Tag: Berlin

Berlin art dealer suspected of cheating clients has died

The Berlin art dealer Michael Schultz, who was arrested in 2019 on suspicion he cheated customers out of millions of euros, has died at the age of 70, according to German media reports.Schultz died on 28 December after a brief, severe illness, according to Berlin’s Tagesspiegel newspaper. His gallery was declared insolvent in 2019. Before his financial decline and the police investigation, he was ...

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“H.R. Giger & Mire Lee” Schinkel Pavillon Berlin

H.R. Giger and Mire Lee are being celebrated in an enthralling new exhibition at Berlin’s Schinkel Pavillon. The former needs no introduction as his Xenomorph character has captured the minds of artists and filmgoers for over 40 years. The latter is a rising South Korean artist who recently garnered international recognition through mechanical sculptures that ooze with erotic surrealism. Curated by Agnes Gryczkowska, “H.R. ...

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‘I Don’t Think I Ever ‘Left’ China’: Why a Diverse Cohort of Chinese-Speaking Artists Are Finding Refuge in Berlin

The city of Berlin is perceived as a place of refuge for voices who have fallen afoul of China’s government, a narrative crystalized by Germany’s diplomatic efforts to grant Ai Weiwei permission to leave China in 2015. This image was bolstered in 2018 when, after eight years in house arrest, artist and poet Liu Xi, widow of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, who ...

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Berlin Biennale Names Artistic Team for ‘Decolonial’ 2022 Edition – ARTnews.com

Next year’s edition of the Berlin Biennale is coming into focus, with the German exhibition having now detailed the artistic team set to organize its 2022 edition with artist Kader Attia, who was announced as artistic director in March. The team set to help oversee the concept and artworks on view includes Ana Teixeira Pinto, Đỗ Tường Linh, Marie Helene Pereira, Noam Segal, and ...

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ARTnews Travel Program Uncovers All the Best Berlin Has To Offer – ARTnews.com

ARTnews and Academic Travel Abroad are launching an exciting new travel program for 2022 that offers exclusive experiences with insight that only our experts can provide. 7 Days | September 9­-15, 2022 Explore Berlin, a dazzling 21st-century destination, through the lens of art. ARTnews expert and editor Emily Watlington’s whirlwind insider tour showcases Berlin’s pivotal role in art, culture, and architecture. Watlington pairs insightful, ...

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Hoping to Snag Art Basel–Bound Buyers, Berlin Dealers Showcased Their Emerging Talent for Fall Edition of the City’s Gallery Weekend

For Gallery Weekend Berlin, it seems the second time’s the charm. This year, the event decided to split off into two separate events, in April and September, in part to uplift galleries at a time of great uncertainty over fair calendar, but also because its usual spring slot has, for the past two years, coincided with significant health restrictions in the city. The weekend ...

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‘An Icon of Our Time’: An Artist Is Selling a $2.9 Million Solid-Gold Avocado Toast at Berlin Art Week

If you thought $14 was an expensive price for avocado toast at your local cafe, how about $2.9 million (€2.5 million)? That’s the cost of German artist Tim Bengel’s Who Wants to Live Forever?, a pure gold sculpture cast from an avocado on a bagel.  The artwork, which scans as a mash-up of Maurizio Cattelan’s gold toilet (America ) and duct-taped banana (Comedian ), is ...

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LGBTQ art shows are lighting up galleries from Boston to Berlin

As a cautious world continues to reopen and a sense of normalcy begins to return to its art museums, a lively summer lineup of no-holds-barred exhibitions by and about queer artists is helping ensure that the imbalances exposed by the pandemic remain center stage, and that the urgency surrounding them isn’t lost. Highlighting themes such as activism, racism, ageism, ableism, innovation and intimacy, these ...

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