Jan Schmidt-Garre, whom you can see in this picture sitting in the living room of his home in Grunewald last Autumn, made a film about the beginnings of Yoga: Der Atmende Gott (with German subtitles).
Author: Mary Scherpe
This is Melissa Drier, Berlin correspondent for WWD, in her living room in Wilmersdorf doing a batwoman-pose.
Last week, I finally handed in my M.A. thesis. Which means my time being a student of art history and Japenese studies came to an end. It took me one year to finish my exams and the thesis, and this had a seriously negative effect on this blog, which you might have noticed.
Last week I went out to the Neue Nationalgalerie to see Taryn Simon‘s exhibition “A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I–XVIII”. (The first hurray goes out to a woman under 40 being granted a solo exhibition at one of Berlin’s most prestigious museums!) Her work presented here basically evolves from the phenomenon of India’s “living dead”, meaning people who are still alive, but declared dead when their family (or someone else) wants or has to inherit their properties. Based on this idea, Simon investigated family genealogies around the world and recorded their stories, focussing on subjects like feuding Brazil families, victims of the genocide in Srebrenica, and the Kumari girl-goddesses of Nepal.