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Drama and Reality

by Collin James Munn
In Berlin-based artist Julian Rosefeldt’s first solo exhibition in Berlin of his photographic work, ARNDT has curated a survey of images from Rosefeldt’s various projects since 2001. Rosefeldt is best known for his video work, in which he stages large theatrical productions of characters enthralled in the mundane activities of everyday life, yet always with an element of surreal uneasiness. The photos on display at ARNDT, however, are rare glimpses of still moments and “behind-the-scenes” images from Rosefeldt’s video projects. Seeing these frozen moments placed along the wall in a seemingly unconnected natu... [more]
Posted by Collin James Munn on 6/20/11
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Jitish Kallat

ARNDT is delighted to present the solo show LIKEWISE by the artist Jitish Kallat from 06 October to 04 December 2010. Jitish Kallat’s exhibition - with its grotesque-surreal and ironic imagery - incorporating video, sculpture, photography and large format paintings, captures the psychological strains of the mega-metropolis and evoke the themes of survival and sustenance that consistently recur through his practice. “Eat or to be eaten” seems to be the question asked by the intricately treated sculpture of a gigantic, oversized kerosene stove titled Annexation. The sculpture has on its... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 10/11/10
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Hyper Real and New Signs

Drawing is the art of reduction. The targeted abstraction of the visual excesses of reality. At first sight, the work of Dennis Scholl seems to contest such assertions. In his drawings, Scholl confronts the observer with an “unsettling” delight in detail. His collage-like, hyper-real images seem anything but reduced, as one work can bring together objects and people who seem to have nothing in common but the pictorial space itself. For Wanda, Roberte, Alice, Aimée, Marcelle and Justine – the series of large-format drawings that forms the core of the exhibition is a reference t... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 8/2/10
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Long Live Gilbert & George

by E-Slant Team
As the international tour of the last Gilbert & George retrospective (2007–2009) did not include Berlin, Arndt & Partner are now all the more delighted to present a solo exhibition of the celebrity artist duo in its gallery rooms behind the Hamburger Bahnhof. It is the first Gilbert & George solo show in Berlin for 14 years. The exhibition features a selection of 20 large-scale pieces from the Jack Freak Pictures, the largest Gilbert & George group of pictures to date. The thrust of the content is given by the colors and shapes of the Union Jack flag that dominate the bulk of the pictur... [more]
Posted by E-Slant Team on 6/22/09
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Giving us what we want

by Ana Finel Honigman
The large-scale mixed-media expressionistic paintings and sculptures in Andreas Golder's "da steckt ganz viel dahinter" ("There is a lot behind") owe obvious debts to Francis Bacon and Hieronymus Bosch, but the exhibition's spirit comes from The Rolling Stones. The burning question that crystallizes the intense energy in the Russia-born and Berlin-based artist's gothic paintings is Jagger's own challenge: " If I could stick a knife in my heart/ Suicide right on stage/ Would it be enough for your teenage lust/ Would it help to ease the pain? Ease your brain?"  Despite the ghoulish guitar-player... [more]
Posted by Ana Finel Honigman on 5/23/09