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.

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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.

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.

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 it is that drives artists in their work – seems a natural fit for...

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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.

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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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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 it is that drives artists in their work – seems a natural fit for...

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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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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 it is that drives artists in their work – seems a natural fit for...

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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!

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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 understand (a fracture) of the motives of an artist seems a natural...

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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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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!

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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.

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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.

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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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LETTERS FROM … Martin Ogolter

LETTERS FROM … Martin Ogolter

I have been following Martin Ogolters work for a few years now, and I will never forget when I first met him for an interview in his flat in Rio de Janeiro in 2014. I was researching for a two-piece Feature I did for Interview Magazine about the experience living in a...

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