The Local View ? Neighbourhood Cinemas and Alternative Film Projects

Many small neighbourhood cinemas invested in the future. The digital options for showing films are opening up new vistas for alternative projects. Not all of them are legal.... more more

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In the slush puddle of existence

Monday 3 March, 2006

Far from the over-exitement of today's artworld, the 4th berlin biennale for contemporary art wallows in the dark depths of things jettisoned and biographical, offering the art pilgrim twelve stations along Berlin's Augustraße. By Hanno Rauterberg
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Of patrons and princes of painting

Monday 16 January, 2006

Two billionaire families are rivalling to become Turkey's biggest sponsors of the arts. The Sabanci Museum is now trumping with the show "Picasso in Istanbul". By Elke Buhr
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The last lamp

Friday 23 December, 2005

On Christmas Eve, the most exciting exhibition Berlin has seen in years will open to the public in the Palast der Republik, the former East German people's palace. This ad-hoc show will last exactly nine days and then the building will be torn down. But the Palast is just the art museum the city needs, says Christina Tilmann.
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Photoshop realism: life at a distance

Tuesday 29 November, 2005

Eberhard Havekost is being hyped as one of the hot "Young German Artists". His subjects are banal, he copies copies, he's interested in surfaces. Art critic Elke Buhr ventures to ask if there's any depth.
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Ball magic

Thursday 3 November, 2005

The soccer exhibition in Berlin's Martin Gropius Bau, "Rundlederwelten" lends new meaning to what we thought was just a sport. By Thomas Medicus (Fussball © Markus Lüpertz)
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Project Migration

Monday 24 October, 2005

Walking, walking, walking. Projekt Migration is an extensive exhibition with film and music programmes telling the story of migration from the perspective of those in motion. By Katrin Bettina Müller
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The art of the ape

Friday 30 September, 2005

Like no other painter of his generation, the terminally ill artist Jörg Immendorff took up things German in his work. In a new exhibition in Berlin he has dramatised his life's work like a brilliant play. By Hanno Rauterberg
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A new dimension in painting

Tuesday 27 August, 2005

Artists have long attempted to transcend the surface of the painting. Michael Burges has dissolved it entirely – in his new series of paintings called "Virtual Space". By Gerhard Charles Rump
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High precision industrial age souvenirs

Friday 2 September, 2005

Bernd and Hilla Becher travelled the world for 50 years photographing industrial buildings. On the eve of their retrospective in Berlin they talked to Cornelius Tittel about how they saved an era from being forgotten forever and set in motion the German photography boom. (Editor's note: Bernd Becher passed away on 22 June 2007 in Rostock. We put this interview, published in September 2005, once more onto our homepage in his remembrance.)

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A sight for sore eyes

Monday 1 August, 2005

The New Leipzig School is the new black. It paints the dark side of the fun society and sells like hotcakes. Christian Schüle dissects the myth.
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Goya's ghouls

Thursday 21 July, 2005

Berlin stages the most comprehensive show of the Spanish master ever seen in the German-speaking world. Stamina is needed to brave the horrors of his uncannily contemporary vision, but, pleads the curator, "Don't forget the happiness of Goya!" By Claudia Schwartz.
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"Hottentots in tails"

Friday 17 June, 2005

Once decried as degenerate, then celebrated as the height of artistic expression, the Expressionist group "Die Brücke" has been viewed very differently by the various regimes of Germany's 20th century. A turbulent history. By Christian Saehrendt
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"Ceci n'est pas le vide"

Thursday 9 June, 2005

An encounter with the artist of transience Tino Sehgal who, together with painter Thomas Scheibitz, will represent Germany at the Venice Biennale which opens to the public on June 12. By Sebastian Frenzel
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Blue flower, where do you bloom?

Thursday 26 May, 2005

"Ideal Worlds" at Frankfurt's Schirn Gallery evokes a newfangled yearning for old-fashioned Romanticism with works by artists such as Peter Doig, David Thorpe, Kaye Donachie, and Christopher Orr. A sceptical excursion in the magical landscapes of contemporary art. By Wolfgang Ullrich
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The New Hebrews

Friday 20 May, 2005

The exhibition "The New Hebrews: A Century of Art in Israel" opens today in Berlin's Martin-Gropius-Bau. By Peter von Becker (Image: Reuven Rubin, Self Portrait with Flowers, 1922. © Reuven Rubin)
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