Articles by Emilie Trice

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Berliner Salon: Obama, Brotherhood and XV. Rohkunstbau

Berliner Salon: Obama, Brotherhood and XV. Rohkunstbau

  After Obama‘s electrifying speech at the Siegessäule this past Thursday, it seems appropriate to mention the fifteenth installment of Rohkunstbau, a trilogy entitled THREE COLORS-  BLUE WHITE RED, the final chapter of which (RED) opened two …

Carla Bruni and Jean Pigozzi, Venice 1991, Photo Jean Pigozzi, © Jean Pigozzi

Berliner Salon: Fashion Week and the Paparazzi

Berliner Salon: Fashion Week and the Paparazzi

Yesterday inaugurated Berlin Fashion Week, which will continue through the weekend, bringing a number of “celebrities” to town, as well as designers, models and the ubiquitous hangers-on. It’s a pretty …

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Berliner Salon: Richard Serra at Kunst Werke

Berliner Salon: Richard Serra at Kunst Werke

Last weekend Kunst Werke opened an exhibition of films by Ricarda Roggan, Albrecht Schäfer and Art:21 Season 1 artist Richard Serra. Serra’s part of the exhibition, entitled Thinking on Your …

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Berliner Salon: Sugimoto at the Neue and Street art in F-hain

Berliner Salon: Sugimoto at the Neue and Street art in F-hain

As previously posted, Hiroshi Sugimoto’s retrospective opened today at the Neue National Galerie. Having seen the show in the context of Mies van der Rohe’s brilliantly minimal architectural monument, I …

Douglas Gordon and Phillippe Parreno, "Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait," Film Still, 2008. Copyright Anna Lena Films.

Berliner Salon: Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno at DAAD Galerie

Berliner Salon: Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno at DAAD Galerie

The streets of Berlin have been unusually rowdy these past few weeks, with the screams of belligerent football fans reverberating off every wall. As is customary in this country, a …

Shilpa Gupta, "100 Queues," Photograph on archival paper, 2007-2008. Courtesy BodhiBerlin.

Berliner Salon: Shilpa Gupta at BodhiBerlin and Galerie Volker Diehl

Berliner Salon: Shilpa Gupta at BodhiBerlin and Galerie Volker Diehl

The buzz in Berlin right now is around Indian media artist Shilpa Gupta’s first exhibition(s) in Germany, with concurrent shows opening tonight at two local galleries. BodhiBerlin, the recently-opened, first …

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Berliner Salon: Sensitive Thinking Post-Basel

Berliner Salon: Sensitive Thinking Post-Basel

Berlin was oddly still this week. It seems everyone has gone to Art Basel. Although I’m sure Basel is the circus of fabulous wealth, beautiful objects and pretty people that …

Mike Kelly, "Kandors," Installation view, 2007. Copyright Fredrick Nilsen. Courtesy Mike Kelly and Jablonk Galerie, Cologne/Berlin.

Berliner Salon: First steps in Kraków + Mike Kelley and Raymond Pettibon at auction

Berliner Salon: First steps in Kraków + Mike Kelley and Raymond Pettibon at auction

Yesterday witnessed the inauguration of an exhibition at the National Museum in Kraków, Poland that is being heralded as the “first step towards a collection of Western contemporary art.” In …

Alec Soth, Untitled 02, Bogotá, Chromogenic Color Print, 2002. Courtesy the artist.

Berliner Salon: The Deutsche Börse Photography Prize and Alec Soth

Berliner Salon: The Deutsche Börse Photography Prize and Alec Soth

Disclaimer: the following post is biased, self-indulgent, anecdotal and probably too long for a blog. Yesterday I had the delight of seeing one of my all time favorite people for …

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Berliner Salon: Gallery Weekend Redux

Berliner Salon: Gallery Weekend Redux

The Berlin art world is still recovering from last weekend’s gallery marathon, which witnessed an unprecedented number of events in what can only be described as the city’s most strategic …


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Berliner Salon: Gallery Weekend Arrives

Berliner Salon: Gallery Weekend Arrives

The 1st of May is a national holiday in Berlin, when businesses close and the streets fill with music, dancing, social demonstrations, and, finally, riots. Today, however, May 2nd, marks …


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Raymond Pettibon, Installation Shot, 2008. Courtesy Contemporary Fine Arts.

Berliner Salon: Don’t Miss Raymond Pettibon at CFA

Berliner Salon: Don’t Miss Raymond Pettibon at CFA

Art:21 Season 2 artist Raymond Pettibon’s solo exhibition at Contemporary Fine Arts closes tomorrow, so make sure to stop by the gallery’s spacious new building directly across from Museum Insel. …


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Berliner Salon: Aaron Rose curates “Passion for the Possible” at Circle Culture Gallery

Berliner Salon: Aaron Rose curates “Passion for the Possible” at Circle Culture Gallery

Aaron Rose, the California-based curator/musician behind the now-infamous Beautiful Losers exhibition, which championed the work of subculture “street artists” like Barry McGee, Margaret Kilgallen (both Season 1) and Raymond Pettibon …

Roni Horn, Pi, 1997–98, installation shot. Courtesy Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation New York

Berliner Salon: Don’t miss Roni Horn at the Deutsche Guggenheim

Berliner Salon: Don’t miss Roni Horn at the Deutsche Guggenheim

True North, a group exhibition featuring Art21 Season 3 artist Roni Horn, closes this Sunday at the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin. The exhibition includes work by seven contemporary artists, “whose …

Arturo Herrera, "Catch", Felt, 2008. Courtesy Galerie Max Hetzler.

Berliner Salon: Arturo Herrera at Galerie Max Hetzler

Berliner Salon: Arturo Herrera at Galerie Max Hetzler

This evening, Galerie Max Hetzler in Berlin opened the second installment of Always There, a group exhibition featuring work by Art:21 Season 3 artist Arturo Herrera. Herrera’s particular interest in …