Northwest Florida's little know Digital Graffiti Festival at Alys Beach has just announced its 27 artist line-up for its 8th edition taking place in 2015. Digital Graffiti (creating graffiti using computer software and technology) is a relatively undeveloped field, surprising considering the surge of interest in both graffiti and digital arts practices respectively.
The festival elicits participants come from the fields of film, art, and music who project their art on site at Alys Beach, a luxury devel... [more]
C/O Berlin recently moved to its new home, the Amerika Haus, a 1950s architectural trademark that saw little of the vicious consumerism and booming hedonism that characterized the so-called "Swinging 60s," yet plays perfect host to an exhibition centered on the era. C/O's current exhibition Blow-Up revolves around Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni's iconic 1966 film of the same name. Photography’s ability to picture reality is challenged both in the movie, as well as in the exhibiti... [more]
Brandmauern by Andrew Luedders Silvia Sinha & Doris Hinzen-Röhrig at Open Studio 17
February 17th, 2013 - February 17th, 2013
Once again Photographic Artist Silvia Sinha reveals painterly qualities in her new work "Brandmauern". In her minimalistic images of firewalls in Berlin Sinha not only captures the aesthetic of her subject, she places these architectural relics in the context of an ever changing cityscape. Several works from the series are featured in the European Month of Photography exhibition at Carpentier Gallery until November 14th in Berlin. [more]
Voynich Manuscript. image via Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
We've never done this before. This year we launched our first-ever Curator's Open, where we asked you to use our massive database of art to curate our booth at EXPO Chicago. We then handed over the submissions to an expert jury of curators to decide which show we should put on. They selected Amsterdam-based curator and critic Manus Groenen's show "Cryptographics: a tribute to the Voynich Manuscript."
The seventh volume of ArtSlant’s Collector’s Catalogue is coming out this August, starting this week.
Our Collector's Catalogue series bridges the gap between collectors and artists by focusing on the industry of art.
Private goes public in this popular series’ seventh edition. Want to know what’s in a collector’s trove? We’ll be exploring the ways art collectors share their personal collections with the public. It’s not ju... [more]
photo: Andreas Endermann via RP
Ist das Kunst oder kann das weg?
At the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, it was a janitor (or group of conspiring janitors) who offered the final critique for some sixty student artworks. Trash.
Noting a long standing divide between students and janitors over art being left in the hallways, the Rheinische Post reported the custodial staff destroyed dozens of student artworks with a viciousness usually reserved for hard-to-open packaging and cheating husbands.
The artworks were r... [more]
We've got tickets to SCOPE Art Show and VOLTA 10 Basel opening this week. We'll be doing the giveaway on Twitter. All you have to do is follow us and look out for the giveaway tweet, and we'll hook you up with tickets to two amazing contemporary art fairs! Details on the fairs below:
VOLTA is Basel's renowned platform for presenting the vision of contemporary art galleries of global prestige whose artists represent new and relevant positions for curators and collectors alike.
What do Tobias Rehberger, Jonathan Meese, Carsten Höller and Olafur Eliasson have in common?
They got noticed at the 1st Berlin Biennale.*
The 8th Berlin Biennale opens on May 29th, unveiling new works, site-specific installations and special projects. Our upcoming Berlin Biennale Special Edition offers our critics' first impressions of this summer's most anticipated Berlin exhibition just as it opens to the public.
*Olafur Eliasson's Ventilator (bo... [more]
Galerie Nordenhake is pleased to present S il e n t S p r i n g , Paul Fägerskiöld’s first solo exhibition in Germany.
Fägerskiöld’s practice finds its roots in the exploration of painting as language. His work has looked at painting and its communicative aspects from various points of view, considering it through subjects such as cognition and Colour Theory as well as from a semiotic position, exploring its potential for creating meaning through symbols and motifs as bui... [more]
As one of the foremost contemporary art events in Germany, Gallery Weekend Berlin lures international collectors, curators, artists, and critics in for two days and nights of non-stop art appreciation. This May fifty of the city’s top galleries will unveil their very best for a frenzied weekend of openings, exhibitions, and parties. We'll be checking the openings off our list, and taking a look at some of the legions of un- or under-represented artists living in Berlin. Coverage starts... [more]
Keiichi Tanaami - Collages by lehmann Keiichi Tanaami at Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Berlin
May 3rd, 2014 - July 31st, 2014
Women, erotic scenes, superheroes, robots and comic characters inhabit the glaring, opulent universe of Keiichi Tanaami's collages. Their imagery is intensive, rich in colors and motives, and visually overwhelming. The works presented at the Gallery Gebr. Lehmann in Berlin come from the late 1960s and the early 1970s. They were created shortly after Keiichi Tanaami's stay in the USA and reflect his fascination with the aesthetics of Pop Art and Flower Power. Film industry, music culture and also gr... [more]
As one of the foremost contemporary art events in Germany, Gallery Weekend Berlin lures international collectors, curators, artists, and critics in for two days and nights of non-stop art appreciation. This May fifty of the city’s top galleries will unveil their very best for a frenzied weekend of openings, exhibitions, and parties.
Pop the champagne and pick up a canape! Now's your chance to feature your artwork in our Gallery Weekend Berlin Special Edition!
The work of Athanasios Argianas thrives between media. He makes objects which encode pieces of music he may have composed in the past, and designs objects to be used as structures for performances in the future and vice versa. At the last Performa Biennial, for example, he made slides of tree branches, which were treated as a score for a Theremin (a modernist protosynthesizer from the early 20th century), while at the last São Paulo Biennial he presented a sculptural structure supporting... [more]
Ai Weiwei, 2012, Photo by Gao Yuan, courtesy of Martin-Gropius-Bau
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is about to celebrate the opening his largest exhibition ever, and he wants Chinese President Xi Jinping to see it.
In an interview with the Suddeutsche Zeitung published Saturday, Ai, an outspoke critic of China's ruling party, surpised art watchers by inviting Xi to his show set to open at Berlin's Martin-Gropius-Bau early next month.
"It would be good if the president found the time to go visit th... [more]