Berlin architects ROBERTNEUN redefine inner city living and create open space condominiums on empty urban planning sites at the southern point of Gleisdreieck. The scheme for Am Lokdepot reflects an unconventional, experimental approach to alternative and future-oriented living structures, implemented on behalf of the UTB property development company, LLC. The project will repurpose a defunct Berlin railroad area occupying some 28,000 sqm , while maintaining its industrial flair. Am Lokdepot (at the locomotive rail yard) is an urban planning endeavor for the development of inner city space that has recently become available, which will transform the disused railway ground at Gleisdreieck into a public living space.
Image ©Schinkel Pavillon
Art, in Saâdane Afif’s highly reflexive practice, becomes words, music and movement, metamorphosing from one art form into another with the help of talented collaborators. Inviting writers to respond to physical artworks, and musicians and actors to respond to their texts, Afif transposes the visual into other senses, projecting the imaginary expense of a piece through the interpretations of others. At Schinkel Pavillon his work completes a full circle, turning lyrics formed in response to previous pieces, by way of performance by Katja Schrade and porcelain by Nymphenburg, into sculpture, and in doing so sealing the process.
Credits: Performance Image ©Schinkel Pavillon | In the making, courtesy the artist
Credit: Sven Temper, Rungezimmer ©Hans-Peter Jochum, courtesy the artist
The exhibition Furniture as a Model at Galerie Hans-Peter Jochum in Berlin featured the works of Berlin based designer Sven Temper. Individual items of furniture designed specifically for the room they are intended for, Sven Temper’s artistic design process follows defining furniture as functional articles for daily use, whereby the conceptualities of fine art and applied art form the basis. The exhibition further presented the “Rungezimmer”, which Temper designed for the Philipp Otto Runge commemorative year at the Kunsthaus Hamburg 2011.
From 7 – 11 September 2011 abc art berlin contemporary addressed the topic of painting, featuring over 130 artists from 125 galleries. ‘About painting’ surveys contemporary painting practices, presenting not only works on paper or canvas, but also videos, photographs and sculptures that deal with the classical medium.
Credits: David Diao, Salon 2, 2010 | Michael Fullerton, The Bitch Messed With His Head, 2010 | Hans-Peter Feldmann, Maler mit Palette, Augen mit schwarzem Balken | Rokni and Ramin Haerizadeh, Collage and painting on magazine covers and inside pages, various sizes, 2011 (installation detail) | Rineke Dijkstra, Rut Drawing Picasso, Tate Liverpool, 2009 (video still)
ABC ART BERLIN CONTEMPORARY
The group show featured works by the staff of the infamous Berghain. The exhibition took place in the latest addition to the Berghain complex, the KUBUS.
Photos: Installation views ALLE, ©Eric Tschernow
In cooperation with the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, the German Federal Cultural Foundation initiated the multi-part ÜBER LEBENSKUNST project, which has been bringing together actors from a wide range of disciplines to identify existing strategies and develop models of sustainable living fit for daily life. During the 101-hour Festival ÜBER LEBENSKUNST artists, scientists and activists turned the Haus der Kulturen der Welt into a place where visitors can try out the sustainable “art of living”.
Images ©Haus der Kulturen der Welt
ÜBER LEBENSKUNST, HAUS DER KULTUREN DER WELT
The exhibition Design Schweiz at Galerie Hans-Peter Jochum in Berlin featured exceptional design made in Switzerland during the period 1930 – 1960. The selected examples of the Swiss “Moderne” included furniture and lighting design from swiss pioneers in design like Hans Bellmann, Rico and Rosemarie Baltensweiler, Jacob Müller and Max Bill. For the opening event the soundpiece Swiss Chalet by Andreas Reihse was performed.
All images ©Hans-Peter Jochum, courtesy of the artists
Credit: Conceptual sketch by Pedrita, Photo © Francisco Nogueira
Located in the heart of downtown Lisbon, the 1960s building offers 19 apartments to rent for short or long term Lisbon visits. Close to Chiado, Bairro Alto and the Castle of São Jorge, the Lisbonaire is home to travellers with an appreciation for design, hosting them in individually designed studios by a Portuguese graphic, product or furniture designer rooted in the young and vibrant Lisbon design scene.
Credits: 2 x Apartment “N” designed by Ricardo Mealha | Apartment “M” designed by Pedro Falcão | Apartment “P” designed by Marco Balesteros |Apartment “T” designed by Paulo Arraiano – All Photos © Francisco Nogueira
Credit: Friedrich Kunath, Run Away (Going To Aspen), 2011
Friedrich Kunath’s work focusses on universal themes of the human condition: love, loss, loneliness, optimism and dejection, all imparted with tragicomic pathos. Apart from the installation on the main exhibition room, the artist also installed a bar in the entrance hall of Schinkel Pavillon.
Installation view ©Schinkel Pavillon; Bar, Friedrich Kunath
Credits: Friedrich Kunath, Untitled, 2009 | Friedrich Kunath, Eat, Drink, Remarry, 2009
A place to meet friends and enjoy excellent food, there should be steak and fish on the menu, champagne and plenty of space. In the spring of 2007 Stephan Landwehr and Boris Radczun opened Grill Royal, which has been a hot spot in the gastronomic landscape of Berlin ever since.
Photos: Stefan Korte