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CŒUR À CŒUR – Chapter I – An Ode to the City:

The Coeur et art column CŒUR À CŒUR with Guido Brancher of Guid-O-Berlin.

Catching up with Curated by Girls

Whats new with curated by girls founder Laetitia Duveau? She left Berlin for a little village nearby Lisbon for starters!

Hyelim Cha and the matter of Space

Our Interview with Korean Residency artist Hyelim Cha at Künstlerhaus Bethanien Hyelim Cha before her solo show “Bellows Hill”

Gravitating Nature by Anna Rún Tryggvadóttir

Residency artist at Künstlerhaus Bethanien Anna Tryggvadottir creates kinetic sculptures and installations to explore nature’s dynamics from within and in relation to us.

Filip Markiewicz: Celebration Factory

Exhibition & performance project: “Celebration Factory” by the Luxembourgish artist Filip Markiewicz at Kunsthalle Osnabrück

Coeur et Art is a ‘slow art’ magazine that celebrates contemporary creativity across interviews, special features on activism and tech in the arts to highlight the artists’ mind and soul and their art as a powerful force for change – artists and projects centre stage.

Catching up with Curated by Girls

Catching up with Curated by Girls

Whats new with curated by girls founder Laetitia Duveau? She left Berlin for a little village nearby Lisbon for starters!

Hyelim Cha and the matter of Space

Hyelim Cha and the matter of Space

Our Interview with Korean Residency artist Hyelim Cha at Künstlerhaus Bethanien Hyelim Cha before her solo show “Bellows Hill”

Gravitating Nature by Anna Rún Tryggvadóttir

Gravitating Nature by Anna Rún Tryggvadóttir

Residency artist at Künstlerhaus Bethanien Anna Tryggvadottir creates kinetic sculptures and installations to explore nature’s dynamics from within and in relation to us.

An Arctic Procession by Stephanie Imbeau

An Arctic Procession by Stephanie Imbeau

Esther Harrison talks with the American/Canadian artist Stephanie Imbeau who just returned from The Arctic Circle Residency about her new work Procession.

Igor Vidor: Walking the line?*

Igor Vidor: Walking the line?*

The Brazilian artist Igor Vidor, currently an artist-in-residence at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, has a somewhat special status at the Berlin Institution.

Hiba Schahbaz – the cosmos within

Hiba Schahbaz – the cosmos within

Hiba Schahbaz born in Karachi, Pakistan living and working in Brooklyn, NY, expanded in der practice from miniature painting to human-scale works on paper.

The Battlegrounds in New Orleans

The Battlegrounds in New Orleans

L.A. based artist Nancy Baker Cahill has launched Battlegrounds, a city-wide, site-specific, augmented reality (AR) exhibition in New Orleans.

Irina Ojovan: PAINT IT BLACK

Irina Ojovan: PAINT IT BLACK

After visiting Irina Ojovan during her art residency stay at Berlin’s Künstlerhaus Bethanien, we met up with her again to find out why the Moldova-born, Germany-based artist, known for being a versatile colourist, suddenly turned to black in her new series.

Beatriz Cortez: My heart belongs with my body.

Beatriz Cortez: My heart belongs with my body.

The Los Angeles-based, San Salvadoran artist Beatriz Cortez, recently awarded the inaugural Frieze Arto LIFEWTR® Sculpture Prize, talks about her new work for Frieze Sculpture New York at Rockefeller Center, and reflects on migration, simultaneity, loss and her ideas on planetary motion.

INTRODUCING Paris Giachoustidis

INTRODUCING Paris Giachoustidis

Our Introducing Interview with the greek & Berlin-based artist Paris Giachoustidis, who is currently preparing for a group show alongside Irina Ojovan and Johannes Daniel at Gallery Russi Klenner.

INTRODUCING Marianna Olague

INTRODUCING Marianna Olague

Our Introducing Interview with the Mexican-American artist Marianna Olague who received this year’s Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Michigan Emerging Artist Award and recently finished her artist residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin.

MON COEUR FAIT VROUM with Kristin Hjellegjerde

MON COEUR FAIT VROUM with Kristin Hjellegjerde

The Norwegian gallerist curated this year 20 exhibitions for her two gallery locations in London and Berlin, a museum show in Norway at Vestfossen “Kubatana”, with 33 artists from 18 different African countries and 4 art fairs. She clearly has vision, verve and a lot of energy.

INTRODUCING Smail Kanoute

INTRODUCING Smail Kanoute

Smail Kanouté trained in printmaking and dance at the prestigious National School of Decorative Arts in Paris. His work gravitates around writing and uses the expressive power of movement as a visual language : body-brush, calligraphy, memory, ancestors, whirling dervishes, tributes to the sacred gesture, to the symbolism of our breath.

In this interview he tells us more about his poetic, critical, cross-disciplinary pieces that combine dance, printmaking, film, fashion, music with our cities. Among other things, he is inspired by Malian music (the traditional instrument ‘kora’), the wisdom of Amadou Hampâté Bâ’s oral literature, of Paulo Coelho’s stories.

MON CŒUR FAIT VROUM with Stefano Bosis

MON CŒUR FAIT VROUM with Stefano Bosis

The group show AUGMENTED DREAMS at Kunstquartier Bethanien which is opening on September 10th and runs throughout Berlin Art Week is curated by the exhibiting artists: Stefano Bosis, Marion Fink, Michel Lamoller, Miguel Rothschild, Gonzalo Reyes Araos. A MON COEUR FAIT VROUM Interview with Stefano Bosis.

LETTERS FROM… Art in the Greek Periphery Just Keeps Going

LETTERS FROM… Art in the Greek Periphery Just Keeps Going

The artist and writer Christos Mouchas is giving us an insight into the current exhibition that is taking place at K-Gold Temporary Gallery, a non-profit, nomadic art platform on the Greek Island of Lesvos.
Setting a strong and adamant point this project – already in its 6th year – is full-on what “Letters from…” is about!

INTRODUCING Guglielmo Castelli

INTRODUCING Guglielmo Castelli

  When, two years ago, we first encountered the work of Italian artist Guglielmo Castelli at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, we found ourselves borne off into a poetical darkness,...

INTRODUCING Marco Maria Zanin

INTRODUCING Marco Maria Zanin

Marco Maria Zanin is an Italian photographer. His work reflects the spirituality of the rural world, with a sensitivity to nature and the earth, to rural traditions that mean balance and respect.

He shares with coeur et art what inspired him for his residency supported by the FAAP (Fundacao Artmando Alvarez Penteado): the links between Italian and Brazilian culture, Brazilian music (Gilberto Gil, Paulinho da Viola)

His other photographs draw inspiration from the Veneto landscapes in northern Italy; the architecture of buildings where Italians used to live in Sao Paolo, as well as the still life painter Giorgio Morandi.

STUDIO VISITS Hajime Mizutani at Künstlerhaus Bethanien

STUDIO VISITS Hajime Mizutani at Künstlerhaus Bethanien

A white space. The morning light has just passed. Atmospheric sounds of Brian Eno’s New Space Music fill the room. The sound of boiling water. Hajime Mizutani, a current Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien resident, welcomes me to his studio and invites me to a Japanese oolong tea. His studio is very clean. There are no brushes, no paint stains or any traces of creative artist chaos.

ART & ACTIVISM with Liina Klauss

ART & ACTIVISM with Liina Klauss

What happens when you let the apocalypse look like a rainbow? We asked environmental artist Liina Klauss “the” three questions and all you have to do is read, watch the images arising before your inner eye and let your heart go vroum! … and hopefully join her on her journey to change our society through art!

INTRODUCING Maria Thurn und Taxis

INTRODUCING Maria Thurn und Taxis

Maria Thurn und Taxis Bad hair day, 2019 Collages and watercolour on paper 31 x 23 cm I clearly remember the first time I met Maria. It was during the 2017 Gallery Weekend in...

CONVERSATIONS Linda Troeller

CONVERSATIONS Linda Troeller

The exhibition “Linda Troeller: Apolda – New York” that is opening this week, June 28th at the Kulturfabrik in Apolda, Thüringen will focus on a lifespan of works by the exceptional Photographer Linda Troeller who lived and worked over a whopping period of 20 years in

MON CŒUR FAIT VROUM with David FeBland

MON CŒUR FAIT VROUM with David FeBland

In the right context, repetitions can be a beautiful thing – or to put it another way, less can indeed be more. So the tradition of the so-called "Three questions" – an easy way of finding out what...

SPECIAL leikela featuring Edie Monetti, Rahel Gorten and Alexander Warhus

SPECIAL leikela featuring Edie Monetti, Rahel Gorten and Alexander Warhus

While reading Magda Grüner’s text to introduce “Grimpo”, Edie Monetti’s 13 octopus-objects, for leikela’s latest exclusive art edition, I not only instantly fell for the “brightly colored, shiny little bodies with black beady eyes“, as she describes them, but also found myself in a swirl of emotions. I felt a deep longing for the sea and an appreciation of the beauty both of Grüner’s writing and the precious artwork objects she describes. Let’s face it, this is not something a press text usually achieves.

DOUBLE TROUBLE with Irene Cruz and Edoardo Romagnoli

DOUBLE TROUBLE with Irene Cruz and Edoardo Romagnoli

For our DOUBLE TROUBLE series, we talked to Irene Cruz and Edoardo Romagnoli who are exhibiting alongside at the booth of Luisa Catucci Gallery at the upcoming photo basel during next weeks art fair...

MON COEUR FAIT VROUM with Nomad

MON COEUR FAIT VROUM with Nomad

In the right context, repetitions can be a beautiful thing – or to put it another way, less can indeed be more. So the tradition of the so-called "Three questions" – an easy way of finding out what...

INTRODUCING Michael Pendry

INTRODUCING Michael Pendry

Coeur et Art Editor Inga Nelli talked to Michael about his art-for-peace project „Les Colombes“, his journey as an artist and his personal approach to art and spirituality.

MON COEUR FAIT VROUM with Neal Fox

MON COEUR FAIT VROUM with Neal Fox

In the right context, repetitions can be a beautiful thing – or to put it another way, less can indeed be more. So the tradition of the so-called “Three questions” – an easy way of finding out what...

MON COEUR FAIT VROUM with Martin Ogolter

MON COEUR FAIT VROUM with Martin Ogolter

The famous ocean sides neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro’s South Zone are known the world over …In the suburbs of the North Zone the picture is another,…

SPECIAL The fabulous world of Mrs and Mr Bateman

SPECIAL The fabulous world of Mrs and Mr Bateman

This year`s installation “I AM BATEMAN: The Relations” will not only bring together handpicked, exquisite vintage clothes, interior design and boldly curated artworks but is also the next chapter in the story of those flamboyant, eccentric Batemans whom we simply can´t get enough of!

MON COEUR FAIT VROUM with Guido Brancher

MON COEUR FAIT VROUM with Guido Brancher

Repetitions if applied in the right context can be a beautiful thing. We have always been a fan of a "less is more" approach so the tradition of the so-called three question game as an easy tool to...

CONVERSATIONS Chiharu Shiota

CONVERSATIONS Chiharu Shiota

Coeur et Art editor Inga Nelli talked to Chiharu Shiota about identity, process, the meaning of colour and voids as an essential part of our life. An Encounter: This might be the best way to...

DOUBLE TROUBLE with Danni Pantel & Karl-Luis Vossbeck in New York

DOUBLE TROUBLE with Danni Pantel & Karl-Luis Vossbeck in New York

At tonight’s charity exhibition, “TRANSITION” at Hotel de Rome which is held for Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun Foundation, you can meet the two participating artists Danni Pantel and Karl-Luis Vossbeck. Both recently returned from an intense enclave like work trip from New York. The enclave part was certainly not necessarily what the two had in mind and bargained for and was caused by the ice cold and extreme weather conditions. And boy, we know New York can get really freezing! In direct opposition to the temperatures outside was the stirred up energy inside their workplace. Working and living next to each other for the period of two months, preparing and producing large scale paintings for a one night pop up show without being able to leave the house might create an interesting challenge. Especially as Danni Pantel and Karl-Luis Vossbeck are an odd pairing when it comes to their personalities and works approaches as artists, yet they seem to be feeding on their artistic feuds and antithetic mindsets in a very productive way!

INTRODUCING Alexander Iskin

INTRODUCING Alexander Iskin

Alexander Iskin, Schloß Beesenstedt The latest book the artist Alexander Iskin read was the biography of the Russian and later Soviet composer, conductor and pianist Sergei Prokofjew who is probably...

INTRODUCING Gyun Hur

INTRODUCING Gyun Hur

A BLANKET OF REQUIEM, 2009 / Elizabeth’s Foundation for the Arts Studio, New York, NY, 30 minutes performance with Juri Onuki Yellow shredded silk flowers whirl in the wind. Some remnants leave neon...

SPECIAL The slow beat of the body that is the skin: Ernesto Neto at MdbK Leipzig

SPECIAL The slow beat of the body that is the skin: Ernesto Neto at MdbK Leipzig

In 2008, Brad Pitt could be seen walking around Art Basel with a yellow nose. What had happened? He had gotten too close to “Antes que eu te engula carrocellflower” (Before I swallow your carrocellflower, 2007), a work by Ernesto Neto, made from elastane tulle and filled with wood spices. The Museum der bildenden Künste in Leipzig, showcases currently two installations by the Brazilian artist. And it does only take those two artworks to transform the entire central hall on the third floor of the museum into a Universe of organic forms and sensorial experiences.
Coeur et art Editor Maira Goldschmidt paid homage to the great Neto!

SPECIAL Berlinale Interview with Berlin Bouncer Frank Künster & Smiley Baldwin

SPECIAL Berlinale Interview with Berlin Bouncer Frank Künster & Smiley Baldwin

After last night´s world premiere of the highly anticipated documentary “Berlin Bouncer,” the people lucky enough to have gotten a ticket might feel a strange sensation, even some slight disappointment at first. Because David Dietl has not – as one would have almost expected – produced a Sensational “Hau Drauf” Sex, Drugs & Rock’n’Roll documentary, but a fine, for Berlin standards almost low key and subtle portrait, illuminating the beginnings and the career of three legendary bouncers who are forever connected with Berlin.

LETTERS FROM … Kaunas in Art – so close, so far?

LETTERS FROM … Kaunas in Art – so close, so far?

Picture this: It’s the 13th century and you live in Lithuania, a fiercely independent Grand Duchy and hugely successful state that is the largest in Europe. Yet later it becomes a pawn between three bigger players, the Prussian Empire, Habsburg Austria and the Russian Empire, erasing it from the map. Lithuania only gains independence again in 1918 but loses it after the Second World War, when the Soviet Union holds occupies it for 50 years. Finally, independence is regained in 1990. A rough ride considering the stronghold Lithuania once was.

CONVERSATIONS The brushstrokes of Andrius Zakarauskas

CONVERSATIONS The brushstrokes of Andrius Zakarauskas

Exactly one year ago we spoke to the up and coming Lithuanian painter Andrius Zakarauskas about his back then just opening a solo show in Berlin, his encounter as a young artist with A.R. Penck and how his mother got it all started by taking him to art school in order to be keep his vivid mind occupied and to broaden his horizon. Besides starting his artist residency at Villa Concordia in Bamberg he was also the first Lithuanian artist ever to have a solo exhibition in China, so its safe to say the last 12 months had a lot to offer for Andrius. What else went on you can read here!

CONVERSATIONS Artist to watch: Julian Simon, Overexposure

CONVERSATIONS Artist to watch: Julian Simon, Overexposure

It is no secret that the students from KBH Weissensee, like Annabell Häfner, Leo Mandel or Julian Simon inhabit a special place in my writing orbit when it comes to pick or write about young artists in Berlin.
So it was a total must and pleasure to talk to Julian Simon, about his first solo show in Paris.
After Annabell Häfner, Julian Simon is, in my opinion, another artist to watch and to invest in from Weissensee!