Berlin, Boners and Brecht

Published on ocula.com, 7 June 2016 Apparently my timing sucks. One week too late for Berlin Gallery Weekend, and one month too early for the Berlin Biennale. ‘You should have been here last weekend for Berlin Gallery Weekend!’ a Berliner friend exclaimed. ‘Everyone was having orgies in the Soho House! It was the best art…

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Ick bin Berliner, part II

I caught up with Luxe City Guides recently to chat about some of my favourite places in Berlin. The city is ever evolving and each year there’s a new list of must do/eat/drink/see, so I scribbled down some of my latest recommendations. Here are a few to keep you busy if you have 24 (or 48) hours…

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A Conversation with Robin Rhode

Published on ocula.com, 26 October 2015 For the past couple of decades Berlin has become an international art world Mecca attracting more than 20,000 artists from around the world, including some of the biggest names in contemporary art: British YBA Tacita Dean, French artist Bernard Frize, Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, and American artist Julie Mehretu…

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Ick bin Berliner

Countless artists, musicians and writers have flocked to Berlin over the years to recharge and seek inspiration: Christopher Isherwood, David Bowie, Nick Cave, Iggy Pop (the city seems to come with its own soundtrack). In the 1920s Berlin was all about the decadence and modernism of Weimar culture, the stomping ground of intellectuals and artists…

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