…]