Monday, May 30, 2016

SEEING Art in Berlin -- Museum The Kennedys

SEEING Art in Berlin -- Museum The Kennedys

SEEING Art in Berlin

Now you see now you don't. Images are only as good as our judgements which lead our awareness of what is or isn't essential or inspiring or revolutionary or bizarre.
What if the very thing you are staring at right now is the key to the house of happiness but you just look past it or glance at it with a label attached in your mind that says not of value to me anymore.

Recently a young man laid down his reading glasses on the floor of a museum, the reason is not important. The point is that people started to assume things like that these ordinary run of the mill even cheap glasses are special. They caught some else's attention and in the context of being in a museum he started to take photographs of it and others joined all in the assumption that it was Art and part of the display.

Now don't rush to judgement and say stupid people maybe they are smart they participated rather than being passive observers or professional judgers.

The photographs you are seeing in this contextual art presentation are part of a great building that houses a great restaurant, fabulous art galleries and a museum not just any but called the Kennedy Museum which of course brings up associations in us from the news that has infiltrated every aspect of our lives even if it is old news.

In my case I was more inspired by the furniture in the space then the art display and in my mind at least I elevated them into the sphere of high brow art. I was able to that because I have very expensive camera that can elevate even a pimple on ones face to a beauty mark.

Contemplate your navel not to waste time but to come to fresh realization every time you feel inspired to do so. Don't just run around with your cell phone camera and take quick pics. That's like stealing and then throwing the fruit away.

Seeing art in Berlin is like smelling the roses in a flower shop sure it is artificial but it is as close as we get to reality without leaving it.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Berlin Castle Porn

Berlin Castle Porn

In this contemporary world we romanticized castle and with it its parks art and sculptures. We stare at the naked wonders in awe of the craftsmanship forgetting that it was an elite that glorified themselves in these monuments of decadence. The body is displayed in full frontal view even if the morals of the day were oppressive at least to the populous that stood under the control of religious zealotry.
Millions of tourist race to take in the nude masterpieces to re-imagine history to their fitting but history is not in the eye of the beholder or the winner. It carries forward the mistakes and the atrocities committed against the powerless masses. sorry to say that this principle has still not changed.

Just like in real Porn theses displays cover up the systematic mind manipulation that we are exposed to. This promotion of past glamour is reflected in contemporary society through advertising and the amplified projections of body image creating a artificial need in us to become more then we actually are.

Berlin is littered with naked remnants and a good reminder that the pendulum has to kept in balance to be healthy for body and mind.

Photography and copyright by Richard Schemmerer

Sunday, May 22, 2016

"Toy Toy Toy Forever" at Isabelle Gabrijel Galerie

Toy Toy Toy Forever


at Isabelle Gabrijel Galerie

Toys bring luck they are like talismans that help us through childhood.
As adults we collect them to keep the inner child in us alive because
life's trials and tribunals punish us for being in the flow of the moment
where we can loose ourselves to refresh our soul

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Sabatino Cerosimo at The Ballery Emotional Accordion (2016),

Sabatino Cerosimo at The Ballery Emotional Accordion (2016),

Sabatino Cerosimo at The Ballery

Emotional Accordion (2016),

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photography and copyright by Richard Schemmerer

Materialization and dematerialization of standards of conduct of social structures and hierarchies are at the center of this beautiful works. We are all placed on this planet but most of us feel alienated or misplaced in some way or another. The patriarchal system we still indulge in most part of the world is at the core of this mis-satisfaction because it is ruled by control through shaming and belittling the other. The woman in the pond is a phantastical depiction because in this case in Japanese society a woman is not aloud to bath with other men. The world is pregnant with double standards and still gives birth to unfair practices endorsed by the status quo. Life is an emotional accordion but we do have the power to decide who is aloud to play us like an instrument.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

PDX/Berlin -- Kaffeemitte, Berlin

Berlin Art Blog presents

Kaffeemitte, Berlin

The city as the gallery the gallery is on the road or in this case in a cafe.
Berlin as Art city but only limited liability.
The artist has to prove that this Craft is worth his time.
Art in everyday life is like mold on the Doener.

The food is good in the Café Kaffeemitte and the Art is served for free as a side dish.
Love goes is not only through the stomach but here it also goes through the Art.

Die Stadt als Gallerie die gallerie ist auf der Strasse oder hier im Café.
Berlin als Kunststadt aber nur mit Beschraenkter Haftung.
Der Kuenstler muss sich selbst beweisen das das Kustgewerbe seine Zeit wert ist.
Kunst im Alltag ist wie Schimmelpilz auf dem Doener.

Das Essen ist gut im Kaffeemitte und die Kust gibt es uumsonst als Beilage.
Die Liebe geht nicht nur durch den Magen aber gibt es hier auch durch die Kunst.

photography and copyright by Richard Schemmerer