Opposing Sides

Coincidentally concurrent with the general election, Grayson Perry’s summer exhibition The Most Popular Exhibition Ever! opened at the Serpentine Gallery in London yesterday. Centered around the ongoing political debate in Britain in the wake of Brexit, Perry puts forward his honest, earnest and artistic expression not just of his own thoughts and reactions, but also that…

Berlin Art Bang

With Berlin Gallery Weekend upon us, many people are getting in the artistic spirit. One art project that will particularly be attracting the masses is Berlin Art Bang at The Haus. This collective experience is not only temporary, but the entire abandoned building will be demolished along with the artwork at the end of May: “it…

The Magic of Virtual Design

Following from my previous article about the creation of music through human movement by use of the mi.mu gloves, I came across another mind-blowing innovation in technology. This fantastic tool again, allows the user much more freedom for their creativity and design. Innovation and Creativity The C-HR festival of innovation and creativity was brought to…

What is good art?

Having had an interest in art for many years, this is not the first time the question – is that good art? – has crossed my mind. A Legend Is Born I recently went to Málaga, Spain, to visit some friends who live there. Unbeknown to many, Málaga is in fact, the town where Pablo Picasso was born and…

Caverne by Hicham Berrada at Wentrup Gallery

As visitors enter an unlit room in Wentrup Gallery, a former 1950s couture factory in Kreuzberg, they are exposed to the magical works of French-Moroccan artist Hicham Berrada. Specialising in contemporary art and installations, Berrada typically makes use of reacting chemicals in a creative and artistic way to produce visually spectacular masterpieces. Subsequent to his…

Monika Grzymala – The Making of Forming Something New

Creating site specific work, Monika Grzymala transforms Galerie Crone with her second solo exhibition.  The Making of Forming Something New features Grzymala’s fantastically impressive and unique installations, as well as complex monochrome photographs and a large piece of paperwork. On entering the first floor of the exhibition, visitors are able to see this paperwork; a…

Die Summe der Elemente at Kanya Berlin Project Space

The Kanya Berlin Project Space is invaded and transformed by paper artist Simon Schubert. His latest exhibition Die Summe der Elemente opens in accordance with Berlin Art Week and is a fascinating insight for those unfamiliar with Schubert’s unique practice. By folding paper, Schubert successfully creates a detailed interior architecture that lies somewhere between 2D and 3D…

Ausstellung 61 at EXILE

Coinciding with Berlin Art Week, EXILE is host to the collective show Ausstellung 61 that opens the new gallery space. Curator and gallery owner Christian Siekmeier assembles artists that have an existing relationship with the gallery to create an eclectic collection of different artistic styles and themes. The first room of the exhibition displays works…

Digitale Demenz at Eigen + Art Lab

Addressing the topic of the power humans have given to the computer, Digitale Demenz (Artificial Intelligence) is an intriguing collection opening for Berlin Art Week and featuring a real variety of work. Artificial intelligence has always been a cause of interest, however in recent years with the release of films such as The Imitation Game…

Xu Hongfeis Fat Ladies – Peace & Future

Exhibiting in multiple countries across the continent for his world tour, Xu Hongfei brings his unique collection of Fat Ladies to Berlin this September. As one of the leading contemporary artists in China, Xu has created over 100 of these expressive and entertaining sculptures with the aim of promoting a message of vitality, happiness and peace. Fat Ladies –…

Soundscapes at the National Gallery

The National Gallery invites a group of composers to collaborate in creating a unique and innovative exhibition. Having chosen a painting each from the collection in the National Gallery, these composers have gone on to create six sound installations in response. At the start of the exhibition, the audience is able to watch a documentary…

The Other Art Fair at Victoria House

Visiting the Other Art Fair last week was a perfect way to spend my Sunday afternoon. Now promoting its eighth edition at Victoria House, the show continues to advocate an outstanding selection of artwork. 130 artists from 14 different countries were selected from 700 applications by a committee of established individuals within the art world,…