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November 2011

  • by Maria Santos, 27 Nov 2011
    mobile pics from the events we visited... TUESDAY 22.11 Nobody, Who's On the Road @ Skalitzer140 Katrin Connan / Olve Sande FRIDAY 25.11 still not a performance/ the guy sleeping outside the Volksbühne pavillion while inside they are building up for the Nordic Performance Weekend...
  • by Maria Santos, 25 Nov 2011
    On the occasion of one of the most exciting re-openings of this season, I met director Anne Fäser and artist Kerstin Gottschalk from the collective that comprises the artist-run space Stedefreund. If there is something that can certainly define the spirit of this group is their passion for space-hopping. Now...
  • by Despina Stokou, 24 Nov 2011
    In the year and a half of its existence Bpigs might have admittedly stepped on a toe or two. Your responses, scold and enthusiasm have been a constant companion, helping us retrace our steps, or just move on. It seems like a good idea to publish a selection of those emails at this point, in a kind of Thanks Giving...
  • by Rachel Simkover, 23 Nov 2011
    Christiane Grüß, born in Freiberg, studied theater and economics and worked as a nurse before founding 7hours. While working in the pathological museum in Berlin in the late 80s the relation of the display of anatomical specimens to art became clear, both were focused on form and questioning. She started...
  • by Sonja Ostermann, 23 Nov 2011
    We all know about Mrs. Cleaning Lady, who, once mistaking the high-priced conglomeration of contemporary fine arts on the gallery floor for rubbish, still makes life difficult for those who work without expansive frames, canvases, or white plinths. And although we only heard about this one time when Mrs. Cleaning Lady...
  • by Maria Santos, 23 Nov 2011
    Today we are having a music interlude in this section. This time I would like to introduce you to Chris Heenan and Christopher Williams, the curators behind Certain Sundays. Heenan (Washington D.C., 1969) and Williams (San Diego, 1981) first met in California, but their careers followed different paths before they...
  • by Sarie Nijboer, 21 Nov 2011
      mobile pics from the events we visited... THURSDAY 17.11 NO ONE HATES YOU @Kreuzberg Pavillon with Marc Bijl, Johanna Ahlert, Heiko Pfreundt ONE NIGHT STAND @Kim with Diego Fernandez FRIDAY 18.11 Anteriors @L40 with Alessio Delli Castell, James Krone, Maxwell...
  • by Maria Santos, 16 Nov 2011
    Just a few days earlier than the Venice Biennale, Kreuzberg Pavillon first opened its doors in Liegnitzerstr., where Heiko's own atelier was initially meant to find a place. After one month and having realized how many people were observing from outside, he decided to open the space to the public. Heiko Pfreundt...
  • by Maria Santos, 15 Nov 2011
    Giro d'Italia, a little article in the October issue of Monopol, made me really eager to pay a brief visit to the boot-shaped peninsula. A series of Povera Art exhibitions curated by Germano Celant seemed a very convincing reason to me to hop off on the Lombardy and take a ride to the Piedmont for the occasion....
  • by Rachel Simkover, 15 Nov 2011
    What is immediately striking about the show, Surrogate at Galerie Axel Obiger is the tension between the two bodies of work presented. Granted both artists are concerned with exploring photography’s potential as a medium (and photography’s relationship to painting), but their investigations take...
  • by Sarie Nijboer, 15 Nov 2011
    Dear Diary, A quote from Willem the Kooning on the front of the building of my school says, "You have to change to stay the same", quite inspiring for an art academy but not only for an art academy. Bpigs is growing… every week we get more and more people who subscribe to the newsletter…...
  • by Sarie Nijboer, 15 Nov 2011
    ERBE BY STEPHANIE HANNA @Donau x Ganghofer She isn't new to Berlin or to the space, but she's new to Pigs. The exhibition space Donau x Ganghofer is offering you the exhibition 'Erbe' from Stephanie Hanna. With the possibility to only view from outside and the sentence, "open daily...
  • by Despina Stokou, 15 Nov 2011
    mobile pics from the events we visited...  TUESDAY 8.11. Trisha Baga - sandwich pedestrian mysticism sandwich sonata @ Johann König Delaine Le Bas. @Kunstlerhaus Bethanien  MONDAY 14.11   Mirjam Thomann@ 4D Mirjam Thomann@ 4D coming up 17.11  
  • by Rachel Simkover, 14 Nov 2011
      Before there was text there was the image, a subjective representation of the surrounding reality. The text itself seems to be more complex. It consists of many layers including the semantic, the information, and the visual layer.  In everyday life we focus on the meanings of words, which are formed by...
  • by Rachel Simkover, 8 Nov 2011
    Diego Castro and Eva May are preparing for the upcoming exhibition of Franziska Wildt’s work in their space Gitte Bohr: Galerie für Kunst und politisches Denken opening this Thursday, the 10th of November at 7pm. They took some time out of their busy schedules to answer some questions about their space and...
  • by Sarie Nijboer, 2 Nov 2011
    (the best live music so far... at Mauerpark)   Dear diary, Please forgive me for talking so much about drinks… but I think that happens to you when you're living in Berlin…. Thirsty Fridays My Friday night was a pub crawl of exhibition openings instead of pubs. We started at...
  • by Maria Santos, 1 Nov 2011
    Suvi with a painting from the exhibition Alte Schönhauser Strasse 26 by Eemil Karila She landed in Berlin almost three years ago. Before starting the gallery under her name in Mitte, she would trace a long academic path from Finland via London and New York. Suvi first got her BA in Art History and then her...

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