The Berlin Biennale is organized by KW Institute for Contemporary Art and funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation. Hosted in several venues around the city, the Biennale hosts artists works in and out of logical context but rather offers visual exploration of visual ideas. Installation of Andreas Angelidakis Crash Pad, a hybrid space made from styrofoam and textiles, Tonel’s wall of illustrations titled Commerce.
Berlin is a city filled with art and artists. The streets are clean and the graffiti is abundant. Tacheles – An abandoned department store that was taken over by artists it is a well known artist collective housing studios, bars, and gallery spaces. The building was bought by Fundus Group investment fund in the 90s, but to avoid conflict with the artists they leased the building back to the squatter-tenants for 10 years at $0.50 per year. The lease has […]
I came across The Pool Gallery by chance and was really impressed by the Darkside Portraits by James Gortner. Very obviously american painter, Gortner portaits document and simultaneously personify the lives of the living in a Harlem crack house. Created by layering paintings, found objects, with the mix of materials, canvas, wood, and gaps, Gortner’s paintings have a true life. With the worn and dejected feeling of his choice of media contrastly the figures represented are jovial and dignified.
The Guggenheim Berlin, I am always slightly surprised at how tiny the floor space is in this gallery. The gallery shop is nearly the same size as the exhibition space. Jeff Wall is most recognized for his large scale photos mounted on light boxes. Thematics dealing with a cinematographic stolen moment of subtle chaos or uncomfortable intimate situations which displaces the viewer amongst the scene. These black and white works by Jeff Wall at the Guggenheim, the solitude of seemingly […]