Berlin Artists Take Center Stage at Saatchi Gallery

Zhivago Duncan - "Pretentious Crap" (2010-2011); Wood, glass, mixed media; 300 x 307 x 250 cm; Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London © Zhivago Duncan, 2011

Blog entry by Monica Salazar – in Berlin; Monday, Nov. 7, 2011.

On November 18th, the international reach of Berlin’s emerging art scene will be presented prominently in Saatchi Gallery’s first survey of German art, Gesamtkunstwerk: New Art from Germany. Artists from Berlin, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, Bremen and Cologne will be exhibited. Fourteen of the twenty-four artists hail from Berlin.

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Unbound. Agora Rethinks the Artist Book

Blog entry by Virginia Wagner – in Berlin; Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011.

“Something very important and very weird is happening to the book right now: It’s shedding its papery corpus and transmigrating into a bodiless digital form, right before our eyes. We’re witnessing the bibliographical equivalent of the rapture.”
Lev Grossman, New York Times

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Stubborn Wolf: Skeletons and Landscapes

"Pink Vaginas" (2009), acrylic on paper, 8 x 11 inches

Blog entry by Devon Atkins – in Berlin; Friday, October 28, 2011.

Not long after Hiyme’s arrival in Feburary this year, he broke his foot and was left wheelchair bound and lonely, struggling in a city made of staircases. Luckily for this painter, his character is not dissimilar to his paintings, colourful and chaotic, fun and magnetic – somehow eight months later, with an ever slowly-healing injury, he has survived the worst of it and is showing his work for the first time in Europe. …

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Friedrich Seidenstücker: Of Hippos and other Humans at Berlinische Galerie

Blog entry by Anna Freedman – in Berlin; Thursday, October 27, 2011.

Fredrich Seidenstücker had a particular quirkiness when it came to taking photographs. Having taken interest in what others may consider distinctly mundane, he made a niche for himself in street and animal photography. He was most successful commercially in the years prior to WWII, at a time when his optimism and sense of humor could be reflected by society as a whole…

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This Weekend: STROKE – The Urban Art Fair

Stroke 0.3 in Berlin - Murals by Alexandros & Paris (left) and Montana (right)

Blog entry by Monica Salazar – in Berlin; Thursday, October 13, 2011.

Starting Friday, STROKE.ARTFAIR returns to Postbahnhof Berlin for it’s second year in the city. The fair presents a focus on designs of the everyday streetscape, with its graffiti, tags, tattoos, advertising and graphic design….

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Viktoria Binschtok’s World of Details

Blog entry by Samantha Manton – in Berlin; Tuesday, October 11, 2011.

It is the juxtaposition of small-scale, black and white, digitally produced prints with their much larger, full colour, analogously prepared counterparts on the walls of Klemm’s that arouses great curiosity at even the slightest glance through the gallery’s glass frontage. It is the relationship between the two that presents Viktoria Binschtok as a thoughtful and analytical artist whose pictorial explorations raise questions about visibility, function and artistic intent.

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A-I-R laboratory, CSW Ujzadowski Castle

Blog entry by Kasia Pacura – in Berlin; Saturday, October 1, 2011.

The Artists in Residence Laboratory at CSW Ujazdowski Castle is an open platform which aims to support mobility of not only polish artists. They work on two main paths…

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