Every child the world over has been told (in his or her own language of course) ‘don’t play with your food’, an instruction that Berlin artist Martin Roller has thankfully ignored. There is no digital sorcery at work here – Roller creates the striking photographs by altering the objects themselves not by manipulating the images […]
The Olympus OM-D Photography Playground has made a welcome return to the Opernwerkstätten in Berlin. Now in its second year the Photography Playground consists of a series of 9 installations from international artists that are intended to be both visually striking and interactive. My favourite installations were those that I thought encouraged the highest level […]
This metal Gorilla sculpture is outside M.Batman Elekronik in Neukölln, Berlin. In his electronics store, Muharrem Batman, the son of a watchmaker from Istanbul, creates sculptures and clothing out of old electrical and computer components.
It’s Gallery Weekend in Berlin – a time when the city’s many galleries showcase art from a broad range of local and international talent – so when better to share this film from Monocle magazine on Art in Berlin. Berlin is a hotbed of creative talent. In the 1920s, artists were attracted by the city’s […]
An interactive exhibition is ideally suited to Berlin, a city overflowing with creative people, and that is what Olympus has created with the Olympus OM-D Photography Playground, which opened at the Opernwerkstätten last night. The Opernwerkstätten, built between 1939 and 1941 with some involvement from Albert Speer, used to house the workshops of Berlin’s many […]
The Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart (Museum of Contemporary Art) in Berlin was the first venue I visited with my first Museum Pass in 2010 so it seemed appropriate that it should be the first stop on my Berlin Museum Marathon. At the beginning of February I used the Museum Pass my work colleagues bought […]
On World Water Day, Stadtbad Prenzlauer Berg opened its doors to the public and hosted Pool Around Me, an exhibition by Johanna Keimeyer. As I’ve always wanted to see inside the Stadtbad I made sure to go to this exhibition before the GLS Language school renovates the building. The doors were open in the afternoon […]
As I left Barcomi’s Deli, my lunch spot for the day I noticed what I thought was a bookshop across the courtyard and wandered in to have a look around. Gestalten is a bookshop but it’s so much more too. The building I had entered is also a gallery and there was a Mark Jenkins […]