Articles by Ali Fitzgerald

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Queer Berlin

A Brief Introduction to the ff

Queer Berlin

A Brief Introduction to the ff

A visual profile of a feminist network operating mostly out of Berlin.

Vaginal Davis + Susanne Sachsse. "Communist Bigamist," 2010. Graphic design by Nebojsa Tabacki.

Queer Berlin

A Look Back at the Career of Vaginal Davis

Queer Berlin

A Look Back at the Career of Vaginal Davis

Ali Fitzgerald sits down with legendary “terrorist drag” performer Vaginal Davis to talk about her nearly 30-year career and next chapter.

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Queer Berlin

Queer Berlin | A Tale of 2 Cities, Queer Berlin vs. Queer New York

Queer Berlin

Queer Berlin | A Tale of 2 Cities, Queer Berlin vs. Queer New York

For her second blog post in the new column “Queer Berlin,” Ali Fitzgerald compares some “pitfalls and successes of queer performance.”

"Die Freundin," a magazine geared towards queer women in pre-WWII Berlin

Queer Berlin

Queer Berlin and James Franco’s “Gay Town”

Queer Berlin

Queer Berlin and James Franco’s “Gay Town”

Longtime contributor Ali Fitzgerald launches her new column “Queer Berlin” with a review of James Franco’s “maddeningly egocentric and self-congratulatory” exhibition.

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | The Evolution of Mike: Michael Smith in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | The Evolution of Mike: Michael Smith in Berlin

Ali Fitzgerald takes us through Michael Smith’s exhibition “Fountain” at Dan Gunn Gallery in Kreuzberg.

Michael Sailstorfer Forst (01), 2010, image courtesy www.stillinberlin.com

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Lives and Works in Berlin | Art Hangover, Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Art Hangover, Berlin

Ali Fitzgerald looks back on Berlin Art Week and a busy past month of art events in the city.

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Lives and Works in Berlin | Portrait of Joanne Greenbaum in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Portrait of Joanne Greenbaum in Berlin

Ali Fitzgerald on the “privately performative” practice of Joanne Greenbaum, whose works will be on view at Nicolas Krupp gallery in Basel.

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Berlin Gallery Roundup

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Berlin Gallery Roundup

Ali Fitzgerald reviews a slew of ambitious (and bawdy) summer shows in Berlin, upending the notion of the seasonal afterthought.

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | John Holten + Broken Dimanche Press + The Readymades

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | John Holten + Broken Dimanche Press + The Readymades

A profile of the multifarious John Holten of Broken Dimanche Press, a 3 year old project committed to publishing the adventurous works of various authors, artists, and designers.

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Lives and Works in Berlin | Roman Ondák at the Deutsche Guggenheim

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Roman Ondák at the Deutsche Guggenheim

Ali Fitzgerald reviews Roman Ondák’s exhibition at the Deutsche Guggenheim, which features an artwork incorporating the severed wing of an airplane.

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Chicago’s Big Youth in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Chicago’s Big Youth in Berlin

The group show Big Youth II at Bourouina Gallery in Berlin introduces Chicago’s emerging artists to an international audience.

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Lives and Works in Berlin | Brenna Murphy and the Future

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Brenna Murphy and the Future

Ali Fitzgerald looks at the digital prints, videos and installations of Brenna Murphy, whose works are both painterly and otherworldly.

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | The Mystery of Anna Pavlova

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | The Mystery of Anna Pavlova

Ali Fitzgerald reviews Theo Solnik’s 2011 film “Anna Pavlova Lives in Berlin,” a nuanced portrait of the poetic and aggressive “Russian party queen” of the same iconic name.

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Museum of…Stuff.

Museum of…Stuff.

Continuing my inverted vision quest in search of non-art, I went to the Museum der Dinge (Museum of Things), whose name and plucky mission beckoned me.  The MDD sits on …

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Bongoût!

Bongoût!

Thinking about my no. 2 resolution in learning to love art more, this week I turned to spaces that are not exclusively about “art,” but rather about the fused, sometimes …

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How Not to Be an Art Hater

How Not to Be an Art Hater

As my Piscean nature and sluggish thyroid would suggest, I am fairly susceptible to bouts of ennui.  This summer (if summer began in March), I’ve struggled with attendance and indifference, …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Based in Berlin: Best of

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Based in Berlin: Best of

I’ve been thinking about Based In Berlin for weeks.  And while it’s been difficult to keep my pretentious guffaws in check, I have recognized that the show tackles the formidable …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Fratty Art

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Fratty Art

With its manic art world mingling, Gallery Weekend in Berlin can seem like a frat party with more tote bags.  It is Berlin’s promenade into spring and is full of …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Spring Thaw

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Spring Thaw

I fly back to Berlin tomorrow, finally ending a prolonged Kerouac walk-through of mid-sized southern cities; a spring break for the “mild girl.”  During my Texas stay, a sun constitutional …

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Ali Fitzgerald’s Top 9 European Gender-Journeys of 2010

Ali Fitzgerald’s Top 9 European Gender-Journeys of 2010

After attempting a general top 10 list of shows, I felt a mild distaste for my own artistic leanings, which, while not limited to investigations of gender and queerness, are …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Rough Country by Ali Fitzgerald

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Rough Country by Ali Fitzgerald

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Head Shop/Lost Horizon at Exile

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Head Shop/Lost Horizon at Exile

During a recent visit to Exile Gallery, I spoke with guest curator Billy Miller about his concurrent shows Head Shop/Lost Horizon, which were a part of Exile’s annual Summer Camp …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Gender (and other) Trouble

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Gender (and other) Trouble

Judith Butler, that radical Valkyrie of all things identity politics, caused quite a stir in Berlin recently. On June 19th, she declined the “Civil Courage Prize” awarded by the organizers …