Nasan Tur‘s installation at the Hamburger Bahnhoff’s “Wall Works” shows a large wall so full of spray painted words that it is a dappled solid red. Paint cans strewn across the gallery floor. It took a lot of words, time, and paint to fill this wall up. There’s a video of the execution of the […]
This weekend I had the insane pleasure of peeking in on Gallery Weekend Berlin. I got to see some incredible art. One artist in particular stood out to me: Bjöern Dahlem at Galerie Guido W. Baudach. His installation “Orbits of High Velocity Starts” is this gorgeous tangled floating wood with balls of various light fixtures […]
Loving Katharina Grosse‘s “I Think This Is A Pine Tree” at the Hamburger Bahnhof. I can’t wait to see if I can make it to this exhibition in person. via Art thing: The Queen of the spray gun and its object-painting – Culture – Berliner Morgenpost. (german article) more images on her site here. Update 5/7/2014: […]
When I was abroad in Prague, Czech Republic – I was able to go to the DOX Center for Contemporary Art. What a fabulous place. The building is off the beaten path but well worth the cab ride. It the center, there was an amazing and emotional exhibition called “The Silent Strength of Liu Xia.” you […]
Preview Berlin was a really interesting experience. There was a wide variety of work represented and some absolutely stunning pieces.
I just loved this video by Corey Archangel – He took a film and stretched its pixels. It was truly beautiful but maintained the original video audio. Check out the video below. Cory Archangel’s “Colors” clip from the Tate Modern
I really enjoyed this piece by Giuseppe Penone called “Tree of 12 Metres.” There is something beautiful about taking a man-made/milled/manipulated item, and then carving it back to resemble the organic form that it once was before we touched it in the first place. Quite poetic.
Damien Hurst’s exhibition at the tate modern was thrilling. It was outrageous, arrogant, outlandish, thoughtful, meticulous, grotesque, and beautiful. Butterflies paintings contrasted with paintings made from dead flies.. live flies, live butterflies, dead animals in formaldehyde, diamonds, and pills contrasted with cigarettes. wow. I still dont know how I quite feel about the exhibition other […]
I had the fabulous pleasure of exploring the Tate Modern in London on my most recent Artcation. Below are a lot of the pieces I found interesting.
In my travels to Copenhagen, I was able to go to the fabulous museum of Arken. I was pleasantly surprised by this Jean-Michael Basquait & Andy Warhol Exhibition. I had not seen many of these collaborative paintings before, and was thrilled by the size of the collection as well as the include of famous pieces as well. Stunning.
The Future of a Promise, Contemporary Art from the Arab World. This is the Biennale’s first pan-Arab exhibition of Contemporary art. If you enjoy some of these works the website is www.thefutureofapromise.com. I wish I took more photos but they gave me an awesome little book with all the art pieces in it for free.
I recently went to these two museums. One I saw on art night and the other I saw on my own. These museums are a display of Fancois Pinault’s private collection. He is one of the largest collectors of contemporary art in the world. They were filled with recent work from big name contemporary artists. It was […]
I saw these artists during Art Night Venice. The exhibition venues were Emilio Vedova…in continuum and Anslem Keifer, Salt of the Earth. I loved both of them. I was lucky to get some pictures of Anslem Kiefer’s exhibit because I found out later that I wasn’t supposed to take pictures.
Future Pass explores the relationship between the creative energy of contemporary art in Asia and the rest of the world. More info www.future-pass.com. I visited this venue during Art Night Venice. It was so much fun. They set the mood by playing awesome techno music throughout the place.
Here are pieces from the Arsenale. The place was so huge I still have not seen the whole thing. More to come soon.
The Hamburger Bahnhof was absolutely stunning. The Bruce Nauman show was INCREDIBLE.
I spent four hours in the Louvre on a Wednesday afternoon. Here are some of my findings.
6th Berlin Biennale: Oranienplatz 17 Building. There were a lot of videos so I dont have as many photos for this building as I do the KW.
Here is a general gallery of pieces in the KW building of the Biennale. It was an extremely well crafted exhibition and all the pieces flowed greatly into each other. I seriously enjoyed the exhibition and was actually rather overwhelmed with the care, craft, and intensity of some of the pieces. The videos below the […]
In case you couldn’t tell, I’m really into Petrit Halilaj’s work at the Biennale. Here is a piece he did where he floated a feather in a water tank. He had little motors in the water to blow water on the feather. It created this eternal lovely subtle flowing motion like in air. It was […]
Here is another piece in the KW building of the Berlin Biennale done by Pertit Halilaj. This one was particularly stunning when you first see it, and surprising when you walk around it. It also had some tie-in to the primitive nature of his previous piece and the earthy smell of it was particularly wonderful. […]
One of the first things I saw when I walked into the KW building of the Berlin Biennale was a massive piece done by Petrit Halilaj. His structure filled the room with its rudimentary forms, looking very primitive in its construction but leaving you feeling like there is something almost magical about it. That might […]
Mark Boulos did this great piece in the KW building of the 6th Berlin Biennale. The title of the piece is “All That Is Solid Melts Into Air” There were two video screens facing each other. One had stock market video going on with men looking upset about the outcome. The other screen was impoverished […]
The gallery that Jason works at here in Berlin is called MMX Open Art Venue. Its really awesome and inspiring. I wish there were more cool galleries like this in Birmingham.