Anka Botzoman

FILM INTERVIEW: American filmmaker Su Friedrich’s documentary Gut Renovation (2012) is the result of five years’ worth of footage from the eye of gentrification’s hurricane: Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Read more

There goes the neighborhood. In Gut Renovation American director and former Williamsburg resident Su Friedrich tackles a subject all too familiar to Berliners: gentrification. Its first Berlinale screening takes place on Feb 12. Read more

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OUT NOW! Stephen Spielberg and Daniel Day Lewis tick all the Oscar boxes in LINCOLN. Read more


From ethnic German to revisited retro, you can bet these “country girls” (as the ladies behind Pomeranza Design Ranch like to describe themselves) know their urban trends. Read more

NOW SHOWING: As she hopped from New York to London to Amsterdam, from Minimalism to Radical Figuration, painter Jo Baer has always searched for new ways to “‘do the right thing’”. Now she's on to "fusion art"... Read more

Just like 18th century group portraits (the original ‘conversation pieces’), Johnen Galerie's show engages a diverse collection of artists in a series of dynamic exchanges. Read more

On Linienstraße in Mitte, once a hive of cutting-edge artistic activity, trendy galleries have displaced the squats and affordable housing. But slick rooms don’t guarantee better art: that’s why MMX is so refreshing. Read more

Christian Khalaf, the head chef at Luchs, may not be from Italy but he sure knows his stuff – and he proves it with an abundant weekly menu of Italian-inspired fare. Read more

When he was little, Bertrand Gadenne always knew he wanted to be an artist. As an adult, he has moved from medium to medium - from painting to slides and, later, videos. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Petr Antonov

In his complex, engaging and very often funny works, the Berlin-based 2006 Turner Prize nominee Phil Collins (not to be confused with the former member of the band Genesis) balances heightened social engagement with playfulness. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Neue Nationalgalerie

By taking photos and transforming them into models made from cardboard and paper, the German artist Thomas Demand translates two-dimensional objects into three-dimensional ones. Then he brings the models back to their original state by photographing them. Read more

Art & Exhibitions

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