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Distant Matter by Van Dijk &Half Life by Eyal
Article date: Friday, March 22, 2019

Distant Matter by Van Dijk &Half Life by Eyal

Distant Matter by Anouk van Dijk premiered at the Komische Oper Berlin is a piece that raises several interrogatives. It opens up with a catwalk resembling a fashion show. Seven performers with futuristic/queer features cross the stage front and back, one by one, showing attitude and self confidence. The outfits are all in black although very eclectic. The most peculiar one is the lady with a black body and stretched shirt, black socks arriving over the knees and a motorbike helmet that reflects what surrounds her.

‘The Renaissance Nude’ in the Royal Academy of Arts, London
Article date: Thursday, March 21, 2019

‘The Renaissance Nude’ in the Royal Academy of Arts, London

London’s Royal Academy of Arts has just opened a splendid new exhibition on ‘The Renaissance Nude’, charting depictions of the naked body in Europe from 1400-1530 in a range of different media media, from painting to sculpture, from engravings to illuminated manuscripts. Highlights include Titian’s Venus Anadyomene, from the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, and Bronzino’s St Sebastian, from the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid.

A Creative’s Mindset
Article date: Friday, March 1, 2019

A Creative’s Mindset

We tend to think of creativity as an almost divine quality, characteristic of some of history’s greatest minds, and those who venture into the art world. This mindset isn’t illogical. Creativity triggers innovation and allows men and women to craft something unique.

On Becoming Frida
Article date: Thursday, February 21, 2019

On Becoming Frida

How did Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo turn into Frida, one of history’s most famous faces? What was her life like? And where did her magnetism come from? The Brooklyn Museum’s current exhibition Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving looks into these questions.

NoBody’s Land
Article date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019

NoBody’s Land

Blenard Azizaj and Maya Gomez present NoBody´s Land, a powerful piece choreographed and danced by the duo which with masterly interpretation, stage a complex scenario made out of human dynamics. Appropriation, possession, anger and revenge strongly symbolise the brutality of human behaviours and at the same time relate to sundered countries, borders, intolerances and the following deplorable cruelties.

Breaking the Myth of Artistic Evolution
Article date: Monday, December 31, 2018

Breaking the Myth of Artistic Evolution

Venezuelan businessman Juan Carlos Maldonado collects modern Western abstract geometric art. In 2016 he bought the biggest collection of indigenous Ye’kwana art in the world. It spoke the language of straight lines and angles he loves. In the current show at his exhibition space in Miami both collections meet. It’s a dialogue between two completely different modern cosmologies

Incomplete Perfection
Article date: Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Incomplete Perfection

South Korean artist Kim Byung Chul’s exhibition “Fingertip” at coGalleries Berlin urges viewers to reflect on the meaning of our humanity. To him our essence lies exactly in what Western progressivism has taught us to move away from.

"F*** Me I love You" Dance Performance in the Contemporary Berlin
Article date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

"F*** Me I love You" Dance Performance in the Contemporary Berlin

‘This city is not place for love. The people are too fragile to be genuine, too shrewd to be open. One becomes accustomed to immerse oneself in so many vain interests and ultimately lose sight of what is real’. Heinrich von Kleist, 1800. The performance runs around interactions, connections, sexual appeal and approaches but most of all about commitment today in big, cosmopolitan, western cities where the possibility of having it all is so tangible and possible to displace focused intentions and driven desires.

Will the Kingdom of Tonga Disappear? Uili Lousi's Impact on the Fight Against Climate Change Through Art
Article date: Thursday, December 6, 2018

Will the Kingdom of Tonga Disappear? Uili Lousi's Impact on the Fight Against Climate Change Through Art

Uili Lousi is among those people who impact the fight against climate change through art. Uili weaves all of his experiences into his artistic practice to create a vibrancy in his work that is described as energy. His work depicts the stillness of FATA-O-TU’I-TONGA in motion and non-motion, asking the question, if the Kingdom of Tonga will disappear.

Da Vinci’s Recipe for Creativity
Article date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Da Vinci’s Recipe for Creativity

Leonardo was certainly forward-thinking. He based knowledge on experiments before Newton and Galileo’s scientific revolution, he invented a technic to dissect eyes, and thought of diving-suits centuries before they could be made. His foresight came from mixing fantasy and reality.

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