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.

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

Monday, May 16, 2016

PDX/Berlin presents 'Organiche/Geometriche': Valentina Bardazzi

PDX ART/Berlin Art Blog presents

'Organiche/Geometriche': Valentina Bardazzi at The Ballery, Berlin

photography and copyright by Richard Schemmerer

Valentina Bardazzi at The Ballery, Berlin


is an exhibition, is an invitation to look closer at life and Art and where it overlaps to create a symbiotic relationship that benefits society as awhole.

Italian artist Valentina Bardazzi has the education ,talent, skill and craft to translate for us the symbolism of the old masters so we can see anew and participate not just as viewers but also as thinkers.

What we see is more than just replicas of the familiar but a cornucopia of styles that don't shy away from geometric mathematics or the organically by chance splotch of coffee with its own logic of pattern making and yes beauty. All of her works are literally drenched in unashamed beauty as if she tries to remind us that yes the ordinary is nothing but such.

We have become blind to the natural wonders us included and Art is the road sign that will never cease to point us back to the roots.
Artist like Valentina continue in the tradition of Michael Angelo but this time free from the control or monopoly from church or state and are so enabled to lead us towards a world of self-expression and yes with all its own shortcomings.

'Organiche/Geometriche' breaks down the norm in normal and reinvestigates its potential for variation. Beauty and decay are not set in contrast to each other other but in harmony. In doing so the old paradigm shifts from the body as a tragic vehicle destined to decompose to the creation of new compositions out of the torn and worn as base for fresh life full of untamed visions.

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photography and copyright by Richard Schemmerer