Corrupted Full Of Life: Interview with artist Matti Sumari


written by Maria Radke / Interview by Vanessa Knopp

Esitämme (we introduce): Matti Sumari. His exhibition “corrupted full of life” started the new exhibition program for 2018 at Schimmel Projects – Art Centre Dresden. At the opening we had a chat with the Helsinki born artist.

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Das EX14 in der Dresdner Neustadt feiert Re-Opening!


Nach längerer Renovierungspause öffnete das EX14 am letzten Donnerstag (12.04.2018) am Albertplatz in der Dresdner Neustadt endlich wieder seine goldene Tür und startet mit einer Gruppenausstellung der Mitglieder in die neue Saison.

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Es gibt jetzt einen neuen Off-Space in Dresden (Nicht in der Neustadt!)


Bereits am 26. Oktober feierte der Schimmel Projects – Art Centre (Kurz: SP-ACE Dresden) auf der Großenhainer Straße 61-63 mit der Ausstellung “YAOI” der dänischen Künstlerin Lotte Nielsen seine Eröffnung.

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Karl Lagerfeld and Taryn Simon at Folkwang Museum Essen. Parallele Gegensätze.


Exhibitions such as the KARL LAGERFELD (Parallele Gegensätze: Fotografie – Buchkunst – Mode) at the Essen Folkwang Museum are great – because they get many people into the museum. And thus the accusation of “not being enough art”.

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M – eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder


The title of the exhibition ‘Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder’ (a city is looking for a murder) is a quote from Fritz Langs’s crime movie ‘M’ from 1931. Also Alex Lebus and Saeed Foroghi are looking for something. They are dealing with identity itself and the question of guilt and finding a way how to make these visible. Together they built up a join-venture installation/performance. Weiterlesen “M – eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder”

Pazar Bazaar Pazar Bazaar

A while ago a friend asked me to write a short piece on the art scene in Istanbul. A task that has been done a lot in the past years; commenting on a growing art market in Turkey and its positive and negative side effects – as well as the isolated importance of the Istanbul scene for Turkey and the Middle East.

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Malika Si Youcef – Negative Landscape. A studio visit

I met Malika Si Youcef a few weeks ago, a young painter that came all the way from Bordeaux (France) to work in a studio in Istanbul. The studio she rented with her boyfriend, a photographer, was just across the street and I could see them working whenever I looked out of my window.

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Impression of a visit at Museum Folkwangen

Listening Leoš Janáček and looking at paintings of the 19th century is an interesting combination. While the horns of III. Gloria (Galgotic Mass) create a heavy feeling, the landscape of Christian Ernst Bernhard Morgenstern (1805-1867) opens up in ways I could not imagine. I wish I would have been standing in front of the painting (Staffelsee bei Murnau, 1847, oil on canvas, 68 x 87 cm, Folkwangen Museum, Essen, INV. G 478) with exactly the same song.

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