What Did I Miss/ What Did I Not Miss 06.03 - 08.03

What Did I Miss/ What Did I Not Miss 06.03 - 08.03

Katie Armstrong uses traditional hand-drawn techniques to explore the interaction between popular culture and personal experience. Her drawings are presented in the exhibition along with the final products - two lovely videos, "Interlude" and "Show me where it hurts".
The artist spotted in a spotted shirt; +9 for matching the appearance with the artwork. Another opportunity to meet the artist is on March 26, when a talk between Robin Haak, Ulrich Schmitz, Gerd Harry Lybke, and the artist Katie Armstrong takes place at EIGEN + ART Lab.
I was absolutely sure that the opening of the group show featuring photographs by the famous doorman Sven Marquardt will cause a traffic jam on Kottbusser Tor, because after all, he is a celebrity of some sort. Surprisingly, it was slightly less crowded than usual, and I could not spot more than a few of those Berghain vampires.
Some of the photos were quite good, but mostly felt like they do not really fit in this show, or in this kind of gallery. I guess it was interesting enough to have the author at the opening, as well as his lookalike who stood at the entrance, making the whole thing a lot funnier.
The video installation "Form Variations" by Sam Smith was eye-catching, almost hypnotic, and probably the most interesting work in the show.
Thursday, 6 Mar
Sven Marquardt, Donna Ong, Sam Smith, Zsu Szabó, Carla Zaccagnini @ Künstlerhaus Bethanien
Textbook artist look - great show, +5 for the shoes. Visit the show until 19.04 @ Nolan Judin Berlin / http://nolan-judin.de/
One of those nights that end like this...
Friday, 7 Mar
Alisa Margolis – The Dissapearance @ Nolan Judin Berlin
Daniel Mohr's works are irregular and challenging in a way, optically interesting, but not really as exciting as I expected after reading the press release. Maybe it was for the old(er) eyes and/or old souls only. You could also tell that by the average age of the visitors at the opening.
For me, this was the show of the week - colorful, bold and funny in many unexpected ways. It was quite crowded at the opening throughout the whole evening. I assume that the fun vibe made it so comfortable and inviting; that and all the free beer.
The artist's outfit was by far the prettiest, and matched well with the show, same as his fun and friendly personality that additionally brightened up the gallery.
Friday, 7 Mar
Ming Wong | Bülent Wongsoy: Biji Diva! @ Carlier Gebauer

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