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TALYA LUBINSKY: Alchemy of ash

Our pre-Corona Interview with Talya Lubinsky about her installations project “Marble Dust” at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin

MARJAN MOGHADDAM: Russian doll of virtual reality

In this interview, Marjan Moghaddam – the “First lady of Animated Painting” – reflects on the vastness of the digital, the end of the future, metaphysics & feminism.

NATALIE FIELD: The interconnectedness of all matter on Earth.

For the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, which takes climate action as its theme, we speak to the South African artist, activist and bio-surrealist Natalie Field.

LORELLA PALENI: Brujas

An Interview with the Italian painter Lorella Paleni about her series Brujas.

AMÉLIE LAURENCE FORTIN: The Acoustics of Places

This conversation with Canadian artist Amelie Laurence Fortin at Künstlerhaus Bethanien shares her thought processes in relation to space, sound, and the energies therein.

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.

TALYA LUBINSKY: Alchemy of ash

TALYA LUBINSKY: Alchemy of ash

Our pre-Corona Interview with Talya Lubinsky about her installations project “Marble Dust” at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin

LORELLA PALENI: Brujas

LORELLA PALENI: Brujas

An Interview with the Italian painter Lorella Paleni about her series Brujas.

ADAM LEE: This Earthen Tent

ADAM LEE: This Earthen Tent

The Australian painter Adam Lee in conversation with coeur et art about the “This Earthen Tent” Series.

HILMA AF KLINT: Beyond the Visible #1

HILMA AF KLINT: Beyond the Visible #1

Artist Hilma af Klint in her studio at Hamngatan, Stockholm, circa 1895. Photograph: Courtesy of Stiftelsen Hilma af Klints Verk We have been waiting a long time for the release of the cinema...

IGOR VIDOR: Allegory of Terror #2

IGOR VIDOR: Allegory of Terror #2

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

(SUR)REALITY BITES with Mary Stephenson

(SUR)REALITY BITES with Mary Stephenson

Our Interview with the London-based painter Mary Stephenson who got accepted last autumn onto the Postgraduate program at The Royal Academy Schools

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?* #1

IGOR VIDOR: Walking the line?* #1

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!

SPECIAL Collection Night Berlin

SPECIAL Collection Night Berlin

A Coeur et art Special about the first Collection Night in Berlin, available in English and French translation.

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...

MICHAEL PENDRY: In the light of peace and hope

MICHAEL PENDRY: In the light of peace and hope

Coeur et art talked with multimedia artist Michael Pendry about his world-traveling multimedia installation Les Colombes – the doves that will stop in Washington DC in May 2020.