First, I have to tell you that you won’t actually be able to visit this location just anytime. I’m still telling you about it, because I want you to know about this place and be aware of how good it is just so next time they open, you’ll be the first to get there. It’s the studio of artist Michel Majerus, who died in 2002 in the Luxembourg plane crash, and left a stunning oeuvre telling a lot of stories about Berlin, the 90ies and even today.
Many words come to mind when you try to describe the new Anish Kapoor exhibition that opened at Martin-Gropius-Bau last Friday: spectacular, impressive, sensational, amazing, are only a few examples. All of these expressions have a special connotation and a second meaning when you dig a little deeper into their origins. All of these expressions also perfectly describe the experience of being inside this reinvented museum space, but leave you asking whether all of this is might be a little bit too much and a little too, well, spectacular.
A weekend full of art is lying behind us, but of course all the exhibitions are on display for much longer. I photographed the weekend for Vogue Germany, take a look at the official picture selection on their website and my own outtakes here.
We’re restarting the season of activity (versus winter) with a weekend full of art. Gallery Weekend is coming up, the annual gallery feast where every art-related location and project is opening its doors for the interested audiences. But there’s only so much one can see and so we’ll all need a little guidance. I asked Caro Würfel, art writer and dear friend, to present me her personal favorites that she’s looking forward to the most.
They call him an “office artist” and this might just be the right title. When entering Ignacio Uriarte’s studio in Wedding, I immediately recognize the high level of organisation, perfectly sorted pens and properly labelled files fill the shelves. And I actually don’t believe him, when one of the first things he tells me is that he’s essentially messy in his private life.