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Thilo Frank :Vertical Skip,2009

A thin luminiscent EL wire is driven by an excenter. The modulation and speed of the rope wave can be controlled by the visitors through sensitive moving sensors.
A dynamical sculpture emerges which huge size lets us guess that matter in fact is only consistent of vibrating energy.

Photo: Anders Sune Berg

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Lee Howel lPhotography, 
Beauté Aviaire
 
A series of conceptual fine art prints, exploring the connection between the aesthetic beauty that visually lies in the delicate luxurious opulence of avian plumage and the sexual femininity of the female form.

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Miroir Noir: Propter Nuptias

Miroir Noir is a four-handed, pictorial collaboration project between Miloš Kopták (Žilina, Slovakia, 1969) and Rai Escalé (Barcelona, Spain, 1964). This project started in August 2007 as an attempt to update -and pulvertize- the darkest of Spanish and Slovakian traditions together with their national icons: Goya, Velázques, Saura, the Golem, Kafka, Báthory, Vachal, Franco, Stalin…  

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The Things Girls Should Only Ever Learn After They’ve Grown Up

Kids will believe in anything, and maybe that’s for the best.

From dandelions that grant wishes to chicken soup that cures all ills, they fall for it all hook, line and sinker. But, as 20-something filmmaker Emily Diana Ruth suggests in her new video, "What A Young Girl Should Not Know," it’s only when we as women grow older and look back that we realize just how lucky we were.

Many women will identify with the lessons in the video. Some are presented touch of whimsy.

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Wayne Quilliam: Photography in context of Indigenous Australian culture

Series of Aboriginal artist Wayne Quilliam “Lowanna” (beautiful woman) transforms the concept of the body and the earth studying the psychological implications of the human habitat. Wayne’s work is rooted in sensitivity. He speaks of the connection and isolation, loss and discovery and tragic irony poorly designed

Wayne Quilliam is considered one of Australia’s most prominent Aboriginal photographic artists working on the global stage with more than 130 solo and group exhibitions in Australia, Europe, Asia and the USA. He has been awarded what is considered one of the most prestigious Australian art accolades, the 2009 NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee) Artist of the Year. In 2008 he won the Human Rights Award for his work on the Apology with the Koori Mail and was a finalist in the prestigious Walkley Awards for a social documentary on the block in Redfern, Sydney.

Starting from 10th January 2010 the art place berlin in the Park Inn Berlin-Alexanderplatz will present the large-sized photographies of the Lowanna series. The works will be shown in the context of paintings by protagonists of Australia’s indigenous art, among others Kudditji Kngwarreye and Jeannie Long Petyarre.

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Valles “Heads” Series Dissects the Intricacies of Our Facial Expressions

Valentin Leonida (Valle) is a Bucharest-born 3D modeler and illustrator whose characters haunt imaginations. In his most recent series, “Heads,” Valle created five images revealing the interior of the human face as it makes emotional expressions. Titled  “Rhinocerus” (after Dürer),  “Melancholia”,  “Restless”, “Concentration”,  and “Serpent Mind,” the drawings and their evocative labels prompt curiosity. One wonders if the furrowed tension in “Concentration” is revealed on one’s own face, or if the emotional state is only made visible when Valle’s golden medical contraption pulls back the skin like a veil.

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The Dark Art of Timothy Hon Hung Lee

Tim Lee’s large-scale ink drawings and paintings on rice paper are, at a first glance, tightly bound with the visual aesthetics of Chinese painting, while simultaneously referencing elements of traditional European art. The conflation of these visual cultures is unsurprising: Lee is a British artist of Chinese descent. But the work does not just amount to a reverential homage to these past cultures.