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Japanese photographer Miyako Ishiuchi has been awarded this year’s prestigious Hasselblad prize. The annual prize has since 1980 been awarded to international photographers such as Henri Cartier-Besson, Boris Mikhailov, Nan Goldin and Sophie Calle. This year’s winner Miyako Ishiuchi has for decades investigated abandoned places and what happens to a city, an apartment, or a [...]


Bored with the usual cinema fare?  Look no further.  L’Enfant (or I suppose now l’adolescent or l’adulte depending on your feelings towards said provocateur) terrible Matthew Barney returns to the cinema fray with his operatic River of Fundament, a collaboration between him, several powerhouse thespians, Gaspard Noé, Jonathan Bepler, and…Norman Mailer?!  Premiered at the Brooklyn Academy [...]


The films of Peter Tscherkassky (1958-) hearken back to golden period of experimental cinema.  Despite the capabilities of today’s film editing software, they engender not the uneasy multiple exposures, the interruptions of sprocket holes, and eruptions of grinding sounds populating Tscherkassky’s films.  Since his introduction to the everyman’s Super 8 in 1979, his works, frenetic [...]


As 2013 and last year’s last minute’s resolutions fade in our post-debauch memory, you find the fireworks to have left mightier mental tinnitus.  Hats off to clubs and bars, but this ancient and rather bizarre spectacle deserve some mention–after all, New Year’s wouldn’t be the same without spark, crackle, and afterglow of smoke buttressing the [...]


The ubiquity of digital art, variously manifested as prismatic gifs, Google Map collages, interactive apps/music videos, and photomanipulations, has proven itself beyond fact beyond fad as an expressive medium for both ends–grassroots and elite–of the creative world.  It’s not surprising then that a contemporary survey, long in coming, has finally emerged.  Impishly named, The Wrong, organized by [...]


If you feel a shame-tinge when sneaking a selfie in the H&M changing room, here’s some validation.  Moving Image Art Fair London is holding a National #Selfie Portrait Gallery, featuring works by 19 new artists from Europe and the States.  As they are all video works, they are a bit more complicated than the average Instagram [...]

“Promise” by Kota Sake

A series of photographs by Japanese photographer Kota Sake are currently on display at the artist-run 35 Minutes studio space in Araiyakushi, Tokyo. Since this past April, Sake has been mounting three animal photographs on the 8th of every month “because of the Gomadaki ritual which is performed on the 8th of each month [...]


1 R.I.P. Alexander Mcqueen.
2 Democratically or not, today’s sartorial companies increasingly busy themselves with producing competent chic for the lowest common denominator leaving the modern modester to angst over the fate of haute couture.
Never fear: Iris van Herpen will provide your inner sartorialist ample relief.
Though the Dutch designer is just 29 years old and her house only 6, [...]


It all began with a journey to Brasil in 1968, when the photographer Leonore Mau and the author Hubert Fichte started working and travelling together. Mau, who was not only Fichte’s companion, but also his muse, documented African-American rituals and cults. Her ethnologic approach paired with a unique eye for motives, made her to one [...]


Tomorrow, September 17, 2013, 7 pm, Auguststraße, Berlin-Mitte
Dates: September 17–22, 2013
Berlin Art Week kicks off together with the joint exhibition Painting Forever! with an outdoor celebration on Auguststraße. Join for an exciting evening program on the main stage and additional live acts and additional offerings at the local galleries, institutions, bars, and restaurants to celebrate the start of six days of art [...]