Wednesday, April 27, 2011
I'm here for the week (arrived and the Reisling has already killed me...). Here are my recommendations:
Bel Etage is putting on outdoor group show including Roman Signer and Sven Johne; Followed by 36 Girls show at Bar Babbette, Karl Marx Allee 36 (which starts at 8pm but noone will get til 10)
Gastalten Space is opening a massive collage show, Luxus Loft Studio show slash party at Friedenstr. 16, 10249 Berlin from 7pm; John Kleckner showing work among others at Laced 95 Torstrasse.
Is the big day of all the openings - mostly between 4 and 9pm.
Up in Wedding Albert Oehlen at Max Hetzler and Andreas Hofer at Guido Baudach. Elsewhere Helen Marten at Johann Konig, Claudia Weiser at Ben Kaufmann, John Bock at Klosterfelde, while Raymond Pettibon and Anselm Reyle at CFA.
There's a whole English vibe: Noble and Webster are opening Blain Southern's new Berlin space 6-8pm - in the same building as the temporary frieze d/e bar on Potsdamer Str. 77/79, launching their German edition. Fiona Banner at Barbara Thumm is near by as is Le Gun are in town with an opening 6-9pm Bourouina Gallery
Dean Sameshima 5 - 7PM at Peres's Mitte space followed by Peres Projects BBQ and Pete Wheeler opening at their Kreuzberg place 7-10pm.
End of the night only one place to go Picknick Club with Oliver Laric and Daniel Keller and Nik Kosmas from Aids3D DJing among others.
The galleries will be rammed on the weekend but still may see a thing here and there missed from above.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
I stumbled through Hoxton Square today and came across Friedrich Kunath's first solo show in London which opened last night . Its a perfect amalgam of psychedelic references, strange sculptures, paintings, junk lighting - all put together in a weird room installation. Best solo show I've seen this year so far. All the invigilators stood in dark corners reading books so you couldnt tell if they were part of the work or not. These teeny pics from the Whitecube site above by Ben Westoby were all I could find online. There's a catalogue out mid May. Some more tasters from past shows at Andrea Rosen below.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
For background on the show which opened at MU in Eindhoven last weekend, here is an A to Z of The New Pyschedelica
A Altered States (1980) directed by Ken Russell
B BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer): byobworldwide.com
C Cassette Playa clothing: http://www.cassetteplaya.com/blog/
F From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Steward Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism by Fred Turner (2006)
G Game Music: vgmusic.com
H Hologram City http://hologramcity.blogspot.com/
I Is the Internet Changing The Way You Think? Edited by John Brockman (2011)
J JG Ballard’s Collected Short Stories
L The Long Tail performance lecture by Mark Leckey
M Glitch Studies Manifesto
O Information Overload:
P Post Internet Art
Q Quivering images
R Rave Culture
S Super Mario Bros
T TechGnosis: Myth, Magic and Mysticism in the Age of Information by Erik Davis (1998)
V Videodrome (1983) directed by David Cronenberg.
W William Gibson ‘Pattern Recognition’ (2003)
X Ex-technology: oldcomputers.net
Y Yesterday’s internet culture: internetarchaeology.org
Z The Zeitgeist
(Images from top to bottom: Paul B Davis (Critical Space edition soon to be for sale at Mu.nl), Yoshi Sodeoka (video still) , Hey Hey Creative, Eric Mast (video still) )
Saturday, April 02, 2011
The New Psychedelica opens in Eindhoven next weekend! I'll be taking photos of the install and opening and after party (where Rodaidh McDonald from XL, Dave MacLean from Django Django and The Oscillation are playing) but here's a little more info behind the show - a Q and A I did for anothermag.com.You can read the full list of artists here.
The images above are from some of the artists in the show (from top to bottom);
Rosa Menkman – Into the Tulgey Woods, 2011 Video still
Yoshi Sodeoka – Violet Dark Spring of the Numinous Orb, 2011 Video still
Daniel Swan – Comp 1 (0.00.00.08), 2011
Jeremy Shaw – This Transition Will Never End, 2008 Single channel video (still)