Blog post by Alison Hugill – in Berlin; Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014.
But for all this patriotic association, Wadden’s pieces are equally connected to a tradition of textile-making rooted in European modernist practices and abstract geometrical painting. His handwoven works on canvas seem to follow closely the tradition of many of the female pioneers of the Bauhaus …[read on…]
Blog post by Alison Hugill – in Berlin; Monday, Nov. 24, 2014.
When Kodwo Eshun
and Anjalika Sagar
of the London-based collective The Otolith Group
presented their exhibition Medium Earth
last week at HKW
, they emphasised the curatorial unease of their piece inside this weighty cultural institution…[read on…]
Blog post – in Berlin; Sunday, Nov. 09, 2014.
In 1925 Walter Gropius
published Internationale Architektur
, a photographic survey of what he considered the iconic feats of modern architecture at the time. Alongside images of Bauhaus buildings – the Meisterhäuser and school building in Dessau among them…[read on…]
Blog post by Hilarey Cowan – in Berlin; Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014.
In Mitte, the smaller scale, less jam-packed Positions Berlin
art fair offered an alternative to the abc – art berlin contemporary
throngs during Berlin Art Week…[read on…]
Article by Alison Hugill in Berlin // Friday, Jul. 25, 2014
In a tragic but somehow beautiful turn of events, Otto Piene passed away, at the age of 86, on July 17th, the same day that his major retrospective opened at the Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle. Fortunately…[read on…]
Blog post by Alison Hugill – in Berlin; Monday, Jul. 14, 2014.
American ‘paper architect’ Lebbeus Woods
died in 2012, after an illustrious career in academics, art, and futuristic film set design. Though his works are presented in the Museum for Architectural Drawing
, Woods never finished his degree in architecture, nor did he practice…[read on…]
Blog post by Alison Hugill – in Berlin; Friday, Jul. 11, 2014.
‘s solo show at Galerie Hunchentoot
has been extended into August. The small commercial gallery in Mitte is showing 8 of her paintings, the majority of which are presented on large format canvasses…[read on…]
Article by Alison Hugill in Berlin // Apr. 25, 2014
At first glance, the current show Zephir at Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle seems like a patently traditional painting exhibition. The whole arrangement exudes the kind of banal, apolitical, and out-of-touch aesthetic that you might expect from an art institution funded by one of the country’s biggest banks…[read on…]
Blog post by Alison Hugill – in Berlin; Monday, Apr. 21, 2014.
Since the 1990s there has been a considerable push in art practice towards socially-engaged, participatory methods. Instead of removing art from the ‘useless’ domain of aesthetics and relocating it into praxis or politics, this year’s Hardbakka Ruins Project
aims to think about art as existing in an ambiguous territory that deals with complex social concerns like political engagement, affect, inequality, class, narcissism, and social norms….[read on…]
Blog post by Alison Hugill – in Berlin; Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014.
For the first edition of our India Profiles series, we asked New Delhi-based art institution Devi Art Foundation
to tell us about their ongoing exhibition Black Sun: Alchemy, Diaspora, and Heterotopia
curated by Shezad Dawood
and Tom Trevor
, as well as the role their foundation plays in the Indian art world and beyond…[read on…]
Article by Alison Hugill, Photos by Rian Davidson in Berlin // Feb. 10, 2014
Edouard Baribeaud is planning to travel to India this year. He has proposed an artistic research project working with a…[read on]
Blog post by Alison Hugill – in Berlin; Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.
is diving through Europe. In 2010, she started by entering the Rhine through the North Sea. Over the next estimated 20 to 30 years, she will proceed through the Rhine to the Main, then through the Main-Danube Channel, down through the Danube, and all the way to the Black Sea…[read on…]