Fooled by expectations

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Dominik Lang- Haus der Wohnirrtümer- Tschechisches Zentrum Berlin „Where is the art, I see only rubbish”, proclaimed one of the visitors on the opening of Czech artist Dominik Lang’s (1980) exhibition Haus der Wohnirrtümer  in the Tschechisches Zentrum Berlin (TBZ).  The people around him murmured uncomfortably that he stood in the middle of it, that […]

Manifesto of life

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In Hamburger Bahnhof you can enjoy the complex and multi-layered thirteen channel work Manifesto, made by Berlin based artist Julian Rosefeldt (1965). Actress Cate Blanchett explains the viewer in thirteen characters (12 women, 1 man) a century of art history via its manifests, thus becoming one big über-manifesto by itself. In the last century, most of the new art […]

Let’s talk money – transmediale 2016

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“We have to talk”. This sentence usually implies it’s time to get serious, to get real. The theme of this year’s transmediale, festival for digital art, culture and performance,  called Conversationpiece, aims to do just that. Focused around four directions: Anxious to See, Anxious to Make, Anxious to Share and Anxious to Secure, talking is presented not […]

The Berlin Art Year 2016

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In a fascinating essay  that American author, critic and professor of film Chris Kraus wrote last year about what it is an artist can really get out of going to an art school, she mentioned the following:  “I’ve noticed a trend among students in certain liberal arts undergrad schools to move to New York or […]

Preis der Nationalgalerie 2015

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Until January 17th, you can admire the works of the four contestants for the Preis der Nationalgalerie 2015, on view in Hamburger Bahnhof. Four different bodies of work from the outside, but intrinsically speaking sort of the same: they are all room filling installations in which a specific environment is created to convey a message, by […]

Penis alert!

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Just in time, I saw Close to by Fiona Mackay at Klemm’s. At first glance, the work by this young (1984) Scottish artist looks rather naive. Big canvases painted in a watercolor technique. Some paintings have a line pattern. Others have a big round spot of paint in the middle, resembling an iris, or tie-dye. […]

Gallerytour Kreuzberg- 14 november

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JAHOOR! Het is alweer bijna tijd voor de GALLERYTOUR van NOVEMBER. Deze keer pluizen we het galeriecircuit van Kreuzberg uit! Op zaterdag de 14e bezoeken we galleries rondom Kotbusser Tor van  12:00- 14:30 uur. LAATSTE KEER voor de INTRODUCTIEPRIJS van 15 euro (10 euro als je student bent!). Praktisch voor niks dus! Meld je snel […]

Gallerytour October 10th – Potsdamerstraße

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On Saturday October 10th, Gallery Quest submerged itself, together with eight other art fanatics in the gallery scene around Potsdamerstraße. The gallerytour started at Esther Schipper gallery (soon to be joined with Johnen Galerie), where we explored the work of Mexican artist Gabriel Kuri (1970). He selects materials and found objects, that seem to have […]

Gallerytour 10 oktober

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Wat was het leuk, de gallerytour van afgelopen 16 september! We verkenden de omgeving Checkpoint Charlie waar ter gelegenheid van abc- art berlin contemporary de deelnemende galeries s’avonds de deuren openden. Blogger Emma Wijninga van wattedoeninberlijn.nl was ook mee en heeft een hele leuke recensie over de gallerytour geschreven. Ook blogger Marjolein van der Kolk […]

BAW, abc …. Euh, say what?

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Een introductie op de Berlin Art Week Als kunstfan kun van 15-20 september in Berlijn helemaal los. De kunstwereld ontwaakt uit haar Sommerpause  en meteen staat de vierde editie van de Berlin Art Week (BAW) voor de deur.  Een belangrijk onderdeel daarvan is de kunstbeurs abc (art berlin contemporary) in Station Berlin. En dan is […]

Art-up-to-date in Berlijn

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Gepubliceerd op het blog van Berlijn op Maat Het galeriecircuit van Berlijn is GROOT. De gemeente Berlijn schat dat er zich tussen de 400 en 600 galeries in de stad bevinden. Projectruimtes (meer dan 100) en andere alternatieve kunstplekken komen daar nog bovenop. Alles bij elkaar opgeteld, zijn het er ongeveer evenveel als in heel […]