Berlin lost its own art fair when Art Forum Berlin closed up shop in 2011, but it has something that is proving to be even more popular: Gallery Weekend Berlin, Apr. 27-29, 2012, when the locals take to their bicycles, and their Mercedes, for a open house tour of galleries across the city.
It’s been in the rumor mill for a while, and now the famously cocky collector and New York Observercolumnist Adam Lindemann has announced that he’s opening his own gallery, called Venus Over Manhattan, at 980 Madison Avenue.
In Portland, you can just put a bird on something and call it art. In the Lower East Side, it’s more like you can appropriate some ornithological imagery, dissect it through subtractive processes, reassemble it with accumulative ones, and call the result a sociopolitical and ecological mashup.