The Berlin Art Week is in full swing, with the ABC fair, gallery openings and events all over town. KW shows Wael Shawky's exhibition Al Araba Al Madfuna, re-performing political and historical Egyptian events.
Images of terrorist attacks can be seen live, and within seconds they are dispatched via media portals throughout the world. Ten years after 9/11, the artists of the exhibition Seeing is Believing at Kunst-Werke in Berlin investigate the power and status of these images.
Berlin Johann König, Max Hetzler, Hamish Morrison 01/01/10 - 05/06/10
As the opening night of a proper Berlin Gallery Weekend requires, the art was somewhat secondary to the ubiquitous wine and networking by its fashionable and multilingual audience. In terms of art however, this year, the participating galleries seem to put a collective focus on exceptionally theatrical pieces and forms of presentation. Here are some highlights from our Berlin correspondent.
Berlin Micky Schubert Gallery, Klosterfelde, Esther Schipper 15/01/10 - 19/03/10
Perhaps the only objection an art lover could have to Berlin is the way its galleries are scattered all over the city. The majority let photography and painting rule the gallery space this month. The choices appear safe, but luckily, safe doesn´t necessarily mean boring.