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Category Archives: exhibitions

THE PYGMALION EFFECT

As the holiday season is coming to an end, we are still looking for reasons to stay or even to go back to some of our favorite spots this summer. Cyprus for instance has not only a multilayered history, but also an eclectic contemporary art scene. Part of it is Neoterismoi Toumazou, a former novelty [...]

MELODIOUS SOUNDSCAPES

The pioneer of experimental music Hans-Joachim Roedelius is going to be honoured with a three-day festival at Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen Welt. Lifelines is a series of events presenting his diverse creative achievements by reflecting them in discussions, films, an installation by Brian Eno, and, above all, concerts in which Roedelius will be joined by [...]

A CHAIR FOR MARUGAME

Martino Gamper first attracted widespread attention in 2007 with the project 100 Chairs in 100 Days, for which he reworked elements of existing  chairs into a collection of charismatic new pieces of furniture. Taking on the ultimate design object of the chair within severe self-imposed constraints in terms of time and material, the results were [...]

PRINT NOSTALGIA 01

Last night opened the exhibition Fashion Stories, curated by Wolfgang Tillmans at his Between Bridges space, showcasing a broad range of fashion photography from the 2980s and ’90s. More than that, it is a hommage to street style magazines such as i-D or The Face that proved so influential for generations of image and fashion [...]

S.O.S. – ART SAVES THE WORLD

No plans for the weekend yet? Don’t miss the festival 48 STUNDEN NEUKÖLLN, presenting a myriad of approaches to the festival’s theme in 2015, “S.O.S. – Art saves the world” in the form of around 350 artistic projects at approximately 220 venues. In addition, some 90 studios and galleries will be open to visitors as [...]

BALLET GOES NOISE

Our all time favorite noise-heroine Kim Gordon had an interesting collaboration last year, when she was commissioned to compose music for a ballet initiated by artist Nick Mauss. Inversions was first performed at Frieze Projects 2014, now the audio is to receive a limited edition vinyl release. Exclaim reports that Music for Inversions: A Live [...]

FIRE AND FORGET. ON VIOLENCE

Tonight the group exhibition Fire and Forget. On Violence, curated by Ellen Blumenstein and Daniel Tyradellis, opens at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin. “Fire and forget” comes from military jargon, and is a term for weapon systems that are no longer used in direct combat with an enemy but are launched from a [...]

JHAD

In his solo show that will take place in GSL Projekt in Berlin, Aksaygın is contemplating on discrimination with the help of superhero Jhad, who is carrying artist’s ‘particular social, economical and sexual codes in Germany’. Fashion label SADAK, performance artist, musician and DJ Namosh and curator Övül Ö. Durmuşoğlu is contributing with their design, [...]

FORM, HEFT, MATERIAL

A lot has happened with British architect David Adjaye since our issue #14, as shown in the major retrospective Form, Heft, Material that is still on display at Munich’s Haus der Kunst until the end of the month. And if you can’t make it there in time, it is accompanied by a beautiful catalogue which [...]

Up on the toe, the air is thinner

Haleh Redjaian’s works on paper, textiles, and site-specific wall installations seek to embody Rumi’s provocation not only to become more inquisitively perceptive of the imperfect grids of daily life, but also to twist and break conventional patterns in order to reveal previously unknown gateways.

Redjaian creates ornamental forms by adopting the language of drawing in multiple [...]