Are you hoping for this spring to enjoy a bright, blue sky and warm rays of sunlight as much as I do? Then let the artworks in our Staff Picks! # Blue Edition delight your eyes and improve your mood – as long as this gloomy weather doesn’t fulfil your wishes. Keep on uploading your beautiful projects on our network, we are looking forward to present them in our next blogposts!
The photographs in this Staff Picks! # City- and Landscapes Edition evoke a sense of stillness, yet fatality, that will enchant your eyes and lead you to think further in the back of your minds. The interest in human presence within the environment bonds these five photographers’ representations, as well as their attempt in portraying distinctive perceptions of space, time and their relationship to each other. Open your eyes and your mind to these fine and suggestive pictures! 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.
They say our eyes are the mirror of our soul: in this Staff Picks! # Secret edition, a shade of mystery keeps us from understanding and coming closer to these souls, whose eyes are hidden from us. The portraits of these five artists will encourage you to imagine which secrets might be sheltered behind these fleeting glances. Keep on sharing your projects on the network, we are looking forward to be amazed by more of your artworks!
Jiri Svestka Gallery, a small gallery hidden on the 3rd floor in front of the Blain|Southern Gallery, is a fine gem. Since the 16th of September in the context of the Berlin Art Week, they opened their doors to the exhibition of Georg Ettl, a German artist born on 1940 who migrated to the US to return during the ’70 and whose artwork is very difficult to categorize due to his versatility. Read more »
It’s October; Time for the European Month of Photography and Germanys largest festival for photography. Since 2004, it has been a biannual event taking place in Berlin. The idea was born from a European network of festivals dedicated to the medium of photography. Read more »
In June, Julia Stoschek opened a temporary satellite exhibition in Berlin. With ‘World on Wire’ (Welt am Draht), the collector from Düsseldorf Stoschek fascinates Berlin with an outstanding media show devoted to exploring the influences of digitalization on society and what we know as reality, identity, and the environment. Read more »
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 »
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?