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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.

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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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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.

Chapter VII, A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters, 2008-2011 © Taryn Simon

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Lives and Works in Berlin | Taryn Simon

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Taryn Simon

Taryn Simon‘s solo-exhibition, A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters (2008-2011) at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin is an imposing and exhaustive investigation of eighteen diverse bloodlines and their related stories. On the surface, …

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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 | rocks/mud/linoleum: sculpture between sites

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | rocks/mud/linoleum: sculpture between sites

Richard Long’s artistic medium, since the 1960s, has been walking. On his walks all over the world, he uses found materials to create formations – circles, lines, ovals — leaving …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Absalon at Kunst-Werke

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Absalon at Kunst-Werke

It was back in 2005 when I first encountered the work of Absalon at Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof in a exhibition called Fast Nichts – Minimal Artworks from the Friedrich Christian …

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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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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: January Jones

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: January Jones

January isn’t often a big month for art, and the same usually goes for Berlin, but this year, galleries seem to be pushing things a bit further to present exciting …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Stage your Melodrama: An Elmgreen and a Dragset

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Stage your Melodrama: An Elmgreen and a Dragset

When the art historians start treading through Berlin’s turn-of-the-millennium years to chart artists’ march to Neukölln, Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset‘s studio will be a main stop for tea and …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Jaunting to K’ruhe

Lives and Works in Berlin

Jaunting to K’ruhe

When asked a few weeks ago to accompany a friend to Karlsruhe earlier this month for Elmgreen & Dragset‘s opening of Celebrity: The One and The Many at ZKM, I …

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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: Feathers, Magic Mushrooms and Bicycle Tours

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Feathers, Magic Mushrooms and Bicycle Tours

Bundle up, Berlin: winter is almost here, and it might be a long one, again. If you haven’t fallen prey to the sniffling, the sneezing, the nose-blowing and coughing, germ-spreading …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Interview with AIDS-3D

Lives and Works in Berlin

Interview with AIDS-3D

Affiliated with a vivacious current of young artists melding techie chops and ’90s graphic aesthetics, the Berlin-based duo, AIDS-3D (Daniel Keller and Nik Kosmos) popped up on the radar last …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Berlin’s Fair Weather

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Berlin’s Fair Weather

To use a very versatile phrase, “It’s that time of year again.” In this case, we mean: it’s art fair-season in Berlin.  With the 15th anniversary of the somewhat-confusingly-named Art …

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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: The Sommerpause Art Guide

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: The Sommerpause Art Guide

Nothing spells houseguest season like late-August in Berlin. With school about to resume and the major art metropolises shut down for summer, the town becomes besieged by the event hungry. …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Summertime

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Summertime

… and put your car on cruise and lay back cause this is summertime — Will Smith Berlin summers never fail to deliver their own magical moments, the kind that …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: The End of Temporary

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: The End of Temporary

On August 31, 2010, the Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin (TKB) will close its doors as according to the original concept. With 8 major exhibitions, 3 facades, and other projects involving over 800 …

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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 …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: BB6

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: BB6

Aligning smoothly with the start of Art Basel for the first time, the 6th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art (BB6) opened this past week, two months later than its previous …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

New column! Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin

New column! Lives and Works in Berlin

Art21 is thrilled to announce the launch of our latest column. Heading the curriculum vitae of Berlin’s artists, curators, and other breeds of art junkies, Lives and Works in Berlin. …