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Art in the Street – Linienstrasse

5 Aug

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Art in the Street – Linienstrasse, Berlin

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Art in the Street – Kastanienallee

19 Apr

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Kastanienallee, Berlin


Art in the Street – Mitte

11 Apr

 

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A Tribute to David Bowie

1 Apr

I can remember

Standing

By the wall

And the guns

Shot above our heads

And we kissed

As though nothing could fall

And the shame

Was on the other side

Oh we can beat them

For ever and ever

Then we can be Heroes

Just for one day

David Bowie, Heroes

For all those Bowie fans out there you should check out the Bowie tribute exhibition showcasing photos from the various different places Bowie stayed at/frequented during his years spent here in Berlin, and different portraits of Bowie painted by various artists. The exhibition itself is small but vital,  seemingly capturing the soul of the pop star at that moment in his career. The gallery owner is very friendly and was only too happy to answer any questions we had. One of my questions was about the picture with the glass of milk, chilli-pepper and two lines of white powder. I asked what it had to do with Bowie. He explained that this had been Bowie’s diet for most of his time whilst living in Hollywood prior to his arrival in Berlin. When he came to Berlin he was a total wreck, very skinny and ready to give up on music, art, perhaps even life. He continued this diet for a month in Berlin before pulling himself together and getting things back on track. Since then Bowie has thanked Berlin not only for saving his career, but also for saving his life.

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You can see this exhibition

A Tribute to David Bowie

HAUPTSTRASSE
The Berlin Years 1976 – 1978

Egbert Baqué Contemporary Art

Fasanenstrasse 37
10719 Berlin

16 March – 18 May 2013

Opening Hours
Tuesday – Friday         2 pm – 7 pm

Saturday                      noon – 6 pm

If this is not enough Bowie for you, you could also check out the Bowie tour. We haven’t been on it yet but we have heard very good things about it.

Click on the link below for more info:

Berlin Bowie Walk! by Mike W. on Gidsy

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(This post is dedicated to our dear friend Kerno, as she is David Bowie’s number one fan! )

Exhibition – Dots, Lines & Me

14 Mar
13.03.2013
Yesterday I went to see an exhibition at the 
Polnisches Institut Berlin called Dots, Lines & Me
by artist Paweł Zawiślak's aka Kropki Kreski 
I really enjoyed seeing his work, I even took home a poster, 
which is now hanging in my Kitchen. 
"‘Dots Lines‘ may suggest the use of simple, clean lines 
and plain dots but the portfolio shows that his work is 
evidently something different.Color, form, technique, 
communication – it seems to have no limits, 
not only in terms of implementation but also in the
selection of topics, whether in fashion and lifestyle 
magazines,such as the renowned Vice, Viva!, Gala, or in
cooperation with well-known brands and designers such 
as Converse, Orska or Polygon.
Every commissioned work and illustration meets other 
requirements, submits to the particular circumstances 
and at the same time retains their sovereignty through 
specially chosen techniques"
(description extract taken from Polnische Institue fb page)
The exhibition runs until the 16th of May 2013 at
the Polnische Institute,
Burgstraße 27, 10178 Berlin 

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Gallery Weekend

26 Apr

This weekend is Gallery Weekend51 Galleries will be opening their exhibitions  from the 27th-29th of April to showcase new work. The Galleries will be open from 11am-7pm this weekend and  various tours and events will be held around the venues. This is a great way to explore Berlin’s thriving art scene. Some of the Galleries involved include  Circus gallery, Eigen+Art, Kow Berlin and Kicken GalleryKicken Gallery is hosting an exhibition of one of my favorite Photography artists, Diane Arbus. I went to see her exhibition before in London and I loved it! Her black and white images are full of emotion, yet very stark. They are an honest depiction of life around us, no frills. She photographed real people, often the outcasts of society. This is definitely a must see!! For more information on which galleries will open their doors this weekend and who they will be showcasing, please go to http://www.gallery-weekend-berlin.de/index.php?id=2012start

Diane Arbus, Teenager with a Baseball Bat, NYC,

// Image courtesy of Andrew Russeth -Flicker Creative Commons

Last minute must see Exhibitions!

20 Apr

 One of a Kind

Source: strychnin.com via Jessica on Pinterest

One of a Kind is a group exhibition at the Strychnin Gallery, Boxhagenerstrasse 36, Berlin. It is showcasing international contemporary artists  Miss Van, Mimi S., Marco Mazzoni, Yosuke Ueno and Hisiao Ron Cheng. This group exhibition is all about feminine power depicted in a colourful and surrealist way.  

The exhibition will be on display at Strychnin Gallery Berlin until May 6th

http://www.strychnin.com/News.html

 

Reversed Limbo

Source: eigen-art.com via Jessica on Pinterest

Reversed Limbo by Ryan Mosley is another must see exhibition showing at  the Ehemalige Jüdische Mädchenschule, Auguststraße 11 – 13, Berlin. His surreal  paintings  are reminiscent  of  ethno and  pop-art  and often depict fictional characters. The exhibition is running from the 29.03.2012- 19.05.2012

Poultry Poetry

Source: direktorenhaus.com via Jessica on Pinterest

Poultry Poetry is an exhibition by Pascale Mira Tschäni & Michael Husmann. The duo started collaborating after studying together at the College of Art in Lucerne. They work in an unconventional way, painting in layers on the reverse of acrylic glass, using mixed media. 

The exhibition is running from the 09.02.12- 27.04.12 at the Direktoren Haus, am Kroegel 2, Berlin, so again this is a last  minute must see! 

http://www.direktorenhaus.com/program/current.html

 

Panorama, Gerhard Richter

On the 9th of February this year, Gerhard Richter turned 80. To celebrate this important day of one of the most influential artist of our time, the Nationalgalerie  in Berlin, the Tate Modern in London and the Centre Pompidou  in Paris,  have come together to showcase a retrospective of the best of Gerhard Richter’s work.

The exhibition in Berlin will run until the 13th of May at the Neue Nationalgalerie, Kulturforum, Potsdamer Strasse 50, Berlin

http://www.smb.museum/smb/kalender/details.php?objID=29733



All You Can Eat Art

7 Apr
Last night we went to the opening of THE LASER SUMMIT OF CHEAP GRAPHICS EXHIBITION.
It is a great exhibition concept whereby  80 designers, illustrators and comic book artists, from Berlin and the Balkans, exhibit 80 Art works. Not only that, but these pieces are printed continuously  and sold for just 1,- Euro throughout the exhibition. 

“Our aim is to establish and publicly promote young designers and graphic design in general, as well as all the related media. In the four we held exhibitions so far, we presented more than 300 works of art of both well-known designers and new hopes in graphic design. This exhibition aims to establish a new concept in communication between the artists and their audience: “Widely Accessible and Cheap Artwork for All”. All the works of art are reproduced on the A4 office paper, using only standard LaserJet printers.” Quote by The Laser Summit of Cheap Graphics

At the opening which started at 7pm many people gathered while various Dj’s put on a set and the Art Feast began!!
The exhibition runs from the 6th-8th of April 2012 at the Neurotitan Galerie, Rosenthaler Strasse 39 im Haus Schwarzenberg.
This is a great way to adorn your walls with some original art for a bargain. We ended up buying about 10 pieces for only 10,- Euro and left with big smiles on our faces.

Art in the Street- Köpenicker Straße

31 Jan

 

Art in the Street, Köpenicker Straße ,Berlin

Life Drawing at the Berlinische Galerie

29 Dec

Every Sunday amateur artists and pros get together to further their drawing skills through life drawing at the Berlinische Galerie. I have been a few times now (mainly the Sundays, I haven’t been hungover) and I really enjoyed it. I have a great interest in art anyway and have been trying to further my ability. As my dear mother ,an artist and art teacher, has always said “Drawing from life is the best way to learn”.

The classes vary in size but usually you will find around 20-40 people attending a class. The life models  have a passion for art or are artists themselves, which shows in the poses they take up.  Each pose lasts for 15 minutes , enough time to get the pose on paper but not enough time to create a masterpiece, which is good as these classes are for practice. The desire to always try to create a masterpiece when you sit down to draw , hinders the important part of just learning and enjoying the act of drawing.

I would highly recommend this class, not only do you get to stamp your drawings with a Berlinische Galerie stamp which is a nice touch and a great thing to have in your portfolio, but also, once you have paid in you are entitled to go and have a look at all the art work in the Gallery.

The current exhibitions are as follows:

Kunst in Berlin 1880–1980- Art around 1900,  Expressionism, Berlin Dada, the eastern European Avant-garde,  new Objectivity, Art in the time of  National socialism , the new beginning after 1945 and positions of the 1950’s.
Artists: Anton von Werner, Max Liebermann, Heinrich Zille, Max Beckmann, Ludwig Meidner, Hannah Höch, Raoul Hausmann, Iwan Puni, Otto Bartning, Naum Gabo, El Lissitzky, Otto Dix, Jeanne Mammen, Martha Astfalck-Vietz, Erich Salomon, Felix Nussbaum, Karl Hofer, Georgij Petrussov, Werner Held, Hans Uhlmann, Hermann Henselmann, Hans Scharoun, Fred Thieler, Georg Baselitz, Eugen Schönebeck, K.H. Hödicke, Ralf Schüler und Ursulina Schüler-Witte, Georg Heinrichs, Michael Schmidt
 
Friedrich Seidenstücker – Photography
He is well known amongst Berliners, he documented historic , social and animal life in Berlin in the times between 1925 and 1958
 
 Eva Besnyö – Photography
After the  second world war, Eva became a well sought after photojournalist and in later years  the dutch grand dame of photography in Germany.
 
J. Mayer H.– Experimental Room Structures
 
12×12– Video Lounge
Over the course of the year  this is where 12 different Artists,  who have been celebrated through their innovative work within Film and Video, will be presented.
 
 
 Berlinische Galerie
Alte Jakobstraße 124-128
10969 Berlin
 
  http://www.berlinischegalerie.de/
 
Opening times:
Wednesday-Monday: 10am-6pm
 
Life drawing classes will commence from the Sunday the 8th of January from 11am-1pm
Entry fee 5 Euro (Gallery fee) + 2 Euro (Life-drawing class) . At the end of the class you will be expected to tip the life model, but even so, it is very good value!
 
 
All images were drawn at the Berlinische Gallery by Rosie McClelland,
which also happens to be my mum
 
 
 
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