This years edition of the abc during Berlin Art Week represents 100 galleries from 17 countries and their individually curated positions towards contemporary art around the globe. Initially organized by Berlin based galleries as their free platform for art, the fair has become one of the most valuable, not only for the German market for contemporary art but also worldwide. See our highlights of Berlins 9th edition of the abc – art berlin contemporary 2016.
For those who still don’t know Frank Höhne, we would like to introduce you to his funny and unconventional illustrations. Frank Höhne is a Berliner illustrator working and living in Kreuzberg and one of the most recognised German illustrators working today. He often works with magazines and newspapers such as Die Zeit, Stern Neon, Dummy or Vice. He is well established in the creative Berliner scene and does collaborations with clubs like the Watergate or animated videos for the berliner punk band “Die Ärzte”. Read more »
The purity of ordinary days in memories provide the photography of ’Alltag tourist’ Rio Leipold its uniqueness, remarkable honesty and beauty. His passion for the beauty of everyday world of travel and the unexpected has turned out to be his main source of inspiration.
By Lisa Kärcher and Manuel Reinhard
“Secret Compartments” at the Frankfurt Museum of Applied Art shows in a compelling way that art is able to offer something because it holds back much more. What does it reveal? What does it conceal? And how does it – if at all – reveal what it conceals?
The characteristic patina and charm of the recycled wood is the trademark of Stefaan de Croock’s street art. He transforms discarded pieces into a new outstanding composition. Read more »
Leica camera celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. A good reason for C/O Berlin to dedicate an exhibition to the brand, covering the work of hundreds of photographers who have used their Leica as, in the words of Henri Cartier-Bresson, an “optical extension of the eye”.
It all started with paper, painting and collage, soon evolved into screen-printing and continued with murals and performances. Since they met and started collaborating, the artist duo Various & Gould has been spreading their playful, yet socially-engaged art across streets, galleries and, most important, people. Read more »