Interviews

Off space, artist run space, project space, independent, non-profit, temporary, contemporary, avant-garde, hype, playground, cool…yeah yeah. But what do we really know about Berlin’s cultural spaces and the people behind them? We're introducing them to you, one by one.

  • by Adela Lovric, 31 Aug 2017
    Making friends with BERLIN BLUE art was a no-brainer for the Bpigs team – a young contemporary gallery run by three female artists/curators supporting fellow female artists is the kind of story we are always eager to hear. This new gallery represents emerging and mid-career artists in their space in Berlin-Mitte...
  • by Adela Lovric, 25 Aug 2017
    A fresh curatorial approach and new artistic positions might give you an impression of Galerie im Turm as a fairly recent member of Berlin's art scene. The gallery is, in fact, more than 50 years old, and has existed with the current program format since 2011. Today, as a communal gallery of the district...
  • by Adela Lovric, 23 Aug 2017
    In anticipation of their upcoming exhibition "blow_hot_and_cold" at Import Projects, we spoke with the New York based collective Do Something Good to find out more about the show and the group's diverse practices. The exhibiton is part of "FACT ≠ TRUTH", Import Project's series that...
  • Knowledge Of - Lucas Gutierrez and Protey Temen
    by Julianne Cordray, 22 Aug 2017
    We met with Lucas Gutierrez and Protey Temen in advance of their exhibition opening, 'Knowledge Of', at Aperto Raum, to find out about how they first connected and the processes behind the broader network of connections that led to their collaborative, discussion-based project.  Let’s start by...
  • by Adela Lovric, 31 Jul 2017
    Decad is a not-for-profit art space located in Kreuzberg, developed over the past 5 years by the artist Rachel Alliston. The project in its current form puts an emphasis on discursive roles in the productions of visual culture and social space, and works to advance an appreciation of the mutual influence of these...
  • Artist talk at Edmond Gallery "Ursula Panhans-Bühler, Ludwig Seyfarth, 9mouth", 4th of July
    by Julianne Cordray, 12 Jul 2017
    We met with Yanwu Yuan of Edmond Gallery, who founded and runs the gallery along with her husband, Eric Vinassac. Yanwu showed us around the space in Charlottenburg, which opened last autumn, and spoke to us about their inspirations, ambitions and the levels of cultural exchange and exploration – both...
  • by Julianne Cordray, 5 Jul 2017
    We met with artist Claudia Chaseling at her Berlin studio, a space that she’s been working out of for the last ten years – between frequent travels to Australia, where she is currently completing a studio-based PhD. In her studio, tall, vertical canvases in chaotic combinations of radioactive, translucent...
  • by bpigs team, 28 Jun 2017
    "Nice is boring," asserts Aleks Słota, emphasizing again that he's not here to make people feel good. The Berlin-based artist doesn't mince words though he certainly tests their boundaries. During his performances, words can lose their meaning and disintegrate into blind rhetoric, affect or chaos....
  • Photo by Gianmarco Bresaola Courtesy by the artist and Nome Gallery
    by Julianne Cordray, 8 May 2017
    James Bridle's work engages with technological developments, software programming and network infrastructure, culminating in visual mappings of these systems and their impacts and interactions within the social and cultural spheres. We spoke with him about his exhibition, ‘Failing to distinguish between a...
  • Image credits: Julianne Cordray
    by Sarie Nijboer, 26 Apr 2017
    The artist couple Maike Abetz & Oliver Drescher have been working together for more than 20 years now. Their upcoming show “Dawn of Tomorrow” at Magic Beans Gallery is an oeuvre of their intimate collaboration and relationship. We spoke with the artist couple about their paintings that are filled with...
  • by Adela Lovric, 18 Apr 2017
    As a logical continuation of co-running Galerie Open in Berlin-Mitte for 6 years, in 2012 Alexandra Rockelmann opened her own space, Rockelmann &. Since then, the space has been dedicated to presentation of young contemporary fine art with a focus on curated conceptual and installation art. Being an experienced...
  • Team Non Berlin
    by Sarie Nijboer, 13 Apr 2017
    Their open spirit, clean aesthetics and knowledge of both German and Asian art culture sets the Asian Art Platform NON Berlin apart from other project spaces. For NON Berlin, it is not about competing; their aim is to establish partnerships and collaborative efforts between Germany and Asia. We spoke with the people...
  • by Adela Lovric, 4 Apr 2017
    Tom Albrecht, Mariel Gottwick, Maria Korporal, and Javier Pérez-Lanzac make the team of artists running the project space Group Global 3000. Since the initiation of the space in 2012, the team has been organizing art shows and actions revolving around sustainable development, social justice, and environmental...
  • by Adela Lovric, 3 Apr 2017
    Deutsche Bank KunstHalle recently introduced their 2017 "Artist of the Year" – Kemang Wa Lehulere  – with a comprehensive solo exhibition titled "Bird Song". It is the first German institutional solo show of this young South African artist, and it adds up to the growing...
  • by Adela Lovric, 21 Mar 2017
    Loris is a ten-year-old art space in the gallery-packed Potsdamer Straße area, and a joint effort of ten artists with different creative approaches. In a non-hierarchical structure they share the space to present individual and group shows, and regularly invite collaborators and organize exchanges with other...
  • by Adela Lovric, 1 Mar 2017
    Everything was ready for the opening of Veit Schmidleitner's first solo exhibition in Berlin at the time we arrived to Ronewa Art Gallery.  With the excitement of a newcomer and the confidence of an expert in the self-invented field, Veit showed us his mesmerising new series of metal paintings titled "...
  • by Adela Lovric, 26 Jan 2017
    KW Institute for Contemporary Art has entered a new era led by the recently appointed Krist Gruijthuijsen. The young Dutch curator acts both as director and chief curator, replacing Gabriele Horn and Ellen Blumenstein respectively. Gruijthuijsen opens his first season this month with works by Ian Wilson and three...
  • by Adela Lovric, 16 Jan 2017
    Achim Lengerer is an artist based in Berlin and London who works with questions of language, either thematized in his performances, or spatialized within his installations. Since 2009 he has been running the mobile showroom and publishing house Scriptings in Berlin's district Wedding. Scriptings acts as a...

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