INTERSECTIONS // An Interview with Siegfried Zielinski

Article by Alena Sokhan – in Berlin; Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015.

Recently we had a chance to speak with Siegfried Zielinski, a celebrated professor at the University of Art (UdK) and the European Graduate School, who authored over a dozen books, and founded a new field of research – media archaeology. Zielinski is…[read on…]

INTERSECTIONS // An Interview with Julian Oliver and Danja Vasiliev: On Healthy Paranoia

Interview by Nicolas Hausdorf – in Berlin; Friday, Oct. 16, 2015.

If you encounter unknown flying objects in the airspace between Frankfurt/Oder and Belarus these days, distrust your first instincts. Aerial balloons with shiny metallic objects floating into the clouds may be neither timid surveillance attempts by a cash-strapped Russian military, the latest Nato or California-based technology giant project for the conquest of space…[read on…]

INTERSECTIONS // An Interview with Chto Delat?

Article by Alena Sokhan – in Berlin; Friday, Oct. 09, 2015.

Chto Delat? (What Is To Be Done?) is a collective that was formed in Russia in early 2003, responding to “an urgent need to merge political theory, art, and activism,” as the group explains. On several occasions, the collective has brought to Berlin the intensity of their politics and aesthetics. Last time…[read on…]

INTERSECTIONS // Scheisse: Performing Labour and New Economy in China

Article by April Dell – in Berlin; Wednesday, Oct. 07, 2015.

On the first floor of the beautiful old hospital building, Kunstquartier Bethanian, is the Momentum exhibition space, currently showing video and performance works by chinese artist Zhou Xiaohu. Titled Scheisse and with a flyer channelling bathhouse decor and seedy nightlife neon lights, the exhibition is a surprising mixture of…[read on…]

INTERSECTIONS // An Interview with NON Berlin

Interview by Alison Hugill – in Berlin; Tuesday, Oct. 06, 2015.

Contemporary Asian art platform NON Berlin has its based in Mitte, where the growing project space brings together artists, curators, and creatives from across Asia and Europe. Through different projects, discussions, exhibitions and residencies, NON Berlin has managed to connect…[read on…]

INTERSECTIONS // An Interview with Flaneur

Interview by Josie Thaddeus-Johns – in Berlin; Saturday, Oct. 03, 2015.

Flaneur is a magazine that’s not really a magazine. A collection of literary, photographic and artistic ‘fragments’, each issue focuses on a single street in a different city. How does a street become an intersection, a meeting point or physical manifestation of the stories that have happened there?…[read on…]

SPACE // Getting to the Root of Tree of Codes

Review by Nora Kovacs – in New York; Wednesday, Sep. 30, 2015.

When it was first announced that musical artist Jamie XX, visual artist Olafur Eliasson, and choreographer Wayne McGregor would be coming together to collaborate on an adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer‘s book, Tree of Codes, the hype was expectedly huge…[read on…]

SPACE // The Collective Unconscious: STADT/BILD – Image of a City

Article by Josie Thaddeus-Johns – in Berlin; Tuesday, Sep. 29, 2015.

The flagship exhibition for Berlin Art Week, Stadt/Bild (Image of a City) was commissioned by the governing Mayor of Berlin and the Senate Chancellery – proof, if it was ever needed, that the city of Berlin’s interest in navel-gazing extends to the highest reaches of authority…[read on…]

SPACE // A Speculative Fiction: Femina Subtetrix at Ivan Gallery, Bucharest

Article by Alison Hugill – in Berlin; Wednesday, Sep. 23, 2015.

The title of the current exhibition by Larisa Crunţeanu and Sonja Hornung, Femina Subtetrix, suggests an underlying feminist counter-narrative, a pseudo sci-fi speculative invention perhaps. This initial assumption is not entirely off the mark: what the show at Ivan Gallery delivers in visual content is far surpassed…[read on…]

SPACE // An Interview with Karl Holmqvist

Interview by Alison Hugill – in Berlin; Thursday, Sep. 17, 2015.

Swedish-born, Berlin-based artist Karl Holmqvist is coming to abc this year with a series of his iconic text-based works, represented by Galerie Neu. The artist is well-known for his poetry readings, installations, and sculptures, as well as his fierce and fiery exhibition rhetoric…[read on…]

SPACE // ‘In the (Silicon) Gutter but Looking at the Stars’: An Interview about the Nonhuman Autonomous Space Agency

Interview by Alan Smart – in Berlin; Wednesday, Sep. 16, 2015.

Over Skype, I spoke with Fred Scharmen of the Working Group on Adaptive Systems from his Baltimore studio to discuss his latest “speculative utopian design proposal” for a Nonhuman Autonomous Space Agency offering a “future mode of space exploration and colonization using only robots and cute animals”…[read on…]

SPACE // An Interview with Caroline Mesquita

Caroline Mesquita installation at Carlier Gebauer Galler 2015 for abc berlin

Interview by Alena Sokhan – in Berlin; Tuesday, Sep. 15, 2015.

French sculptor and artist Caroline Mesquita is using the large space in the basement of the carlier | gebauer as a studio for the last few months, creating large humanoid figures out of metal, scattered throughout the basement rooms. She seems very comfortable in this space, easily maneuvering the different rooms…[read on…]