March 5, 2006 - Flash Art International - No.247 (March -April 2006) FOCUS BERLIN
March 5, 2006

No.247 (March -April 2006) FOCUS BERLIN

Flash Art International No.247
(March-April 2006)

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Arriving in time for the Berlin Biennale, this issue offers an in-depth look at the Berlin art scene, much of it told from the point of view of the many artists and art professionals who live there.

Andreas Schlaegels feature Neue Berliner Funky highlights the recent attitude towards object-based construction within a conceptual attitude. The artists featured are Kirsten Pieroth, Michael Beutler, Haegue Yang, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Michaela Meise, Susanne Bürner, Kirstine Roepstorff, Jan Christensen, Florian Slotawa, Björn Dahlem and Øystein Aasan.

Also within this months Focus Berlin is a section called The Artists Talk, in which a number of Berlin-based artists speak about their current and future projects, their perspective on the city and any influence it has had on their work. Featured artists include Anselm Reyle, Bojan Sarcevic, Carsten Nicolai, David Zink-Yi, Elmgreen & Dragset, Monica Bonvicini, Nathalie Djurberg, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Thomas Demand, Thomas Scheibitz and Tobias Buche.
Dorothy Iannone has created one of two alternate covers for this issue. In a fascinating interview, Maurizio Cattelan asks her questions about her colorful past, her former relationship with Dieter Roth and her transgressive imagery. The other cover artist for this issue is Anri Sala. He talks with Milan-based urban theorist Stefano Boeri about his new projects, his strategies for producing them, and his decision to move to Berlin without any intention of learning a word of German.

Closing Focus Berlin is a reprint of a landmark 1991 interview with Martin Kippenberger and a conversation with curator Klaus Biesenbach who speaks about his early experiences of Berlin, the founding of the Kunst-Werke and his career path thereafter.

The March-April issue includes several other not-to-miss features. Trisha Donnelly speaks with Hans Ulrich Obrist and advises: Every time you make a piece of work you have to ask if it really needs to exist in the world and should you do the deed of adding more shit to the world. I write every day; thats more where I do my everyday obsessive habit.

An essay by Pablo Lafuente draws clear connections between the painting of Dietmar Lutz and their relation to the history of cinema. Gianni Motti explains his ideas about art, politics and premier Silvio Berlusconi. And, just in time for his inclusion in this years Whitney Biennial, Kelley Walker reveals all about his art practice.

Group show reviews include: Intertidal, Frequency, Mini-FM to Hacktivists, Le Voyage Interieur and the Turin Triennale.

Solo show reviews include: Rob Fischer, Stephen Shore, Juergen Teller, Florian Maier-Achem, Alec Soth, Tamy Ben-Tor, Iris Nemecek, Martin Puryear, Dan Flavin, Ori Gersht, Kerry James Marshall, Roger Hiorns, Xavier Veilhan, Philippe Decrauzat, Mark Leckey, Mai-Thu Perret, Piotr Janas, Joachim Koester, Riccardo Previdi, Carlos Bunga, Monika Sosnowska, Brian Jungen and Dario Escobar.

Get your hands on a copy of the March-April issue of the world’s leading art magazine while supplies last.

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