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]
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
KUNSTFORUM International, Band 224, 2013
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Corcoran College of Art + Design and its Gallery of Art, once boasting a commitment to its three “C’s” – collection, college, community – will soon have none.
The prestigious Washington D.C. institution announced yesterday night that its college, buildings, and expansive, world-renowned collection will be divvied up between the National Gallery and George Washington University as Corcoran collapses under financial distress.
In an official statement, Corcoran l... [more]
Through the 15th of March 2014 any artist who has been living in Berlin for a minimum of six months is invited to apply for the Berlin Art Prize. A panel of judges active in the cultural field will select 30 nominees. All nominees will be awarded with a place in the group exhibition as well as inclusion in the catalog.
The three winners, selected from the 30 nominees, will be further awarded with prize money, a trophy created exclusively for the occasion by the artist Markus Selg, and a one-mo... [more]
Galerie Michael Janssen Berlin is proud to present its first solo exhibition with Belgian artist Stijn Ank (b. 1977) entitled diSTANCES.
Ank’s body of work can be considered as an extensive research into the relationship between matter and void and the various ways in which contemporary sculpture can be defined in relation to its surrounding space. Because of the hypothetical and non-referential nature of his pieces Ank simply numbers them chronologically, avoiding giving them titles and... [more]