I stumbled across this TED Talk held by Nora Atkinson, Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Since I studied Art History in my BA, I’m somehow still connected to art and try to keep me updated on the scene. Which actually is super hard since the art world has become so global and therefore huge. Atkinson presents pieces of art in her talk which have been created for or during the Burning Man festivals throughout the years. I actually only knew Burning Man from several Instagram accounts, seeing people heading out into the desert for a few days. That this actually is an event of community and art has come to me a little later. At Burning Man a temporary city is erected in the Black Rock Desert of northwest Nevada. Primarily you will find large scale interactive installation art here. The event is based on a few principals such as radical inclusion, gifting, leaving no trace and participation (just to name a few from a list). Don’t worry, this isn’t going to …
Louis Vuitton is a company with a far-reaching tradition and history. That is why the Time Capsule Exhibition in Berlin is thematizing LV’s heritage in a modern way and looks back at the 160 years history of the company. The exhibition takes place at the Französisches Palais Unter den Linden. You’ll be guided through an spacecraft like interior, in which a path leads you from the beginnings of the wardrobe trunk to the different designer collaborations LV fostered throughout the years. If you still want to visit the exhibition you got be quick, its ending on the 8th of October. Französisches Palais Unter den Linden 40 10117 Berlin
Since a few weeks the city center of Potsdam has been enriched by another great cultural attraction: the Museum Barberini. Filled with pieces reaching from the Old Masters to contemporary artists, this place is a true sensation for art lovers. It took quite some time to find the right place and building for the museum but with the newly build Plazzo Barberini the art, mainly sponsored by Hasso Plattner, has finally found a good setting. The architecture of the building is beautiful: free, spacious and filled with light. If you plan to visit the museum make sure to bring some time and make sure to buy some tickets before. Even though its already open since a few weeks there are still queue in front of the main entrance in the morning. Another great tip: download their free! App and enjoy some good, short entries on the art displayed in the museum. Museum Barberini Alter Markt Humboldtstraße 5–6 14467 Potsdam What To Wear to this location
Its been a while since we shared a post with you but we have been extremely busy lately and figured we only would like to come back posting, when we have more content to share with you. The past weeks I have been running between university lectures and dance training. Last October I started my M.A. study program (dance science) at the Freie Universität Berlin. After finishing my B.A. in art history and history I figured it was time to pick-up a field I dream of working in. Studying art history and history was good and I still consider working in this section but I’m really looking forward to expand my horizon in the dance science area. During the next weeks we will share more personal information with you, show you new places, offer some recipes and shopping details. These pictures were taken at the Hamburger Bahnhof, a museum offering a range of contemporary art. The collection permanently displayed is not my favorite (except the works of Warhol and Lichtenstein) one but the building itself …
Rainy weekend days are made for visiting the museum and Berlin just offers such a great variety. Since a few weeks the Bode Museum is hosting the exhibition “Canova und der Tanz” (Canova and the dance). This exhibition features works of the Italian neoclassical sculptor Antonio Canova. As a special highlight they offer guided tours (approx. 60 minutes long) with a little performance of a corps de ballet dancer from the Staatsballett Berlin (this could have been a little longer in my opinion). The ballet dancer also wears a recreation of the dress worn by the Canovas famous sculpture “The Dancer” and you somehow visualize the whole scenery on how the sculptor created this piece. These tours are limited and you certainly need to book a ticket in advance however the exhibition is also worth a visit without the tour. Bode Museum Berlin Am Kupfergraben 10117 Berlin What To Wear to this location
Throwback to a wonderful time in Milan. Of course I had to visit Bar Luce, part of the Fondazione Prada und fully designed by creative genius Wes Anderson. I can actually say, I felt more like being part of a colorful film set like the one of Grand Budapest Hotel that being in a café in Milan. But that is exactly what makes Bar Luce so exciting – it is so otherworldly, it transports you into a different place and you can somehow fade out day-to-day life. Price $$$$$ // Service ☆☆☆☆☆ // Location ☆☆☆☆☆ // Taste ☆☆☆☆☆ What to wear to this location
When I visited Milan some weeks ago, of course a must-see was the Fondazione Prada. It’s a modern and futuristic complex, filled with art and the café designed by Wes Anderson, Bar Luce. The Fondazione Prada is not necessarily what you would suspect from a complex build by a fashion house. The branding is very subtle, the design modern and the focus is on art rather than fashion. The architecture behind this concept is Rem Koolhaas and his team OMA/AMO.
Art always been a fascinating subject to us and over the years we have discovered more artists who truly have created some delicate pieces. Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder which is why art is always comprehended from each individuals perspective. In a list we have gathered our ten favorite pieces of art. As you will see the selection is really diverse and we simply can’t follow a specific epoch. Willem de Kooning. Untitled I (1977) Jackson Pollock. Autumn Rhythm: Number 30 (1950) Caspar David Friedrich. Der Wanderer über dem Nebelmeer (1818) Gustav Klimt. Women in Gold (1907) Mark Rothko.White Pink and Mustard (1954) Jeff Koons. Flower Puppy (1992) Chad Wys. Brutalized Gainsborough (2009) Yahoo Kusama. Infinity Mirrored Room (2013) William Turner. Keelmen Heaving in Coals by Moonlight (1835) Jaeyeol Han. Hidden Violence (2011)
When you are commonly surrendered by dancers it just instantly becomes normal that their body type is so much different from other people. However I know that this is not normal for the majority of you and therefore I really admire Rick Guest for creating this unique book + exhibition. In his book What Lies Beneath Rick Guest portraits dancers from different, European ballet companies and captures the brutal beauty of dance. The image of ballet dancers is constantly changing and books like this really emphasize this. Ballet dancers have finally risen to the statues of an athlete. One minute on stage takes a whole life of dedication, desire, passion, pain, willpower and endless hours of practice. The audience just sees the glorias moment but what it takes is far more than that. The first round of prints is limited to 1000 copies. Buy it here. And the exhibition will open on the 22nd through to the 31st of January 2016 at the Hospital Club Gallery in London’s Covent Garden (10am – 6pm / open to the public).
Through my Art History studies I knew that the National Gallery of Art in Washington had a lot of art but when I walked through the breath-taking building I was still mesmerized. The whole museum is so beautifully arranged and the pieces are delicately hanged or placed in the rooms. For a art fan a true bliss! But most of all I was fascinated by the East and West Garden Court – a tropical oasis were I just could have stayed forever. And best part? All of this is for f r e e! If you want to visit this museum make sure to plan your day around it. It takes time but is certainly worth it. National Gallery of Art 6th & Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20565 What To Wear to this location