Gerhard Richter retrospective, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin

Finally managed to get in to the very popular Gerhard Richter exhibit at the Neue Nationalgalerie. Strangely, I did not come away as impressed as I expected I would. I do admire Richters technique – and especially his insistence on working in different styles throughout his career – the blurry photorealism he is so well Read More …

Olafur Eliasson: “Innen Stadt Außen”

I went to see Olafur Eliasson’s Innen Stadt Außen exhibit in Martin-Gropius-Bau. Thankfully, the long line of visitors was for the much hyped exhibit of the utterly overrated Frida Kahlo. Well, speaking of overrated, I’m still not sure what to think of the whole Eliasson phenomenon. His work is certainly inventive, powerful and well, it Read More …

Jörg Immendorff retrospective, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin

Saw the Jörg Immendorf retrospective exhibit at the Neue Nationalgalerie. Brilliant stuff. The collection of works spanned his entire career: Naivist Fluxus-type stuff, socialist realism from the 70es, “wild” paintings from the 80es. And then his recent work, which impressed me the most. One of his latest paintings is name “Allow me. My name is Read More …