ON THE ROAD SERIES: Highlights of Berlin at Art Basel Miami

Article by Monica Salazar – in Berlin; Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011.

This past week, the art world, collectors and art enthusiasts flooded to Miami for Art Basel Miami, the leading international art show in the Americas. This year, the fair celebrated it’s 10 year anniversary, exhibiting over 260 of the world’s leading galleries and 2,000 artist of the 20th and 21st century. Berlin showed it’s usual strong presence with 24 galleries represented at Art Basel Miami and numerous others at the simultaneous satellite fairs…[read on…]

Peter und der Wolf; a Brief Cosmology of Peter Böhnisch and Wolfgang Ganter

Interview by Melissa Steckbauer – in Berlin; Wednesday, Dec. 07, 2011.

Peter Böhnisch and Wolfgang Ganter met in 1999 when they began their studies at the Akademie für bildende Künste. I was introduced to the artists in 2007 and have not seen a more respectful pair of friends who stand on such different ground characteristically. I spoke with the guys over Sunday dinner in November…[read on…]

BERLIN ARCH LINK : The Tactile Side of the Virtual – an Interview with Arquitectos Anónimos

Interview by Marta Jecu – in Berlin; Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011.

The explicit and provocative credo of Portuguese architecture office Arquitectos Anonimos, founded in 2006, is an active response to the prevalent role that architects have come to adopt: the project-mastermind. The goal is an architecture that is not the result of a uni-directional, authorial process, but a construction that changes its shape and reinvents itself day by day…[read on…]

BERLIN ARCH LINK: Katrien Ligt’s With New Eyes

Article by Elizabeth Feder – in Berlin; Monday, Nov. 21, 2011.

On a bright afternoon in late October, a group of strangers met at Berlin-Hauptbahnhof. All were there to participate in Ligt’s most recent work, entitled With New Eyes, a city tour through the perception of blind individuals. And while the tour’s framework begins with reading the city through alternatives to the visual, With New Eyes achieves a sensory power in its searching for the line between seeing and not-seeing. Her search to define this fluctuating border ultimately leads to a question of subjectivity within the urban construct…[read on…]

L.A. Crash. An interview with Mirko Martin

Mirko Martin - "L.A. Crash"

Article by Jeni Fulton – in Berlin; Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011.

After a year-long Fulbright placement in Los Angeles in 2005/06, Berlin based artist Mirko Martin has continually used the West Coast hub as the subject for his artistic practice. Inspired by Downtown’s urban grit punctuated with glossy Hollywood films sets Mirko photographs and groups his images to blur the line between reality and fiction…[read on…]

Strange Passions – An Interview with triage live art collective

Strange Passions

Interview by Elizabeth Feder – in Berlin; Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011.

Who do you become when a stranger is listening? triage live art collective explores this question thoroughly with their new participatory installation work, Strange Passions, as a part of Die Fabrikanten’s Exchange Radical Moments! Live Art Festival[read on…]

The Meme as Artform – An Interview with Matthias Fritsch

Interview by Katharina Galla – in Berlin; Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011.

Most video artists, video art collectors, dealers and curators alike are reluctant towards enabling the streaming of video art on the internet for a variety of reasons. Be it that they are concerned about the loss in the works’ value which is threatened by its quantification online, or risking the work being shown mis-contextualized…[read on…]

Dangerous Everyday: On Rebecca Loyche

Rebecca Loyche

Article by Elvia Pybrun-Wilk – in Berlin; Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011.

Rebecca Loyche’s work, between photography, video, and installation, focuses on perception and communication, apprehending the silence of the banal and attending to the breakdown and even abject failure of language. By allowing the viewer to look closer and listen harder, she manages to re-route us away from the straightforward or the concrete…
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Blog post by Elizabeth Feder – in Berlin; Monday, Oct. 17, 2011.

Jürgen Mayer H. is interested in the interstice. The oeuvre of projects, from the rapid design and construction of the airport in Mestia, Georgia, to the heat seat that is continually marked by the temperature of its users and environs, contains a common thread that is looking, even grasping, for a new approach to how we generate space…[read on…]