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Saturday, 23 May 2009

gallery weekend











only now finding the time to upload some of the pictures i took at berlin gallery weekend with the old camera. from 1-3 may, many important art galleries hosted openings and events. on sunday, 3 may, seven berlin galleries joined up with an international gallery each and held the event 7x2 in an old building on karl-marx-allee, not far from alexanderplatz. the buildings on that major thoroughfare were built in the 1950s as 'palaces for the people', modelled on the grand stalinist-era avenues in moscow. in a way, the buildings may seem daunting, but the apartments are now really sought after. they are quite spacious and light, with parquet flooring, some of them even have a view of the television tower on alexanderplatz. the pictures show moments from the 7x2 event, some of them giving you a glimpse of one of those apartments, where 'texte zur kunst', a contemporary art magazine, have their offices. lots of people were there, many of them with kids. the light that day was amazing. i'm glad i went.

(the picture of the kids playing with confetti was taken at the haubrok collection - the confetti was in fact an artwork and the children were allowed to play with it. more info here.) 

am a bit tired, so maybe this doesn't sound too inspired, but i wanted to share these pictures with you anyway. hope you'll bear with me... :)

9 comments:

jenna said...

lovely, lovely, lovely photographs! the light and colour is just... ahh. :)

T said...

wonderful blog! T from Hawaii

april said...

liebe kristina. mich hast du jetzt aber sehr inspiriert. die fotos sind wirklich wunderschön! sie haben etwas verträumtes, und ja, das licht ist super. wirkt warm, und alles sieht so entspannt aus...war es am späten nachmittag? mein lieblingsbild ist die frau am fenster. was sieht sie? was denkt sie? und das konfetti zimmer hätte meinen kindern gefallen. ich mag kunst zum anfassen. vor allem auch wenn man mit den kindern unterwegs ist. war das jetzt arbeit oder freizeit für dich? liebe grüsse und einen schönen sonntag wünsche ich dir*

isabelle said...

I know 2 kids who would have loved the confettis !!

outi said...

thank you for sharing Kristina! i would have liked to be there too.. looks interesting.
relaxing sunday for you!

MODsquad said...

These photos belong in a gallery! Love them!

Kristina said...

beautiful photos! the lamp post in the first photo looks like a flower :-)

julochka said...

love the old camera and totally love the idea of art that children can play with. :-) wonderful!

Kristina * said...

thank you so much for your kind comments, wow...

@ jenna: the light was lovely and i'm so glad i had the camera with me...

@ april: merci vielmals ;) das stimmt, ich frage mich manchmal auch, was die leute so denken, wenn ich die fotos abhole und dann zum ersten mal anschauen. und ich denke mir sowieso gern die buntesten geschichten aus :)
ach ja, und sowas ist freizeit aber fließt immer auch in die arbeit mit ein. die grenze schwimmt...

@ isabelle: i think i can picture them ;)

@ outi: maybe you should come next year for the gallery weekend or in autumn for the art forum/abc art contemporary...?

@ lisa: oh, dunno what to say now... :)

@ kristina: you are so right! i love these old lamp posts.

@ julie: i so love that old camera, too - film's just great! and i thought it was such a cool idea to let the children play with that artwork.

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