July 31, 2018
Episode 56: Swamp Thing
In Anrea Bowers’s “Open Secret,” Bowers takes over the entire gallery with multi-media work, but the main attraction is the 19 by 4 meter wall standing in the middle of the gallery, like an office bulletin board, covered in long red scrolls of paper printed with the allegations and, when available, public replies of 100 men who have been accused of sexual aggression and violence in the #metoo and #timesup movements. When I read a brief description of this exhibit online, I was pretty excited about it. Of course I was interested in seeing an artist’s interpretation of #metoo. But when I read a longer description, I admit I was actually put off: I hate text-based art in general, with very few exceptions. Especially long texts because: why not just write a book?
June 26, 2018
Episode 55: The Ball Is RoundWRP
In Antje Vowinckel’s “The Goal,” the artist blends the voices of the announcers across multiple sports channels, languages and countries. This mix makes them sound like a pantheon of gods, setting us poor humans on the giant pitch of the Earth, introducing something everyone wants — a round ball — and then sitting back and watching us fight for it, sprinting, pulling, jabbing, kicking, diving to try and change the course of events, pushing people down to make sure they don’t get there first, arguing or acting and trying to make it look like none of it’s our fault so we can avoid penalties… and occasionally seeing an opportunity that can only work as a team to save the game
May 8, 2018
Episode 54: Manon de Printemps
Ever wondered what it’s like to have an art exhibit? To have someone see the beauty in your creative soul and want to share it with the world, hang it in a gallery and talk about it to complete strangers? The French call it exposer –which isn’t at all terrifying– and the young artist Manon Gineste experienced just that at her very first art exhibit earlier this year in Paris, no less. A truly enriching experience.
April 8, 2018
Art 53 - Gilded Feelings (Got No Rythm)
Artipoeus visits Monica Bonvicini’s Guilt at Joseph Koenig Galerie in Berlin. I can’t get past the chains of this piece. Chains evoke industry, and slavery. Imprisonment. Being tied down – the old ball and chain. To be more precise, I can’t get past the language of the piece. German, French, Italian and Spanish gender their nouns, and in all of those languages guilt, as a noun, is masculine. But “chain” is feminine.
March 4, 2018
Art 52 - Artipoeus Does Duttnhoody
Artipoeus takes a field trip with the boys from Duttnhoody to Berlinische Galerie, and has a chat about pop art, technology and the weather
January 30, 2018
Art 50 - The Big One
ARTIPOEUS TURNS 50!!! We visit Avigdor Arikiha's LANDSCAPES at Blain Southern, and consider the landscape of reaching the big 5-0 IRL (yikes!)
January 16, 2018
Art 49 - There And Back Again: An Art Odyssey
Artipoeus goes full sci-fi fantasy on a quest to visit Malte Kebbel's Monoliths on the Bridge of Spies in Germany
December 20, 2017
Art 48 - Lost & Found
Artipoeus goes to the LOST: 48 Hour Art Festival and speaks to artist Christopher Bauder about the digital, the analog, and being lost... and found.
November 13, 2017
Art 47 - À La Recherche Du Temps Perdu
Artipoeus explores the art of Affichisme - the torn posters in the Paris Metro
October 25, 2017
Art 45 - Nevermind The Bollards
Artipoeus visits Jennifer Abessira's DON'T THINK TWICE at London Bridge Station in London, UK
September 27, 2017
Art 44 - Say My Name
Artipoeus visits Francoise Schein and Barbara Reiter's project INSCRIRE at Westhaven Ubahn station in Berlin.
September 11, 2017
Art 43 - All The Dinner Parties In The World
Artipoeus visits Henrik Stromberg's ECHOES IN DUST at Gallery A Plus in Berlin