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…]


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]



Article by Alison Hugill, Photos by Alexander Coggin in Berlin // Sep. 7, 2015
You’ve likely passed the unusual building on Brunnenstraße, clad with multi-coloured polycarbonate and emitting an opaque…[read on]