Mara Goldwyn

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Opening a Book   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Melanie Stimmell (Group Show at ChertLüdde September 3rd, 2010 - September 5th, 2010
Posted 9/5/10
        Opening a book, like those shown this weekend at two Berlin artist book fairs, Miss Read at KW and Unter dem Motto at Chert Gallery, can be one of the more visceral ways available today to access an artist’s process. In the context of the Information Age, this medium that defined the Age of Mechanical Reproduction and its alienation has now come to carry the aura of the original work of art. Limited edition artist books invite the viewer to interact, to touch and feel, to engage in... [more]
Mind the Box is a Berlin collective of five people.  They curate and host art “events” in changing venues around Berlin. One of these events is the popular “Arty Fun Sessions: Interactive Art Playground”, where they encourage the art-goer to break out of the passive, “white box” gallery- malaise and get their hands sticky. Mind the Box’s philosophy rests on the idea of viewer participation in the artwork and they often have selected artists devise ways to get people involved. Live music,... [more]
Dreams: Then and Now   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Christopher Anderson, Jonas Bendiksen, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Antoine D'Agata, Thomas Dworzak, Alex Majoli, Trent Parke, Paolo Pellegrin, George Rodger, David Seymour, Alec Soth, Mikhael Subotzky, Ilkka Uimonen, Peter van Agtmael, Donovan Wylie at C/O Berlin July 16th, 2010 - September 19th, 2010
Posted 8/26/10
        There were two things I dreamed of becoming when I grew up that, now in 2010, are as preposterous a prospect for me as princess or astronaut might have been when I was 8. One of them was a bush pilot. Another was a photojournalist. The Magnum . Shifting Media . New Role of Photography exhibit – one of the last to be shown in C/O Berlin’s current home in the stunning Postfuhramt in Mitte – was a bittersweet reminder to me that my second dream didn’t come true, in a way,... [more]
Stanisław Dróżdż, Carl Andre, Robert Barry   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Carl Andre, Robert Barry, Stanislaw Drozdz at ŻAK | BRANICKA June 12th, 2010 - September 4th, 2010
Posted 6/22/10
      Untitled (Numerical Texts), Stanisław Dróżdż’s 1974 work consisting of 12 pieces hung in a precise row around the ŻAK | BRANICKA Gallery, is numbers among numbers. More specifically, it is thick vertical rows of evenly spaced, repeated 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and 0, that, examined at a distance, make these same numbers subtly emerge in larger format. It’s something of an optical illusion: you have the sensation that if you were to cross your eyes just right, you could reach a numerical... [more]
Stuart Brisley: Measurement and Division   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Stuart Brisley at Exile June 12th, 2010 - July 10th, 2010
Posted 6/20/10
      How much does an art performance cost? Can you put a price tag on a past event? Buy a memory? Peering at the price list for works displayed at Exile’s exhibition “Stuart Brisley: Measurement and Division”—which included a five-figure tag for a DVD film of a 1978 performance in London involving the artist slithering naked through rotting food after fasting for 10 days – I at first wondered what exactly was for sale. Now, I am by no means launching accusations of “selling out”, or... [more]