SÜPERB SÜRPRISE
Posted on November 17th, 2014 at 4:42 pm by admin

Bianca Kennedy & The Swan Collective

Bianca Kennedy & The Swan Collective (Felix Kraus) had this strange but beautiful exhibition at the Gallery Esther Donatz. I abdicate my own interpretation here, because the one written due to the exhibition is truly accurate and asserts everything you need to know in a nice way [Thanx to Bianca & Felix for the invitation to this fine event.]

Bianca Kennedy & The Swan Collective

Bianca Kennedy & The Swan Collective

Bianca Kennedy & The Swan Collective

»Hybrids – Not only are they of importance for animal and plant breeding; they have also contributed to the development of the human being.Under the premise of an advancing evolution and the potential of technical and digital innovations, Bianca Kennedy & The Swan Collective have radically taken the idea of genetic cross-over to the next level and invented a microcosm where diverse hybrids of human, plant and animal co-exist. The film “Hybrid” (2014) reflects the story of a highly intelligent composite creature in the year 3.000 which has gained new strengths, however, struggles with inner and outer conflicts. What, for instance, would be the consequences if oxygen ran short because the photosynthesis could not be performed anymore?«

Bianca Kennedy & The Swan Collective

Bianca Kennedy & The Swan Collective

»Bianca Kennedy & The Swan Collective have created a science fiction scenario which seems to be strange and frighteningly familiar at the same time. The fun fair setting that the artists have created for Esther Donatz Gallery appears similarly surreal and dense in atmosphere. Besides wooden inlay works and neon objects, a bizarre market stall offers DNA-extending substances which are not sold according to capitalist principles but raffled off. Get lucky and boost your body with the power of gills or roots!«

Bianca Kennedy & The Swan Collective

Escape.
Posted on October 24th, 2014 at 3:57 pm by admin

Helene Gette took her visitors on a nice tour through her work at the Academy of Arts in Munich. But actually it was more like an aesthetic road trip into the deep philosophies of her legislating. In her paintings she takes the observer to exile places, from the clutches of reality to a constructed utopia, asking questions about the terms making people want to escape. Is it the bland feeling of just living in a work-sleep-balance, regorging Sisyphus-maintainance? Or is it rather the social environment, the expectations and the behavior-clusters that make us want to abscond? The final personal question is: »If you could start of from the beginning, would you do everything exactly the way you did it before again?« Escaping is here a reset button for the breakout from a home-made jailhouse, from the own bereft liberty. Apart from the paintings Helene Gette showed two of her installations: »Sky Valley« and »Everlasting Fight«. [Thank you Helene for such a fine insight on your work!]

Helene Gette

Everlasting Fight (2014) [»The gradual decline of the creator within the own work is symbolized with the ficus – which stand for fertility and creation – and the method of piling starting with the loss of power through numbness.«]

Helene Gette

No title, acrylic, printing, pigment, paint on canvas, 130 x 160 cm, 2014

Helene Gette

No title, acrylic, printing, pigment, paint on canvas, 150 x 130 cm, 2014

Helene Gette

No title, acrylic, printing, pigment, paint on canvas, 140 x 160 cm, 2014

Helene Gette

Sky Valley 2014 [»What makes a human being successful? What is success? Is it cash, safety or the living dream? Financial freedom versus the death of a dream? What is it all about? What will finally succeed? The ace of spades stuck on the wheel emblematizes the card of death in vernacular. In war-psychological sight it was contrariwise used by american soldiers in Vietnam to encourage them in their mission.«]

All photos © by Helene Gette 2014
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UAMO-FESTIVAL 2014
Posted on October 17th, 2014 at 5:08 pm by admin

Pleasure, pleasure! The UAMO-Festival opened its doors again. »The prettier, the uglier? Or the uglier, the prettier?«, that’s the theme of the festival this year. And it is massively packed with artworks from all kind of creative branches you can ever imagine: Paintings, illustrations, objects, animations & videoarts, photography and performances! As well there will be certain bands giving gigs and some workshops will take place. So there is a good program for the whole weekend and a lot so see, experience and enjoy. I myself have the pleasure showing the work »My Life in Receipts 2004-2014« there.

UAMO FESTIVAL 2014

Artists in the exhibition: Žarko Aleksić, Fakhriya Al-Yahyai, Dimitri Dimov & Lora Azza, René Behrendt, Anna Blumenkranz, Shelly Bradon, Grace Eakins, Martin Geck, Christiane Haag, Hubert von Hayek, Werner Härtl, Marco Hühn, Mehrdad Khataei, Andreas Kopp, Agnes Lison, Sophia Lube, Gregor Micheler, Tatiana Pancewicz, Angela Proyer, Linus Riepler, Giuditta Rustica, Falk von Schönfels, Ronit van Sendling, Heike Siegert, J. C. Torre and Evalie Wagner // Videoscreening-Artists: Barbara Herold & Florian Huth, Sandra Araújo, Karl Heinz Jeron, Kayleigh O’Keefe, Oscar Salamanca, Ulf Kristiansen, David Theobald, Jon Purnell and Josh Bricker // And a lot more stuff … Here are a few impressions:

UAMO FESTIVAL 2014

UAMO FESTIVAL 2014

UAMO FESTIVAL 2014

UAMO FESTIVAL 2014

UAMO FESTIVAL 2014

UAMO FESTIVAL 2014

The UAMO-Festival is taking place at the EinsteinKultur in Munich, Einsteistr. 42, till Sunday the 18th of Oktober 2014. More Information on the program you can find here >>

Above it’s silent
Posted on October 8th, 2014 at 12:03 am by admin

Oben ist es still [Above it's silent] is the topic of the current exhibition at the Artothek in Munich. Wolfgang Aichner, Barbara Bernrieder, Christiane Fleissner, Isabel Haase, Chaya Nouriani, Moritz Partenheimer, Daniel Schüßler and Christian Stock are presenting works which are all in relation to this very specific kind of mountain environment: the Alps. The artists went into the hills as a group and reflected the philosophical perspectives of them with the final goal of making artwork due to it. It must have been a nice trip! The whole thing is curated by Tina Hudelmaier. You can still visit the exhibition till the 31st of Oktober 2014 at the Munich Artothek, Rosental 16, 80331 München. [Thanx to Tina & Maresa for the peek!]

Oben ist es still

Oben ist es still

Oben ist es still

Oben ist es still

Oben ist es still

Oben ist es still

Oben ist es still

Oben ist es still

There will be a guided tour and a talk to the artists at the Long Night of the Museums in Munich at the 18th of Oktober 2014, and there will be the Finissage on the 30th of Oktober 2014. More Information you may find here >>

Israeli Art on World Tour
Posted on September 18th, 2014 at 5:05 pm by admin

Israeli Art

Last week I visited this overwhelmingly nice exhibition in Munich on the Prater-Island. All rooms of that pretty big location were massively packed with about a thousand artworks produced by over three-hundred israeli artists. All kinds of skills were present: You could wander through the premisses looking at paintings, photography, sculptures and installations. Almost all varieties of arts human beings can create were present. Gladly I went there two times, because there was really quite much to see. It also was an very important exhibition. In times when israel-bashing becomes so popular, it’s good to show that this small country has a massive creative engine and it allows artist to freely produce the works they are on about, without any censorship. [Thanx to the artworks-munich team for this beautiful event!]

More info: artworks-munich.com | There was in deed so much artwork, that I can’t show it all here. But I have put up an album on flickr with a lot more pictures from the exhibition. >>>

Israeli Art

Israeli Art

Israeli Art

Israeli Art

Israeli Art

Israeli Art

Israeli Art

>>> Don’t forget to check out the photo-album on flickr. There are exactly one-hundred photos with impressions from the exhibition waiting for you to be seen. >>>

Vanitas
Posted on September 11th, 2014 at 4:00 pm by admin

There’s a nice exhibition in Munich till the 24th of September: Isabel Bernheimer presents the multimedia cross-over-project »vanitas« with the artists Victor Alaluf and Jan Kuck at the Bernheimer-Gallery. You can discover plenty of drawings, collages and a video-installation by Victor Alaluf and objects, sculptures and an installation by Jan Kuck. These modern works are put into relation to historic objects from the cabinet of wonder, an anatomic skeleton, as well as a painting by Hendrick de Fromantiou. Go there, it’s a good visit. >> More Information >>
[Thanx to Bernheimer Contemporary for the invitation!]

Bernheimer Contemporary

Bernheimer Contemporary

Bernheimer Contemporary

Bernheimer Contemporary

Bernheimer Contemporary

Bernheimer Contemporary

Bernheimer Contemporary

Gülbin Ünlü is Gülbin Ünlü
Posted on August 11th, 2014 at 12:49 pm by admin

»Nix verstehen ist besser als gar nichts« [Not understanding is better than nothing at all]. That was the theme of Gülbin Ünlü’s latest exhibition. Gülbin Ünlü is Gülbin Ünlü! And Gülbin Ünlü would not be Gülbin Ünlü if she wouldn’t produce those nice pieces of art like Gülbin Ünlü does. At the art:ig gallery in Munich for example. Gülbin presented a very tight and nice variety of her legislation in mixed media: Ebru, painting, collage and digital artworks. Especially this first picture was my absolute favorite. Sorry for the shitty quality of the photos. I should get used to take a better cam with me at all times. [Thanx for this nice view on your work Gülbin!]

Gülbin Ünlü

Gülbin Ünlü

Gülbin Ünlü

Gülbin Ünlü

Gülbin Ünlü

Gülbin Ünlü

Gülbin Ünlü

Gülbin Ünlü

Grosz – War Grotesque
Posted on July 7th, 2014 at 9:16 pm by admin

Buchheim Museum

Sunday was Groszday. I mean it was a beautiful day. The weather was tiptop and we made a trip for once. We drove down to the lovely Lake Starnberg to visit the opening of an exhibition at the Buchheim Museum. And that was the place were it got amazingly Grosz. Because they are just showing over 200 great works by George Grosz: grafix, sketches, paintings, sculptures and multimediadocuments. I have been a Grosz fan already since quite a while, so I was overwhelmingly happy getting the chance looking at the intense pieces of this unique artist (1893 – 1959). [Thanx a lot to Annette & Marlene for the invitation and thanx so much to Ira, Hélène & Giacomo for joining.]

You should go to the Buchheim Museum and check out this very special exhibition, if you are around that area >> it’s running till the 2nd of November 2014. Don’t miss it!

Buchheim Museum

Buchheim Museum

Buchheim Museum

George Grosz

»Friedrichstrasse« 1918, fotolithograph

George Grosz

»Der Mädchenhändler« 1918, coloured offsetprint

George Grosz

»Blutiger Karneval« 1915/1916, transferlithograph

George Grosz

»Ach, knallige Welt, Du seliges Abnormitätenkabinett« 1916, coloured offsetprint

George Grosz

»Aus dem Zyklus Parasiten« 1919, fotolithograph

George Grosz

»Paris« 1925, watercolour over pen drawing

George Grosz

»Maul halten und weiter dienen« 1927, manual gravure printing

George Grosz

»Tumult« 1916, indian ink on paper

[These are just some impressions from my lousy phonecamera. There is a very nice designed catalogue of the exhibition made by Bureau Mirko Borsche. Grab the limited book when you exit through the giftshop! Or maybe you will find it here in the museum-shop some day >>]

The Kota Kinabalu Germ
Posted on June 11th, 2014 at 1:43 pm by admin

malaysia

Nice! Germ-acquisition at Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia. This time it’s a takeover of street art. But you can’t call it crossing, theres no damage to the piece. That makes another spot on “Bacteriology Worldwide” >> [Terima kasih banyak Sven! Check out his streetartblog >>]

malaysia

NOMNOMVEGA/AUGUSTCC
Posted on May 31st, 2014 at 9:38 pm by admin

Yesterday I visited this vernissage at MMA – Mixed Munich Arts. It was the exhibition of NOMNOMVEGA and AUGUSTCC, two extraordinary persons and well ambitious photographers. NOMNOMVEGA is Nadya Vanessa Vega. Rawness but squareness seems to be a motto of her partly quite erotic pictures which look like taken from the real surreal life. Unordinary crooked people in a well-balanced camera-captured environment. AUGUSTCC is August Castell-Castell. In his photos you find the effervescence of euphoric inebriate people sucking in the captivating damp of the world in one moment or two. Snatches of instant happenings, key moments of auspiciousness and insensibility for aggravating inconveniences.

NOMNOMVEGA & AUGUSTCC

NOMNOMVEGA – Hanna head over [sorry for leaving a selfy in that]

NOMNOMVEGA/AUGUSTCC

AUGUSTCC – Global Warming [sorry for leaving a selfy in that one too]

NOMNOMVEGA/AUGUSTCC

NOMNOMVEGA/AUGUSTCC

NOMNOMVEGA/AUGUSTCC

NOMNOMVEGA/AUGUSTCC

NOMNOMVEGA/AUGUSTCC

NOMNOMVEGA/AUGUSTCC

The vernissage was very well-visited. Due to reflexions I was unable to shoot accurate photos of the single framed pictures. Thats why I will only show a few impressions here. You should definitely visit the artists websites to get a fully loaded indentation about the distinguished works of them two.

August Castell-Castell >> augustcc.com / Nadya Vanessa Vega >> nomnomvega.tumblr.com

البكتيريا في شرم الشيخ
Posted on May 30th, 2014 at 4:44 pm by admin

Ok! Egypt has enough problems these days. Succeeded revolutions followed by collapsing revolutions followed by military revolutions. Hell knows what revolution comes next. One thing seems to be sure. It won’t be a democratic revolution. But wasn’t that the revolution people protested on the streets for in the first place? And now Egypt also has Germs again! This time they settled at Sharm El Sheik but they harmed no one. [شكرا Irischka!]

Sharm el-Sheikh

Sharm el-Sheikh

Sharm el-Sheikh

Sharm el-Sheikh

Sharm el-Sheikh

Sharm el-Sheikh

Sharm el-Sheikh

Worldwide Bacteriology >>

Art of the Streets – Shoreditch
Posted on May 29th, 2014 at 3:19 am by admin

Suggested by friends we did this Street-Art-Tour through London East. With nicest 28° we followed the leader to discover plenty murals, past-ups, stick-ups, graffitis and stencils. Karim gave a lot of insights and background-stories on the many artists working there legally and illegally. Within the four hours tour [!] we’ve seen works by Christiaan Nagel, Stik, Invader, Obey Giant, C215, Eine, Xylo, dr.d, Phlegm, Roa, Ben Wilson, Dal East, El Mac, Thierry Noir, Clet Abraham and Pablo Delgado who has a current exhibition at Howard Griffin Gallery where the tour ended. The tour was definitely good and I have the straight feeling I will do it again some day. There is too much to see and the pieces of work change quite rapidly. And well, I took too many fotos to show them all here, so I dropped a lot of them on >> flickr >> check them out if you like. Sorry if I forgot to name a few important artists here, it’s just too much to handle. I did my best. [Thanks a lot to Ira, Assia, Schucko, Laura and J.J.F. for a splendid time and thanx to Karim and the crew from streetartlondon.co.uk/tours >>]

Street Art in London

Street Art in London

Street Art in London

Street Art in London

Street Art in London

Street Art in London

Street Art in London

Street Art in London

Street Art in London

Street Art in London

This is just a random selection of pictures. For more images check out the flickr-site >>

Una bacteria en Quito
Posted on May 21st, 2014 at 5:03 pm by admin

A lonely Germ travelled far to San Francisco de Quito, the Capital City of Ecuador. Bacteriology Worldwide >> [Muy mejor gracias Sven! Check out his streetartblog >>]

Quito

Quito

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