Interview by Xandra Popescu – in Berlin; Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.
The work of Yugoslav born artist Tanja Ostojić has piqued my interest many years ago. Her work draws inspiration from her own experience as a non-European Union citizen, a traveller and female artist…[read on…]
Interview by Göksu Kunak – in Berlin; Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.
In the lecture performance I Dreamed a Dream: Politics in the Age of Mass Art Production
(2013), writer and artist Hito Steyerl
introduces us to the new Misérables
of our era, while asking the pertinent question: Why are there so many art projects today? The absurdity of funding applications, the condition of the wretched who wait to be chosen or the link between museums and firearms…[read on…]
Article by Yvette Greslé – in London; Sunday, Oct. 29, 2013.
was founded in 1995 by the artist duo lizvlx
and Hans Bernhard
. The duo’s first exhibition at Carroll/Fletcher
, is an excellent opportunity to reflect on conceptual art practices that, since the 1990s, have explored software art, pixel painting, computer installations, net.art and digital activism (media hacking)…[read on…]
Article by Marta Jecu – in Lisbon; Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.
The recently opened 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennial, Close, Closer
, aims to question the borders of the discipline, open it toward immediate civic use and a reactive criticism and distill the comprehension of architecture into that of a vital spatial practice correlating to the quotidian. With its luxurious and deserted charm…[read on…]
Article by Alison Hugill, photos by Stephanie Third – in Berlin; Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013.
In September, Absolut Art Bureau
awarded two prestigious prizes for Art Writing and Art Work to Coco Fusco
and Renata Lucas
. The awards are part of a wider initiative by the Swedish vodka company to invest in contemporary art. Absolut’s Art Manager Saskia Neuman
spoke to us about…[read on…]
Interview by Marta Jecu – in Istanbul; Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013.
This interview focuses on some of the controversial issues surrounding the 13th Istanbul Biennial
, titled “Mom, Am I Barbarian”
. In a discussion with artist Funda Özgünaydin
, we addressed some of the statements made by the Biennial director, Bige Örer
and the curator, Fulya Erdemci
. Funda is a German Turkish artist and a newly…[read on…]
Interview by Marta Jecu in Berlin // Sep. 03, 2013
Recently divulged, the press release of the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennial titled Close, Closer, makes foremost a visual statement, three paper clippings…[read on…]
Interview by Sarah Gretsch and Anna Russ – in Berlin; Monday, Aug. 19, 2013.
Situated on Potsdamer Straße among galleries like Krome and Thomas Fischer is the bright, young face of LSD Galerie
. But LSD is not like its nearby counterparts; it marks the beginning of a growing trend in galleries adopting artist-run…[read on…]
Interview by Sarah Gretsch – in Berlin; Saturday, Jun. 15, 2013.
Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress and The Tangerine
, directed by Marion Cajori and Amei Wallach, is a journey into the work and psyche of an icon of modern art. As Bourgeois’ works are nostalgic, so is the film; time vacillates from…[read on…]
Interview by Sarah Gretsch – in Berlin; Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
United Visual Artists (UVA)
has been described as a practice, a collective and as an art and design studio. From installation specific to large-scale permanent works, each project is different, blurring borders between mediums, making classification impossible. Individual works bring together members from a variety of disciplines, traversing the realms of architecture, sculpture, live performance, and digital…[read on…]
Interview by Lori Zimmer – in Berlin; Thursday, May 02, 2013.
I first fell in love with Jud Bergeron
’s work when he was making Cubist-like sculptures. They at once reminded me of Boccioni, Picasso, and Giacometti–not as a copycat, but as an addition to their school of thought. I loved their multifaceted, kaleidoscopic surfaces, but also that they came in candy colors like baby blue, which, to me, anchored them in…[read on…]