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HOTEL LEIPZIG [interventions] | leipzig

*illustration by atsuko mochida

you are cordially invited to be among the first to preview the grand happening, HOTEL LEIPZIG. the event will commence, tuesday, 16 may at 12 pm directly west of the main train station at willy-brandt-platz [between kurt-schumacher-straße and gerberstraße]. a walk of art will explore the artistic interventions at various locations around the city centre, beginning with the first location at the former hotel astoria at 12 pm [noon].

participating artists:
vincent brière // rafaella constantinou // sophie foster // kathryn gohmert // ahmet kavas // rebecca a. layton // yihui liu // matthew lloyd // nasir malekijoo // atsuko mochida // denise rosero bermudez // feng runze // malak yacout saleh // sze ting wong // yi weihua

HOTEL LEIPZIG is a project of the mfa program, “public art and new artistic strategies,” under the direction of prof. danica dakić, anke hannemann, ina weise and jirka reichmann (coordination) with bauhaus-universität weimar.

[more about HOTEL LEIPZIG]


[UN]SOUNDS OF BUCHENWALD | Buchenwald Memorial | weimar

[UN]SOUNDS OF BUCHENWALD, opening this weekend, is an artistic research project by the mfa program, “public art and new artistic strategies [kunst im öffentlichen raum und neue künstlerische strategien],” with bauhaus-universität weimar. the project will be shown in two exhibitions in both weimar/buchenwald and in berlin.

angélica barón, vincent brière, vienne chan, rafaella constantinou, sophie foster, kathryn gohmert, anke hannemann, yihui liu, matthew lloyd, nasir malekijoo, mila panić, yunju park, mariya pavlenko, denise rosero bermúdez, feng runze, malak yacout saleh, saša tatić, sze ting wong, yi weihua, ina weise

january 20, 2017, 3:00 pm at the former disinfection hall, buchenwald memorial, weimar.

walk of art: involving site-specific works begins at 2:00 pm from the main train station in weimar, entrance hall.


[more information on the buchenwald memorial]

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IN KIND EXCHANGE + THE STROKE OF A PEN | ifa gallery | Brussels


sergey balovin brings his mad talent and energy to brussels this afternoon for an experimental happening presented as part of THE STROKE OF A PEN group exhibition during it’s last week at ifa gallery.

sergey has spent the last few years traveling around the world engrossed in his project, IN KIND EXCHANGE.


in a commitment to sustain all his daily needs while strictly avoiding monetary transactions, he has been able to survive exclusively through goods exchanged with people that are excited to trade tangible, useful things to him for beautiful, customized portraits he makes on site.

the unexpected skill present in sergey’s pen and ink illustrations reflect his classical training as a painter in russia before setting out on the wilder path he navigates now, as an artist with no use for a monetary system.

if you are able to see this happening while it’s ongoing today at ifa gallery, then you are in for a real treat. enjoy.



open studio | SAPH SHANGHAI

MARS 1 - cropped - websitedear friends,

hopefully your 2015 is off to a great start so far!

my studio will be relocating back to berlin after a wonderful and productive time spent in shanghai as an artist-in-residence at the swatch art peace hotel.

as part of saying goodbye to shanghai, a private open studio evening is going to be hosted in my workspace this wednesday, 21 january, from 6 – 8 pm.

you are warmly invited to join. please rsvp for yourself and guests by email. it would be a pleasure to greet you in person at my studio.

best wishes,

kathryn gohmert 宫明珠


[date + time: ]

wednesday, 21 january, 18:00 – 20:00

atelier 36, swatch art peace hotel, 23 east nanjing road near waitan [3楼 36号, 南京东路23号, 近中山东一路]

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artist residency | Swatch Art Peace Hotel


taking a short break from the berlin winter and dropping back into shanghai briefly: i will be participating as one of the artists in residence at the swatch art peace hotel until 22 january, 2015.

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although the time will go by too quickly, it is wonderful to be back in the mainland working alongside the other 17 artists here on the bund again.

the other current fellow artists in residence include alexandre and john gaillaelena monzodominique othenin-girardyuan jinhuachiara luzzanasofia ortizzhu yesandro del pistoiajuliana onggeorge van weteringbao lixinjovanna  toselloson kwang-jumaria pazcontreras buzetaphillip reed, and heidi bryce.

it’s so refreshing to see how many positive changes have happened since i was last working in this building three years ago. looking very forward to this time of heavy creative focus while working in an old and much-loved home.

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new studio | Blo Ateliers

images below from the new studio space at BLO ateliers, berlin! see the BLO website for more info on the facilities and other artists based in this post-industrial wonderland. more details coming soon about our upcoming open studio event on 7 november. stay tuned to this blog for more information or subscribe to my newsletter here for updates closer to the date.
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