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 exhibitio... [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 no... [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.
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.
Conceived to... [more]
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 (bottom right - mesmerizing video here) made its debut to the broader public at... [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 an... [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... [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!
FEATURE YOUR... [more]
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 supporti... [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... [more]
KUNSTFORUM International Band 208, 2011
Exhibition review by Peter Funken
Exhibition review by Nadine Broszehl
Press and exhibition reviews by Stefan bc Ottermanns Ursula Achternkamp, Manuela Beyer-Bunk, Robert Brandes, Matthias Fitz, Kathrin Gerlof, Michaela Göltl, Verena Hahn, Peter Helmke, Oliver Jacobi, Harald Köhneke, Markus Krug, Marek Kucharski, Tilman Küntzel, Alex Lebus, Albert Markert, Klara Meinhardt, Heige-Björn Meyer, Edward Naujok, Wolfgang Neipl, Katrin Neumann, Julia Nowak, Oliver Orthuber, Stefan bc Ottermanns, Armando Pelliccioni, Max Renneisen, Stefan Riebel, Katrin Schlitt, Karen Schönemann, Steven Scott, Herbert Christian Stöger, Burchard Vossmann, Gisela Weimann at G.A.S-station
October 12th, 2013 - February 1st, 2014
KUNSTFORUM International, Band 224, 2013
Exhibition review by Peter Funken [more]