19
Dec
14

electri_city

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The crazy side of girl Dusseldorf. Currents, rivers, electricity lines. The single mother of electronic sound.

 

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Dec
14

global worrying

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We had an incredibly mild Fall – in the photo, early October in Koeln, feeling like June – and now we are in the middle of the warmest Winter ever. This worries me every single day.

It feels like that horribly sunny Summer in 1986, just after the Chernobyl incident. It never rained, it was always sunny. It feels unnatural.

19
Dec
14

press conferences

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Strange times we’re living in. 1998 – 2014. This is not looking good…each time Russia is in trouble, Europe follows.

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Dec
14

Japan is around me

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“I don’t need to go to Japan. Japan is around me” – Vincent Van Gogh

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Dec
14

glowing orient

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The Japan Inspiration swept across Europe and influenced Matisse, Monet, Van Gogh, Matisse, Cézanne…you name them. The exhibition at the Folkwang Museum illustrates this magnificiently.

Among all that French-Japanese anticipation, what a surprise to bump into Giuseppe de Nittis “Portrait of a Lady” and its warming glow…as the very first painting of this exhibition, and on a dark, winter night.

I was immediately transported to the Chiostro del Bramante in Rome, where I saw for the first time de Nittis’ ladies…but I never saw them under this oriental light.

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Dec
14

Cuba at the helm

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On the day marking the change in Cuban-American relations, a Cuban artists’ duo exhibition at Folkwang. From the Phoenician mask to the motorcycle helmet. Seriously. It’s called “Helm”.

 

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Dec
14

Neues Museum (in Essen)

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Before jumping on my train to Düsseldorf tonight, I could pop over to Essen’s Folkwang Museum.

City lights and cosy lights share the scene…and glow like as a gilded Japanese screen. Continue reading ‘Neues Museum (in Essen)’




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