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September 2013

  • by Despina Stokou, 30 Sep 2013
    Last week at a three-day retreat in downtown Berlin, Marina instructed Slideshow Johnny in the Abramovic Method--a series of exercises designed to heighten participants' awareness of their physical and mental experience in the present moment. Watch the series of exercises here Slideshow Johnny was...
  • by Adela Lovric, 30 Sep 2013
    Last week's events weren't about seeing as many as possible like the week before, but they did keep some of the festive glow. From the posh L40  to the happy-go-geeky LEAP, each one was packed and full of positive energy. People were talkative and friendly, especially in places where the glasses were...
  • by Despina Stokou, 29 Sep 2013
    If you just landed from the moon and missed the whole action, or if you have three more days in Berlin before taking off- THESE are the shows you should go see. No drinks, no pics, no tweets. Just art.    JUSTIN MATHERLY: Community  I cannot believe I missed this at Unlimited this...
  • Pantone Emerald Paint
    by Nathan M., 24 Sep 2013
    While we waited at Michael Janssen gallerie last week for John Baldessari to arrive (late, against all odds) at the preview reception, Meg Cranston, his work partner, filled us in on the collaborative pieces they had made for their show Real Painting (for Aunt Cora). The colors, she said, were intentionally...
  • by Nathan M., 24 Sep 2013
    After founding the successful DESIGNERDOCK recruitment agency in 1996, Alexander Dewhirst decided to create a networking project for artists to do what DESIGNERDOCK did for the communication industry. Artistdock aims to link artists and curators, on one side providing visibility and representational services for...
  • by Adela Lovric, 23 Sep 2013
    Aufwiedersehen Berlin Art Week, see you next year! Slightly exhausted and highly inspired, we look back on all of the places we visited and (dis)liked (read the first two diaries of our pilgrimage through the art venues of Berlin here & here). As if that wasn't enough, abc art fair gave us an extra kick - some...
  • Figge von Rosen booth with Diana Sirianni
    by Despina Stokou, 20 Sep 2013
    And action! First thing I did on the fair was a step back, fretting from the crazy whip lady, one of the many shows/actions to be set up and taken down in the course of 2 hours in the Upcoming Exhibitions section right by the entrance. Is she performing a Julius von Bismarck? What I thought was as...
  • by Adela Lovric, 20 Sep 2013
    Beautiful Minds @ Humboldt University Campus Nord Although creative and immediately interesting, the idea to put up an exhibition in the anatomy department doesn't work so well for art. What would you rather be looking at - an almost  empty shelving unit (actual art work) or the glass cases filled with...
  • by Nathan M., 19 Sep 2013
    art berlin contemporary’s sixth edition opens today at Station Berlin! Following the success of last year’s art fair format, galleries across the world were invited to demonstrate their ability as producers for artists at this year’s fair. With 133 galleries representing around 18 countries, around...
  • by Adela Lovric, 19 Sep 2013
    Marisa Favretto / Yudi Noor - Recognize Set In Free Edge @ Galerie Christian Ehrentraut  After the main opening on Auguststrasse, I got the impression that I will have to queue to see any show during BAW. Fortunately, people are more into the word 'opening' when it's coupled with the word 'party...
  • by Adela Lovric, 17 Sep 2013
    Berlin Art Week, ladies and gentlemen, is starting right about NOW!  In the next few days time is the most precious currency - don't waste any of it - there is a lot not to be missed!  Tune in our facebook and twitter pages for daily events tips and live comments from our team and of course our NEW!...
  • by Nathan M., 16 Sep 2013
    In the sixth edition of abc art berlin contemporary, first-time director Maike Cruse presents over 130 galleries and 18 countries, with the three-day-long fair pushing each gallery and institution to demonstrate their abilities as producers for artists.  With many pieces made specially for the fair, abc features...
  • by Adela Lovric, 16 Sep 2013
    Upcoming Exhibitions is a conditional project space developed within the parameters of abc art berlin contemporary 2013. Existing wholly for the duration of abc, Upcoming Exhibitions will constitute a program made up of contributions by 14 invited international project spaces. It will allow each participating space...
  • by Adela Lovric, 15 Sep 2013
    THURSDAY 12.09 Meg Cranston & John Baldessari - Real Painting (for Aunt Cora) @ Michael Janssen "Godfather of conceptual art, master of appropriation, surrealist for the digital age..." - as Tom Waits narrates. What would you ask John Baldessari if you had the chance to meet him? We were nervously...
  • by Adela Lovric, 12 Sep 2013
    Born as Frank Uwe Laysiepen, known as Ulay, recently introduced as Water. The grandparent of performance, turning 70 this year, talks about his current exhibition, recent work, and some memorable moments of his 42 years long involvement in art. We met him at Salon Dahlman last week at the pre-opening of his show...
  • by Adela Lovric, 10 Sep 2013
    David Shrigley (Saturday 14.09 @ BQ) Berlin Art Week? Are we there yet? Not quite, although the long list of openings tells us different. Consider it a warm-up for the real thing that starts in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ...   WEDNESDAY 11.09 19.00 DOKU.ARTS @ Zeughauskino WHY: DOKU.ARTS — Second Hand...
  • by Adela Lovric, 8 Sep 2013
    FRIDAY 06.07 Berlin Masters @ Arndt An exhibition of works by selected master students from two Berlin art universities turned out to be the most exciting opening this week. There were more people in the gallery than seeds in a pomegranate, and still nobody wanted to give up on jostling their way in and through the...
  • by Adela Lovric, 3 Sep 2013
    Julian Charrière (Friday 19h Berlin Masters @ Arndt) A week of premiering, pioneering and debuting, celebrating new things and loving the sponsors who generously make it free. You don't even have to wait for the weekend - the fun starts today!   WEDNESDAY 04.09 14.00 Our/Berlin Music Week @ Our/...

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