Posts Tagged ‘Berlin’

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Kemang Wa Lehulere. Installation view Kemang Wa Lehulere: Bird Song at Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, 2017. © Kemang Wa Lehulere, Sophia Lehulere, Gladys Mgudlandlu. Courtesy of STEVENSON Cape Town and Johannesburg. Photo: Mathias Schormann.

This summer, Daily Serving is shining a light on some arts publications that we regularly read and love. Wrapping up our week with C&, today we bring you the final selection from editor-in-chief Yvette Mutumba: an excerpt from an interview with artist Kemang Wa Lehulere about his exhibition Bird Song, which at the time was on view at Deutsche Bank KunstHalle in Berlin. This text was originally published on March[…..]

!Mediengruppe Bitnik: Is anybody home lol

!Mediengruppe Bitnik, Ashley Madison Angels at Work in Berlin, 2017. Five channel video installation, Full HD, 16:9, sound, loop 10:07; LCD screens, trolley stands, cables, pink neon lights; dimensions variable; exhibition view. Courtesy of the artists and EIGEN + ART Lab, Berlin. Photo: Otto Felber.

Although the “lol” in the title of the exhibition at Berlin’s EIGEN + ART Lab, Is anybody home lol, might suggest that the themes of the works on view are casual and playful, the four works by !Mediengruppe Bitnik (the duo of Carmen Weisskopf and Domagoj Smoljo) are anything but. Each asks salient questions about contemporary human relationships in today’s increasingly digitized landscape. !Mediengruppe have[…..]

Adrian Piper at Hamburger Bahnhof

Upon entering the grand central hall within Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof museum, the visitor views Adrian Piper’s exhibition from a distance. From this vantage point, The Probable Trust Registry: The Rules of the Game #1–3, an installation and performance piece, resembles the sparsely furnished lobby of a prosperous but unidentifiable corporate institution. Deceptively simple at first glance, The Probable Trust Registry is in fact a total[…..]

This Is Not Iranian

Anahita Razmi. Middle East Coast West Coast, 2014 (video still); HD Video; 23:04.

From our friends at REORIENT, today we bring you Joobin Bekhrad’s conversation with artist Anahita Razmi. Bekhrad and Razmi discuss identity, underwear, and the Pakyan. Razmi states, “I like the idea than an identity is something that one constructs, something that is at all times flexible and changing.” This article was originally published January 3, 2017. What was I doing near Trafalgar Square? I don’t know.[…..]

Art of Prehistoric Times: Rock Paintings from the Frobenius Collection at the Martin-Gropius-Bau

Albert Hahn. Hand Silhouettes, Fish and Moon, 1937; watercolor; 26 x 37 in. Courtesy of Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin. © Frobenius-Institut Frankfurt am Main.

Shotgun Reviews are an open forum where we invite the international art community to contribute timely, short-format responses to an exhibition or event. If you are interested in submitting a Shotgun Review, please click this link for more information. In this Shotgun Review, Robert J. Kett reviews Art of Prehistoric Times: Rock Paintings from the Frobenius Collection at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin. In a 1955 lecture on the ancient[…..]

Father Figures Are Hard to Find at nGbK

Rotimi Fani-Kayode. Nothing to Lose IX (Bodies of Experience), 1987; C-prints, 49 x 41 cm Courtesy of the artist, Autograph ABP, and nGbK, Berlin.

Surrounded by the works in Father Figures Are Hard to Find, fifty or so attendees sat on the concrete floor of neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst (nGbK), awaiting the lecture–performance Da Da Daddy Hasselhof by Mysti, who appeared in drag, wearing a cascading blonde wig and bright halter and miniskirt combo. Her academic talk began with a slow-building critique of object-making and market-driven aesthetics, and[…..]

LOVE IV: Cold Shower at the Schinkel Pavillon

Anthea Hamilton and Nicholas Byrne. LOVE IV: Cold Shower, 2016; installation view, the Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin. Courtesy of the Artists and the Schinkel Pavillon.

Shotgun Reviews are an open forum where we invite the international art community to contribute timely, short-format responses to an exhibition or event. If you are interested in submitting a Shotgun Review, please click this link for more information. In this Shotgun Review, Amanda Ribas Tugwell reviews LOVE IV: Cold Shower at the Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin. The fourth iteration of Anthea Hamilton and Nicholas Byrne’s LOVE series, Cold Shower packs[…..]