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September 7th till September 24th 2008, opening evening September 6th at 7 pm, with the Berlin music group Formerly known as White Bread and a performance by Katz´n´Steve!


Fairytale of Berlin It is seldom that one can observe the migration of artists so remarkably as in Berlin today. The city is rapidly developing itself into an art metropolis, acting as a vacuum, sucking in not only American, English or Spanish artists and cultural contributors but Danish ones as well. Berlin is attractive due to its substantial network. For the most part, there are affordable apartments and studios, and in addition, there are international institutions, both private and public, that are supporting international artists eagerly. The attraction Berlin is implementing on the international art world can not only be measured on an economic level, but also through the special flair that the city is spreading and the reputation that it is obtaining – being one of the most innovative and thrilling metropolitan cities, where not only the established culture is relevant but also the extensively entangled and stirring subculture. The international art world is giving Berlin the feeling that "everything is possible". The more artists and creatives stay in Berlin, the more come. This is how Rasmus Bo Sørensen describes the phenomena of the “art drains” from Copenhagen to Berlin in the Danish newspaper Information. Information. One third of Danish artists and cultural contributors – especially those from Copenhagen – presently live in Berlin and enrich its domestic art scene. Through this influence, Copenhagen is receiving intriguing interests from Berliner artists in response. We would, therefore, like to bring contemporary art from Berlin to Copenhagen, sending a part of the wave back. The exhibition „Fairytale of Berlin“ consists of painting as well as installation, video and photography from young artists currently living in Berlin. The works will be presented on the wall, on the floor, in the hallway and outdoors in a thematically ordered fashion. We, purposely, chose Berlin-born artists as well as national and international “art-exiles”. The chosen artists identify with living and working in Berlin in the most different of ways, all together, creating a subtle and fresh approach: Berlin as a new or old home is the source of inspiration and friction. For this exhibition, the artists will tell their own „Fairytale of Berlin“ through their various perspectives. „Fairytale of Berlin“ associates itself with the legend of life within Berlins sub-cultural niches, the place yearned by many migrated creatives. And where aspiration and reality often collide...

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a joint art exhibition project

venue

organised and curated by

Råhuset Onkel Dannys Plads

Janine Bean, Matthias Bergemann and Katja Patt

Halmtorvet 13 (D) 1700 Kø København V

Torstrasse 201 10115 Berlin tel. +49 (0)30 41767168 mobil Bean. +49 (0)163 1744738 mobil Patt. +49 (0)162 9547491 mail. info@fairytaleofberlin.com

time september 7th til september 24th 2008

web in collaboration with Kultur Vesterbro Lyrskovgade 4, 4. sal. 1758 København V tel. +45 70222950 mail Laila Koust. lailah@kff.kk.dk

www.fairytaleofberlin.com


Janine Bean was born in 1974 and grew up in Mecklenburg, in the former German Democratic Republic. After moving to Berlin in 1994, she worked for the Galerie am Wasserturm for two years. Shortly thereafter, she enrolled herself as a student in Museum Studies at the University of Applied Sciences Berlin (FhTW ). In 2000, she finished her studies (FhTW). and started working with artist´s groups such as Schaltkreis Berlin and for different cultural projects, like the 49 Meisterwerke exhibition in Berlin. Janine Bean founded the janinebeangallery in 2004 and today she is an owner in partnership and curator. The janinebeangallery is a gallery for young contemporary art, with an emphasis on exhibitions and projects with specific themes and working titles. For her, a close collaboration with international artists is important and necessary to develop and formulate these themes. This results often and ideally in a reciprocal inspiration amongst the artists and the curator, Janine Bean. In addition to everyday assistance for the artists, the janinebeangallery also provides studios, which are adjacent to the gallery. These studios are presently occupied by the artists Mari Lou, Paula Bogati and Vanessa von Heydebreck. Besides photography and installations, the focus of genre of the gallery’s exhibitions is paintings. In the past three years, all exhibitions of the gallery have been curated by Janine Bean. For more information please visit the gallery’s website at www.janinebeangallery.com

Janine Bean – curator


Katja Patt was born 1970 in Mainz, Germany. In 1992, Katja Patt enrolled in Social Studies at the University of Hildesheim. Hildesheim. Two years later she changed her area of studies to become a student of Cultural Sciences and Aesthetical Communication, and graduated from the University of Hildesheim with a Master of Arts in Cultural Studies in 2002. During her studies, she worked for various cultural projects, such as the the realization and organization of the exhibition “sammeln!” at Museum der Dinge in Berlin. In 2004 – living in Berlin at this time - Katja started working for the Galerie Eva Poll, Poll, assisting with exhibition setups, secretarial work and some PR. In 2005 she moved on to the Galerie Davide Di Maggio at Sophie-Gips-Höfe in Berlin-Mitte, where she worked on exhibition concepts and organization, art consulting, PR, sales and artist support. The Galerie Davide Di Maggio is a gallery for contemporary art that features artists such as Peter Ern, Frantiska and Tim Gilman, Roger Hansson, Oda Jaune, Andreas Leikauf, Francesca Woodman and fluxus artists like Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik and Wolf Vostell, to name a few. Katja Patt worked for the Galerie Davide Di Maggio from 2005 until the beginning of 2008, when she departed for a maternity leave. Today she works as a curator in Berlin.

Katja Patt – co/curator


Kultur Vesterbro

The idea for art exhibition project „Fairytale of Berlin“ came to life in in cooperation with Kultur Vesterbro – particularly with the aid of Laila Koust Hansen and Janine Bean. The Kultur Vesterebro is a network of communal cultural institutions in Copenhagen, which are spread out within the district of Vesterbro to provide for local culture, as well as extracurricular activities. In order to accomplish their goals, Kultur Vesterbro operates with a very broad concept of culture and offers projects and events within many different fields of cultural experience. One of the main issues of Kultur Vesterbro is to support and consult culture and art projects.


Råhuset

Råhuset – „The Raw House“ Råhuset is an intimate underground venue located at Kulturstaldende at the district Vesterbro in Copenhagen, which offers the opportunity to hear, see and feel what is moving the upcoming cultural scene. At Råhuset, Råhuset, the public can experience groundbreaking art, performances and music. It is about 350 sqm in size, is spread over two floors and its raw interior gives these different genres a unique opportunity to create their own particular expression in their portrayal. In this context Råhuset is the ideal space for innovative cultural events and „crazy ideas“.


participating artist and artist groups Christl Mudrak / Installation Thomas Stüssi / Installation Vanessa von Heydebreck / Drawing Danielle de Picciotto / Drawing Iva Vacheva / Painting Paula Bogati / Mixed Media Mari Lou / Painting Irene Pätzug / Sculpture Ernst Altmann / Stencil - Painting Franziska Klotz / Painting Ingo Mittelstaedt / Photography Lichtpiraten / Light Performance / Light Installation/ opening evening Katz´n´Steve / Performance / opening evening


Christl Mudrak Installation


Christl Mudrak, Mudrak, Drone I, 2007


Christl Mudrak, Mudrak, For Higher Power, 2007


Christl Mudrak, Mudrak, Zone, 2007


…The artist Christl Mudrak creates rooms, that manipulate the observer through strange and powerful impressions; rooms, that radiate energy and activity, like energetic fields. Concerning the obeserver, they function as a supercharging, which causes an interaction. The so-called „Zona“ from Andrej Tarkowskis film „Stalker“ (1979) is a good example for the kind of energetic rooms, that Christl Mudrak refers to. The „Zona“ is only to be seen through the protagonist‘s action and the play of the actor as well as the cinematographic handling, but not through special effects… Christl Mudrak *1972 in Memmingen, Germany since 2007 – teacher at ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (CH), Department Architecture 2006-2008 – postgraduate study, MFA, Goldsmiths University of London (GB) 2006 – Master Pupil of Prof. Katharina Grosse 2006 – Diploma Fine Arts/Painting 2000-2006 – studied Fine Arts and Painting with Prof. Katharina Grosse, Prof. Hanns Schimansky, Prof. Werner Liebmann at School of Art and Design BerlinWeissensee 1993-1998 – studied History of Art and Classical Archeology at the University of Augsburg and the Freie Universität Berlin scholarships 2005 – exchange programme, Chelsea College of Art&Design, London (GB) 2004 – scholar of Cusanuswerk, Bonn 2003 – ERASMUS programme, École Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts Paris (FR) 2002 – DAAD-scholarship, Muchina Akademia St. Petersburg (RU), class of Monumental Painting 1990 – prize winner of the 37th contest of the European Cultural Foundation exhibitions and projects (selction – last three years) 2008 – Fire Red Gas Blue Ghost Green Signs, The Sassoon Gallery, London (GB) / Projekt Berlin 08, Kunsthaus KuLe, Berlin / Vertigo, Projektraum FIELD, Berlin / The wall is flat, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam (NL) 2007 – Malen mit Ute, Acker 18, Berlin / Ficken Sie dieses Haus, NO:ID Gallery, London (GB) / Reich und Schön müssen leider draußen bleiben, Projektraum FIELD, Berlin / Zeichnung und Zeichen, Acker 18, Berlin / group exhibition, Reithalle, Berlin / Arigato, Acker 18, Berlin / Celeste Art Prize, Lyon & Turnbull Auction House, Edinburgh (GB) / überhitzt, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin / Celeste Art Prize Exhibition, Truman Brewery, London (GB) / The Publication, interim show in a newspaper, London (GB) / A silent day in the life, interim show, London (GB) / Silent Debate, interim show, London (GB) / The Golden Mug, interim show, London (GB) / LAB 3, Projectspace Goldsmiths University, London (GB) 2006 – Berliner Liste, Galerie Inga Kondeyne, Berlin / ART FORUM BERLIN, Förderkoje School of Art and Design Berlin-Weissensee / Berliner Kunstsalon, Manthey & van Heydebreck, Berlin / group exhibition, Galerie Inga Kondeyne, Berlin / ZAMS, installation at the foyer of the School of Art and Design Berlin-Weissensee / Berlin-Tokyo, Superdeluxe, Tokyo (JP)


Thomas St端ssi Installation


Thomas St端ssi, St端ssi, Gravity, 2008


Thomas St端ssi, St端ssi, intercity. paris berlin


Thomas St端ssi, St端ssi, your private bubble


…The encompassing installations of Swiss artist Thomas Stüssi visualize forms in action that are not only of a technical benefit, rather that develop moreover an impact through a mental or aesthetical way. Stüssi uses objects of movement, like cars and rockets, and technical achievements, like the Eiffel Tower Paris and the Berlin Televison Tower, and reduces them to absurdity, as he alienates the material or merges two objects into one. Like in the works „alpha love“ and „intercity“…

Thomas Stüssi *1978 in Zürich, Switzerland

2006 – 2005 – 2004 – 2001 – 2001 – 2000 – 1999 – 1998 –

Master Pupil of Prof. Karin Sander, Prof. Berndt Wilde and Prof. Inge Mahn Diploma in Fine Art/Sculpture student exchange, Istanbul (TR) foundation of artist group FMSW changed area of studies, studying Sculpture at the School of Art and Design Berlin-Weissensee began Product Design studies at the School of Art and Design Berlin-Weissensee internship at art foundry Felix Lehner creative artistic pre-education course, Romanshorn (CH)

exhibitions and projects 2007 – zeroing, Kunstsenter Bergen (NO) / Gegen Null N 0° E 0° – Die Expedition zum Nullpunkt, Gulf of Guinea 2006 – Hagia Sofia, temporary installation, Istanbul (TR) / polarcirulations, Reykjavik (IS) / REGARDS CROISÉS, Paris (FR) 2005 – Berliner Kunstsalon, musical performance, Berlin / Octopus avec souci, Galerie Schloss Lanke, Lanke / urban acoustic performance, Galerie Nord, Berlin 2004 – musical performance with „Janatom“, Oderbergerstrasse, Berlin / Brücken, open-air installation, artist collective Oda-Projesi, Istanbul (TR) / development of Opel-Konstantin, Istanbul (TR) 2002 – Fisch und Frosch, musical performance, different sides / Projekt Neueröffnung, Frankfurt/Oder / Kunst am Bau, Human Solutions, Kaiserslautern / research on the personel conquest of the universe, with Marian Burchardt 2001 – group exhibition, Galerie in der Veteranenstrasse, Berlin other member of artist group FMSW – FallerMiethStuessiWeck, for more information please visit www.fmsw.net


Vanessa von Heydebreck Drawing


Vanessa von Heydebreck, Heydebreck, O.T., 2006


Vanessa von Heydebreck, Heydebreck, O.T., 2007


Vanessa von Heydebreck, Heydebreck, O.T., 2007


…the artist was born in Montreal, Canada and has lived in Berlin since 1995. Her rather small-sized drawings are characterized by a very personal perspective. She draws what she thinks, what she feels, what she experiences, what she wishes for and what just flew by her window. Heydebreck draws her fears, her dreams, her happiness, her friends, your friends, a coffeepot – and by doing so, she creates a very individual intimate image…

Vanessa von Heydebreck *1980 in Montreal, Canada

2007 – gallery work abroad in Beijing and Ordos (CN) 2006 – Diploma in Fine Arts/Painting 2000-2006 – studied Fine Arts/Painting with Prof. Hanns Schimansky at School of Art and Design Berlin-Weissensee 1998 – studied Fine Arts foundation year at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver (CA) scholarships 2004 – ERASMUS programme, University of Tartu (EE), Faculty of Philosophy exhibitions and projects 2008 - Drawing, group exhibition, janinebeangallery, Berlin 2008 – 9 bis 9, janinebeangallery, Berlin / OPEN WEEKEND. Galerien in Berlin Mitte, janinebeangallery, Berlin 2007 – Franziska Klotz, Vanessa von Heydebreck, feel real - real feel. Paintings and drawings, Galerie Open, Berlin / überhitzt, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin / P-Zug, von H’Debreck -> K’Lotz“, Miope Galerie, Berlin 2006 – ART FORUM BERLIN, Förderkoje School of Art and Design Berlin-Weissensee / Berliner Kunstsalon, Manthey & van Heydebreck, Berlin 2005 – Octopus avec souci, Galerie Schloss Lanke, Lanke / Berliner Liste, Galerie Inga Kondeyne, Berlin / Herzschuss erfunden, School of Art an Design Berlin-Weissensee 2003 – Kunstfaktor Zossen, joint work with Franziska Klotz, city center of Zossen / zeichnenklasse zeichnenklasse, Kunstfaktor, Berlin 2002 – group exhibition, Kulturamt Berlin-Lichtenberg 2001 – Arbeiten zeigen, Kleist Forum, Frankfurt/Oder


Danielle de Picciotto Drawing


Danielle de Picciotto, Picciotto, a kiss is but a kiss


Danielle de Picciotto, Picciotto, rheindeer mirror


Danielle de Picciotto, Picciotto, smallnatura morta


…Danielle de Picciotto is an american artist living in Berlin, Germany. She works as a painter, illustrator, filmaker and musician. Her diversified works are expressive and vibrant. The observer is dragged into bizarre worlds, where the pulsating nighlife of old and new Berlin, eccentric Japanese dancers, circus, the carneval or the artist’s life by itselfs is thematised… …works as a painter, illustrator, filmaker and musician. Danielle de Picciotto beckons us irresistibly, into the lands of whimsy that flow with such soulful precision from her pen. Anything - the dissonant, the miraculous the doomed - is possible here, but not without a price. This is the stuff of fairytales from the old school; a happy ending is by no means a given. Nestling within delightfully deft borders, these pieces are delicately crafted narratives in themselves, within which lovely, tattooed creatures hold their own against the odds - on their knees perhaps, but not beaten. De Picciotto creates heroines, whose poignant plights cannot fail to touch our own…Lisa own…Lisa Turner Danielle de Picciotto * in Tacoma, WA, United States - internship at Méire & Méire, Köln - study of Fine Arts at Alanus University of Fine Arts and Social Sciences, Bonn - study of Illustration at Fashion Institute of Technology, New York (US) - study of Fine Arts at Parsons. The New School for Design, New York (US) exhibitions and projects (selection – last five years) 2008 2007 –

2006 – 2005 – 2004 – 2003 –

Drawing, group exhibition, janinebeangallery, Berlin Don´t wake Daddy II, Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg / Kings and Queens and Childhood Dream,s, Strychnin Gallery, London (GB) / Nomi, Gallery AUS18, Milano (IT) / Zoo Art Fair London, Strychnin Gallery, London (GB) / Female Signs – Abendsterne, janinebeangallery, Berlin / Works from a Collection of Friends, Young Blood Gallery, Atlanta, GA, (US) / Mona Lisa, Strychnin Gallery, Berlin / 007 Strictly Berlin, GDK, Berlin / Papier Tiger, Galerie Deck, Stuttgart / Mohnblumen, Mousonturm , Frankfurt/Main Misfit Carnevale, Galerie Neurotitan, Berlin / Papier Tiger, Galerie Engler, Berlin Kunst oder Königin, Magazin, Berlin The Taboo Tableau, Münzsalon, Berlin / Tattooed tales, Saint Georges, Berlin Von Musen und Medusen, Galerie MOG, Berlin / 40 Jahre Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin / group exhibition, Galerie Bleibtreu, Berlin / Rockographie, Vodoo Tattoo, Berlin / Petshop, Haus Schwarzenberg, Berlin / Disorganisch, M3, Berlin


Iva Vacheva Painting


Iva Vacheva, Vacheva, Rotk채ppchen ?!, acrylic on canvas 300x250cm, 2007


Iva Vacheva, Vacheva, O.T., etching 108x78cm, 2007


Iva Vacheva, Vacheva, Schwein leckt Huhn, acrylic on canvas175x280cm, 2006


…Iva Vacheva was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. She is a wild painter and drawer in the true sense of the word. Boisterous on canvas, but within graphics accurate in every detail, creating environments within her paintings, where the shown figures move in hellish, nightmarish landscapes. It is Vacheva‘s exuberant phantasy, which lets her works become small apocalypses. Nonetheless, she knowingly engages her subjects in ironic humaristic aspects, in order to protect them from absolute darkness...

Iva Vacheva *1981 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

since 2004 – studied Visual Arts with Prof. Wolfgang Petrick at Berlin University of Arts 2000-2004 – studied Painting at the National Academy of Arts, Sofia (BG) 1994-2000 – Highschool of Fine Arts, Plovdiv (BG) scholarships 2003 – First Prize for Painting, Post Bank Sofia (BG) 2001 – scholarship for Painting from Prof. A. Daniel and Euro Bank, Sofia (BG) exhibitions and projects 2008 – ugly, horny, bad, Krammig & Pepper Contemporary, Berlin 2007 – In search of lost time, City Gallery Sofia (BG) 2006 – PREVIEW BERLIN, Kunstagenten Berlin / Ausser Haus, Berlin 2005 – International Meeting of Photography, Plovdiv (BG) / fine art fair frankfurt, Berlin University of Arts, Frankfurt am Main 2004 – KUNSTBOMBE, Herne 2003 – Reflections/Art Today, Plovdiv (BG) / Youth Festival of Arts, Greece / 3rd International Student Triennial Istanbul, Marmara University, Faculty Of Fine Arts Istanbul (TR)


Paula Bogati Mixed Media


Paula Bogati, Bogati, I coulld´´t sleep a thousend times, ,mixed media on canvas 160x140cm, 2008


Paula Bogati, Bogati, l'ange bleu, mixed media on wood 114x144cm, 2008


Paula Bogati, Bogati, plaisire tereste , mixed media on wood 170x60cm, 2008


…The Romanian/Canadian artist Paula Bogati has lived and worked in Berlin since 2006. Bogatis monotypes are created by a mixed technique, she decribes this as “using silkscreens like paintbrushes and painting with the frame.” Through applying various layers and the additional use of a palette-knife, the compositions are created in an intense moment of paint application and formation. Correspondingly the facets of expressions in Bogatis characters range from a superficial nonchalance to the dramatic agent of protagonists. So to speak these characters are affected affecters in the sentimental clutter of a pretendedly relaxed night life – affecters demanding emotional responsibilty and commitment by their reaction though… Paula Bogati *1971 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

since 2006 – lives and works in Berlin 2005 – Master Pupil of Prof. Francine Chaine 2005 – Master of Fine Arts 2002-2005 – study of Visual Arts at Université Laval, Québec (CA), École des Arts Visuels 2002 – Bachelor of Graphic Design 1999-2002 – study of Graphic Design with Prof. Nicole Malenfant at Université Laval, Québec (CA), École des Arts Visuels 1995-1997 – study of Philosophy, Sociology and History at Université Laval, Québec (CA) 1987 – emigrating to Québec (CA) exhibitions and projects 2008 – 9 bis 9, janinebeangallery, Berlin / A Summer Night's Dream, janinebeangallery, Berlin / OPEN WEEKEND. Galerien in Berlin Mitte, janinebeangallery, Berlin / Le Passage, janinebeangallery, Berlin 2007 – Berliner Liste, janinebeangallery, Berlin / unfiltered stories, janinebeangallery, Berlin 2006 – up and down, janinebeangallery, Berlin 2005 – Blanc Sombre. Galerie d'arts visuels, Université Laval, Québec (CA) / Galerie d´art Portal, Québec (CA) 2004 – Galerie Rouje, Québec (CA) / Rue Cartier, Québec (CA) / Biennale Internationale d'Estampe Contemporaine, Montréal (CA) / Le livre d'artiste, Galerie d'arts visuels, Université Laval, Québec (CA) 2003 – Rue Cartier, Québec (CA) 2002 – Galerie d'arts visuels, Université Laval, Québec (CA)


Mari Lou Painting


Mari Lou, Lou, , 2008


Mari Lou, Lou, 2008


Mari Lou, Lou, 2008


…The characters of the Canadian artist Mari Lou reflect lasciviousness and tenderness, their models are taken from the nightlife. They also transfer a touch of sadness, expressed by the unapproachability of the figures. Mari Lou`s pictures show femmes and hommes fatales as a crowd phenomenon, their isolation appears rather tragic than superior…

Mari Lou *1978 in Quebec, Canada

2003 – New Media and Technology, Université Laval, Québec (CA) 2001 – Diploma of Communication Graphics, Université Laval, Québec (CA) 1997 – Art Diploma, College D.E.C, CÉGEP de Sainte-Foy, Québec (CA) exhibitions and projects 2008 – 9 bis 9, janinebeangallery, Berlin / A Summer Night's Dream, janinebeangallery, Berlin / Kabinette, janinebeangallery, Berlin 2007 – Nachtleben in Portraits, Unique Gallery, Köln / Melancholic Baby, janinebeangallery, Berlin / female signs - Abendsterne, janinebeangallery, Berlin 2006 – female signs - Naturbeobachtungen im Jagdrevier, janinebeangallery, Berlin / female signs - Lebewelt und andere Malaisen, janinebeangallery, Berlin / female signs – nocturne, janinebeangallery, Berlin / Berliner Liste, janinebeangallery, Berlin 2005 – U3 Event Bahnhof, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin / pop art art pop, janinebeangallery, Berlin 2004 – Fete des arts, rue Cartier, Quebec (CA) / R-Evolution, Quebec (CA) / Lee Love, Quebec (CA) 2002 – Generations en jeu. Le travail et apres...“, Musee de la Civilisation, Quebec, Montreal, Sept-Iles, Jonquiere, Riviere-du-Loup (CA)


Irene P채tzug Sculpture


Irene P채tzug, P채tzug, Hy채nen, polymetric gypsum, height each 90cm, 2006


Irene P채tzug, P채tzug, 2006


Irene P채tzug, P채tzug, Hampelm채nner, wood, metal, cord, firecracker, height hanging 39cm, height standing 50cm, 2004


…The sculptor Irene Pätzung, graduate of the School of Art and Design Berlin-Weissensee, plays with positioning in a room, and making what is not visible seen. Pätzung’s objects and rooms become images; thereby she views her plastic work as an expansion of visible and imaginary space. The presence of the viewer expands the image and creates a new own with its own validity. Being on one level with the objects, the viewer becomes a part of the image…

Irene Pätzug *1975 in Dresden, Germany

since 2006 – Master Pupil of Prof. Bernd Wilde and Prof. Inge Mahn 2006 – Diploma Sculpture 2004 – study stay, Marseille (FR) 2003 – internship, Kathmandu (NP) 2000-2006 – studied Sculpture at School of Art and Design Berlin-Weissensee 1995-1998 – education at Collage for Wood Machining München exhibitions and projects 2008 – Kabinette, janinebeangallery, Berlin 2007 – Flat Grey, Galerie Feng Sway, København (DK) / automatisch, Acker 18, Berlin / P-Zug, von H’Debreck nach K’Lotz, Miope Galerie, Berlin / 20 eventi, Region Rieti (IT) / dezentral-lokal, Galerie Alte Schule, Berlin / Prolog 1, Berlin 2006 – Promenadenmischung, ehemaliges Posttelegrafenamt, Berlin 2005 – Gedankenstrich, di franco, Chemnitz 2004 – etüden, Wünsdorf 2003 – Vor Ort, Bundesjustizministerium, Berlin / 3rd International Student Triennial Istanbul, Marmara University, Faculty Of Fine Arts Istanbul (TR)


Ernst Altmann Stencil-Painting


Ernst Altmann, Altmann, Blaue Augen III


Ernst Altmann, Altmann, Der B채r , Installation, paper on wall, 2008


Ernst Altmann, Altmann, Der B채r


…The large-scale paintings by Berlin artist and former student of Gerhard Richter, Ernst Altmann, portray a sense of melancholy. Altmann is on a search for clarity; both in an intellectual and a formal way. For him the formal simplicity and strictness means freedom for his expression. With his stencil paintings, he orients himself stylisticly from medieval and asian woodcuts. Ernst Altmann deals with themes from history and literature and embeds them into his works. He creates images with one or two colours on canvas and paper…

Ernst Altmann *1968 in Berlin, Germany

since 2001 tutorials at Goldsmiths University of London (GB), Department Image & Communication, Master Pupil of Gerhard Richter 1990-1995 – studied painting with Gerhard Richter at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf exhibitions and projects 2008 – Kabinette, janinebeangallery, Berlin 2007 – Neueröffnung, Autocenter, Berlin / Ernst Altmann, Wolfgang Ganter, Stefan Rinck, INTER Berlin, Berlin/ 1st international symposium for interdisciplinary process in contemporary art , River Town , Praha (CZ) 2006 – Sammlung Schlegel, Brotfabrik, Berlin / Blaue Augen, Streetart Gallery, Berlin / Pico, Schablonski & das leere Fuchsloch, Streetart Gallery, Berlin 2005 – International Biennale of Contemporary Art, National Gallery Prague (CZ) / Egalite – Avidite – Cruaute , Autocenter, Berlin 2004 – 3 chunken, Club for Chunk, Berlin / Jocko Homo, Illgalleries, Berlin 2002 – Zwerge, 120 de, Berlin 2001 – Angst, Lomolondon Gallery, London (GB) / Ornamente für ein neuenglisches Mädchenzimmer, KW – Studiogalerie, Berlin  1999 – Body and Urbanism, Pyramide Enver Hoxa, Tirana (AL) / Friends & Neighbours, Maria am Ostbahnhof, Berlin / Mastermix, Maria am Ostbahnhof, Berlin   1998 – 1 Polymer, Maria am Ostbahnhof, Berlin / Bilder, Galerie Ostowar, Berlin


Franziska Klotz Painting


Franziska Klotz, Klotz, fresh air, mixed media on canvas 200x260cm, 2008


Franziska Klotz, Klotz, 160x140, acrylic and oil on canvas,2008


Franziska Klotz, Klotz, Dust, mixed media on canvas 200x250cm, 2007


…With her large-scale paintings, Franziska Klotz focuses on nuances and moments of irritation and the whirring of light and colour. Klotz tries to catch the moment on the move without disrupting its dynamic state. These puzzling exposed indoor and outdoor scenerios don’t reflect reality, they rather stop it briefly – just as long as the observer needs to catch an impression- like a sort of afterimage of reality, but fed from several representations simultaneously...

Franziska Klotz *1979 in Dresden, Germany since 2006 – working as a painter in Berlin 2006 – Master Pupil of Prof. Werner Liebmann 2006 – Diploma Fine Arts 2000-2006 – studied Fine Arts/Painting with Prof. Werner Liebmann at School of Art and Design Berlin-Weissensee 1999 – studied Costume and Stage Design at Academy of Fine Arts Dresden 1998-1999 – internships at the Deutsche Staatsoper, at the Volksbuehne and the Berliner Ensemble 1998 – High School Graduation, København (DK) scholarships 2005 – Max Ernst Award and Scholarship of the City of Bruehl exhibitions and projects (selection – last four years) 2008 – A Summer Nights Dream, janinebeangallery, Berlin / Conquer, Projektraum Schwarzmarkt, janinebeangallery, Berlin / Projekt Berlin 08, Kunsthaus KuLe, Berlin / Beauty is no protection, janinebeangallery, Berlin / Trans Europe - Seven European Woman Painters, Galerie Davide Di Maggio, Berlin 2007 – Berliner Liste. Messe für aktuelle Kunst, Berlin, Galerie Davide Di Maggio, Berlin / Franziska Klotz, Vanessa von Heydebreck, feel real – real feel. paintings and drawings, galerie OPEN, Berlin / Malkunst 2 – contemporary painting in Berlin, Schloss Plueschow (in collaboration with Galerie Davide Di Maggio Milano/Berlin), Plueschow / ueberhitzt, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin / P-Zug,von H’Debreck → K’Lotz, Miope Galerie, Berlin / VIENNAFAIR. The International Contemporary Art Fair focused on CEE, Wien (AT), Galerie Davide Di Maggio, Berlin / Malkunst 2 – contemporary painting in Berlin, Fondazione Mudima, Milano (IT) / MiArt. Fiera Internazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Milano (IT), Galerie Davide Di Maggio, Milano (IT) / Arte Fiera. Art First, Bologna (IT), Galerie Davide Di Maggio, Milano (IT) 2006 – Berliner Liste. Messe für aktuelle Kunst, Berlin, Galerie Davide Di Maggio, Berlin / Klotz, Galerie Davide Di Maggio, Berlin / ART FORUM BERLIN, Berlin, School of Art and Design Berlin-Weissensee / President´s XI, Galerie Ruth Leuchter, Duesseldorf / MiArt. Fiera Internazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Milano (IT), Galerie Davide Di Maggio, Milano (IT) / Arte Fiera. Art First, Bologna (IT), Galerie Davide Di Maggio, Milano (IT) 2005 – New Painters: part one, Galerie Davide Di Maggio, Milano (IT) / Praesentation, Schreiber Villa, Leipzig / Octopus avec souci, Galerie Schloss Lanke, Lanke / erfinden und markieren, Galerie Budissin, Kunstverein Bautzen / Dice-Box, Aktionsbank, Berlin / Herzschuss erfunden, School of Art and Design Berlin-Weissensee / Inhaltsverzeichnis, Galerie Schloss Lanke, Lanke / Max Ernst Award Exhibition, Galerie am Schloss, Bruehl


Ingo Mittelstaedt Photography


Ingo Mittelstaedt, Mittelstaedt, Henge, 100x120cm, C-Print, 2007


Ingo Mittelstaedt, Mittelstaedt, cloude, 60x60cm, C-Print, 2005


Ingo Mittelstaedt, Mittelstaedt, hug, 60x60cm, C-Print, 2006


…In his photographs, Ingo Mittelstaedt deals with isolation and representation of familiar elements of a collective memory and individual perception. The pictures work like a déjà vu, they evoke both a feeling of familiarity and uncertainty. His photographs are complex mysteries, which use, pretend, imitate and benefit from the fact that our senses are eager for quick perception and evaluation and thus so susceptible to deceptions. Mittelstaedt’s interest lies in moments like getting up too quickly and its following dizziness or the accidentally forgotten fly and the indecision to close it or to do nothing, hoping that no one will mention the mishap. In these moments the perception of time is changing and one second can become a small eternity… Ingo Mittelstaedt *1978 in Berlin, Germany

since 2003 – studied Art with Prof. Dörte Eißfeldt and Prof. Candice Breitz at Braunschweig University of Art 2000 – High School Graduation Copenhagen (DK) scholarships 2007-2008 – scholarship abroad, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, Istanbul (TR) 2006 – scholarship, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes exhibitions and projects 2007 – Kunstverein St. Pauli, Hamburg / come together, Galerie koal, Berlin / Frühaufsteher 01, Galerie koal, Berlin / If such a thing had been my thought, Kunstklub Berlin / Der Blick nach Außen, Kunstmuseum Ratingen / Dialoge2, Siemens Arts Program, Hannover, Kassel, Braunschweig 2006 – Exellent ,VW Bank, Braunschweig / wenn man weiss das man wegfährt, Foro Artistico, Hannover 2005 – Plattform #2, Kunstverein Hannover / octopus avec souci, Galerie Schloss Lanke, Lanke / TentLab 05, Bürgerpark Braunschweig / show, Gallery of Braunschweig University of Art / Inhaltsverzeichnis, Galerie Schloss Lanke, Lanke / kalte Küche, Präsentation der Klasse von Gastprof. Else Gabriel, Braunschweig University of Art 2004 – Fassadenrepublik, Palast der Republik, Berlin / verorten, Kunstverein Hildesheim / Installation LX, Esch sur Alzette (LU) 2003 – Hotel Neustadt, Halle Neustadt


Artists group Neulant / van Exel


Neulant / van Exel, DAS, Installation, 2006


Neulant / van Exel, BOJE, 2008


Neulant / van Exel, RACER, 2007


„At

the beginning of the 20th century the artist Marcel Duchamp was one of the first people to recognise that works of art do not necessarily have to be created, but rather, have to be recognised as such. This means that not the way one handles artistic tools, but the way one deals with concepts is central for all creative media. Today the work of many young designers locates itself confidently within the overlapping fields of art, design and architecture. Artists Marian Neulant and Axel van Exel, both of who live in Berlin, provide proof that the collaboration of a sculptor and an architect can produce very interesting results. The scope of their works goes far beyond the mere functionality of the manufactured object. Examples of their work can be seen on their homepage.www.neulantvanexel.net� Text published in spoonfork.de magazine Author May-Britt Frank, October 2008 Neulant / van Exel www.neulantvanexel.com


Katz‘n‘Steve Performance


Katz‘n‘Steve


Katz‘n‘Steve


Katz‘n‘Steve


…… …Katz'n‘Steve is formed by two canadian artist painters having the desire to play around common sense, established behaviour and the socalled seriousness of the art world in general. Without any pretention or statements, the duo presents a life self-portrayal à la Cindy Sherman, putting the highlights on everyday moments such as drinking a cup of tea or taking a cab, which seem ordinary and without any interest at the first sight but they are the summary of our life…

Katz‘n‘Steve performance by Paula Bogati and Mari Lou


Fairytale of Berlin