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Art Radar: Post-Physical Spaces

In the latest Art Radar, we explore tangible and untouchable spaces and a few of our must-see shows that will be exhibited in white cube venues for the upcoming Gallery Weekend here in Berlin.

Creative Tech Week

                Digital Canvas – Official trailer from ikonoTV on Vimeo.

Ikono TV take their four hour program Digital Canvas to New York’s Creative Tech Week  from April 29 – 30, 2016. Curated by Vanina Saracino, the selection of 80 works include Mounir Fatmi’s synthesis of Arabic calligraphy and Duchamp’s Roto Reliefs, Eelco Brand’s hyper-real cosmos and Yannis Kranidiotis’ digital renderings of old masterpieces. You can watch Digital Canvas exclusively on ikonoTV for 24 hours on May 7, 2016 at 6PM (CET).

Realtime media art platform Moving Pictures Gallery will also launch at Creative Tech Week with a live audiovisual show Performing Systems by Jonas Bers. In partnership with Artlery and ascribe, the performance will be recorded and sold as digital editions. The event is presented by Bronx, NY satellite for Creative Tech Week, New York on Sunday May 1, 2016 at 7 PM.

Beautiful Interfaces: The Privacy Paradox

Beautiful Interfaces: The Privacy Paradox, 2016. REVERSE Gallery.
Source: Beautiful Interfaces: The Privacy Paradox, 2016. Reverse Gallery.

Online social practice and privacy. This is the pared down theme for the group show Beautiful Interfaces: The Privacy Paradox curated by Helena Acosta and Miyö Van Stenis. To view the work, visitors must use their own device to connect with five hacked routers. And to access the private wireless networks, they must generate and distribute the data that feeds the exhibition. Featured artists include Jennifer Lyn Morone, Heather Dewey Hagborg, LaTurbo Avedon, Annie Rose Malamet and Carla Gannis and will be exhibiting at Reverse Gallery, New York until May 14, 2016.

White Circle

Ryoichi Kurokawa, syn_mod. 2015. Courtesy of White Circle.
Source: Ryoichi Kurokawa, syn_mod, 2015. Courtesy of White Circle.

The time-based office White Circle opened in April 2016 with their inaugural group exhibition Ex Nihilo, Nihil Fit: Out of Nothing, Nothing Comes. Based in Brussels, White Circle’s program circumnavigates man, nature and technology presenting works by Olga Mikh Fedorova and Frederik De Wilde amongst others. Dries Depoorter’s solo show Data Broker also coincides with the gallery launch in a satellite show at Z33 – house for contemporary art in Hasselt. In it, the artist amusingly approaches themes of social identity, big data sharing, encryption and online privacy and will be on show until May 29, 2016.

Decession Festival

decessionOver the course of one expanded evening, Decession festival will test the boundaries and potential of visual art and electronic music. Six Berlin-based influencers will take up residency in the Volksbühne theatre and collapse pop, performance and visual art into one another. Decession is curated by Jens Balzer and Martin Hossbach in cooperation with Henrike Werner and takes place on April 30, 2016.

Game Flan

Runners, 2015. Artist: Tintin Cooper. Image courtesy of Tintin Cooper.
Runners, 2015. Artist: Tintin Cooper. Image courtesy of Tintin Cooper.

In the exhibition Game Flan, four artists EMC Collard, Tintin Cooper, Nolico Taki and Sathit Sattarasart engage in play, reference, abstraction and power dynamics. The interactions are informed by their diverse nationalities and varied disciplines to open up a dialogue about identity.  

Game Flan will be showing at BASIS Projektraum in Frankfurt from 5–12 May, 2016.


Gallery Weekend, Berlin

One of the most anticipated events in the Berlin art aficionado’s calendar is Gallery Weekend. From April, 29 to May 1, 2016, collectors are chauffeured between 50 galleries to view new work by esteemed and emerging artists. If you are feeling overwhelmed by the wealth of names scheduled, we recommend visiting Isabella Bortollozi Galerie to see two solo presentations. One is Oscar Murillo’s unfurling of a land with lost olive trees and the second is Stephen G Rhodes’ filmic envisioning of two abandoned communities. Wentrup Gallery will present Peles Empire’s large site-specific installation that investigates the relationship between original and copy. Disrupt your gallery trail by stopping by the Haute Presents Showroom for Coco Wasabi’s solo show The Art of Riot while en route to Petra Cortright’s hypnotic die Rose at Société BerlinAll participating galleries are listed on the Gallery Weekend website along with a timetable of events which spans the three days between April 29 and May 1, 2016.


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