tagged: contemporary

Mashup alert! Daimler Contemporary goes contemporary

by Johanna Thompson
Despite its prime Potsdamer Platz location in one of the busiest and most central areas of Berlin, the Daimler Collection remains a bit of a secret, brilliantly hidden in plain sight. To find it one must avoid getting sucked into the nearby shopping mall, multiplex theatre, or one of the uncountable restaurants. Look for Haus Huth, the only remaining historical building at Potsdamer Platz. A doorman will let you in. Take the elevator to the top and you’ll suddenly find yourself in a quiet... [more]
Posted by Johanna Thompson on 11/27/13

[VIDEO] Interview with Storm Janse van Rensburg

by The Karte
  In 1968 the Ghanaian author Ayi Kwei Armah published a brutal and visceral novel of (then) contemporary, post-Inde­pendent Ghana, titled “The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born”. Armah recounts an unnamed man’s struggle in a soci­ety rotten to the core, a result of the aftermath of colonial­ism, and the failures of the new regime. A dream deferred… The exhibition The Beautyful Ones takes as its starting point Armah’s utopian lament for a better Africa, and the ongoing problematics of the... [more]
Posted by The Karte on 5/3/13

Interview with Khaled Hafez

by Rebecca Catching
Dressed in a dapper blue black suit, crisp shirt with briefcase Khaled Hafez sits at odds with the riotous surroundings of his studio – where tables, cupboards and chairs, almost all available surfaces are plastered with a dense papier mache of images. We see pinup girls placed alongside ads for Ponds face cream plastered over headlines such as “Privacy Issues” and “Boiling Point” worlds which look as if pulled from a tabloid version of Good Housekeeping. Hafez has created a powerful body of... [more]
Posted by Rebecca Catching on 4/4/09

Three Artists and a Two-Eyed Cat

by Robyn Farrell Roulo
          Work from a West Coast artist, a Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) professor and a Southern "Yankee" are featured in "Fresh Faces 2009", the current exhibition on view until April 11th at Judy A Saslow Gallery.  Located in the heart of Chicago's River North gallery district Saslow has established herself as a champion of Outsider, Folk and Contemporary art.  I must caution that a leisurely trip to the famed intersection of Superior and Franklin can quickly turn into a marathon... [more]
Posted by Robyn Farrell Roulo on 3/23/09
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