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February 2014

  • by Adela Lovric, 27 Feb 2014
    Annelie Lütgens, the curator of the exhibition "Dorothy Iannone. This Sweetness outside of time. Paintings, Objects, Books 1959-2014", spoke with us about Dorothy Iannone and her outstanding retrospective which opened last week in Berlinische Galerie. What can the audience expect to see at Dorothy...
  • by Anonymous, 26 Feb 2014
    Have something to share? As Bpigs has recently relaunched the website, we’re looking for new artist contributions. Following our focus, submissions should be drawings and they should comment on the art scene.  Previous artist contributions to Bpigs have included works by Martin Skauen and Witte Wartena....
  • by Adela Lovric, 25 Feb 2014
    Leave your predictable weekend routine for Saturday, because Friday offers too many reasons to choose an art space over a bar. This week the spotlight is on Galerie Pavlova, which now officially opens its doors, and Kino International where a new exhibition series will be inaugurated with an opening and an afterparty...
  • by Nathan M., 25 Feb 2014
    There were many worst parts of art school: everything was either a poignant gesture or a unique juxtaposition; everyone wanted to play "Home" by Edward Sharpe behind footage of their hometown; half the class left the critique early to go to the local vegan buffet and sip cosmos and light...
  • by Adela Lovric, 24 Feb 2014
    A girl-powered week is behind us: we visited the retrospective of the "art's original bad girl" Dorothy Iannone, solo shows by Kristina Schuldt and Anna Talens, and a group show with video works by 13 artists, including Loretta Fahrenholz whose name we will remember longer than the others. 
  • by Anonymous, 21 Feb 2014
    Angelo Plessas, a Greek artist based in Athens, investigates the changing role of art and social practice in relation to the internet. In the spirit of the new Bpigs website, Angelo has shared with Bpigs a selection of his websites from 2000-2014. Click the links to follow to the interactive websites, and also be sure...
  • by Maria Santos, 21 Feb 2014
    What is to be found at ARCOmadrid 2014? The good, the predictable, the slightly uncomfortable -yet correct- and all that glitters at the Spanish fair. Yesterday, Bpigs brought you a sneak peek of ARCOmadrid. Today, the fair finally opens to the general public, and as of day two, this is what we saw and commented on...
  • by Maria Santos, 20 Feb 2014
    The legendary fair ARCO opened yesterday in the Spanish capital for its 33th edition and Bpigs didn't miss out. 
  • by Adela Lovric, 18 Feb 2014
    Five-day art forecast: very diverse throughout the whole week, especially busy on the west, mildly naked on Wednesday and with high possibility of geeky on Saturday. Now that you know what to expect, go out, pick a means of transportation, and let it take you to the events carefully chosen by the Bpigs staff. ...
  • by Adela Lovric, 15 Feb 2014
    Last week the sun was shining, the birds were chirping, people were showing love to their significant other - at least for a day, and the city was loved by the artists and tourists from all over the world who came for the Berlinale festival. The varienty of happenings last week was as exciting as Berlin gets. ...
  • by Débora Delmar, 13 Feb 2014
    The first edition of the Material Art Fair happened at the same time as MACO’s eleventh edition. This exciting new opportunity represented more than a booth at a fair for many of us; it was the codifying act of a community of young artists and art spaces coming together and exposing new ideas to a yearning...
  • by Adela Lovric, 13 Feb 2014
    Originally founded in 2009 as the Berlin branch of the Hamburg gallery LEVY, alexander levy is the gallery’s two-year old reincarnation that aims to present young artists with an experimental edge. I spoke with the director Alexander Levy to find out more about the gallery's work and its upcoming projects....
  • by Adela Lovric, 12 Feb 2014
    This week's schedule is particularly busy on Valentine's day even in the anti-conventional world of art. From "One Night Stand" to a three-day (af)fair, there will be plenty of special happenings for every (art) lover's taste. To the more adventurous ones who want to make it really memorable this...
  • by Adela Lovric, 10 Feb 2014
    Last week we attended Berlinale and did some celebrity hunting on the side; the latter expectedly unsuccessful. Besides joining the festival hype, we were happy to do our usual job and attend some friendly and interesting exhibition openings.
  • by Adela Lovric, 6 Feb 2014
    Last week the Berlin-based transmediale festival gathered an impressive array of creative thinkers to celebrate our contemporary post-digital culture, while critically valorizing its latest outcomes and repercussions. The main focus was on the concept of the 'afterglow' as the current post-digital state in...
  • by Nathan M., 6 Feb 2014
    Within two days of arriving in Berlin, I had my first assignment: cover the opening of WONDERHUT at OZEAN. I didn't realize Germans liked caps locks so much, I thought to myself as I biked down to Kreuzberg and into a small courtyard hidden off of a sidestreet, swirling in circles as I tried to figure out if...
  • by Adela Lovric, 4 Feb 2014
    John Waters (Thursday 06.02 @ Sprüth Magers Berlin) The hot topic of this week is obviously Berlinale that is starting on Thursday with the ten-day red carpet marathon. Since we are more into supporting the local yet to become superstars, we would heartily recommend Boddinale, Neukölln's alternative to...
  • by Adela Lovric, 3 Feb 2014
    Although the big performances at transmediale and CTM festival were all that everybody was talking about last week, we mostly stayed faithful to the smaller events in the shadow and encountered many like-minded visitors equally enjoying art without paid entrances and queueing in vain, but with free drinks and gourmet...

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