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October 2011

  • by Rachel Simkover, 31 Oct 2011
    I am sure that everyone had their fair share of Halloween activities this past weekend, so instead of a supernatural booklist, I have decided to go extraterrestrial. Maybe you are bored with, disappointed in, or ambivalent towards this planet, so this week’s list will at the outset take you elsewhere, but these...
  • by Maria Santos, 27 Oct 2011
    The closest I have been to know them was meeting Georg Parthen and Nicolas Wollnik at their so-named space in Köpenickerstr. 159. Their paths crossed in Essen while studying Communication Design at the art school. Back in those days they thought that it would be nice to have a space of their own where to...
  • by Sarie Nijboer, 25 Oct 2011
    Dear diary, Starting the week with working on Mondays isn't bad… only if it starts after 12h. Any earlier and you might run into problems like showing up too late, making mistakes, or being too tired. 12h is perfect… Luckily I got two internships who understand how it supposed to be. Every...
  • by Rachel Simkover, 25 Oct 2011
    Before your eyes is the second installment of the latest supplement to the BPIGS blog, in which I, an avid reader, collector, and book browser, provide you with a suggested reading list composed of art related books found in Berlin. Considering all of the occupations of cities that have spread worldwide, the books on...
  • by Maria Santos, 25 Oct 2011
    Since nights falls like big pianos lately, you can get the impression that days are shorter. But you can also grasp the best of Berlin evenings in venues with late opening hours like Subtitut (Fridays open until 21.00!). Art theoretician and independent curator Urs Küenzi established this non-profit independence...
  • by Despina Stokou, 19 Oct 2011
    Never- Ever send an angry mail..not even from your iphone.  Can only translate the punchline -- conclusion of an email "dispute" between an applicant for an internship job at Flash Art Magazine in Italy and Giancarlo Politi- director. A girl from London adressed the issue of the unpaid (8-9months long...
  • by Rachel Simkover, 18 Oct 2011
    Welcome to the newest addition to the BPIGS blog, a weekly suggested reading list of art-related printed matter all of which, for your convenience, can be found in Berlin! But first, who am I, and what are my qualifications for providing you with reading suggestions? Born and raised in California and educated in the...
  • by Maria Santos, 18 Oct 2011
    This time I met Ulrike Ludwig, who spoke on behalf of the artist collective behind the Kreuzberg Gallery Scotty Enterprises. She is currently having a solo show at their space, what means that I also met the artist and saw her work, two birds with one stone. Raumbuch is an innovative project in Ulrike's career,...
  • by Sarie Nijboer, 18 Oct 2011
      Dear Diary, This is already week 6 of my life as a Berliner. Life is running fast, and it's getting harder to keep up. On Tuesday we had Bob Rutman's opening at Atelierhof Kreuzberg. Todays note: People don't like openings on Tuesdays… Luckily the Möbel Olfe saved some...
  • by Despina Stokou, 12 Oct 2011
    We seem to be moving towards winter backwards in the calendar and Berliners always react unexpectedly to extended sunshine. First the article of Kai Müller in Tagesspiegel informing extensively about how the so called Seven (powerful galleries) rule the scene in Berlin, then this email on Saturday from...
  • by Maria Santos, 11 Oct 2011
    Text and photgraphs by Maria Santos   I'm almost sure that you have met her before. In fact you probably took part in a project that she curated. Remember the A0 posters at ex tip-Berlin-Shop during Gallery Weekend? Yes? Then you're in the right track, because she is behind Wert/Sache. Prior to that...
  • by Sarie Nijboer, 5 Oct 2011
    This Monday we started with a cup of coffee at Soho House Berlin where we had a such a great view over Berlin. Despina had invited Maria and me for a meeting. It was a good start of the week and at the same time a nice moment to look back at my weeks before. For already one month I'm living in this city. Even if...

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