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Painful as Hell and Irresistible Still

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.12.2017 | Home
Edward Goldman

In this exhibition, Kota Ezawa shows an animated film as well as a series of light boxes, each of them displaying a deliberately stylized recreation of the stolen work. A quarter of a century later, the mystery of what happened to the works remains unsolved.

Berlin and Beyond Honolulu Brings German Films to Hawaii

Christina Gerhardt | Posted 02.17.2014 | Home
Christina Gerhardt

The young couple's baby only stops crying when they take him for a drive in the car. One night, the car is stolen and their baby kidnapped, as they stop at a convenience store. In the ensuing caper, the parents set out to steal back their child.

Europe Sleeping in the Nude: Sasha Schneider at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art

Perry Brass | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Perry Brass

If you only see one gay art show this fall season (and I hope you'll see more than one), it's got to be the incredible, deep, mystifying exhibition at SoHo's Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, Nude in Public: Sascha Schneider, Homoeroticism and the Male Form Circa 1900.


Posted 01.12.2013 | Home

From 1900-1930 German art gained its highly charged energy from its simultaneous relationship to modernity and primitivism. Both ideals, though in man...

Art Restitution Battle Brews in Germany

SPIEGEL ONLINE | Posted 09.09.2012 | Home

The legendary Jewish gallery owner Alfred Flechtheim lost dozens of precious paintings during the Nazi era. For years, his heirs have been fighting fo...

A Giant Lego Bridge Made Of Colored Panels

Posted 07.06.2012 | Home

Last October, the small, verdant city of Wuppertal, Germany was transformed by a street artist who goes by the moniker Megx. The artist installed colo...

If God Had A Camera, He Might Take These Photos

Posted 06.22.2012 | Home

German photographer Menno Aden turns familiar interior spaces into alien planes, simply by photographing them from above. Taking the perspective of a ...

Want To Wear Your Voice?

Posted 06.16.2012 | Home

Do you love the sound of your own voice? What about the way it looks? Berlin-based artist David Bizer has created a perfect way to pay homage to your ...

Lucas Kavner

Anonymous American Buys German Artists' Guillotine For $2.3 Million | Lucas Kavner | Posted 05.06.2012 | Home

An anonymous buyer from the U.S. has purchased a homemade guillotine from two German art students for $2.3 million. The guillotine was the centerpiece...

Lucas Kavner

Can The Internet Save This Lamb? | Lucas Kavner | Posted 04.29.2012 | Home

Oh, art. That magical, enigmatic practice that allows you to do anything you want in its name. You could shoot yourself, give birth to a child or lose...

German Street Artists Makes Cardboard Cities

Posted 04.24.2012 | Home

Most often artwork made with a cardboard box is referred to as a diorama and is made by a third grader, but sometimes the humble material can yield in...

Happy Birthday, Max Ernst!

Posted 04.02.2012 | Home

Happy Birthday to one of our favorite surrealists, Max Ernst. Ernst's attitude towards authority was affected early on by his strict, religious father...

Amy Bessone's 'Hit Your Head' Delivers Hairy Eyeballs

Posted 03.30.2012 | Home

Amy Bessone's new collection "Hit Your Head!" is gruesome in a playful way, as if De Kooning was trying to make his daughter a birthday card. Bessone'...

Happy Birthday, Josef Albers!

Posted 03.19.2012 | Home

Today marks the 124th birthday of German abstract painter Josef Albers. Known for influencing the new generation of American abstract painters, Albers...

Surreal And Haunting Picture Puzzles

Posted 03.05.2012 | Home

Berlin artist Marcel Eichner creates haunting picture puzzles where distinctions between the banal and the surreal are chewed up and spit back out. Li...

Take A Ride: 102-Foot Long Slide To Grace The New Museum

Posted 12.24.2011 | New York

With the installation of a 102-foot slide, the New Museum will transform into something of a high-brow amusement park on Wednesday. The slide is a par...

WATCH: 100 Radioactive Soldiers Light Up Hamburg

Posted 12.17.2011 | Home

We've all let our paranoia get the best of us, and anonymous art collective LuzInterruptus feels sympathizes. A vast departure from their Madrid insta...

The Effect Of War On An Artist's Work

Posted 08.31.2011 | Home

Germany in the 1920s would have been an exciting time for an artist. The First World War had ended and a period of stability and creativity, known as ...


Carmen Zella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Carmen Zella

Art helps us to understand - at times only retrospectively - how events of great importance have left their mark on the lives not only of artists, but...

The Remarkable Life of Valeska Gert

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Thomas Gladysz

Is Valeska Gert (1892 -1978) the great missing link in 20th century culture?

BIENNIALS: 6th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art

Art Observed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It is not an accident that La Monnaie Vivante (The Living Currency), a performance art event after Pierre Klossowski, is being staged, or rather, expe...

The Brief, Glorious Life Of Bauhaus (New York Review)

The New York Review of Books | Martin Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Few developments central to the history of art have been so misrepresented or misunderstood as the brief, brave, glorious, doomed life of the Bauhaus-...