article by Cate Smierciak – in Berlin; Tuesday, August 23, 2011.
In the age of fast, streaming internet video and ever-fewer, fledgling art cinemas bold enough to show video art, single-channel video work rarely finds itself publicly presented outside the gallery – perhaps wedged into the darkest corner, shielded from a din of chatting visitors by a flimsy curtain, or plopped into a cube within a cube, with passers by swinging in and out as dictated by interest or attention span…[read on…]
Article by Elizabeth Feder – in Berlin; Tuesday, August 16, 2011.
And it’s two meters into the gallery before you have to idle and choose.
You could pivot to the left, which is thin and static in its grayness. You could pivot to the right and be enveloped in red text and an inundation of LCD screens. Or you could continue straight ahead and follow the light into a bright whiteness of carefully benign design. I pivoted to the left…[read on…]
Article by Gabriella Picone – in Berlin; Tuesday, August 16, 2011.
The current exhibition at the Me Collectors Room, All Cannibals?, is a delicious spectacle of the eccentric and perverse that forces viewers to reconsider their own cannibalistic tendencies…[read on…]
Article entry by Anna Schultz – in Berlin;Tuesday, August 9, 2011.
Prints and multiples, no matter how limited the editions, are commonly -and often unjustly- criticized for their supposed lack of originality. This antiquated debate is a surprisingly constant factor in art criticism and art historical discourse alike. It remains as prejudiced as it was at the very beginnings of printmaking, more than half a millennium ago…[read on…]
Article by Jessyca Hutchens – in Berlin; Sunday, August 7, 2011.
Brian Leo’s work hits you like a wall of noise or, rather, a wall of noises. On any given wall, a multitude of brightly colored canvases vie for attention. The New York based painter has dubbed his style “Garage Pop Surrealism” and this really couldn’t be more apt. While Garage describes the punk and highly personal elements, Pop is the iconic…[read on…]
Article by Daniel Berg, Melissa Steckbauer and Elizabeth Feder – in Berlin; Tuesday, August 2, 2011.
“Our fine arts were developed, their types and uses were established in times very different from the present…we must expect great innovations to transform the entire technique of the arts, thereby affecting artistic invention itself and perhaps even bringing about an amazing change in our very notion of art.”… [read on…]
Article by Weronika Trojańska – in Berlin; Thursday, July 28, 2011.
Sound is everywhere. It is surrounding us, even when we don’t think about it, even when we do not hear anything, or rather…especially, when we do not hear anything. It comes from space, from ourselves, from our souls. The whole universe is composed from different sounds, which are produced by every single structure. “When we hear those vibrations our system of molecules vibrates with them”…[read on…]
Interview by Katharina Galla – in Berlin; Tuesday, July 26, 2011.
Nadja Sayej has a mission that suits Berlin’s fancy. The extravagant personality comes from Toronto, Canada where she first studied visual arts, but quit painting in order to dedicate herself to undercutting the art scene using gonzo journalism…[read on…]
Article by Cara Cotner – in Berlin; Tuesday, July 19, 2011.
American artist Madeline Stillwell’s body of work combines elements of sculpture, graffiti, environmental art, dance, and theater, evoking themes of temporality and permanence, and highlighting the processes of breaking down and regeneration. Most of her work centers on performances in which found objects and debris from the city streets are brought inside and transformed into an indoor urban wasteland…[read on…]
Interview by Zefrey Throwell – in Berlin, July 11, 2011.
Javier Peres holds nothing back in this one. From his humble roots in San Francisco to his meteoric rise in Los Angeles, then to Athens and now with his two spaces in Berlin, Peres tells all. Eroticism, El Greco, Warhol auction shenanigans, Bruce LaBruce, gay zombies, the new German plague, old ladies and poppers, you name it, we talked about it…[read on…]
Article by Jeni Fulton in Berlin // Tuesday, Jul. 12, 2011
In May the Artforum fair finally announced that it was closing its doors. The traditional art fair had failed in the fickle Berlin art market. Berlin Art Link asked the makers of Preview Berlin, the fair for emerging art, what this means…[read on]
Article by Elvia Pyburn-Wilk – in Berlin; Monday, July 4, 2011.
The supposed panoramic viewpoint of the Venice Biennale attempts to simultaneously transcend nationalism and promote diversity. In this all-encompassing wash, it’s hard to find a focal point for any kind of critical discussion that doesn’t follow prescribed rhetoric. But there are still out-of-focus areas, cracks in the gigantic institutional apparatus by which the exhibition runs…[read on…]