Collin James Munn

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- I first met Cécile last December in Miami, when she presented her collaborative project Art By Telephone with Rebecca Lamarche Vadel at the Delano Hotel. Since then, I have seen her many more times in Berlin, where she is based, and have had the pleasure of following her work for over a year now. Cécile has had an ever increasing amount of exhibitions in a multitude of mediums from sculpture to perfomative lectures throughout Europe and the United States, and is currently working on a... [more]
The party scene in New York is elusive, diverse, and very difficult to pin down – all things that can be overwhelming, but also exciting, because you can find really anything you want. The key is to be flexibly dressed – dark colors and uncomfortable looking shoes are a good bet – so that you can go right from champagne and to a dirty warehouse party in Brooklyn and not look out of place at either. Speaking of Brooklyn, that tends to be where the real party is at but there are still some fun... [more]
It is widely believed, and continually re-asserted by both art world insiders and observers, that the Miami Art Week is the biggest and most important conglomeration of art fairs to take place in the United States. This year was no exception, even amidst a devastating recession. America’s southern party-capital lived up to its reputation for transforming into the playground of the international art-eratti and their discerning clients, and for five days became the country’s biggest and most... [more]
In Mid-August, I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Brooklyn-based artist Jade Fusco, who recently returned from a six-month stint in Berlin, where the newly founded gallery L’Atelier Kunst(spiel)raum exhibited Fusco’s first solo exhibition. The works shown in this first show titled I Just Fell Asleep, were constructed with a range of vibrant and muted colors, in order to create other-worldly dreamscapes that explore themes of intimacy, space, and the subconscious within the... [more]
Finding Cannibals in the Capital   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
at me Collectors Room Berlin May 29th, 2011 - August 21st, 2011
Posted 8/14/11
Immediately after seeing the poster for All Cannibals? posted near my apartment in Berlin, with a disturbing image of skeletal children who have seemingly tied one of their companions down to a chair, I knew a visit to the exhibition was a must. Housed in the Me Collectors Room Berlin, a private institution dedicated to primarily showcasing the Olbricht Collection as well as select works from other collections, All Cannibals? is a large exhibition of more than a hundred works beginning... [more]
When the Curator Steps Out   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Nicolas Ceccaldi, Aleksandra Domanovic, Yngve Holen, Keller/Kosmas, Oliver Laric, Marlie Mul, Timur Si-Qin at Tanya Leighton Gallery July 16th, 2011 - August 20th, 2011
Posted 8/13/11
With one of the most consistently thoughtful and boundary-stretching programs in Berlin, I came into Grouped Show with high hopes for Tanya Leighton Gallery’s ability to thoughtfully re-examine the traditional summer exhibition survey, which so often plagues galleries as their least dynamic and most overlooked exhibition of the year. To intervene into the mundane qualities of the traditional summer show, the decision was made to showcase a combination of Tanya Leighton’s emerging and mid-career... [more]
Monuments of the Present from the Past: Polaroids by Sibylle Bergemann   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Sibylle Bergemann at C/O Berlin July 2nd, 2011 - September 4th, 2011
Posted 7/24/11
In a very large solo exhibition of Sibylle Bergemann’s work, C/O Berlin is showing 140 Polaroids by one of Berlin’s most well-known contemporary photographers. This immense show comes shortly after Bergemann’s death in November of 2010, offering a rare look at several decades worth of images ranging from intimate portraits of young girls and women to very still rural and nautical landscapes. The massive volume of images exhibited is initially overwhelming, requiring several visits to fully... [more]
Mapping Dream Worlds: Jade Fusco’s I Just Fell Asleep   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Jade Fusco at L'Atelier-ksr July 15th, 2011 - July 30th, 2011
Posted 7/24/11
In the newly opened gallery L’Atelier’s second exhibition, the work of visual artist Jade Fusco is presented for the first time to the public. During the past several months of living in Berlin, Fusco has been tirelessly working to create a body of work for her first solo presentation that is both thematically cohesive while simultaneously showcasing her diverse skills and artistic projects in a variety of mediums. By working as both the artist and primary curator, Fusco was able to avoid... [more]
Trauma and Rebuilding   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Curtis Anderson, Katharina Grosse, Leiko Ikemura, Jun Kaneko, Boris Mikhailov, Daido Moriyama, Yoko Ono, Lieko Shiga, Stephanie Stein, Yutaka Takanashi, Shōmei Tōmatsu, Rosemarie Trockel, Philipp von Matt, Donata Wenders, Wim Wenders at KW Institute for Contemporary Art June 9th, 2011 - July 17th, 2011
Posted 6/20/11
Participating artists: Curtis Anderson, Katharina Grosse, Leiko Ikemura, Jun Kaneko, Philipp von Matt, Boris Mikhailov, Daido Moriyama, Yoko Ono, Lieko Shiga, Stephanie Stein, Yutaka Takanashi, Shōmei Tōmatsu, Rosemarie Trockel, Donata Wenders, Wim Wenders. During the time following a moment of devastating collective trauma, like what has happened in Japan this year, there tends to be a questioning of what role Art has in understanding the societal and personal ramifications of such a violent... [more]
Drama and Reality   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Julian Rosefeldt at Arndt June 10th, 2011 - August 27th, 2011
Posted 6/20/11
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”... [more]