Posts tagged Berlin
An Interview with Artist Maximilian Magnus at his Studio in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin

I first encountered the German artist Maximilian Magnus’s large-scale paintings during Frieze Week at the exhibition What’s Up 2.0 curated by Lawrence Van Hagen. A few weeks later I arrived at the artist’s Berlin studio to see the beautiful space where his abstract-expressionistic paintings are created. Maximilian is known for being the young painter invited to live and work in Willem de Kooning’s East Hampton studio.

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A Review of Olivia Steele's exhibition at the Circle Culture Gallery in Berlin, Germany

In June the Culture Circle Gallery hosted a private view of the American artist Olivia Steele’s (b. 1985) new body of work Faux Real. Born in Nashville, Tennessee the contemporary visual artist lives and works between Berlin and Mexico. Olivia's artistic style is distinctive as she employs the commercial medium of neon glass.

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The Magnum Contact Sheets Exhibition at the C/O Gallery, Berlin

Following their glamorous re-opening, the C/O gallery have bounced back with the Magnum Photographic Agency’s contact sheet exhibition. The delayed final photograph and contact sheets give an intimate insight into the photographer’s creative process, exposing all of the imperfections, smudges and blurs. The comments scribbled down the margins add a sense of intimacy.

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Our Third Weekend Guide to Berlin, Germany

Start your morning at Mauerpark Flea Market and then head over to the Jewish Museum. As a result of the architecture and the curation, upon entering, you instantly face full immersion into the suffering and injustice of the Jewish population. Designed by the architect Daniel Libeskind, the concept is ‘between the lines’, which you soon sense as you step across his vertigo-inducing floor plan.

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The Will McBride Retrospective at the C/O Gallery, Berlin

If you pass by Bridget Bardot jumping beneath her villa La Madrague, 1955, you will soon find yourself immersed in Will McBride’s delectable retrospective on the second floor of the C/O gallery. Known for pouring himself into his art, McBride captures the poignancy of the social context in which he works. He describes his photography as more of a moral venture than voyeurism, because of the responsibility he feels for his audience.

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Our First Weekend Guide to Berlin, Germany

The Prinzenstraße community gardens are a beautiful way to start the day. Then, the Museum of Things is the definition of quirky. It feels more like you’re exploring a flea market than a museum when you absorb the wildly eclectic selection. The focus is the Werkbund alliance of artists and industrialists who sought to modernize the aesthetic values of life in the early 20th century Germany.

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