Distant Electricity interrogates a struggling sense of ethereal belonging. A call to explore the convocation of hegemonized bodies recounting the taste of intimate light, to rediscover currents honed from the immaterial world. A sentimental approach to refuel the fundamental feelings, tap into the forgotten rituals of electronic emotions, in the circuit of polluted poetry of power-play pathways. That which reimagines the pursuit for continuity for communities with esoteric philosophies. A look at the layers that we host; the hanging hierarchies of monopolised politics, hand-me-downs from fashion to laws to curricula, shaky spout economies and belted religions that envelope faster than we could unravel our identities from 21st century Africa ruminates on a common connection to traditional practices which webs the dream dance of ancestral spirits, weaving the sacred touch into daily facets.
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During Berlin’s 2017 Art week we presented Boaz Balachsan (aka BZB), the multidisciplinary Israeli artist.
10-17 September // PASAŽ //
Inspired by Street art, Folk art, Typography, Ethnography and Berlin’s contemporary subculture, The Passage is a place of transition, a place in between homes, memories and experiences.
A place in between the old and the new, referring to the experience of intercultural fusion and immigration as a constant state of the human experience.
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Hype by Joe Hayes
Article on Hype by Joe in Lola magazine.
Artist and Bronx-native, Joe Hayes, aka “Joe By Joe”, makes his international debut.
The journey from the Bronx to Berlin has been a process as Joe partnered with PremArts to participate in a summer residency – turning the gallery into an open working artist studio. He landed in Berlin on June 6th with nothing but his paint brushes, passion and ideas.
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Exhibition and Drawing Workshops
Painter and sculptor Stephan Andreas was born in the fringes of East Berlin at a time when the first plaster crumbled down the Berlin Wall. His work explores greed, crisis and downfall as well as human convention. It has been exhibited at Spring Studio New York; Alchemical Theatre Laboratory and Funkhaus Berlin amongst others. He completed his undergraduate studies in social work at the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin. He is a recipient of the Fulbright scholarship, which has enabled his arts studies at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Studies, where he majored in arts and public policy. stephanandreas.com
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Juliane Vonna Schönhauser
Juliane Vonna Schönhauser is an artist from Berlin. Her paintings show
people in their daily lives, from yesterday to today. Her art is precise and yet abstract. The view is directed mostly onto the human being and beyond into eternity.
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The Gates of Perception / Die Tore der Wahrnehmung
As a conclusion to his DIY residency in Berlin, Bernard Bolter presented his new series of mixed media paintings of the historical Gates of Berlin.
Hallesches Tor 1894
A contemporary American artist, Bernard is working primarily between the mediums of paint and photography. He is a Cityscape artist; from growing up skating in the streets to traveling international streets, cities have been his inspiration and material.
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This week-long exhibition and event series was curated by Angel Callendar, Aggie Davies and Femina Non Grata.
A group of the exiled and outcast have assembled in Berlin to reclaim their voice. Descendents of witches, heretics, persecuted people – we are here to tell our side of the story.
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Every human being is unique and therefore a piece of art.
This Dutch photographer living in Berlin makes portraits of strangers in temporary photo studios under the name Pop-Up Photo Studio by Meydenberg – one month in different areas in Berlin.
The goal is to make improvised portraits from people who walk by and visit. These spontaneous photo sessions often result in alienated and beautiful portraits of total strangers.
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Jan-March 2016 – Artist as Curator – Administration Residency
PremArts as laboratory for cultural producer ‘art office’: Organizing exhibitions for vintage photography in Europe (Abramson Arts Foundation European premiere at Frankfurt Foto Forum); booklets with exhibition about how horticulture and human rights (Action of Flowers series); cultivation of relationships with US photographers and Berlin galleries; grantwriting as producer of IMAGINE festival with Earthdance and Dance Films Association; research and administration for curation of PremArts 2017 calendar (weekly and monthly artist presentations, exhibitions and workshops). federicohewson.com
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