curator's battle

  • 2012, Cool Things, acrylic, string, pencil on canvas, 260 x 195cm
    by bpigs team, 10 Jul 2013
    We asked Cyrus Smith, the young Canadian Artist we have followed through his Kunsthalle Waiting line -Dante macht Kunst-  to describe his experience at the Speed Portfolio Viewing event last Sunday. Here it goes:   Cyrus Smith and Lily Khositashvii As an artist, any opportunity to show your work to an...
  • by Despina Stokou, 20 Nov 2012
      IDIOMS AND PECULIARITIES OF CONTEMPORARY EMAIL COMMUNICATION In the second year (and a half) of its existence, Pigs, then Bigs, and now Bpigs, has admittedly stepped on another toe or two. Your responses, scold, and enthusiasm have been a constant companion, helping us retrace our steps, or just move on. As...
  • by Despina Stokou, 4 Sep 2012
    BPIGS, first issue budget plan - June 2010 “The identity of an artist doesn’t have to be a truthful one, they believed. (about Duchamp and Man Ray) What they were doing was unpicking the conventions.” Jennifer Mundy, curator of Duchamp, Man Ray, Picabia Tate Modern "Everything is true, only...
  • by Despina Stokou, 25 May 2012
    “It reminds me of school time, with the difference that we wrote the books that we are talking about.”  One of the artists, the Italian guy, told me this when I asked him how it is going. (Davide from IOCOSE) The idea of the speed portfolio viewing as a kind of rating-race; Did I pass – did I...
  • 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 Despina Stokou, 3 Oct 2011
    The second Speed Portfolio Viewing took place last Sunday 25.09 in L40, kindly hosted by Verein zur Förderung von Kunst e.V. am Rosa-Luxemburg Platz. After the event we asked artists and curators for a short feedback. The pictures were taken with my ipod, so they have this illegal immigrant pixelated...
  • by Despina Stokou, 12 Aug 2011
    BPIGS presents SPEED PORTFOLIO VIEWING II Sunday 25. September 2011                                           ...
  • by Despina Stokou, 22 Mar 2011
    "Stronger Magic" vs "Choreographed Coincidence" with others that didn’t specify mixed in… -From the artist’s point of view it must be really interesting to see one’s work in such a new context/meaning. The aim to blur the autonomy of each artist was really successful. -I...
  • by Despina Stokou, 4 Mar 2011
    Carson Chan and Aaron Moulton CARSON CHAN Describe in a step-by-step way what the curating process is like for you- like If you had to write Curating for Dummies: step one, step two.. 1) Identify your interests. I often have mini-obsessions that get formalized into exhibitions. 2) Come up with a thesis. ie...
  • by Despina Stokou, 4 Mar 2011
    Bpigs- Berlin Independents Guide is happy to present the first of a series of shows and events in cooperation with the projects spaces featured in Bpigs. Two curators, two shows, the same artists.  Team CHAN: Constant Dullaart, Kinga Kielczynska, Darri Lorenzen, Timur Si-Qin Team MOULTON: Marco Bruzzone,...

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