Monday, December 10, 2007

European Newcomers in Berlin

Social Cooking Romania

15 December 2007 – 27 January 2008
Opening: 14 December, 19h

Artistic and theoretical works broach the issue of developments in Romanian society by focussing on the subject of „food“. The conjunction of art and food or nutrition offers the possibility of analysing everyday life and the life styles as well as social and political coherences. The focus here lies on the years after the political turnaround in 1989, the fall of the „Iron Curtain“, and the developments connected to it- until January 2007 when the country accessed the EU.

The exhibition “Social Cooking Romania” shows current works of young Romanian artists that are complimented by a selection of artistic positions since the 70s and 80s. Furthermore a documentary section gives insight into past artistic projects and exhibitions on the subject.

After accomplishing a project workshop in Bucharest, Vlad Nanca is now coming to Berlin.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


Breaking the Rules: The Printed Face of the European Avant Garde 1900 – 1937

9 November 2007 – 30 March 2008

Georg Heym and Ludwig Kirchner: Umbra Vitae (detail), Munich 1924. Copyright © The British Library Board

Explore Europe's creative revolution of the early 20th century – one that ripped up the rule books of visual art, design, photography, literature, theatre, music and architecture, and whose effects are still felt, heard and seen today.

Mainly through the medium of print, Breaking the Rules throws new light on Cubism, Expressionism, Futurism, Dadaism, Suprematism, Constructivism, Surrealism and other movements; on the artists who changed the face of modern culture for ever; and on the cities that experienced their work, from Brussels to Budapest, Vienna to Vitebsk.

Star items include Marinetti’s futurist experiment with words, type and visual text, Zang Tumb Tuum; the Burliuk Brothers’ Tango with Cows; and the notebooks and corrected proofs of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake.

In addition to browsing books, manifestos, flyers, posters and even album covers, you can see remarkable films and listen to rare historic recordings.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Here you can see the artists' work descriptions.

Ulf Göpfert (Dresden)
Harald Hauswald (Berlin)
Pinczehelyi Sándor (Pécs)
Zbyněk Benýšek (Prague)
Aleksander Marek Zyśko (Wrocław)
Silvestro Lodi (Venice)
Michele Zaggia (Venice)
Mirela Dauceanu (Bucharest)
Vlad Nancă (Bucharest)
Zbigniew Czop (Cracow)

For images of the artworks see posts below.