Things have been very busy! I hope to have a nice full post to you soon. Until then here is a sample of what will be at Butcher, Baker, Candlestick-maker.
The past few days have been quite busy! During the week Jen visited and we did some sight seeing as well as enjoyed some time at the Kunstlerhaus. After she headed back home I had a studio visit on Friday which I found very refreshing. Later that night I went out to a few openings in Berlin such as Body/Controlled #4 - bio interfacing and an open studio night at the university.
Saturday I headed out to Stuttgart! The weather was not ideal for travel but all is safe and sound. Being in Stuttgart I went to visit the 72 Hour Urban Action even that took place here. There was a group of Cranbrook students which of course just made the will to go even stronger. It seems it was quite the experience for all with the limited time, language and sleep! Also, it rained for the whole 72 hours and everything was outdoors so you can only imagine.
After saying farewells and see you laters to the 72HUA group I was lucky enough to visit an artist at the Akademie Schloss Solitude residency. During my first week in Berlin I met Youki Hirakawa and his girlfriend, who are currently at Solitude. They gave a warm welcome and a lovely tour of their studios and the facilities at Schloss. We were also fortunate enough to visit the studio of Marianthi and Pe Lang. Being that it is a small world it turns out I saw Pe Lang's solo show in London when I visited in March. It was really great to talk to them both and see their process in the studio.
Find more about each artist and the residency here:
Well I have been here for about two weeks now and love it of course. During my time here I have met some of the other artists doing residencies here. They are great people to enjoy artist talks and dinners with I must say. If you would like to know some of my neighbors please check out www.bethanien.de .
Other than that I have done some walking about and exploring as well as visiting the Hause der Dinge. Hause der Dinge is basically a museum of objects and I really loved spending my rainy afternoon in their space. There was also an art opening at the Bethanien Gallery which included one of the residents here from Australia. It had a great layout and an even better turn out, so congrats!
Some of the images I have included are of the art chats, the show at Bethanien, Carson Grubaugh's work on this years Mercedes-Benz museum pass and package, some shots from around town as well as from the studio.
This week Jen Reich from Cranbrook is visiting me for a few days. After her visit I will be going to Stuttgart for the 72 hour Urban Action even as well as some other sight seeing opportunities. Upon my return I have another visitor! Alissa Lamarre, also a student from Cranbrook. She and I will be finishing up work for the exhibition in Brussels, Belgium as well as some running around the city here in Berlin!!
Have a great weekend!
(More by Carson Grubaugh can be found at - http://www.hodtech.net/ )