Monday, July 26, 2010

Takt Open Studio Exhibition - July 2010

We had a pretty good turnout this Sunday, for Takt's open studio exhibition.

It's 23 days since I arrived. Not a lot of time to come up with 'something' when you are trying to balance production with experience.

Participating artists: Adam Gooderham (Australia), Chris Dennis (England), Beth Yarnelle Edwards (USA), Michaela Gleave (Australia), Filipa Guimaraes (Portugal), Minna Hagman (Finland), Adair Imrie (Australia), Lee Yujin (Korea), Liz Rodda (USA) , Sarah Rushford (USA).

Chris Dennis

Adam Gooderham absorbing sound and video work by Minna Hagman

Lee Yujin

Video of live feed performance by Michaela Gleave

Michaela Gleave

Adair Imrie

Adair Imrie

Video performance by Filipa Guimaraes

Liz Rodda

Sarah Rushford


Saturday, July 17, 2010

144 fortunes

somewhere in berlin, between jul.1 & oct.1 2010, 144 fortunes will be lost, found, ignored, discarded or...

Friday, July 16, 2010

Berlin Biennale: Cameron Jamie

I'm not sure if I'd ever seen ceramics presented in the dark before.

A gallery employee handed you a dim 'lantern' as you entered with which you illuminated (and tried not to bump into) large heavily glazed stalagmites in the first room. In the second room you looked up to see an assortment of grotesque and carnivalesque masks (that reminded me of James Ensor paintings) hanging from the ceiling.

Berlin Bienale: Petrit Halilaj @ KW.

Dorotee Van Biesen @ AKA

AKA is a new hybrid space in which coexist one art gallery, one body-art atelier (tattoo and piercing) and one café. It is set in Berlin Neukölln.

(I hope to leave Berlin with 'something' from here).

2 Pieces in New Orleans.

Beached (left) and Plus or Minus (right) can still be seen until July 24th in New Orleans, at Coup d'oeil Art Consortium's summer group show : Dew Point

(more pics here).

(B)irds in (P)etrol

...on a wall, in Berlin.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Zeigt Takt 2010 - Alte Feuerwache, projektraum. July 8. 2010

Group show by takt residents from the past year. Inclunding: Andrea Abalia, Maria Jose Ambrois, Candice Cranmer, Leah H, Frankel, Karoline Haustedt, Bil Hsu, Ishiwata, Kate jessop, Sarah Kelleher, Jaqueline Kooter, Kiera Brew Kurec, Beatriz Morales, Holly Pereira, Pamela Rasbach, Dickson Schneider, Patrick Shoemaker.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Dirty Bird by Steven James Scott @ Create Berlin.

I have just returned from the opening of Dirty Bird, photos by Steven James Scott. Proceeds from the show will be donated to The Audobon Society, to benefit ongoing bird rescue & cleanup efforts in the Gulf.

It would have been nice to see the images blown up to a size to match the scale of this monumental fuck-up.

Bruce Nauman: Dream Passage @ Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum fur Gegenwart Gegenwart.

Really enjoyed Dream Passage, Bruce Nauman's first major retrospective in Berlin.
It was the first time I'd seen so many of his works in one place, made all the more effective with comparatively few visitors while I was there.

- (I didn't wait around for the key).

Anselm Kiefer @ Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum fur Gegenwart.

I visited major museums in London and New York this year, only to find that the Kiefer's in the collection were not on show. It was nice (if not unexpected) to find he has his own room in the Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum fur Gegenwart.