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05.04.15 Liam Mathews

The bust of Edward Snowden in Fort Greene Park seems to have inspired a trend: artists and activists erected statues of Snowden, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning in Berlin’s Alexanderplatz Square on Friday as part of May Day celebrations, Newsweek reports. The sculptures were created by Italian sculptor Davide Dormino […]

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11.14.14 Rhett Jones

You’d think there’d be nothing remotely scandalous about a poll that ranks the most fun cities in the world, but a recent survey might make you reconsider that: GetYourGuide and GoEuro commissioned a survey of almost 2000 travelers that sought to determine what the most fun city in the world was and their conclusion was BERLIN! […]

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10.02.14 Marina Galperina

Are you in Berlin and on Grindr? Want to go make pancakes, trim nails or play chess with artist Dries Verhoeven inside a glass-walled container in a Berlin Kreuzberg square? Potentially lucky participants are being solicited right now by the Dutch artist via the gay hook-up app. He says, “we’ll shave one another or read to one […]

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09.24.14 Marina Galperina

Currently on view at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, Kate Cooper’s “Rigged” series features some of the glossiest, most fully-fleshed, corporate-budget-level CGI renders we’ve seen this year. They are immaculate, down to their wet gums, pores and eyelashes. According to DIS, the body of work “looks at the agency of the computer generated female within the glossy aesthetics […]

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05.13.14 Sophie Weiner

Artist Jonathan Keats is distributing long-exposure pinhole cameras, to be installed throughout Berlin and developed 100 years from now. On May 16th, Keats, along with Team Titanic, will let the public place a camera in a hidden location anywhere in the city for 10 euro (about $14). The camera will make objects which are exposed for shorter […]

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08.29.13 Kyle Petreycik

The technology behind teletext has been around for a long, long time but hasn’t ever really taken off as an artistic medium for expression. Due to the growing trend of artists utilizing older technologies, perhaps as a response to the clean and crisp images we’ve become accustomed and desensitized to, this forgotten medim as might be […]

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08.09.13 Theo Bark

“My aim to come to Europe was to further my education. Not to be selling or be in this scene,” Patrick says, waving off the benches of Senegalese and Gambians weed dealers lounging around Görlitzer Park. “I’m getting older every day of my life. If I continue to be in this park, as time goes on, […]

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07.15.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Berlin police are investigating German guerilla light artist Oliver Bienkowski for projecting an image of internet activist and/or hustler Kim Dotcom and the phrase “United Stasi of America” onto the U.S. Embassy last Sunday night. According to Bienkowski, the stunt was meant as a direct criticism of the NSA and their mass surveillance of the internet. […]

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05.22.13 Marina Galperina

With bodegas being such an integral part of our daily routine and survival in New York (What is “grocery store?”), these photographs of Berlin’s bodegas/food-marts/internet cafes by Ichwohnehier are very endearing. They’re also beautifully shot. So pretty. Stroll like you’re lost in Friedrichshain at 4am looking for a place to send an email and buy a […]

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04.18.13 Marina Galperina

“To die will be an awfully big adventure.” Legendary weirdo, New York’s theater director Robert Wilson’s “Peter Pan” just premiered at the Berlin Ensemble. Do you want to hear what NY band CocoRosie sounds like à la Wilson? Here’s a bootleg clip of it. It’s not quite as epically soul-crushing Wilson sugests, telling ARTinfo Germany: …the original […]

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