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Uttering "Other": Across Berlin Slavs and Tatars Parse Language and Difference

by Vanessa Gravenor
Raised plastic titles display Arabic lettering. The text is slightly enlarged so that it imitates brail—raised to suggest that the shapes could be read with hands—turning texture into thought. A red exclamation point disrupts the script—a western interruption bordering on fusion. These are some of the constructed artifacts on display in the Preis der Nationalgalerie exhibition at Hamburger Bahnhof by the collective Slavs and Tatars, who were nominated for this year’s award. The collective... [more]
Posted by Vanessa Gravenor on 10/14/15
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Nationalgalerie Preis Exhibition Focuses on Mediation and Interdisciplinary Practice

by Laurie Rojas
The first edition of Germany’s Preis der Nationalgalerie in 2000 included three of today’s most well known Berlin-based artists: Olafur Eliasson, Katharina Grosse and Christian Jankowski. Strangely, the fourth nominee and that year’s winner, Dirk Skreber, has had less shows since 2000 than the four nominees for the 2015 Preis der Nationalgalerie. Museum award competitions give artists considerable amount of exposure in the media and tend to catapult the artists’ careers, their market value... [more]
Posted by Laurie Rojas on 9/14/15
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