We just received our copy of the catalogue for STUDIO BERLIN and are pleased to provide a peek. The exhibition location, Berghain – a world-renowned techno club – famously does not allow any photography once inside, so this publication gives rare glimpses into the space in the background of the artworks.

STUDIO BERLIN is a ‘snapshot survey’ of the art being made in Berlin that opened in September 2020, produced by the Boros Foundation in cooperation with Berghain. Responding to the upheaval caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, it is primarily designed to reflect current tendencies and changes in art and society and provide artists living in Berlin with a platform for their recent productions. STUDIO BERLIN presents the output of over 120 Berlin-based artists on all floors of the club. The show features German and international artists working in photography, sculpture, painting, video, sound, performance, and installation art. (Due to the Corona Ordinance, the exhibition is unfortunately closed until further notice.)

The accompanying catalog expands on the exhibition and presents installation shots of the works together with dedicated material produced by the contributing artists. In drawings, photographs, or sketches as well as statements, poems, and other fragmentary formats, they share their very personal perspectives on what it means to make art in this challenging time. With a preface by Klaus Lederer, Berlin Senator for Culture and Europe, and an introduction by Juliet Kothe and Karen and Christian Boros.

Olafur contributed his new artwork ‘Filling the explanatory gap between the conscious mind and the physical body’, 2020, to the exhibition. Other artists featured include Yael Bartana, Monica Bonvicini, AA Bronson, Tacita Dean, Simon Denny, Simon Fujiwara, Cyprien Gaillard, Isa Genzken, Anne Imhof, Sven Marquardt, Adrian Piper, Anna Uddenberg, Wolfgang Tillmans, and many more.

We just received our copy of the STUDIO BERLIN exhibition catalogue, here's a peek. Olafur contributed his artwork ‘Filling the explanatory gap between the conscious mind and the physical body’, 2020, which relates to other mirror works of his. @boroscollection @berghain_ostgut

Some good news just before the end of the year – Olafur will be creating a location-specific exhibition project at Fondation Beyeler in Basel, opening 18 April and running through 11 July 2021. @Fond_Beyeler Photo: Mark Niedermann

‘Marvelous Rainbow’ and ‘Courageous Flowers’, two elements of Olafur’s artwork ‘WUNDERKAMMER’, 2020. Now on view as part of the London walking-tour exhibition ‘Unreal City’, organized by @AcuteArt and @Dazed Media.

‘Your new bike’, 2009 – installed in Tiergarten, Berlin, 2010

Photo: @JustinWu

Saturday was the 5th anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement, and as UNDP Goodwill Ambassador for climate action and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Olafur would like to share an important message from the UNDP: 2020 is a year many of us are ready to leave behind us. But it is in turbulent times like these when we think of those who are impacted by this pandemic the most. The combination of climate change and COVID-19 is increasing inequalities and placing half the world – 4 billion people – at even greater risk of falling and staying behind. As the intensifying climate crisis and the surging pandemic widen the divide between rich and poor, inaction is not an option. We need a total response to protect our planet and people. And we need it today. @UNDP #WorldIsInOurHands #HalfTheWorld

Earth Speakr is an artwork started by Olafur and created with kids, for kids to express themselves by creating messages about the climate and their own future. earthspeakr.art @earthspeakr @eu2020de @goetheinstitut #earthspeakr #listentothefuture

Now livestreaming, Europe Talks 2020: bit.ly/2KcaehH (Olafur's contribution is scheduled for 14:25 CET.) @mycountrytalks @earthspeakr @eu2020de #europetalks #earthspeakr #listentothefuture

Today Olafur is taking part in ‘Europe Talks’ and speaking about his project @EarthSpeakr, made on the occasion of the German Presidency of the Council of the EU. Check out the schedule & watch the livestream here: bit.ly/2KcaehH Hosted by @MyCountryTalks @eu2020de

‘Caring Northern Light’ and ‘Lucky Stone’, two elements of Olafur’s artwork ‘WUNDERKAMMER’, 2020 – part of the group exhibition / AR walking tour ‘Unreal City’, on now through 5 January in London. Organized by @AcuteArt and @Dazed Media

‘Caring Northern Light’ and ‘Lucky Stone’, two elements of Olafur’s artwork ‘WUNDERKAMMER’, 2020

‘The current pandemic has caused immeasurable suffering and disrupted so much of our everyday existence together. This is especially true for those of us who value and take part in cultural life. Because many of the important cultural sites that we take for granted are all closed – cinemas, theatres, concert houses, clubs, museums and stadiums – the only public spaces where we can move about safely together is outdoors, in the shared space of the city. It’s important to celebrate – even now – that public space belongs to all of us and that it is, in fact, very valuable.’ – Olafur @Dazed

The exhibition ‘Unreal City’ is on now through 5 January. It features 36 digital sculptures arranged as a walking tour along the River Thames, including Olafur Eliasson’s artwork ‘WUNDERKAMMER’, 2020. The sculptures, created to be experienced in AR using Apple’s ARKit, are arranged across 24 sites between Waterloo Bridge and Millennium Bridge on the Southbank. Organized by Acute Art and Dazed Media, featuring works by Olafur Eliasson, Cao Fei, Alicja Kwade, Koo Jeong A, Marco Brambilla, Darren Bader, KAWS, Bjarne Melgaard, and Tomás Saraceno.

To view the exhibition, download the free Acute Art app on your device to get the map and view the artworks.
https://acuteart.com/

An excellent resource! ica.art/ica-daily @ICALondon

As part of our kitchen’s ongoing research into sustainable eating, chef/activist @JoshnaMaharaj came to the studio (pre-pandemic) to present her project to reform hospital food. She also contributed to the book FÜR VIELE, which we posted about yesterday. soe.tv/channels/kitch…

Together with 14 other ‘kitchen visionaries’, the SOE Kitchen has contributed to this beautiful German recipe collection ‘FÜR VIELE’ (FOR MANY), brought to you by @Kantine_Zukunft.  kantine-zukunft.de/fuer-viele

Starting today and running through 5 January, the exhibition ‘Unreal City’ features 36 digital sculptures arranged as a walking tour along the River Thames, including Olafur’s artwork ‘WUNDERKAMMER’, 2020. @Dazed @AcuteArt dazeddigital.com/art-photograph… https://t.co/PjeUMhDJqE

‘Riverbed’, 2014, installed @QAGOMA, Brisbane in 2019 (photo: Chloe Callistemon)

‘The elevated compass rock’, 2007 (photo: Jens Ziehe)

Happy World Soil Day! Walter De Maria, ‘The New York Earth Room’, 1977. Olafur Eliasson, ‘Soil quasi bricks’, 2003. Asad Raza, ‘Absorption’, 2019. Laura Parker, ‘Taste of Place’, 2019.

‘Time amplifier’, 2015, installed at Mirrored Gardens, Hualong Agriculture Grand View Garden, Panyu, Guangzhou, China (photo: Luo Xianglin, Chen Shengming)

‘Earth Speakr’, 2020

What does a stone know? Or as Hugo Reinert put it in his essay ‘About a Stone: Some Notes on Geologic Conviviality’, ‘What kind of critter might a stone be? Does it have a life, or something like it? What modes of passionate immersion – or love, or intimacy – could a stone afford?’

Thinking along with more-than-human perspectives is essential to imagining possible futures, and kids are doing just that through Earth Speakr, an artwork started by Olafur and created with kids, for kids to express themselves by creating messages about the climate and their own future.

Earth Speakr is funded by the Federal Foreign Office on the occasion of the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2020 and realised in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut.

Beginning on World Soil Day, 'The Understory of the Understory', 5–6 Dec, is the fourth installment in an ongoing series of festivals on consciousness & intelligence across species, part of @SerpentineUK's General Ecology project. Register for free here: serpentinegalleries.org/whats-on/the-s…

What does a stone know? Or as Hugo Reinert put it in his essay ‘About a Stone’, ‘What kind of critter might a stone be? Does it have a life, or something like it? What modes of passionate immersion – or love, or intimacy – could a stone afford?’ @EarthSpeakr