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…]

BERLIN ARCH LINK: HARK! Shakespeare’s in Görlitzer Park

Article by Elizabeth Feder – in Berlin; Sunday, September 4, 2011.

In the last fifty years, cities around the world have made it imperative that Shakespeare’s plays be inclusive, inquisitive and reread in a contemporary context. Berlin can now be counted among those cities that are eager to make the city a public stage…[read on…]

About Smoke // An interview with Yujin Lee

Interview by Anna Russ, Photos by Susann Zielinski & Tim Adler in Berlin // Sep. 4, 2011
Yujin Lee is a Korean artist currently living in Berlin, whom I met recently at the opening reception of the group exhibition ‘Fume Emits’ at Loop – Raum für aktuelle Kunst…[read on]

BERLIN ARCH LINK: Berlin Wildes Leben – Species Meet at Überlebenskunst

Berliner Wildes Leben - Spa for the Fish (x)

Article by Marcus Owens – in Berlin; Monday, August 29, 2011.

Ask a Berliner, and most will have a story about an encounter or glimpse of a large wild animal in the city. In Berlin Wildes Leben, part of the Überlebenskunst exhibition and on display at the Haus am Wald See sculpture garden through November, London-based Michiko Nitta and Berlin-based Susanna Hertrich speculate on the future of these interactions…[read on…]


Julian Hoeber – “Kiss (lurid)”

Article by Melissa Steckbauer and Wendy Vogel – in Berlin; Friday, August 26, 2011.

Two perspectives on “Adult Contemporary: Family Romance”, the second edition of Kavi Gupta’s annual summer video series…[read on…]

Experimentation and Improvisation. A Discussion with Max Ray

Max Ray

Interview by Daniel Thomas Berg, Photos by Chloé Richard – in Berlin; Thursday, August 25, 2011.

The COT Theater is an improvisation performance collective founded in London by director and former art critic Max Ray and visual artist/physical performer Satu Suomela. Their shows revolve around improvisation and an interdisciplinary approach…[read on…]

BAL and ICI present Project 35 at Soho House

Guy Ben-Ner - "Berkeleys Island"

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…]

BERLIN ARCH LINK: Tricky Triangulations at Aedes Pfefferberg

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…]