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August 2022

Save the date for the vernissage from our twin city Wuppertal * 6 x Art from Wuppertal in the town hall Schöneberg* on August 11 at 16 o’clock

By /NEWS/

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Save the date for the vernissage from our twin city Wuppertal * 6 x Art from Wuppertal in the town hall Schöneberg* on August 11 at 16 o'clock

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 16 o’clock the district office Tempelhof-Schöneberg invites you to the vernissage with „6 x art from Wuppertal“.

District Councillor Tobias Dollase, Head of the Department for School, Sports, Further Education and Culture, will give the welcome speech.

Of course, the curator of the exhibition, Harald Nowoczin, art historian and art educator, as well as the six artists Ellen Blank-Hasselwander, Alina Gross, Yana Shneerson, Aruzo Fiduz, Guido Lipken and Christian Stüben will also have their say.

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Five of the artists are or were members of the “ Bergische Kunstgenossenschaft ( BKG), one of the oldest artists‘ associations in Germany (since 1905), A. Firuz is an art teacher at the renowned Dörpfeld Gymnasium in Wuppertal.

The artists will present works of art on the topics of the aesthetics of creation, the NUDE(uelle) as well as time-related and representational works of art.

We are waiting for you in the foyer of the Schöneberg Town Hall, John-F.-Kennedy-Platz, 10825 Berlin for the ceremonial opening of the exhibition and a first tour of the gallery. Afterwards you can talk to each other during a get-together with pretzels and drinks.

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The exhibition lasts until September 23, 2022.

Ming Lu Solo Exhibition 1.09-13.09.2022

By /NEWS/
Ming Lu Solo Exhibition 1.09-13.09.2022

ARTIST: MING LU
CURATED BY: IRINA RUSINOVICH
LOCATION: Bulowstrasse 11, 10789, Berlin
EXHIBITION DURATION: 01.09.2022 – 13.09.2022
VERNISSAGE: 01.09.2022 AT 7PM

How can artists pay attention to folklore and ancient culture? In the art community it is not a mainstream phenomenon, because we are used to associating contemporary art with something new without old-fashioned traditions. But in works by Ming Lu these opposite themes are woven and become fantastic allegorical artworks, sculptures and embroideries. She has a very playful and humorous exploration of Chinese culture with an attempt to build her own authentic visual language.
Ideas and themes for works she is taking from Chinese mythology, especially women’s characters.
Reflected about two contrast cultures Asian and European artist is searching for points of crossing and opposites. Create a new reality where these cultures become in one united.
Ming mixes gold and luxury features with minimalistic forms and monochrome backgrounds. This unique form makes her art special and recognizable among other authors. With unconventional experiment but also attention to details, she is portraying objects soaring into black sterile space. All of them look fragile, sophisticated and precious.
Methods that she chooses remind viewers about women’s role in our society — embroidery and textiles are classic women’s needleworks. This is another important theme in Lu artworks, because despite the progress we are still living in a patriarchal world. Combining traditional and contemporary she views to us how important balance can be and how new things in our lives can coexist with classic ethnic culture.

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Ming Lu’s works include photography, installation, performance, and more traditional media – porcelain and embroidery. As Made-in-China mass production became a global industrial phenomenon, the artist works closely with the handicraft that is known to be slow, inaccurate, time and labor consuming, almost forgotten but are deep- rooted.
She had been studying at the Royal College of Art, England, noticed racks of Peking ducks hanging in the windows of restaurants in London’s Chinatown, a phenomenon that occurs not in China but a constructed view of the East.

Martina Mariotti „Soft Blue“

By /FASHION/, /NEWS/

SOFT BLUE

Hair Stylist: Look Total Brand @looktotalbrand
Stylist: Valeria Papa
Photographer: Martina Mariotti @martinamariottiph
Makeup Artist: Silvia Federici @silviafederici.mua
Model: Elena Sophia Montesi @euphoria fashion agency @elenasophiamontesi

Top – Archive Stylist; Dress – Missyempire

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Dress – Jaquemus

Suit – Norma Kamal

Interview with artist Jan Prengel

By /ART/, /INTERVIEW, /NEWS/

Jan Prengel

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Interview with artist Jan Prengel

Hello Jan! Thank you for taking time for that interview. How did you become photographer? Was it a long way to find yourself in art?

It’s my pleasure!
The serious interest in photography came up during a trip to Paris in 2010. I photographed urban life with a small, simple digital camera. The images printed out afterwards ignited a fire in me and my path began. I decided to study photography.
Starting with commissioned photography for companies and architects, etc., I have implemented more and more of my own projects and developed my personal style.
But I think finding yourself in art is a never-ending process. As long as you change yourself, your artistic creation will also change and redefine from time to time.

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The main subjects of your works are modern architecture and urban spaces. Why did you choose this particular direction in photography?

I have chosen these subjects for my work because they allow you to project your own visions and feelings onto them. They provide the visual basis for it. For example If you portray people, they bring their own complex story with them, which you cannot and should not suppress for your own ideas.

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Minimalism is a rather subjective concept. It leaves a wide space for the viewer to perceive the work. What does minimalism mean to you? Why did you choose this concept?

For me, minimalism is more than just a visual aesthetic. Minimalism has a calming psychological impact on the subconscious. It leads to internal order. Similar to the feeling after you’ve tidied up your home.
I think the greatest lasting happiness is when all energies are balanced and minimalism is a good basis for that.

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Who are your favorite photographers and where do you get inspiration to create?

Andreas Gursky, George Byrne, Josef Hoflehner.

My inspiration is a product of the totality of all external sensory stimuli as well as the mental processing of them. The thoughts often wander around for hours and you can only hope that something ‚tangible‘ will emerge from it, an idea that can be realised.

External influences can be documentaries such as: Gerhard Richter – Painting, or the red light of a car park that falls into my girlfriend’s apartment at night and creates a cinematic atmosphere.

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Who are your favorite photographers and where do you get inspiration to create? How has the pandemic affected your creative process in terms of goal setting? How did you deal with lockdown and limitations of last year?

The restrictions of the pandemic made me dealt with new subjects. For example I created my series Plants from Space. There has been also a strong self-reflection and personal development that will give future projects additional levels and depth.
So there has been a positive impact on my work. Nevertheless, I long for the freedom to travel with the opportunity to discover new places and to get new influences on my photography.

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What are your future photography plans and current projects you are working on.

I am working on projects with new concepts and themes where I include my recent thoughts and visions.
I don’t want to be more specific about projects until they are finished.
You never know what the future will bring.

www.janprengel.com