Berlin 1989 – Today * no photos on the dance floor
Recent years have seen a myriad of creative outputs pay homage to the early club scene, a force that took hold of youth culture during political upheaval across Europe, most notably in Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.
Joseph Beuys * Important Sculptures From the 1950’s
BASTIAN Gallery curates six pivotal sculptures documenting Joseph Beuys early artistic agenda, with accompanying documentary photographs garnering a context to an artist shrouded within his own mythic foretelling. These formative works highlight how one of the most influential artists of the 20th Century came to be.
ADORNED *Fashionable Show
What is fashionable and what does it convey about ourselves? How do we adorn ourselves? How do we use fashion to show who we are, who we think we are, or who we want to be? The exhibition Adorned – The Fashionable Show presents intriguing and challenging fashion related photography projects created by a new generation of visual artists.
Alan Michelson *Wolf Nation
Alan Michelson: Wolf Nation presents four works in video, sound, print, and augmented reality that invoke place from an Indigenous perspective. New York based artist Michelson ((Mohawk, b. 1953) traverses local landscapes and temporalities in his art, treating geographical sites as archives and exploring territory typically bypassed in American history and largely absent from American memory.
Dustin Thierry *Foam 3h
Amsterdam-based photographer Dustin Thierry (Willemstad, Curaçao, 1985) began documenting the Dutch ballroom scene in 2013. This underground phenomenon originated in 19th-century America, where LGBTQ people gathered for drag masquerade balls where they could freely express themselves.
.artist talk: William LaChance * It’s all a function of color relationships
With a distinctive visual language, American artist William Lachance creates stories of ideas, places and people through paintings, sculptures, murals and design objects, all characterized by a signature style that have received the attention of critics and the wider public.
ELFIE SEMOTAN *Contradiction
“Trau dich doch”: I dare you. This provocative slogan, part of a late-1970s advertising campaign for the Austrian brand Palmers, appeared on posters featuring photos of models in seductive black lingerie—nothing short of scandalous at the time.
LANA DEL REY *Norman Fucking Rockwell!
The official release date for musician Lana Del Rey´s forthcoming sixth studio album titled Norman Fucking Rockwell! is August 30.
TYLER MITCHELL *I Can Make You Feel Good @FOAM
This spring, Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam proudly presents I Can Make You Feel Good, photographer and filmmaker Tyler Mitchell’s (1995, US) first solo exhibition.
JANNIS KOUNELLIS *fondazione Prada, mostra Venezia
The show explores the artistic and exhibition history of Jannis Kounellis (Piraeus 1936 – Rome 2017), highlighting key moments in the evolution of his visual poetics and establishing a dialogue between his works and the eighteenth-century spaces of Ca’ Corner della Regina.
Manifesta 14 *Pristina Appointed Host City of Manifesta 14
Since its inception in the early 1990s, the mission of Manifesta is to examine the changing cultural topography of Europe. Every two years, Manifesta looks at the world through the prism of the specific situation of a new host city. The Supervisory Board of Manifesta selected the city of Pristina in Kosovo because of the geographical and geo-political importance of the Balkan in relation to Europe’s recent history and its future.
Chloe Wise *Not That We Don’t @Almine-Rech-Gallery
“Not That We Don’t” brings into focus the construction of self. Large rainbow-hued portraits with an unwavering painterly skill tower over office blue carpeting, charmingly installed throughout the entirety of the exhibition.
COS × MAMOU-MANI *conifera
During this years Salone del Mobile, COS has unveiled >>Conifera<<, a large-scale 3D printed architectural installation made from renewable resources by London-based French architect Arthur Mamou-Mani.
CONNECTING TIME *daniel arsham @ moco
If you step inside the Moco Museum in the coming months, you’d be forgiven for feeling as if you had stepped into a twisted reality. Daniel Arsham, the New York-based artist, has transformed eleven spaces at the museum in order to merge past, present and future and immerse visitors in an absurd experience.
LIZZIE FITCH + RYAN TRECARTIN *fondazione prada
Taking the idealized rurality endemic to back-to-the-land ideologies as a conceptual starting point, the project represents both a return and an escape. Relocating their studio operations to the countryside of Ohio for this work, Fitch and Trecartin conceived the framework for a new movie as a haunted map: a location with its own will and a constellation of permanent built sets which include a large hobby-barn commissary, a lazy river, and a forest watchtower, occupied by a cast of characters who are simultaneously agents and subjects of the map.
TRAUMA BAR UND KINO
TRAUMABARUNDKINO is thrilled to present it’s first in house production, the cross-pollinated fashion performance NOW YOU MAY TELL THAT I’VE BEEN SEEN BY YOU. We showcase fashion and contemporary dance in an event elaborated as part of a series that aims towards the experimental staging of a vision that challenges the norm of what can be perceived as a fashion presentation.
When Communicating Scents
A friend of mine, who wishes that one day I’d change my field – “start doing something serious and stop wasting my talent and time” wrote me: “I was thinking the other day that I really don’t like any perfume per se... All of them are just too damn strong... If they are supposed to enhance the person, they should never overpower them, and it seems that they always do. Too much lipstick for a pig... but still a pig.”
Political Roots, Digital Spaces, Young Folks & Big Screens
The 61st edition of DOK Leipzig is set to kick off on 29 October. This year’s festival features films that depict transformational processes or aim to spark change, honours Austrian documentary filmmaker Ruth Beckermann and living legend Werner Herzog, provides exciting insight into Lithuania’s film scene in the Country Focus and showcases the cinematic work of Leipzig artist Lutz Dammbeck.
A young woman with her legs spread wide; buttoned-up dressed workers on a city street. Photographs like these of intimate, private scenes juxtaposed against snapshots of nameless passers-by were an early commentary on the heterogeneity of Japanese society. In 1973, Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki published a series of image pairs showing life in Tokyo between 1969 and 1973 as a photo- graphic book. In their authenticity, these early works by Araki reveal a dysfunctional society, calling the social responsibility and moral sense of its members into question.
JOHN YUYI *Social Currency | Interview
No one does social convention quite like John Yuyi. The Taiwanese-born, New York-based artist is known for her custom temporary tattoos of social currency: a ‘like,’ a ‘retweet,’ a ‘match,’ a ‘follow,’ a ‘read’ receipt, the unnerving ellipses that appear just as fast as they disappear, etc. Instead of being confined to a screen, they are displayed on parts of the body for the world to see.
360° @berlinart018 *VIU x le mile studios
Different faces and different glass shapes - an appraisal to diversity. By presenting different collections, le mile studios supports the fact that VIU eyewear can make every woman & man happy and offers unmistakably perfect shapes for every type and every face by producing single motion clips of the dimension, illusion and fusion of each collection. VIU eyewear x le mile studios will display the motion clips in their Berlin flagshipstore, during Berlin Art 018.
ECKHAUS LATTA: Possessed
Eckhaus Latta: Possessed highlights the work of Eckhaus Latta, a compelling young design team who belongs to a new generation of designers operating at the intersection of fashion and contemporary art.
ANAELLE CATHALA *interview*
Collage art can be traced back as late as the early twentieth century. Stemming from the French word, papiers collés (or découpage), it refers to the process of pasting together paper items onto a surface. Gradually the practice has introduced other materials including three-dimensional pieces and most recently, with the development of photo editing software, digital collage work has created its own place in the world of art.
Limited Edition of 20 Catalogs of Alexander Minor´s series >Check out<
LE MILE Studios has released a limited edition of 20 catalogs of Alexander Minor´s series "Check out", presenting 26 photographs. Edited by Alban E. Smajli, the catalog includes an introduction by Mirjam Bayerdörfer and an interview by Annika Hatje.
VIU x LE MILE Studios
Exclusively for the first opening of VIU in Denmark, we present a group exhibition of five inspiring Copenhagen-based artists: Freya Dalsjø, Albert Grøndahl, Lea Guldditte Hestelund, Amalie Adrian, and Gro Sarauw . With this exhibition VIU combines the highest standards of design and quality with fascinating contemporary art from different artistic disciplines.