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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
Interview by Josie Thaddeus-Johns – in Berlin; Saturday, Oct. 03, 2015.
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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
Interview by Alan Smart – in Berlin; Wednesday, Sep. 16, 2015.
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…]
Article by Alison Hugill, Photos by Alexander Coggin in Berlin // Sep. 14, 2015
In an unexpected turn of events, two days after our studio visit with architect Arno Brandlhuber, we had the occasion to visit one…[read on]