Blog post by Alison Hugill – in Berlin; Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.
Berlin-based music and culture magazine Electronic Beats has just announced the headliners for its autumn music festival at the Alter Schlachthof in Dresden. Yoann Lemoine, known by his stage-name Woodkid, will be performing at the festival in mid-November. Though Woodkid’s solo music is dubbed ‘neofolk,’ Lemoine is also notorious for his exceptional music video direction, and has created a number of artfully composed music videos for stars like Katy Perry and Lana Del Rey. Woodkid last appeared at the Electronic Beats Festival in 2012 in Zagreb…[read on…]
Article by Alison Hugill – in Berlin; Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.
The brand new Charlottenburg gallery space, established by Jean-Pierre Neumeister
and Barak Bar-Am
in cooperation with gallerist Ché Zara Blomfield
, launched its first exhibition ‘Body Building’ in early September. The name of the show is twofold, referring at once to the architectonics of the human body and the treatment of architecture as the embodiment of a vulnerable physicality…[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…]
Article by Alison Hugill – in Berlin; Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013.
The physical gallery space is almost completely superfluous to this exhibition. It serves merely as a portal, an exclusive place from which to gain access to the digitally-housed artworks. When you enter the empty rooms of KM Temporaer
, you enter the network…[read on…]
Blog post by Alison Hugill – in Berlin; Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013.
Adina Popescu’s solo exhibition Equitable Life, which opened at Autocenter last week, attempts to put parametric design to the test. Popescu worked together with architect Thomas Rüegger to create a 3D office interior, modeled after a modern ‘new economy’ building and fictionally developed as a life insurance company called Equitable Life. [read on…]
Blog post by Alison Hugill – in Berlin; Monday, Oct. 07, 2013.
was launched in 2010 by a team of architects, graphic designers and software engineers based in Berlin. As an online architecture community, Architectuul shares international building projects and promotes creators. [read on…]
Blog post by Alison Hugill – in Berlin; Tuesday, Oct. 01, 2013.
’s thin, delicate looking pencil drawings on paper are encased in light colour-matched frames for the exhibition at Figge von Rosen Galerie
Article by Alison Hugill in Berlin // Sep. 26, 2013
At the packed opening of Das Numen Momentum during Berlin Art Week, visitors lined up to enter the exhibition one by one at two minute intervals. Unsure of what we were about to witness but privately thrilled by this atmosphere of built suspense, we were asked to enter alone…[read on…]
Article by Alison Hugill, photos by Stephanie Third – in Berlin; Sunday, Sep. 22, 2013.
The sixth edition of art berlin contemporary (abc)
showcases the work of artists from over 130 international galleries. As ambitious as that may sound, the event is not your typical art fair: abc consciously strayed from the jam-packed booth format, giving artists and gallerists free-reign on how their works were…[read on…]
Article by Alison Hugill – in Berlin; Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2013.
The title of the exhibition reads as a provocation. “Unlike the present influx of international hipster dilettantes,” it seems to say, “we ‘original Berliners’ were serious about life, politics, and artistic collaboration.” When passive-aggressive anger is regularly surfacing over the ‘tourist problem’ in Berlin, the exhibition at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien offers one version of who these ‘authentic Berliners’ are and where their resentment…[read on…]
Article by Alison Hugill – in Berlin; Tuesday, May 07, 2013.
Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) opened their two-year research study ‘The Anthropocene Project’ in January of this year. The project proposes the Anthropocene–the ‘age of mankind’–as our current geological epoch, in which it is now widely believed that humanity forms nature. The Anthropocene model suggests that the Earth’s current geo-processes are primarily…[read on…]