Berlin is often described as a city in an endless state of becoming. After the wall fell in 1989, artists, entrepreneurs and experimenters of all stripes began colonizing the city's big, underpopulated buildings, where rents were low and there was little to lose. Now, Chelsea-caliber galleries line the old East Berlin thoroughfare Augustrasse and a stream of tech startups like SoundCloud have rebranded the city "Silicon Allee." Along with precision engineering and techno music, Berlin has also become a home for digital and electronic art. ...more
ISLAMIC HAJJ AT BRITISH MUSEUM by Rachel Corbett
The British Museum in London collaborated with Saudi Arabia's King Abdulaziz Public Library to organize the new exhibition, "Hajj: Journey to the Heart of Islam," exploring the Islamic pilgrimage through 200 objects from 13 different countries.
Kalup Linzy LONDON FRIEZE OUT? by Rachel Corbett
After a cool reception to his Frieze week performance, Kalup Linzy talks London vs. New York, the revival of his soul-singer persona Taiwan and what's next for him and James Franco.
LAWSUIT OVER SPONGEBOB ART by Rachel Corbett
An Orange County gallery owner is suing Todd White, the artist behind SpongeBob SquarePants, for $5.5 million for allegedly orchestrating a coup of her The Gallery HB at the Hyatt, and stealing her client list and art works.
Aug. 12, 2011
FUTURISM FOR FOODIES by Rachel Corbett
A Futurist installation in D.C. serves visitors chewable pizza capsules, "scent-based" salad and other dishes inspired by F.T. Marinetti's classic 1936 manifesto, The Futurist Cookbook.