Berlin.Status [2]

Exhibition at Künstlerhaus Bethanien
Posted by Gestalten—05/2013

Berlin.Status [2] marks the second survey of new tendencies and trends in Berlin’s art scene, undertaken by the curators Sven Drühl and Christoph Tannert.

Following up on Berlin.Status [1], which has focused on Berlin-based artists born between 1973-1980, the second volume Berlin.Status [2] now features artists born between 1978–1984. Being dedicated to the future—with works by more than 50 artists, the show permits a look ahead to the potentials of the youngest generation of Berlin artists.

Berlin.Status [2] witnesses a broad spectrum of interventionist thinking and image-manipulating approaches, including video art, painting, non-figurative objects and the usage of low-budget materials as a typical Berlin characteristic. Changes in the art world don’t come about where games are played with image-building bricks for the creative industries, but in those places where meaningful questions are raised. Berlin's current position as the artist's Eldorado on the one hand and as a tourist magnet facing the well-known problems of structural changes like rising rents and gentrification on the other, serves as a motor for the artistic practice shown in this exhibition.

Participating artists are David Adamo, Song-Ming Ang, Julius von Bismarck, Thomas Chapman, Lise Chevalier, Simon Denny, Mariechen Danz, Uros Djurovic, Peter Dobroschke, Aleksandra Domanovic, Antje Engelmann, Larissa Fassler, Thilo Frank, Max Frisinger, Wolfgang Ganter, Stefanie Gutheil, Claas Gutsche, Emma Waltraud Howes, Zhang Hui, Michelle Jezierski, John Kleckner, Christoph Knäbich, Nuri Koerfer, Clemens Krauss, MARCELLVS L., Cyrill Lachauer, Oliver Laric, Daniel Lergon, Jennis Cheng Tien Li, Philip Loersch, Nik Nowak, Tim Plamper, Sophia Pompéry, Gabriel Rossell Santillán, Moritz Schleime, Dennis Scholl, Bettina Scholz, Sarah Schönfeld, Robert Seidel, Pola Sieverding, Lu Song, Natalia Stachon, Tim Stapel, Despina Stokou, Henning Strassburger, Asli Sungu, Reijiro Wada, Johannes Weiss, Clemens Wilhelm, Jordan Wolfson, Michael Wutz.

Vernissage: Thu, May 23, 7 – 10 PM. More on Berlin.Status [2].

Julius von Bismarck

Public Image Unlimited
Posted by Gestalten—03/2010

Artist Julius von Bismarck reached infamy with his spectacular mass media weapon, The Image Fulgurator, but his objects, installations and urban interventions defy snappy simplification.

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Rick and Michael Mast run a bean-to-bar chocolate factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Posted by Gestalten—10/2014

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Two simple recipes for fresh lunch options.
Posted by Gestalten—10/2014

True Legend

Who built the world's most notorious motorcycle?
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Iris Hantverk helps visually impaired people into work, creating beautiful tactile brushes for a wide range of uses
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Oasis in the October/November issue of inForm.

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The Craft and the Makers reviewed in the October 17 issue of Deutsche Handwerks Zeitung.“The Craft and the Makers bietet tolle Fotografien und Geschichten, die besondere Einblicke ins Handwerk gewähren."

Hallo, ich bin Erik featured in the September issue of Das österreichische Grafische Gewerbe.

5-page feature on Hello, I am Erik in the October issue of print&media.

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