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Thomas Bayrle, photo: Jeni Fulton

Article and photos by Jeni Fulton – in Berlin; Tuesday, Jun. 12, 2012.

With Carloyn Christov-Bakargiev’s slew of statements regarding the emancipation of strawberries and the need to divest ourselves of our anthropocentric perspective in the run-up to documenta (13), one was left wondering what her actual concept would be. Upon entering the main building, the Fridericianum, the answer was there: very little…[read on…]

Night & Day Series #2: 404 NOT FOUND

Article by Anna C. Purcell, photos by Chloé Richard – in Berlin; Monday, Jun. 11, 2012.

On Friday, June 8th, Berlin Art Link presented the second installment of its Night & Day Series, 404 NOT FOUND, at TorStrasse’s Sur la Montagne. The six artists’ works functioned as a commentary on the challenges and antagonisms that exist between web works and conventional, gallery-ready art…[read on…]


Avenida del Progreso – DIANA ARTUS at Galerie Metro

Hannah Beck-Mannagetta,Diana Artus

Article by Alison Hugill – in Berlin; Thursday, Jun. 07, 2012.

Diana Artus’ black and white photographs of cityscapes and architectural facades have a spectral, haunting quality from the start. Yet her technique of creasing, folding, reproducing and adding dimension to her recent works intensifies this element, making the buildings protrude and furrow into uncanny forms…[read on…]

New Berlin Painters to Launch First Exhibition in Berlin this Friday

Paul Vogeler - "Das Vaterland"

Interview by Jeni Fulton – in Berlin; Tuesday, Jun. 05, 2012.

The New Berlin Painters launch their first exhibition at Statt Berlin Gallery on June 8, 2012, featuring the works of Paul Vogeler and Moritz Hoffmann. Vogeler and Hoffman showcase their latest works in an exhibition accompanied by a catalogue, words from Jerry Saltz, a manifesto, among other elements…[read on…]


Inspiration / Appropriation / Theft

Article and photos by Anna Smith – in Berlin; Tuesday, Jun. 05, 2012.

Essays and Observations’ minimal website intrigued me into visiting the gallery and seeing the exhibition with the equally intriguing title “appropriation”. The website, like many gallery websites is sleek but unlike most of them, lacks images. It compensates for that strange lack of imagery with well thought out texts. After reading them, I started seeing this lack of visual stimuli as a challenge to first understand…[read on…]


Time and Openness

Article by Max Schreier, photos by Chloé Richard – in Berlin; Saturday, Jun. 02, 2012.

Aram Bartholl is an tech artists who makes objects by capturing electronic moments, developing them into classical forms, and using the most analog processes to create digital forms. His work falls into the avant garde not by its innovative methods, but rather by its means of handling the often difficult to tame medium of the web. When I visited Bartholl…[read on…]


Davide Balliano: DOGBITE

Article by Alison Hugill – in Berlin; Wednesday, May 30, 2012.

The space at Berlin Kreuzberg’s Delloro Contemporary Art, run by Italian gallerist Rolando Anselmi, is a radiant setting for any exhibition: the fortress-like doors of this third-floor warehouse loft open onto an exquisite white space, with multiple floor-to-ceiling windows dispensing light from either side…[read on…]


Die Grosse Weltausstellung: ‘The World is Not Fair’

raumlaborberlin: “Die Grosse Weltausstellung: The World Is Not Fair”, pavilion in progress

Article by Alison Hugill, video production by Dan Dorocic and Alison Hugill in Berlin; Saturday, May 19, 2012.

Amid debates over future uses for the soon-defunct Tegel airport, and on the eve of the 2012 London Summer Olympics, architectural collective raumlaborberlin and three-theatre ensemble Hebbel am Ufer (HAU) have joined forces to critically reinterpret the meaning of the traditional World Fair…[read on…]

ON THE ROAD SERIES: Frieze flocks – Visiting a New York Contemporary Art Fair

Jerome Prosperger

Article and photos by Dina Münzfeld in New York; Monday, May 07, 2012.

There has been a tense debate about the future of New York’s art fairs since Frieze’s Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover announced their take on the art metropolis. Having their 180 gallery strong debut in town during May 4 – 7, 2012, the franchise of the well-known spectacle in London’s Regent’s Park now has to withstand the debate about the necessity of another blockbuster art event…[read on…]

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…]