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Review on “Secret Compartments” at the Frankfurt Museum of Applied Art

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?

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Spotlight on Stefaan de Croock

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 »

Artconnect - Studio Visit at Pola Braendle - Photo by Catalina Pérez López

Eyes on Pola Brändle

Pola Brändle has travelled the world to pursue her passion for photographing posterwalls and exploring the art of collage – natural and handmade. Photographer Catalina Pérez López has visited the artist in her studio.

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Where Creativity Happens @ Various & Gould

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 »

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Studio Visit @Pendular Pocket

After studying Fine Arts, Cristina Paniagua Periscal decided to do fashion design, particularly bags. In 2003, she started her own brand of bags called ‘Pendular Pocket’. Photographer Catalina Pérez López was invited to take pictures of her new collection, and captured the whole process of building one of the beautiful bags.

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Artconnect - Spotlight on Katerina Belkina - Glasshouse

Spotlight on Katerina Belkina

Katerina Belkina’s work is questioning modern topics such as gender roles, cultural development and psychological burden in a very sensual and profound way. In this very thoughtful and inspiring interview Katerina Belkina explains us why these topics are so important to her. Read more »

Artconnect - HKW - The Anthroprocene Project - Copyright Sebastian Bolesch

Haus der Kulturen der Welt – The House of World Cultures

What kind of a future do we want to live in? How do our respective living conditions impinge upon each other? Haus der Kulturen der Welt stands as a reference point to discover and discuss answers and possibilities through contemporary arts and culture and that’s why we want to introduce the HKW and its program to you.

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