Yona Friedman @ PSA Shanghai


Talking about architecture and witnessing the rapidity of growth and magnitude of emerging cities in China (with high skyscrapers literally growing out of the earth like champignons in autumn), it felt very refreshing to see an exhibition in Shanghai’s Power Station of Art paying tribute to Yona Friedman (1923-), French-Hungarian icon of post-war utopian architects. […]

Chen Zhen @ Rockbund Art Museum Shanghai


My first trip to China included among a new cultural understanding and inspiring acquaintances, also some very interesting exhibitions I’d like to share with you. During my stay in Shanghai, I stumbled upon the Rockbund Museum of Art which celebrated its 5th anniversary and on this special occasion organized a retrospective exhibition of Chinese artist […]

WORLD BRAIN and the collective intelligence


A couple of weeks ago I stumbled upon an interesting film on arte creative by Stéphane Degoutin and Gwenola Wagon entitled WORLD BRAIN. The film is to be classified somewhere “between documentary, fiction and a how-to guide” and organised online as a map including videos in thematical sequences followed by articles, photos and book covers. […]

DAVID ALTMEJD @ Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris


The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris presents the first retrospective of Canadian artist David Altmejd (*1974). The exhibition Flux shows a large variety of works from complex architectural installations to sculptures with vegetal and mineral elements. Altmejd is struck by biology and the odd and exceptional worlds created in the movies of […]

Tom French @ Lawrence Alkin Gallery


Lawrence Alkin Gallery in London is presenting FLUX, an exhibition of new works by contemporary painter Tom French, opening on Thursday 10th April, 6 – 9pm. In this new body of work French battles with themes of the conscious and unconscious mind, presenting a fresh series of original oil paintings, unique mixed media studies and […]

dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel


Die weltweit bedeutendste Ausstellungsreihe, die seit 1955 alle fünf Jahre stattfindet, definiert die diesjährige Kuratorin der documenta Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev:

“Die dOCUMENTA (13) widmet sich der künstlerischen Forschung und Formen der Einbildungskraft, die Engagement, Materie, Dinge, Verkörperung und tätiges Leben in Verbindung mit Theorie untersuchen, ohne sich dieser jedoch unterzuordnen. Dabei handelt es sich um Gebiete, in denen Politisches untrennbar ist von einem sinnlichen, energetischen und weltgewandten Bündnis zwischen der aktuellen Forschung auf verschiedenen wissenschaftlichen und künstlerischen Feldern und anderen, historischen ebenso wie zeitgenössischen Erkenntnissen. Die dOCUMENTA (13) wird von einer ganzheitlichen und nichtlogozentrischen Vision angetrieben, die dem berharrlichen Glauben an wirtschaftliches Wachstum skeptisch gegenübersteht. Diese Vision teilt und respektiert die Formen und Praktiken des Wissens aller belebten und unbelebten Produzenten der Welt, Menschen inbegriffen.”

Interview with Vinz Feel Free


vinz_feel_free_inoperable_gallery_vienna_01Last week I attended Vinz Feel Free‘s Vernissage “Usual Misdeeds” @ INOPERAbLE Gallery in Vienna. Vinz is a street artist from Valencia, Spain. The artist paints animal heads on large-scale photographies of human bodies and pastes them on the streets. His studio works show a similar approach: with collage technique he creates a background out of old documents such as certificates, love letters or bills, prints on them and finally paints the animal heads using enamel or gouache. I met Vinz at the Vernissage last friday and wanted to know more about his artistic approach…