It’s embarrassing admitting this, but in looking back over my many mistakes operating in the art world, some of my most egregious errors regard the names of the people populating it — how easy it is to get some of them wrong.
Kimberly Bradley has lived and worked in Berlin since 2003, with a four-year detour in Vienna in the late 2010s. Her writing has appeared in many publications including ArtReview, Art-Agenda, and the New York Times. She teaches at NYU Berlin, and recently, with the Salzburg Summer Academy of Fine Arts, published Navigating the Planetary as a co-editor.
Thoughts on Stefan Simchowitz from Berlin
BERLIN — He’s back, but he never truly went away. Art collector/dealer/advisor/“flipper” Stefan Simchowitz, by virtue of a long exposé in the New York Times Magazine on Sunday, is again on the lips and fingertips of artists, art pros, and now mainstream culture vultures everywhere.
Pawel Althamer’s Family Secrets
BERLIN — Here in northern Europe the leaves are turning colors at an alarming rate. In the US, Labor Day came and went. But in Greece it’s still summer-summer — meaning there’s still time to visit the island of Hydra and see Polish artist Pawel Althamer’s rather anti-spectacular exhibition at the Deste Foundation Project Space Slaughterhouse.
Has Biennial Culture Gentrified the Art World?
BERLIN — The eighth Berlin Biennale opened last week and runs until August 3. Reactions so far have been mixed, but one thing is certain: We Berliners have never before hosted such a “global” biennial.
Gallery Weekend Berlin: Post-poor, Post-sexy
BERLIN — Gallery Weekend Berlin wrapped up its tenth edition on Sunday evening. What began in 2004 as a small group of local gallerists teaming up to lure outside collectors to the “Land of Poor but Sexy” for one weekend has grown from 21 to 50 galleries in the past decade.