BRIAN DUFFY, DAVID BOWIE »ALADDIN SANE«, 1973
On 8 June, the gallery Camera Work opens an exhibition with portraits of the some of the world’s most famous bands and musicians. Camera Work rocks features pictures of artists such as Johnny Cash, Iggy Pop, Snoop Dogg and Kanye West, created by photographers that are equally famous in their metier, such as Richard Avedon, Anton Corbijn, Peter Lindbergh and Annie Leibovitz. In total the exhibition shows more than 100 photographs of more than 30 musicians and bands. Check out a preview after the jump.
Since 1979 the Ars Electronica from Linz, Austria, is exploring the link between art, technology and society with their highly experimental and world-wide renowned exhibitions. Their award – the Prix Ars Electronica – has honored many institutions such as Pixar Studios, Wikipedia and Wikileaks, long before they even became as popular as they are now.
For their latest exhibition titled Like A Second Nature they have teamed up once again with the VW Automobil Forum Unter den Linden in Berlin. In a group show featuring 14 international artists they explore what is artificial and natural in our everyday life and how we experience and differentiate between those two states. All of the artists have very different approaches to this theme. While some of them reflect on perception and self-perceptions, others use the observation of nature to recreate it, all of which have amazing results that can not only be viewed but also experienced. After the jump you will get a little preview of the exhibited pieces.
On Friday at 18:30h we will exclusively host the only guided tour with the curator of the exhibition. So if you want to get the best insights about the artwork you should join us and register for one (or two) of the 20 spots. Details about this after the jump.
It is impossible to take the S-Bahn or the bus in Berlin without noticing the graffitis of Kreuzberg grafitti crew THC. You might have not actively noticed if you’re not into graffiti art, but their works and the three letters T H C are everywhere, not just in Kreuzberg. THC belongs to Berlin just like the Fernsehturm or the Döner, being a group of guys, born and raised in a Berlin of the 90s, influenced by Hip Hop music and the fast changing city. For the exhibition Almost Legal at Backyard, THC is exhibiting for the first time ever inside a room, all legal, a new experience for them and for us. To keep it underground they will premiere a video showing the work process of a piece, on the streets and barely legal. Cause may the rents go high and the streets go pretty, this is still Kreuzberg 36, right?! More about the group exhibition and the other artists taking part after the jump.
all artworks: Lorella Paleni
When I stumbled across the flyer for today’s exhibition opening by Lorella Paleni I was instantly in love with this Italien artist based in Berlin. I love how she combines very rough and urban textures and backgrounds with natural elements like animals and plants. Her paintings are beautiful and mysterious at the same time, you instantly wonder what the characters portrayed are experiencing in that very moment. Get lost in her artwork after the jump and don’t miss her exhibition at Kunsthalle HB55 at Herzbergstr. 55 opening tonight at 19h.
photo: Martin Kippenberg, Ohne Titel (aus der Serie Lieber Maler, male mir), 1981.
One thing that always annoys and bores me about (modern) art is a lack of humor. In my opinion, there are too few exceptions like Maurizio Cattelan. In Germany, it was most importantly Martin Kippenberger who shook things up in the art world. Right now, Hamburger Bahnhof presents an extensive exhibition of his work. Get more information and check out a preview after the jump.
It was one of the most talked about contributions for our GIF.ME.BERLIN. exhibition from 2011: Moving Forward – Looking Backward, a series of animated GIFs by visual artist Hara Katsiki. This weekend we have revived the series of intricate animated digital paintings on vintage photographs that has been expanded with 2 new pieces to be part of a group exhibition at the new nightlife-meets-art-hub POP. For the grand opening of the new art-themed nightclub this Saturday we have installed our collection of old TV sets once more to screen Hara’s amazing artwork. More after the jump.
photo: Ulrich Seidl, from the series Paradise Love (2012)
Next to the retrospective Post Scriptum by Christer Strömholm, C|O Berlin also recently opened another, smaller exhibition by director Ulrich Seidl. On Febuary 10th 2013 at 16h the exhibition will be accompanied by a special performance where Seidl interviews four protagonists from his film trilogy Paradise. Check out a preview of the exhibition after the jump.
Coming Saturday the exhibition Early Days – Between Past and Decay takes off with a grand opening and afterparty at Backyard. The exhibition covers film and photography of Joi Bix, Joseph Wolfgang Ohlert, DT64 and Aghia Sophie. The four artists cover the subject of early days and past each in their own way. More about the exhibition after the jump.
The boys from Dandy Diary always have an Ace up their sleeves you could say. After three self-produced fashion films, two big fashion week parties and their own shirt design they presented their latest amazing venture on Tuesday in Kreuzkölln. Together with artist Karin Bohrmann they created a special set of foursome cards with a series of witty caricatures of famous fashion designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Karl Lagerfeld, Henrik Vibskov, Jil Sander and many more. Last week they had an exclusive game of cards in Hamburg and this week they presented the paintings and cards in a small exhibition that was open for 48 hours. Check out the cool cards on their blog. Congratulations on this great new project! The impressions of the exhibition opening after the jump.
Japanese subculture is pretty much under-represented in Berlin. The more reason to look forward to the event that will take place this Saturday in Friedrichshain. The Japarade is an interdisciplinary art project that deals with Japanese art and their positions in Berlin’s subculture. The exhibition will take place in two galleries in Friedrichshain and will show the work of Japanese artists in Berlin including contemporary photography, painting, graphic design and installation.
For the opening reception both exhibition locations will be connected with a colorful, loud and wild street parade: The Japarade. Fantastical Japanese creatures of all sorts will entertain the audience. All the details after the jump.