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Juni 2020

Anton Pronin „Scarlet“



Photographer: Anton Pronin
Wardrobe Stylist: Zulfira  Mansapova @mansapova_zu
Makeup Artist: Mansapova Zulfira @makeup_mansapova
Model: Ulia Hohlova @ulia.kho

Scarf: Vintage; Glasses: Keddo
Top: Passion lingerie; Jacket: Bershka

Swimsuit: Passion lingerie; Glasses: Keddo;
Earrings: Mango; Scarf: Vintage

Swimsuit: Passion lingerie; Glasses: Keddo; Earrings: Mango
Scarf: Vintage; Earrings: Mango; Dress: Zara; Shirt: Zara; Boots: Dr. Martens

Beret: Vintage; Shirt: Zara; Corset: Passion lingerie; Earrings: Mango
Berert: Vintage; Earrings: Mango; Shirt: Zara; Pants: Zara; Scarf: Vintage

Lyubov Lukashenko „Bloomy Girl“



Photo: Lyubov Lukashenko @lukashenko_l
Make-up & hair: Anastasiia Tymoshchuk @tymoti_beauty
Style: Alona Nikonova @alonanikonova
Model: Mariya Kramarenko @mariya_kramarenko
Model agency: Modelwerk @modelwerk

Dress ‘NoName location’ (@noname_location); Shoes Robert Clergerie.
Top ‘NoName location’ (@noname_location); Pants Keep Style; Shoes Jonak.

Jacket, shorts and top ‘NoName location’ (@noname_location); Shoes Jimmy Choo
Top ‘NoName location’ (@noname_location); Pants Keep Style; Shoes Jonak.

Jacket ‘NoName location’ (@noname_location); Jeans Levi’s; Shoes Mango.

Top ‘NoName location’ (@noname_location); Pants Keep Style; Shoes Jonak.
Jacket ‘NoName location’ (@noname_location); Jeans Levi’s; Shoes Mango.

Dress ‘NoName location’ (@noname_location);
Shoes Robert Clergerie.

Dress ‘NoName location’ (@noname_location); Shoes Robert Clergerie.
Jacket ‘NoName location’ (@noname_location); Jeans Levi’s; Shoes Mango.

Jacket ‘NoName location’ (@noname_location); Jeans Levi’s; Shoes Mango.
Top ‘NoName location’ (@noname_location); Pants Keep Style; Shoes Jonak.

Sophie van Hasselt „into the woods“



Photographer: Sophie van Hasselt @sophievanhasselt
Stylist: Valerie Schroots @valeriecaroline_s
MUAH: Norien Voskuilen @norienvoskuilen

Dress – Scotch & Soda; Belt – ‘Bij ons’ Vintage; Scarf – Fiorucci vintage
Necklace – No Brand; Yellow top – Scotch & Soda

Hat – Vintage, Mevius Amsterdam; Green Sleeves – Old fishermen pants; Corset – Vintage, KiloShop
Sheer top – No brand; Blouse – No brand; Skirt – ‘Bij ons’ vintage; Sandals – No brand;
Blouse – Scotch & Soda; Skirt – Vanilia;

Top – Scotch & Soda; Necklace – Vintage, Mevius Amsterdam
Dress – Scotch & soda; Belt – ‘Bij ons’ Vintage; Scarf – Fiorucci vintage; Boots – Vintage, KiloShop

Interview with Kristina Okan


I r i n a  R u s i n o v i c h

Interview with Kristina Okan

Tell us a bit about yourself, your background and your work
I am a visual artist, originally from Russia but currently live and work in Berlin.

I graduated from Moscow Stroganov Art Academy with major in Ceramic Art. After  studying for 6 years, I felt creatively lost, because Russian artistic high education is very separated from the real situation in the contemporary art world. So, I decided that the best idea would be for me to move abroad and to start the next chapter of life in a new place where I have never been before, thus I moved to Warsaw, and then – Berlin. Now I am a full time artist, exhibiting and working locally and internationally.

What set you off as an artist?
I never saw other options for me in life to be honest. All my life I practice and study art. Nothing excites me more than when I express myself as an artist. I guess, it is my nature. Even though I tried to run my own art space project, to be an art manager in the gallery and to be an art teacher – I always feel that I am out of my element and I waste my time when I do something different from artworks.

Tell us about the themes you pursue in your work
All my works derive from my fantasies about natural and organic beauty. I think that so much visual beauty and power is concentrated in simple, trivial objects such as apples, lemons, etc., that we get used not to notice, though they are always in front of us. Also, digging deeper into the topic of still lifes I was fascinated by how much meaning and symbolism fruits and vegetables carried in the past, in the Renaissance epoch, for example.

In my works, I often look for a balance between abstract forms and real natural objects. As I said before, I am highly attracted by pieces created by nature, and I play around with this existing beauty in my own way, creating my imaginary shapes – little biomorphic monuments. I also like the visual effect of repetitive forms and patterns, that is why all my works are made of repeated elements. For me is very important to leave a room for interpretation of my objects to the viewers, to give a chance to find their own meanings.

Is there something you couldn’t live without in your studio? what is your most essential tool?
My studio is where my table is. It is the basic and the most sacred object for me in my studio. Not sure it can be considered as a tool actually, but it is the most essential element for me for sure.

Tell us how you organize, plan, and prioritize your work
Working with porcelain implies a very high level of discipline and self organization. If there is a tiny bit of rush – everything goes wrong. That is why I always prepare myself mentally in advance for the new series of works and organize my schedule the way that nothing will disturb me and I will devote 100 % of my attention to work. It is like a retreat or meditation.

With watercolor works on paper is almost the same. Since all my graphic works are meticulously detailed, it takes also a lot of concentration. Sometimes, I am so much into work that after hours of drawing, I look at the work and think: oh, wow,  did I really do it myself? Because at some point, I have a feeling that the work guided my hand without my direct participation. I think these works are my favorite ones!

Professionally, what is your goal?
My goal is to reach a broader audience and to get more visibility on international art fairs and competitions. And to have my works in David Zwirner`s collection, of course.

Are there any upcoming exhibitions or projects in the works?
I was working for a quite long time on my solo exhibition  MY SECRET GARDEN, but unfortuntely it was postponed and then finally cancelled due to current situation. Now I am very glad to announce that this show is finally going to happen in Haze Gallery and I am mostly focuced on its preparation. Besides this, I am working on a number of applications for ceramic biennales and art awards.

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Attention! Good news & opportunity for photography artists!

Attention! Good news & opportunity for photography artists!

Haze Award 500 Euro, is our new financial reward aimed at photo artists working in the field of fine art and conceptual photography. For the first time, the award will be presented in September on the results of „Art & Technology“ open-call ( Deadline 15 July) that encompasses both the print issue and the exhibition.

Art Exhibition by Kristina Okan opens 25 JUNE at HAZEGALLERY

Art Exhibition by Kristina Okan opens 25 JUNE at HAZEGALLERY

Art Exhibition opens 25 JUNE at HAZEGALLERY


Exhibition by
an award nominated international visual artist

Curated by Irina Rusinovich

“My SECRET GARDEN “, is a new exhibition by Russian born visual artist KRISTINA OKAN . The opening reception is scheduled to take place on THURSDAY the 25th of JUNE starting at 7:.00 pm at the HAZEGALLERY, Berlin The art exhibition features artist’s ceramic, drawing and graphic works and will be on display until 01 August.



On June 10 to 11, 2020, Global Talents Digital is taking place, the world’s first hybrid international online fashion-project, which will combine real designer collections along with the digital ones. Virtual and human models will present new fashion collections. Virtual Instagram celebrities will deliver their personal digital collections. 50 participants from 20 countries will show their collections and works in an unconventional format of video presentations, some of them using AR technology and digital avatars. Fashion will be complemented by animated visual art: 3D artists will create some digital works specially for Global Talents Digital. For two days all the streams can be followed at social networks and over 100 websites throughout the world.

Augmented Reality (AR) will become a part of the live stream: using smartphones, viewers will be able to move fashion looks to private bedrooms, for example. A digital artistic team from ЯZAT in collaboration with graphic designers Bayat Akerov, Viktoria Kobelkova, The Digital Mary, have made some digital versions of participating designers’ collections, which will be also available in AR.

“Global Talents Digital is an online version of the Global Talents project, launched by Russian Fashion Council to support cutting-edge brands throughout the world. Dozens of fashion talents from 10 countries debuted their catwalk collections at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia in past seasons. The key feature of the new project is that it will bring together real and totally digital collections. Besides, Global Talents Digital lies beyond classic fashion seasons and covers many countries both thanks to the participants and the live streams: from the South Africa to Japan, from the USA to Australia. And the connection point is Moscow, Russia, where most of the Vol. 1 participants come from. We have been systematically supporting and promoting emerging talents for many years. The global lockdown situation prompted us to look for some new formats, and Global Talents Digital in June 2020 is going to be one of our experiments. It is a contribution to a vibrating world fashion scene, full of the great talents”, said Alexander Shumsky, President of Russian Fashion Council and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia.

The list of participants includes the Peru-based brand ANNAISS YUCRA, which prepared a collaboration with a virtual model Ivaany from France. Another collaboration on the online event’s schedule is the joint presentation by the Be.Li.Ve. brand and Australian digital models from the Klubb Visuals Agency, Candice Klubb and Bambi. Kim Zulu, a virtual model from the South Africa (RSA), is going to deliver her debut personal digital collection. Aliona Pole (Russia), a well-known digital model (Russia) that has taken part in Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia online in April, will present her collection, too.

During Global Talents Digital, both Russian and foreign designers will present their collections. The list of participants includes CHAPURIN, VARVARA ZENINA, into|into, Not for sale,, SAMSHIT, AMARIN jewelry, OLA OLA, BEINUNISON, DANIIL KOSTYSHIN, RABBITHOLE, BAYARTAEV, ophelica, GIDROPLAN, ALKHANASHVILI, Be.Li.Ve. (Russia / France), Sushchenko (Russia / Iceland), CHAIN, VANESA KRONGOLD (Argentina), JAKE LIU (Australia), Florentina Leitner (Austria / Belgium), FEMME DE MARS (Belgium), Juan de La Paz (Bolivia), GUIDO VERA (Chile), TOMMAZO Studio (Cyprus), Svoboda Ravenstvo Bratstvo (France), NS GAIA (India), VIVIANO (Japan), ANNAISS YUCRA (Peru), 13/7 (Poland), Också (Spain), AFTER WORK STUDIO, RAHEL GUIRAGOSSIAN (Switzerland), Anciela, LINUS LEONARDSSON (UK), Shell (USA).

8 artists have created their digital pieces specially for Global Talents Digital. During the online presentations, the audience will be demonstrated creations by Russian artists: Sub Sensus, who has worked with Travis Scott; Fernand Clarke, a motion designer and CG artist, who has supervised CG decorations production for a musical operetta at the Bolshoy Theater. Also VEL LY, who has worked with brands like Dior, GIVENCHY, Dolce & Gabbana, Cartier, Lancôme, and Egor Golopolosov who has worked with Disney, Coca-Cola, Coach, will also share results of their work using innovative technologies. Moreover, the audience will see works by three German artists: Antoni Tudisco, a 3D artist and art director, who has collaborated with Nike, Versace and MTV; Marc Tudisco, a 3D artist and art director, who works with Nike, Reebok, Sprite and many other brands; and Timo Helgert, a digital artist and creative director, who has made a series of 3D videos “The Return of Nature”, in which he expressed his message of hope to everyone who suffered from the COVID-19 virus. Furthermore, an Italian 3D artist Alexey Severin will present results of his collaboration with a French virtual model Serah Reikka. Alexey is currently working with the Recycle art group, their collaborative projects were presented at the Venice Biennale and Center Pompidou in Paris.

Designers will be supported by more than a hundred Russian and international media. Online presentations of new designer collections will be available for watching from anywhere in the world.

For reference: Global Talents Digital is a virtual version of Russian Fashion Council’s Global Talents project established to support emerging talents throughout the world and arranged with support of Fashion Fund. During Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia, the event took place twice in the physical format, where designers from Argentina, Bangladesh, Belgium, China, France, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Peru, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden and the UK had a chance to present their debut shows at a large catwalk to the international audience.

Musical background at Global Talent Digital will be provided by DJ GROOVE.

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Duration 1—31 October 2020 In more than 100 institutions citywide
Opening Thursday, 1 October 2020 Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz 4, 10117 Berlin
EMOP Opening Days 2—4 October 2020 Akademie der Künste

The 9th edition of EMOP BerlinEuropean Month of Photography will take place from 1—31 October 2020. More than 100 Berlin museums, galleries, cultural institutions, embassies, alternative art spaces, project spaces, and photography schools will offer a wide range of exhibitions and events showcasing the beloved and celebrated medium in all its diversity. This year’s main theme is Europe — Identity, Crisis, Future. Further topics such as 30 years of German reunification and 100 years of Greater Berlin, as well as classical genres such as portrait, architectural, and fashion photography will also be represented.

Thanks to its decentralized program with numerous partner institutions and parallel exhibitions, EMOP Berlin can take place in autumn regardless of any possible restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic. Suitable measures regarding entrances and other hygiene requirements will be taken in response to the situation as needed.

In 2016 and 2018, the EMOP Opening Days were held at C/O Berlin Foundation in Amerika Haus to kick off the festival. This year, Kulturprojekte Berlin is working together with Akademie der Künste; the EMOP Opening Days will take place from 2—4 October at Pariser Platz. Under the main theme of Photography between Art, Politics, and Mass Media, an extensive program with internationally renowned photographers, curators, media experts, and journalists will be offered. Panel discussions, artist talks, discursive events, a film program, and guided tours of the exhibition by the photographers of OSTKREUZ will mark the beginning of this year’s Month of Photography.

At the end of March 2020, 110 projects were selected for participation by this year’s jury, consisting of Thomas Licek (former Managing Director of Eyes On, Vienna), Barbara Esch Marowski (Director, Haus am Kleistpark), Annette Hauschild (photographer, OSTKREUZ — Agentur der Fotografen), Dr. Susanne Holschbach (art and media scholar, lecturer, Neue Schule für Fotografie), and Dr. Christiane Stahl (Director, Alfred Ehrhardt Foundation). Excerpt from the Jury 2020 statement: “The 9th edition of the festival in Berlin will once again showcase photographic gems and offer an exciting and aesthetically sophisticated examination of photography that is sure to bring this multifaceted medium closer to thousands of visitors.”

As part of this year’s EMOP Berlin, Akademie der Künste will present CONTINENTIn Search of Europe, a group show of works by all 23 members of OSTKREUZ — Agentur der Fotografen, which will open to kick-off the festival on 1 October 2020. In 22 independent artistic positions developed for this project, the OSTKREUZ photographers explore various aspects of European coexistence, considering personal, social, and political phenomena as well as fundamental structures and historical developments. Their images of people and their surroundings offer access to complex issues, which range from identity and security, renationalization, migration, and integration to basic notions of humanism, democracy, and freedom of expression.
CONTINENT — In search of Europe marks the 30th anniversary of the OSTKREUZ agency, which was founded by seven photographers in East Berlin in 1990, shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall but before German reunification. With critical questions — such as “What connects us? What ways do we live with each other? How will our continent and our coexistence on it develop?” — the current discourse on Europe will be taken up and discussed photographically. The exhibition is curated by Ingo Taubhorn.

Since 2004, Germany’s largest photography festival has showcased the broad spectrum of contemporary and historical photography in Berlin every two years. Museums, cultural institutions, galleries, project spaces, embassies, and photography schools in Berlin and Potsdam host numerous exhibition projects and events, selected by a jury of experts. The formats range from outdoor exhibitions and large museum presentations to individual and group shows in galleries and project spaces, and impressive contributions at foreign cultural institutions and embassies as well as municipal agencies for art and culture.

EMOP Berlin is a member of the European Month of Photography (EMOP), a European joint project which currently includes photography festivals in Lisbon, Luxembourg, Paris, and Vienna. The idea of creating a European network of photo festivals was born in 2003 on the initiative of Berlin’s partner city, Paris. The aim of the joint project is to promote cooperation at the European level, strengthen the international photography scene, intensify the exchange of information and experience, and support emerging artists.

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