Article by Alison Hugill – in Berlin; Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.
‘s solo exhibition allEin
at KM Galerie
in Wedding is permeated with ritualistic references to natural cycles and the interconnectivity of the four creative elements: flora, fauna, minerals and humans. The central piece of the exhibition, her spherical sculpture 1+1+1+1=1
(2012) reflects on the essential oneness of the world…[read on…]
Article by Alison Hugill, Photos by Conor Clarke in Berlin // Dec. 11, 2013
As I suspected it would be – strangely, even before meeting Jen Ray in person – the studio visit was both laid-back and intellectually enlightening. The…[read on]
Article by Alison Hugill // Dec. 05, 2013
Katja Strunz is known for subtly weaving complex artistic references through her work. From Walter Benjamin’s Marxist concept of history to Constructivist allusions, the geometrical shapes and…[read on]
Blog post by Alison Hugill – in Berlin; Tuesday, Dec. 03, 2013.
is known for commissioning memorable pop-up art bar installations designed by contemporary artists for Art Basel events, that provide a full-sensory aesthetic experience including customized cocktail recipes. For Art Basel Miami
this year they’ve collaborated with Los Angeles-based artist Ry Rocklen
Blog post by Alison Hugill – in Berlin; Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013.
Long-standing Berlin gallery Circle Culture
recently opened a new outpost on Potsdamer Straße’s ‘Gallery Mile,’ in a 560 square-metre warehouse building. The inaugural exhibition in the new space – Potse 68.
(named after the gallery’s location) – features the work of 23 international artists, 10 of whom are new recruits to the Circle Culture gallery team…[read on…]
Blog post by Alison Hugill – in Berlin; Monday, Nov. 25, 2013.
The title piece of Benja Sachau
‘s second solo show at Soy Capitán
, There Were Rumors
, produces a paranoid reading of a passage from the New Testament (Matthew 27: 1-7
), which the artist has typed up on a typewriter. Almost like a Ouija board, key words are superstitiously isolated to form predictive sentences….[read on…]
Article by Alison Hugill – in Berlin; Friday, Nov. 22, 2013.
Video art doesn’t always have the best reception in art galleries or museums: visitors rarely take the time to sit through a whole screening, in a setting where videos are looped and it’s easy to come and go as you please. But what if you were physically
compelled to watch video art from start to finish?…[read on…]
Blog post by Alison Hugill – in Berlin; Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.
In partnership with Art Dubai
and the Dubai International Film Festival
, Alserkal Avenue
will launch its 2nd annual free and public art event, QUOZ Arts Festival
, on Saturday, November 23rd in the Al Quoz district, Dubai. The Alserkal Avenue Arts District
will host over 40 events in 32 cultural venues, offering highlights in design, music, art and film…[read on…]
Blog post by Alison Hugill – in Berlin; Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.
In the new year, the second edition of the Dhaka Art Summit
, hosted by the Samdani Art Foundation
, will present the works of over 250 South Asian and international artists in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The non-commercial event focuses on contemporary art from several South Asian countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, the Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Directors Diana Campbell Betancourt
(Artistic Director, Samdani Art Foundation) and Mahbubur Rahman
(Artist /Co-Founder, Britto Arts Trust, Bangladesh) have put together a programme of curated exhibitions and talks that will explore global and regional perspectives on South Asian art practices…[read on…]
Blog post by Alison Hugill – in Berlin; Thursday Nov. 7, 2013.
This month, creative hub the WYE will host CYBERFEST: TIME & PLACE, a festival for technologically-based art that has been developing in Russia since 2007. This marks the first time the festival will be held outside of St. Petersburg. The WYE will showcase more than 100 innovators, including sound art, performances, film and video art and public exhibitions focussing on Berlin’s art and tech community and providing a survey of Russian contemporary art.
Blog post by Alison Hugill – in Berlin; Tuesday Nov. 5, 2013.
Uwe Neu and Oliver Thoben, curators of Neonchocolate Gallery in Berlin, have published a book offering a personal snapshot of artists that they feel characterize the Berlin art scene. The compilation, Berlin What?, shows the work of both established and up-and-coming contemporary artists based in Berlin.
Blog post by Alison Hugill, Photos by Stephanie Third – in Berlin; Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013.
The Abandon Isolation
exhibition at ROCKELMANN&
addresses the modern experience of our separation from nature. The show features the work of two American land artists, Marnie Bettridge
and Kathleen Vance
, who attempt to reacquaint visitors with the oft-forgotten concept of natural beauty…[read on…]