Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present

     |    Friday February 14th, 2014

For almost forty years, Marina Abramović has used her body as a medium of expression, testing her own physical and physiological limits, flowing between fiction and reality. She is known for taking the idea of artistic performance to the edge; using nudity and self-flagellation as some of her strategies on scene. After a whole life 

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Martin Scorsese’s After Hours: A Tale of Two Cities

     |    Wednesday January 8th, 2014

Martin Scorsese’s highly anticipated (and controversial, see FrankZ’s blog post) The Wolf of Wall Street opens in Germany on January 16.  The latest Scorsese opus, his fifth collaboration with thespian-muse Leonardo DiCaprio, is an over the top satire of corporate raiders in early 1990’s New York, then as now the capital of the financial world. 

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Wiener Aktionskünstler Otto Mühl verstorben

     |    Monday May 27th, 2013

Austrian artist Otto Mühl died on May 26 at age 87. He had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease but was active until his last years, exploring digital technology to create new work from samples and adaptations of earlier paintings. The controversial artist and commune leader has been the subject of three documentaries: CHILDREN OF THE 

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Conversations With Dangerous Men

     |    Wednesday January 9th, 2013

Okay, I have a big week ahead of me, so I’m going to let you lazy bas…errr, dear readers do the heavy lifting this week. This week I ran into three articles about three people who’ve meant a lot to me in my life, and instead of merely linking to them and blithering on about 

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Berlin Does It Again

     |    Wednesday July 18th, 2012

First, I’d like to beg the pardon of the few of you who, in the years 2004-2008, followed my late Berlin-based blog, since I’m about to repeat myself, and you’ve heard some of this before. In fact, I wouldn’t bother with it, but at this time of year, you get your news where you find 

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