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Calla Mar brings the first of several ships to shore – without a distress signal having been sounded, she has heard the call and created the inaugural piece of a series entitled “The Long Way” that shows the promise of land up ahead, but not until unseen waves have been mastered. Part 1 of the planned five to seven works, “Eating The Sun,” (on display at the”Berliner Liste” contemporary art fair, Sept. 18-21 in Postbahnhof Berlin, booth A 0.43. ground floor) looms larger than works she has previously exhibited: an elegant hulk of a vessel that seems to scrape itself across an ocean invented, even as our feet remain firm below us. This marks a return to kinetic forces and alchemical energy alluded to in last year’s works while being a decided paddle stroke into uncharted waters, and the first-sail result is sufficient to create a craving for more static-animated voyages into the bizarre such as this. A hallmarkof Mar’s works is her persitant (and successful) attempts to marry disparate materials to one another, a method she has maintained here in her well-groomed execution of a piece that includes consumer tin and aluminum lids, radiating like dazzling moments of sunshine, graceful-slim twigs, deceptively metallic plaster, striated wood and other elements. More by the artist can also be seen at the booth, but the boat, christened “The Pioneer,” easily dominates.
The Berlin Art Week |  the art of drowning
"The Berlin Art Week closes the gap between the Armory Show, New York, the Art Basel, the Frieze art fair and the FIAC Paris."
This screaming nonsense is not the wishful thinking of some hipster gallery, but seriously a quote from the Berlin Senate, the main force behind the Berlin Art Week. Honestly, placing yourself between the mentioned spots will only lead to drowning in the middle of nowhere.Please read aloud: Berlin is not New York, Berlin is not Basel, Berlin is not London or Paris. “Und das ist gut so” (and that´s fine) to quote the retiring MC of Berlin.
Gladly most visitors of the annual art frenzy don´t come to town in hope for some huge art market but because Berlin is still among the most vivid towns where art is created. Therefor it comes as no surprise that the satelite events, the non-official part of the art weekend is still alive and kicking, while the original art fair Art Forum already died some years ago, now replaced by the abc fair.
For some time the satelite events became an overdose, making it impossible to keep track. But the charming, anarchistic Berlin Kunstsalon closed it´s doors and the preview satelite fair has been replaced by some generic marketing construct, labeled “positions” (the founders of the preview are not amused that positions claims to be their follow-up).
This year´s main counterpart to the bloodless “lets play art market” of the Berlin Art Week will be the Berliner Liste, that gathers 112 exhibitors, carefully handpicked by curating doyen Peter Funken.

The 11th Berliner Liste takes place at the Postbahnhof, an amazing location, perfectly located in the heart of Berlin.That this alternate fair is by now the oldest event of the Berlin Art Week, still smoking the competition, is a fine credit for the whole art week.
The BERLINER LISTE will be held September 18 to 21, 2014.
Opening: Wednesday, September 17 from 6 pm, Postbahnhof and Fritz Club
Fair location: Postbahnhof, Straße der Pariser Kommune 8, 10243 Berlin
Entry: Day ticket 13 €, Concessions 9 €, both including brochure
pictured: Alan Smithee, are you afraid of…, 2012, digital video installation, dimensions variable, edition of 3/1AP on display at the booth of Directors Lounge at the Berliner Liste
This is a snippet from the original video, downscaled to work as a cinemagram (gif)
Tit4Twat Theatre’s unsettling debut show, Losers, makes its London premiere in JANUARY 2015 at the super-hip Rag Factory off Brick Lane in London’s East End.
 Hilarious, heartbreaking and irresistibly controversial, Losers is interactive theatre at its most brutal – offering an unsettling insight into the gamified universes of our obsessive televised world.
Deliciously desperate for a split-second in the limelight, four reality TV rejects have devised the ultimate way to show the industry what they’re capable of. Competing head-to-head in their ‘genuinely original’ gameshow pilot, the university dropouts hope to engage your attention, stimulate your delight and win your vote. Shit may go down. Who knows? You (and your electronic voting handset) decide.Warning: 16+, stupidity and real violence guaranteed
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening (7.30pm) throughout January 2015
£8 (+80p booking fee) - book in advance via our website

  Urs Fischer - Untitled (2011) - Paraffin wax mixture, pigment, steel and wicks

From the series “Richard Prince and Sigmar Polke on my balcony” by Andre Werner

#08 | June 12 5pm 38
2014, ed.5/2

Excellent news: MoMa and The Andy Warhol Museum have teamed up to digitize over 500 films by Pop Art icon Andy Warhol.
RIP On Kawara

pictured On Kawara Studio, 1966
Robert Lebeck - RIP

Romy Schneider wearing Robert Lebeck´s cap Berlin 1976 Silbergelatine on Barytpaper Modern Print, 30 x 40 cm © R. Lebeck / Stern / Picture Press
G I R L | as seen by Pharrell Williams & Emmanuel Perrotin
"G I R L" by Guy Limone, 2014
(via snadgy)
G I R L | as seen by Pharrell Williams & Emmanuel Perrotin
"Wanting You" by Tracey Emin, 2010
(via snadgy)
G I R L | as seen by Pharrell Williams & Emmanuel Perrotin
"Eat Me" by Terry Richardson, 1994/98
(via snadgy)


"Currents" & "and then I saw Colby on the Street and my fantasy died"

Cameron Stalheim 

The Cost Of Living


This close-to-the-bone brand new piece of farcical theatre is steeped in the strangeness of the city. If you have lived in London you must see this. If you haven’t lived in London you must see this.

Cheap as you like (£6 concessions) and in the centre of it all on Brick Lane, this show will make you laugh at the incredulity of it all as we follow three people through the bizarre M.A.D. system and what it entails.

Be prepared to look through a different lense. This is theatre made with a purpose; theatre that wants your opinion. Don’t just watch, get involved and afterwards tell us: how much was it worth?

Directors Lounge In Gear For C.A.R.

From Berlin straight out to the Ruhr, home to Germany’s concentrated multi-millions and “contemporary art ruhr,” a concentrated display of all that is here and now (and beyond) in the world of media art. C.A.R. spreads its considerable wings regularly, reaching a global tally of urban art-zones, but invites to its home turf in this bi-annual gathering of innovative thinkers. Directors Lounge has become a regular-as-clockwork contributor to the more daring summer fair, exporting its international imports and making the trip in person to see visitors through its specially curated mélange of onscreen marvels. The flicks selected join of a temporary world of razor-sharp installations, performance, photography and more, fodder for the wide-awake mind. With contributions from DL partner Cross Art (Zurich-Berlin) and more, a feast of film awaits at World Heritage Site Zollverein in Essen. Directors Lounge cordially invites you to electrify your senses.

Directors Lounge at the Car Video Lounge (Auditorium) with works by Engin Kilicatan, Tokomburu / Ion Papaspyrou and Zisis Kokkinidis, Zaoli Zhong, Hussen Ibraheem, Benedikt Kruger, Sebastian Lörscher, Xaver Xylophon, Aitor Marín Correcher, Jonathan Seyer, Jonathan Rescigno, AUJIK, Francesca Fini, Naren Wilks, Alberto Diaz Lopez, Hee-Seong Han, Hara Katsiki, APOTROPIA , Dimitris Argyriou, Studio Twins / Caroline Fayette & Chloé Guerbois, Elvira Bukowski, Gerard Freixes Ribera, Karl F. Stewart, Eleonora Manca, Michael Betancourt, Ingeborg Fülepp and Heiko Daxl, Mateo Grubisic, Haruka Mitani and Michael Lyons, Dunja Donassy and Bernd Wendt
Artists presented at the DL Booth:
Videos by  Peter Freund, Erdal Inci, Hye Young Kim, Alan Smithee, Shinkan Tamaki
Photography / Paintings by Stefanie Anastase and Claudia Köhn, Jackie Baier, Julia Murakami, Karin Schranz, André Werner

Special lecture Sun 3pm: Digital storytelling , an introduction of RFID books that trigger interaction through the flipping of pages. Books by Sandra Becker and Bego Santiago presented by Dr. Regina Francken, FKI Berlin

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