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20130923130056-090rep Primary Forms with a Bold Function  
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Eva Fidjeland, Jane Walker at Galerie Stexwig September 15th, 2013 - October 27th, 2013
Posted 9/23/13

I like the slight melancholy mystery of these images. In general, the softened color palette and contrast evokes a faded memory, but the primary forms have a bold function. `Evolution´ employs a primordial form, spiraling up out of the water like a mythic sea creature. I also see the faintly grainy quality and washed out magenta tonality as harkening back to old photographic documentary film, though I`m unsure of the media/process employed here. I find the vertical orientation is also unexpected fo... [more]

20130726134331-nothings_invitation II II // I  
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Christian Burnoski at II II // I project space August 1st, 2013 - August 14th, 2013
Posted 8/12/13

Nothings (and Somethings) by Christian Burnoski 1st-14th August, 2013 with opening performance To Be It by Andrea Jenni with Martina Cesari & MariaGiulia Serontoni A black bowler hat decorated with white buttons hiding a tennis ball... A white wall framed by two perpendicular paintings, mainly orange, except for a spot of white, where they meet the wall. Red stripes of the American flag in a round frame and some missing stars, like the title overtly states (Stripes without Stars, 2013). What you... [more]

20130416110530-11 Ausstellung SIEGesIKONEN  
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Guy Avital, Dobrochna Badora, Jacek Bakowski, Janusz Bakowski, Krzysztof Baran, Grazyna Bartnik, John von Bergen, Czeslaw Bielecki, Bozenna Biskupska, Borena Bodin, Jan Bokiewicz, Wojciech Bruszewski, Michal Brzezinski, Maciej Buszewicz, Piotr Bylina, Janusz Byszewski, Rafal Chmielewski, Krzysztof Cichosz, Erazm Ciolek, Bettina Cohnen, Witoslaw Czerwonka, Andrzej Dluzniewski, Kurt Fleckenstein, Miroslaw Dembinski - Waldemar Major Fydrych, Henryk Gajewski, Varda Getzow, Stefan Gierowski, Teresa Gierzynska, Marek Glinkowski, Sylwia Gorak, Jan Gryka, Pawel Grzes, Ryszard Grzyb, Alexander Honory, Andrzej Janaszewski, Jerzy Janiszewski, Renata Jaworska, Beatrice Jugert, Wolf Kahlen, Andrzej Kalina, Jerzy Kalina, Lodz Kaliska, Edyta Jaworska Kowalska at SIEGesIKONEN / icons of victory - transform August 30th, 2009 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Posted 4/14/13

Die Ausstellung SIEGESIKONEN - transFORM ist ein Versuch die diversen Facetten der Metamorphosen zu veranschaulichen, die sowohl ganze Nationen als auch uns selbst persönlich betreffen. Über 100 Künstler verschiedenen Alters und Nationalität nehmen teil. In Bildern, Collagen, multimedialen Arbeiten und dokumentarischen Fotos, welche manchmal sehr dramatische, manchmal lustige und oft auch absurde Ereignisse aus den 80er und 90er Jahren festhalten, betrachten die Künstler unterschiedliche Wege ge... [more]

Showcase Watchlist: Ilse Schreiber-Noll  
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3/8/13 Posted 3/8/13

(Image: Ilse Schreiber-Noll, Oil Spill: Elegy to the Sea,  2013, mixed media on canvas, 60" x 36"; © Ilse Schreiber-Noll)   Ilse Schreiber-Noll (b. Germany) My books, paintings, woodcuts and installations are diaries and visual documents of history. They speak of the tragedy of war and the threat of ecological disasters. The heavy encrusted surfaces of my painted work contain residues of nature, such as sand, ashes, plants and objects. With this I attempt to generate a strong sense of physical... [more]

20120523113841-fraukeboggasch_thatsunnydomethosecavesofice_2012_exhibitionview4_web Press Release  
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Frauke Boggasch at Cruise & Callas May 18th, 2012 - June 30th, 2012
Posted 5/23/12

That sunny dome, those caves of ice — den Titel ihrer zweiten Einzelausstellung in der Galerie Cruise & Callas hat die Künstlerin Frauke Boggasch dem Gedicht Kubla Khan des englischen Romantikers Samuel Taylor Coleridge entnommen. Niedergeschrieben nach den Eindrücken eines Opiumrausches steht die Verszeile für Coleridges Spiel mit den Realitäten und für die romantische Kluft, die der Lyriker in die Beschreibung der Naturgewalten einbettet. Die vereinten Gegensätze, die sich mit dem Ausstellungstite... [more]

John Kleckner: On Our Berlin Watchlist  
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2/20/12 Posted 2/20/12

[Image: John Kleckner, Selbstzerstörung, 2011, Mixed Media Collage - Ink, spray paint on found paper, 102 x 74 cm; © Peres Projects (Mitte)] John Kleckner (b. 1978, Iowa, US) In his work, Kleckner creates a mix of intricately detailed and abstract drawings using ink and watercolor. He has also recently begun producing collages in which he combines drawings and cut-out details from the pages of art history, comic and horror genre books, resulting in the ironic overlaying of historical and co... [more]

Watchlist: André Butzer  
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6/16/11 Posted 6/16/11

(Image: André Butzer, Ohne Titel, 2010, Watercolour on paper, 38 x 50 cm; © Berlin Charlottenburg) André Butzer (b. 1973, Stuttgart, Germany) André Butzer has been developing a very distinct form of artistic expression since the late nineties, which he refers to as Science-Fiction-Expressionism, and persistently condenses. Along with the figurative works, inspired by Walt Disney comics with their self-created characters such as the Schande-Mensch or the Friedens-Siemens, which the artist places in... [more]

Albrecht Schnider: On Our Berlin Watchlist  
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6/2/11 Posted 6/2/11

(Image:Albrecht Schnider, Landschaft, 2010, Oil on canvas,16,5 x 33 cm; © Albrecht Schnider) Albrecht Schnider (b. 1958, Lucerne, Switzerland) Albrecht Schnider is one of the most idiosyncratic painters at work. This is due not so much to his subjects, which comprise the traditional genres of art history such as landscape, figurative painting and still life as well as abstract works. It is more on account of the individual and highly distinctive attitude and direction he follows in terms of... [more]

20110209033238-sibylladumke_11_exhibition_view_4 Sibylla Dumke  
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Sibylla Dumke at Cruise & Callas February 4th, 2011 - April 9th, 2011
Posted 2/9/11

Sibylla Dumke Once upon a time, when asked what one wanted from a work of art, Jasper Johns replied “a sense of life”, a definition so open yet so appealing, but futile to try to pin down. However, one knows it when one feels it, and in Sibylla Dumke’s new drawings, I think it can be seen out in the open. One can also sense a little of the struggle of elements that go into this creation. The liveliness comes from a dialogue of qualities. Not to be shy about it, these include, at various... [more]

20110117112252-einladungskarte-burnoski_5mb Worth Going!  
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Christian Burnoski at Schillerpalais January 11th, 2011 - January 27th, 2011
Posted 1/17/11

The artwork is thoughtfully put together and works well within the space.  There's a lot in the show without over crowding.  It's also fun to see how he displays the theme of doubles and triples. [more]

Adrian_lohmueller_bettkonstruktion3_small Press Release  
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Frauke Boggasch + Adrian Lohmüller at Cruise & Callas September 23rd, 2009 - November 7th, 2009
Posted 10/22/10

The pictures of Frauke Boggasch, painted in many glazed layers and sombrely romantic appearing, are conceptual and above all a confrontation with classic questions on painting. In the glazes she buries the knowledge of painting’s conditions. Archetypes, confrontations and allusions are hardly or not at all visible anymore. These layers and histories face up against the completed picture, which on the surface display impasto application and appear almost manically worked. Boggasch employs this mania... [more]

Sd_09_inslation_view7_ms Press Release  
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Sibylla Dumke, Katja Strunz at Cruise & Callas May 1st, 2009 - May 30th, 2009
Posted 10/22/10

It is the joy of colour and its combination, as we know it from looking at beautiful carpets, that Sibylla Dumke calls forth in her work. A grid structure assembled from triangles is typical of the artist’s abstract paintings, whose planes Dumke paints in vibrant colour. The style of composition can appear almost coarse, but proves itself to be just as delicately employed as the colour. Carpets are actually a source of inspiration for Dumke. The patterns “of ancient African carpetsspontaneously break... [more]

Rd_09_view_installation1_sl Press Release  
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Ralf Dereich at Cruise & Callas February 6th, 2009 - March 7th, 2009
Posted 10/22/10

In conversation with the French writer Charles Juliet, Samuel Beckett said in 1977: “Negation is no more possible than affirmation. It is absurd to say that something is absurd. That‘s still a value judgement. It is impossible to protest, and equally impossible to assent. You have to work in an area where there are no possible pronouns or solutions, or reactions, or standpoints - that‘s what makes it so diabolically difficult.“ Samuel Beckett was inspired by the work of his friend, the Dutch pai... [more]

Ds_08_installation_view_totipotent Press Release  
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Dominik Steiner at Cruise & Callas December 6th, 2008 - January 24th, 2009
Posted 10/22/10

Cruise & Callas are pleased to present the fi rst solo exhibition of Dominik Steiner. In his show “Totipotent”, Steiner is showing abstract painting and sculpture. Dominik Steiner’s work shows a strong relationship to the artist’s self-image since the beginning of classic modern art. Sandro Bocola wrote in his art historical paper “The Art of the Modern” about Kandinsky and his contemporaries: “In their non-objective works the unity of the sensual and the spiritual is neither proclaimed nor d... [more]

20100901191733-00920100902 The Sea of Plenty  
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Michael Stokes at STYX Projects September 8th, 2010 - September 29th, 2010
Posted 9/11/10

Stokes seems to have the creative freedom that may have other artists, serving more commercial or intellectual masters, becoming anxious. It seems like Stokes just makes whatever he feels like, or works with whatever the sea provides, as it were. It's as though a fisherman waits patiently to see what might bite. But surely this reading is too simple. A reading of this body of work involves a certain amount of time, for there are no dry references to art history or to art theory. Stokes also do... [more]

20100914081030-nina_brkic Links to online articles  
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Nina Brkic, Tajci Cekada, Marija Lopac, Anja Malec, Marina Paulenka, Ivana Rezek, Gabrijela Rukelj, Vesna Santak, Diana Simek, Martina Vrbanic at Prima Center Berlin February 26th, 2010 - March 24th, 2010
Posted 9/14/10

Deutsche Wellehttp://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,5296981_page_1,00.htmlDeutsche Wellehttp://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,5298168,00.htmlHrvatski Glas Berlinhttp://www.hrvatskiglas-berlin.com/?p=2420Hrvatska Matica Iseljenikahttp://www.matis.hr/vijesti.php?id=2978HRT satelithttp://www.hrt.hr/index.php?id=135&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=64579&tx_ttnews[backPid]=23&cHash=365f68de91Akademija Arthttp://www.akademija-art.hr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3042:berlin-11-hrvatskih-umjetnica&catid=173:izlobe-u-2010-godini&Itemid=121Večernji listhttp://www.vecernji.hr/kultura/11-... [more]


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