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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The Great Wide Open

New Outdoor and Landscape Photography
Posted by Angie—02/2015

“The new outdoor culture is a renewed sense of freedom and the spirit of adventure.”

Jeffrey Bowman reveals how he came about working on “The Outsiders” with Gestalten and his story behind the book
Posted by Gestalten—02/2015

Mzin

Leipzig — Zentrum West
Posted by Gestalten—02/2015

February Shop of the Month

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Karlo – A Superfamily by Sofie Beier

Read Our Full Interview with Font Designer Sofie Beier about Her Approach to Type Design and Inspiration for Karlo
Posted by Gestalten—01/2015

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The Great Wide Open featured in The Independent on Sunday's February 8 issue.

Barley & Hops recommended in the January 2 issue of Il venerdì di Repubblica.

Does This Happen to Everyone? reviewed in the Winter 2014 issue of The School Librarian journal.

3-page interview with Monocle editor Tyler Brûlé published in the magazine supplement to Belgian daily De Morgen.

The Monocle Guide to Good Business featured in the New York Post's October 2 issue. "Filled with detail-rich reporting, the hardcover features entrepreneurial ideas, case studies of successful businesses and Monocle's great design."

Out of the Blue featured in Deutsche Welle Euromaxx's interview with Ville Kokkonen, Design Director of Artek.

Das Craft-Bier Buch in the December 14 issue of Welt am Sonntag.

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