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Shifted Sidewalk

December 19, 2011

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The Martha Rosler work in Auguststrasse was gone now, but it turned out there was another art work only a few feet away that to me had remained completely unnoticed: It’s a piece by Brazilian artist Renata Lucas, which she did for KW in 2010, as part of an exhibition. I guess it just stayed […]

Power Art at Reichstag

December 18, 2011

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This morning I joined a Kunst und Architekturführung at the Reichstag building. When I stood on the roof next to Norman Foster’s dome, I realised Hans Haacke’s work Der Bevölkerung (see also this post) must be visible on Google Earth, and indeed it is: The poor legibility is mainly due to the work itself: the […]

Huge Cartoon by Martha Rosler and Josh Neufeld

December 8, 2011

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Quite an accidental discovery: a work by American artist Martha Rosler and her son cartoonist Josh Neufeld. They were invited to make someting for the façade of Auguststrasse 10, where the DAAD and KuLe will realise a series of works. It was supposed to be gone by the end of November, but they told me […]

Salon 3: The Future Of The Past

November 29, 2011

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Starting with a tour around some random public art works in the neighbourhood, we discussed the recent past of public art. Joining us were: Vincent de Boer (curator at Stroom Den Haag, NL), Hans Dickel (publisher of Kunst in der Stadt, Skulpturen in Berlin), Dominique Hurth (artist), Constanze von Marlin (art historian, researcher), Dieter Roelstraete […]

Public Art between GDR and Prussia

November 10, 2011

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Because I had a meeting there I took the day to bike around Potsdam and see their public art (and parks and buildings of course). First stop was a tower by Dutch artist Lucas Lenglet, situated perfectly in the city center and also next to some plattenbau flats. It’s a really nice work I think, […]

Hans Haacke’s Bevölkerung

November 9, 2011

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A discussion organised on the occasion of Hans Haacke’s 75th birthday – my apologies for the picture, Haacke was really there (2nd from the right). The discussion was about his work for Reichstag, which made it interesting for my research. For this work he made a text in neon signs, placed in a court yard […]

Salon 2: On initiative and public

November 3, 2011

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Where does the initiative for public art come from, besides government policies? Artists and other parties can and do take the initiative for art projects in public space – in Berlin so more than in other places – either to seek out a wider audience or to seek opportunities for showing themselves. What are the […]