The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia with the support of The Embassy in Berlin and the curatorial platform Grey Cube Projects invites to the opening of the exhibition "Entropic symbiosis."
Johanna Arenas, Joel Grossman, Andrés Londoño, Carolina Villegas, Mario Vélez, Juan José García, Evelyn Tovar, Juan Melo, Carolina Amaya, Nicolás Cárdenas, Álvaro Lacouture, Alicia de la Torre, Santiago Andrés Torres, Álvaro Diego Gómez Campuzano
The series *Your ABC has sentenced me.* by Marie Hartmann is a multi-part painted letter dedicated to Lina, whose randomly inherited giftwrapping papers (dating back to the 70’s) dictated mood, colors and patterns of these pieces. Through creases, folds, yellowed sticky tape strips and their old-fashioned motifs, the often re-used papers offer a glimpse into Lina’s thrifty (and obviously humorous) character. So this series asks which stories of the prevailing zeitgeist are being told through these papers and their signs of usage. Which visual impressions does the materiality itself transport, and what narratives are added through their inclusion into layers of ‘contemporary’ color and handwriting?
Exhibition: daily from Tuesday, July 23, 2019 – Sunday, July 28 2019, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. | Vernissage: July 26, 2019, 7 p.m.
The weekend exhibit showcases GuruShots photographers, who uniquely express Composition, focusing on the powerful aspects of the image set-up.
GuruShots is an online platform that connects and inspires hundreds of thousands of photographers from all over the world. With their gallery shows GuruShots acts bridge-building between the virtual and the tangible world.
The exhibit showcases GuruShots photographers, who uniquely express the subject of Black Color and Darkness. GuruShots is an online platform that connects and inspires hundreds of thousands of photographers from all over the world. With their gallery shows GuruShots acts bridge-building between the virtual and the tangible world.
The weekend exhibit showcases GuruShots photographers, who uniquely express Symmetry, Focus or a centered subject. GuruShots is an online platform that connects and inspires hundreds of thousands of photographers from all over the world. With their gallery shows GuruShots acts bridge-building between the virtual and the tangible world.
‘Textualised’ approaches the long-standing relationship of the word and the image, and the intricate connection of the written text with the visual imagery. Words carry their own meaning and therefore build up their own context when used in written or oral speech. And yet, when they are integrated as part of a visual work, their meaning changes, disappears or is transformed; and so is the meaning of the body of the visual work.
Curator: Vanessa Souli
Art of Black & White
Guest project GuruShots with their exhibition "Art of Black & White" - from vast landscapes to intimate portraits - a varied collection of B&W contemporary photographs. The exhibition will showcase the works of 600 photographers from more than 90 countries as prints and on a screen. This exhibition is supporting PASS THE CRAYON e.V. - a Berlin based nonprofit organization that fosters self-expression through art workshops for refugee kids. https://www.passthecrayon.com/
The Print Swap
30 photographers from around the world come together in The Print Swap exhibition "On the Outside", the first European exhibition of work from the international project The Print Swap. Founded by the editors of the popular photography website Feature Shoot, The Print Swap is an initiative connecting photographers far and wide through beautiful prints. Every participating photographer gives and receives a print. For this show, guest curator Alexa Becker, the Acquisitions Editor for photography and art books at the influential publisher Kehrer Verlag, selected outstanding images from The Print Swap collection. On the Outside features artists from the United States, England, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Austria, Russia, and Australia, who take us on the journey of a lifetime through bustling cities and remote landscapes. Title image: Raimondo Giamberduca
Your exhibition shot
GuruShots is an online platform that connects and inspires hundreds of thousands of photographers from all over the world. With their gallery shows GuruShots acts bridge-building between the virtual and the tangible world. The exhibition will support Pass the Crayon, a Berlin-based nonprofit organization with the mission to facilitate the integration of refugee children using art as a way of growing their social and emotional skills. "Your Exhibition Shot" will present works of 600 international professional as well as hobby photographers from 92 countries, each of them presenting their favorite image. The photographs will be shown as prints as well as on a screen.
The Rise of Tyranny
1963 Gallery London continues with its journey and is extremely glad to announce its first international exhibition in Berlin, Germany. “The Rise of Tyranny” exhibition will present a selection of figurative and surrealist watercolour drawings from London-based artist PANG. Produced in the wake of current global events, where societies are uneasy, political systems appear to be in upheaval and a great divide is emerging, PANG depicts a glaringly dystopian vision of the world. Here, dictatorships are either long established or in chaotic mid-formation. Cities and societies founded on corruption, greed and fear are held in the clutches of dangerous demagogues, while democracy no longer has its place.
Emotional Photography – Charity Group Exhibition by GuruShots
POP UP BERLIN art will hand over the gallery keys to GuruShots for a photo group exhibiton focusing on expressive portraits. "Emotional Photography" will present works of 400 photographers from over 50 different countries. The photos will be shown as prints as well as on a screen. The exhibitions features works by professional as well as hobby photographers. The photographers are observing their subjects in moments of emotional peaks and valleys and thereby deliver a multifacetted portrayal of the human experience.
July 2017: SPACE - KAROLINA ZWONIARSKA
We are pleased to invite you to the exhibition of still life oil paintings by Karolina Zwoniarska. Her still lifes - a theme explored by artists for hundreds of years – are a breath of fresh air, they are a mature interpretation as well as a dialogue with works of artists as Jacek Siennicki or Artur Nacht Samborski. Her artwork is proving that in contemporary art there is still room for “old fashioned” paintings.
July 2017: ORBITS
How complex are human relationships? Orbits is an international exhibition on the nature of human relationships, organized by eight art and film students of the UdK Berlin, the RCA London and the HfbK Hamburg. Boundaries, closeness, exclusion, dependency, hatred, and love are explored in the exhibited works, building a manifold perspective that involves narration, documentation, and experimentation. Relationships are described as a dance of converging and diverging movements, as an interplay of approach and separation, transformation and return to the original position. People orbit each other: they react to other bodies, to their mass and volume. Different orbits intersect, often overlap and then diverge, in a whirl of attraction and repulsion. Through video content and performances, the works interact with each other, and open a dialog with the spectators in an intimate environment. These interactions invite the viewer to see familiar things in a new light, which also allows for contradictions and eccentricity. (Cristina Travanini) /// Amir Abootalebi (HfbK) /// Anna Armann (HfbK) /// Ara Choi (RCA) /// Cheng-Hsu Chung (RCA) /// Dal Park (RCA) /// Hyejin Won (UDK) /// Jack Brown (RCA) /// Nurgül Dursun (HfbK) ///
March 2017: UNIVERSITY OF JAN KOCHANOWSKI KIELCE (PL) - BODY LANGUAGE
The human body is defining the idea of human existence and can be seen from various different perspectives. It therefore carries a large variety of meanings and can be described in a social, cultural and sexual context. The body is also used for communication, sending messages to the world. The idea of the human body is structured around various aspects such as subjectivity, morality, attractiveness. The human body, and the way in which it is handled and portrayed nowadays, carries several questions: In what way does physicality define us as individuals, irrespective of sex or skin colour? Is our body equally important as our internal self? Does our body define us socially? What is it that makes us attractive, our body or our mind? Should the two components be seen as separate or do they overlap? The exhibition will look at the human body as a power tool, a set of senses, a perception tool, at the animality of the human body, at the human body as a prison for the soul. BODY LANGUAGE is structured around the topic of vivisection as the tool of self-analysis. Its aim is to locate us as individuals in the social and cultural context taking into consideration previously discussed aspects.
Artists: Agata Agatowska, Natalia Andrzejewska, Agnieszka Chojnacka, Iwona Demko, Paweł Hajncel, Bartek Jarmoliński, Paweł Łyjak, Zbigniew Olszyna, Marta Pabian, Paulina Poczęta, Marian Stępak, Paulina Sylwestrowicz, Małgorzata Wojciechowska, Agata Zbylut, Izabela Żółcińska
People in the City
"People in the City" will present works of 400 photographers from over 50 different countries, each with their own unique interpretation of the interaction between people and an urban setting. The photographies will be shown as prints as well as on screens. Bridge-building between the virtual and the tangible world, the exhibition is concepted by GuruShots, a online platform that connects and inspires hundreds of thousands of photographers from around the world. The Gurushots platform provides themed challenges (in this case: „People in the City“) in which photographers can participate with their pictures, at the same time vote for the pictures they like best and by receiving votes climb the platforms ranking system. GuruShots is using a combination of crowd-sourced curation and a special GuruShots expert panel to select the best images, which are now shown in the Berlin exhibition. The exhibition also features some Berlin photographers as: Daniel Anhut, Isabelle Bommes and Lukas Proszowski.
Megan Archer's and Timothy Armstrong’s works unveil two very different styles of depicting flesh. Tim’s technical precision and almost mathematical eye for detail contrasts with Megan’s sensual and liberal use of oil paint. The use of graphite on paper, building up the topography of faces in meticulous detail, gives an austere feel to Tim’s work, evoking cerebral contemplation, whereas Megan’s use of pastel brights and flesh tones invites a more emotional response. Both artists show an awareness of the typically flat surface of their craft and both seek to subvert it in different ways: Tim through creating an optical illusion of three-dimensional forms that remind of vast topographies, or the features on the surface of microscopical organisms. Tim is also influenced by his ‘day job’ as an animator, making use of digital technology and 3D modeling to digitally create or alter images and then draw them accurately by hand. Megan addresses the flat surface through her use of negative space and painted collage technique, eliminating the setting and even the clothes and hair of her subjects, leaving the flesh and distinctive use of sensuous colour as the focal points, or creating patterns which she uses as 'layers' to blur the line between 2D and 3D optical effects. CONTOURS shows two artists depicting the human form in a highly reflective manner that takes into account the viewing habits of the digital era with its picture floods and limitless visual possibilites as well as the traditional techniques of collage and – most importantly - painting and drawing by hand in order to come up with sophisticated visual tricks that enrich the classical genre of portrait.
November 2016: - FOLK NOW.SK - DOT GALLERY BRATISLAVA
The exhibition presents current works of the Slovak artists, who, in their own various ways, find an inspiration in a traditional Slovak folklore, drawing on its subject matters and technique (needlecraft, pyrography). The artists reinterpret and revive folklore topics and motifs (common life, folk costumes, an ornament, etc.), while adding new meanings and actualizations by their focus on a contemporary social issues. The exhibition presents an image of the relation between the Slovak art and a folklore tradition and a past, while being their critical and even an ironical reevaluation. /// Dávid Demjanovič & Jarmila Mitríková, Ivana Šáteková, Kundy Crew, Jarmila Sabová, Svetlana Fialová /// /// Curated by the DOT Gallery Curator Zuzana Dankovs / Bratislave /// Supported by a grant system of the Ministry of Slovak Republic ///
Wait and see
MAY 2016: WAIT AND SEE - SPARROW GALLERY BERLIN
Artists: /// Saar Brokmann /// Marius Flucht /// Algimantas Povilas Kaveckis ///
We whirl brightly saturated images across shiny, backlit screens. Rarely do we stop to look at an image deeply, unless it's one of ourselves. There are no people in these pictures. Human construction, however, in the form of buildings, doorways, bridges and boardwalks, is often present. Its dominating geometry boldly slices the rectangle (Brockmann), frames and controls our outward view (Flucht), or creates an artificial landscape (Algis). The three artists also present images of the landscape alone, from different countries and climates: the ocean, the desert, the woods, the lake. Whereas the last Sparrow show (Behold, the Speed, 2014) was about movement through landscape, these works have a stillness, a quiet, that invite us to pause. Mostly shot in black and white, they emphasize the formalism of light and dark. While each artist has his own approach, considerations, and interests, these images all invite us to slow down, leave our accelerated trajectory and explore with them.
July 2016: CARLA EFFA - VANISHING HORIZONS
With her first big Solo Installation, chilean born architect Carla Effa creates the illusion of immersion inside one room by combining light and objects. She creates an ephemeral sky, compound by hundreds of spread spheres. This ceiling is disposed to change with different lights that reflect on it. The casting shadows these lights provoke create various possible horizons. Each horizon creates a new deepness of the built space. The movement of lights combined with the objects creates a rhythm, dancing shadows and changing shapes. Carla Effa wants to understand the determining factors that influence the way we comprehend the space that we inhabit. In this particular case, how light and shadow can alter our perception of deepness and wideness of a space. In her latest exhibitions she created the illusion of wideness in narrows spaces. To accomplish this she buildt Op-Art objects that repeated patterns of shapes over and over and, with the use of shadow and colors, created an hypnotic and illusionary world. Carla Effa is an architect and artist from Chile, currently based in Berlin. Through her work she attempts to generate objects that defy the perception of the viewer while experimenting with planes and volumes. Optical and/or kinetic pieces strive to configure space using as components color, light (natural or artificial) and movement. The role of the viewer is fundamental in her work, being the one who activates and explores these variables. http://www.carlaeffa.com/
XXS for Xmas
Small, affordable artworks from over 30 international and Berlin-based artists will soon cover the walls of POP UP BERLIN. Come along, enjoy music and Glühwein and maybe find a very special Christmas present for a beloved person.
States of Matter
Magda Fokt, painter, lives and works in Warsaw. Magda was born 1976, Warsaw, 1996-2001 - studied painting at Academy of Arts, Warsaw, 2001 - first class honours degree in prof. Rajmund Ziemski class, a member of artistic association “Front Sztuki” and Kamienica Artystyczna TA3. Magda Fokt consistently draws inspiration from elements of nature: rhythmical stone ensembles, parallel reflections of water, distinct layers of air, as well as different filters to the whole. The title „States of matter” is a clear reference to the substantiality of the motives recurring in her work and an attempt to depict them by means of experimental painting techniques. „States of matter” is a series of paintings that present our daily views of the world. Its most important characteristic is the uniqueness that is resulting from constant change and transition of entities involved in the process. Magda Fokt captures that process of change in her paintings, and becomes its eye-witness. At that very moment the picture becomes a testimony to the transience of all matter including ourselves. www.magdafokt.blogspot.pl
Maria Piątek, painter, lives and works in Warsaw. Maria graduated from Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, diploma with distinction under direction of prof. Rajmund Ziemski in 1997. PhD diploma in painting at the Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce (Poland). She is a drawing and painting lecturer in SAN (Social Academy of Sciences) in Warsaw. She is also an active member of Art Front Association. She has co-founded with friends Tenement Art House Ta3 (Kamienica Artystyczna TA3). Ta3 is not only an atelier place, but also an important place for local art animation. www. piatekmaria.pl
EQNX Art Festival
October 2015: EQNX ART FESTIVAL - BOGOTÁ BARCELONA BERLIN
EQNX Berlin 2015 group exhibition Essence / Absence is an approach to very personal experiences of the concept of limits, in several senses of alienation. The show wants to propose a reflection about the cultural and social limitations which alter the physical and spiritual being in a new place, which places beings in a continuous state of absence. Essence is altered in this situation of constant contradiction, of being and not being in a place. The subtlety of existance is made evident; the line between life and death is blurred. Existence turns into a continual movement between essence and absence. Essence / Absence is part of the EQNX Interdisciplinary Art Festival taking place in Bogotá, Barcelona, and Berlin simultaneously; this being its fourth annual edition, made international for the first time. EQNX is organized by emerging artists in all fields of the arts to creat a platform of promotion, distribution, experimentation and exchange of knowledge for all those interested in participating. http://www.eqnxfestival.com/