My very personal souvenirs from Berlin

Last week I decided to flee the city and to entertain myself in Berlin. Shit, barely arrived I experimented the climate of the city: it was snowy and icy in Siberian weather and my dream look would have been something between BERNARD WILHELM‘ last collection and a hardcore ski outfits. So
I found a legal remedy: I thaw my frosted hands with bagel mit Frischkäse (with fromage frais) and other specialities (…ouch…).

Anyway…I didn’t forget you and I brought you back some sweets – and I’m sure – you will love!

Enjoy ;-)

1. Grand Ouvert, ECKART HAHN, is the catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition “Intimate Play” @ Galerie Wagner + Partner. A great book if you are a fan like me of ECKART HAHN

2. BUTTERFLYSOULFIRE showroom where I had the chance to discover the labels BUTTERFLYSOULFIRE, a creation of MARIA THOMAS and THOAS LINDNER, BLACKMEANS (my coup de coeur) a crazy Japanese label, PATRICK MOHR (Germany) and TSICKO (Italy). Don’t worry they deserve their own post on WFW…

3. DO YOU READ ME? bookstore is THE perfect bookstore for a paper addict like me dream. I compare them to a curator putting together an art exhibit as they offer a selection of good reads from around the world in fashion, photography and art, through architecture, interior and design to cultural matters and society. We provide advice, research and compile your personal assortment”.

4. HELLE MARDAHL @ Circleculture Gallery until March 6, 2010. This exhibition is my ♥: HELLE MARDAHL combines opulent materials, structures from haute couture and graphic design. Assisted by seven couturiers, she develops a complex work out of sewn, painted, drawn and printed features.

5. SLEEK MAGAZINE is THE magazine for contempory art, photography and fashion based in Berlin. SLEEK is monothematic and bi-lingual (German and English). Each issue’s theme is composed of two concepts which form an antithesis or create a tension between one another. Issue #24‘s theme is essential ( no one can escape it): FOOD.

6. BlogLove by MARY SCHERPE, photographer and blogger. Berlin based MARY SCHERPE is twenty-seven years old and has been blogging for four years at “Stil in Berlin” and “Quite Contrary“. She moderated during the fashion week a very interesting talk about the significance of fashion blogs and their futur (video here) and she also wrote a short- and touching- text on blogging for the Berlin Fashion Week Magazine (read here).

7. I am not really persuaded by the work of IIKKA HALSO @ Galerie Wagner + Partner but totally delighted by CAI WAGNER and MARGRET UHRMEISTER. Finnish artist IIKKA HALSO has been dealing with healing and rescue of endangered nature in his work. His photographic interventions can be perceived as a sort of Landart but also a reaction to our changing planet. until March 3, 2010

8. Neue Probleme #4 is a small magazine with words and illustrations in german and english founded in 2006. Good news: you can have a look at old issues or listen to Neue Probleme Radio (inside I found seven originals photographs).

9. “For the use of those who see” (curated by SUSANNE PFEFFER) @ KW Institute for Contemporary Art. This exhibition highlights how art strives to give visual form to conditions that are transitory, elusive, or ineffable. I particularly liked the video installation ( Letter on the Blind For the Use of Those Who See, 2007) by artist JAVIER TÉLLEZ who combines documentary with fictionalized narratives and questions definitions of normality and pathology.

10. ahhh number ten doesn’t need an introduction! FUKT MAGAZINE, THE magazine for drawing which has already been featured on WFW.

11. SHADY EL-NOSHOKATY @ Project Space. His drawings work is comparable to a journal entry. EL-NOSHOKATY teach as a professor of painting and graphics at the University of Cairo Heluan and represented Egypt at the 48th Biennale di Venezia

kiss kiss kiss!

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