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.

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.

COEUR À COEUR Katia Kameli

An Interview with the French-Algerian artist Katia Kameli in English and French translation.

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 Christine Dixie

An Introducing Interview with Christine Dixie

MAGAZINE | Coeur à Coeur

Conversations, Introducing, Double Trouble, Studio Visits

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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, to a dimension that left us with an unhealthy longing for the kind of...

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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.

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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.

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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

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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 week in Basel. Both of them have been like so many before them,...

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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.

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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 describe the feeling when you meet Chiharu Shiota’s monumental and immersive...

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INTRODUCING Alexey Shifman and the Destruction Exhibition

INTRODUCING Alexey Shifman and the Destruction Exhibition

With London Photo Fair and Photo Basel coming up, we are not only looking forward to some excellent photography again, but we are also particularly interested in the people who actually run galleries dedicated to photography, which can be a quite challenging area in...

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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!

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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 best known for his addictive fairy-tale masterpiece „Peter and the...

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INTRODUCING Gyun Hur

INTRODUCING Gyun Hur

Yellow shredded silk flowers whirl in the wind. Some remnants leave neon yellow traces on the dusty grounds and greyish waters of the Hong Kong harbor. The softness of the yellow textile visually and mentally collides with the industrial nature of the area. It is a...

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CONVERSATIONS Nonsequitur at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery.

CONVERSATIONS Nonsequitur at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery.

Interview with the sculptor Athar Jaber Athar Jaber, Inbide Calco Te Opus 18 nr.1, 2018, Belgian Blue Stone, 56 x 40 x 5 cm Fragmented, warped and isolated body parts unite the artistic practices of Juliette Mahieux Bartoli and Athar Jaber for their first ever duo...

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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!

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CONVERSATIONS Stefan Strumbel im Gespräch

CONVERSATIONS Stefan Strumbel im Gespräch

Das Museum Art.Plus in Donaueschingen widmet die letzte 2-RAUM-Ausstellung in diesem Jahr dem Offenburg Künstler Stefan Strumbel, dessen Werke derzeit auch im Osthaus Museum in Hagen zu sehen sind. Wer sich also intensiv in zwei besonderen Häusern mit neuen Arbeiten des international erfolgreichen und fest etablierten Künstlers auseinandersetzen möchte, hat derzeit gleich zweimal die Möglichkeit dazu.
Für das Museum Art.Plus hat sich Stefan Strumbel mit der Berliner Kunst-Journalistin Esther Harrison unter anderem über seinen Findungsprozess, die Symbolik seiner Arbeiten und „das Unsichtbare im Sichtbaren“ unterhalten.

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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!

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