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MADELINE STILLWELL: Discarded Beauty

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…]

JAVIER PERES: Interviewed by Zefrey Throwell

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…]

Performing Culture: Interns of the Biennale

Article by Elvia Pyburn-Wilk // 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[read on]


Slow As Molasses, Faster Than 2GB Ram

By Corinna Kirsch
Here’s a lie: The misfortune of the present is that it will become the future’s past. The artworks selected for this exhibition disprove that the past is a miserable precursor to the present, simultaneously mixing past and present technologies[read on]


Off-Spaces in the based in Berlin Summer Camp

Article by Katharina Galla // June 25, 2011
What do off-spaces have to do with the debate on whether Berlin needs a Kunsthalle? A lot. In Berlin, the non-commercial, non-publicly funded exhibition spaces for art, are plentiful[read on]


Venice Biennale: A Review of the Giardini Pavilions

Article by Monica Salazar // June 22, 2011
The Venice Biennale is the Disney World for artists, curators, and collectors. It’s a place where people journey to wander bewilderedly through the maze of the city, get caught in tourist traps, and anxiously wait in[read on]


Requiem für einen Untoten

By Marta Jecu // June 02, 2011
I think that the German Pavilion of the 54th Venice Biennial is incorporating the gap between on one hand representativity and identity (signifiers that are meant to express the unchangeability of a certain[read on]


Based In Berlin: Monbijoupark Opening

Article by Jessyca Hutchens // June 10, 2011
On Tuesday night, the much anticipated Based in Berlin show finally opened at Monbijourpark. The show presents 80 emerging contemporary artists across 5 venues and a nearly two-month long programme[read on]