Posts Tagged ‘Berlin’

Alec Soth’s Broken Manual

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Many of us, at one point, have felt near our breaking point with the life we live and the sacrifices we have to make in order to even have that life. Escaping our day-to-day, or “the man” at large is at times the sweetest fantasy. Through a collection of portraits of the lives of men who have removed themselves from society,  Alec Soth’s Broken Manual[…..]

Berliner Culture and The Kidney Bean Burrito

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The natural tendency, when attending a show that promises to give you a sampling of a locale, is to define that culture through the exhibition’s cohesion. With everyone in Berlin identifying as an artist (a little hyperbolic), the saturation leads to a lot of “bad” art and “good” art, however you personally define it, making pinning down what is vital in the art world here[…..]

Constructing the Victim

Like a newspaper in its matter of fact presentation of content, Cady Noland / Santiago Sierra at KOW Berlin, curated by Alexander Koch and Nikolaus Oberhuber, appears purposefully removed of emotion. We never make eye contact with other humans, backs are often turned, or we find ourselves averting our eyes for our own protection.  We stand on the outside looking in. No one makes a[…..]

ArtStars*: The Hunt for Gilbert & George

Today’s video is from our friends at ArtStars*, a traveling show about the contemporary art world, out to uncover the 7 Unsolved Mysteries of the Art World — one art scene, one country at a time. In this video, host, Nadja Sayej, stawks famed artist duo Gilbert and George as she asks them the rules of the art world. And, they deliver. Don’t miss ArtStars*[…..]

First-Person Reality: I Am Not Free Because I Can be Exploded Anytime

The year is 1999. Television has adapted to the more violent nature of man. Sterling Ruby‘s solo show at Sprueth Magers drops you into a space reminiscent of the real world, but reflected through an alternate lens. The main room feels overwhelming in scale, full of over-sized and crudely modeled ceramic sculptures, towering red dripping sculptures that look like some sort of giant animal’s tendons[…..]

Cyprien Gaillard at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin

Today’s video is from our friends at ArtStars*, a traveling show about the contemporary art world, out to uncover the 7 Unsolved Mysteries of the Art World — one art scene, one country at a time. In this video, host, Nadja Sayej, talks with Parisian artist Cyprien Gaillard about his installation at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin. The installation involves hundreds of cases[…..]

Contest, Context, Content

The Curators Battle is a pretty direct title for an experimental concept event. The Grimmuseum hosted two curators, Carson Chan and Aaron Moulton, who each organized separate shows in adjacent galleries, pulling work from the same artists. For added drama, there was a vote to choose the better show. At it’s best, forcing the audience to consider the behind the scenes development of an art[…..]