Life In Berlin: The Haus

May 2, 2017
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In one room stand a pair of colossal feet and legs, as though a giant has burst through the ceiling of the building and is standing in the sky above. In another room, there’s a huge hardcore pornographic fresco created not with a paintbrush, but with spray paint. Another room is a dizzying geometric swirl of patterns created using colored tape.

Life In Berlin: Turning Machine Learning Into Art

Apr 26, 2017
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British artist and writer James Bridle is — like many of us — trying to make sense of the overlap between digital technology and lived experience. His previous projects have tackled drones and their hidden targets and clouds and the weather. His latest show at Berlin’s NOME Gallery handles the phenomenon of self-driving cars.

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Writer and director Andres Veiel describes Joseph Beuys as a very German artist

"And at the same time, he is very un-German because of his humor; because of his self irony."

30 years after his death, Beuys' work and ideas are revived by Andres Veiel in an extensive chronicle. His documentary Beuys just premiered at the Berlinale film festival.

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The Super Bowl commercial isn't just about pushing a product during breaks between football; it's a veritable genre. But it's strange, when you think about it, that many viewers willingly seek out, watch, and discuss advertising.

Three Things To Do This Week

Jan 30, 2017
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A few things to keep in mind this week:

February 3rd, the Galerie Bastian, am Kupfergraben 10, shows recent paintings by Anselm Kiefer. Kiefer's large scale works often feature literary references. This series draws writings about nature from Goethe and Adalbert Stifter.