Young Berlin modern artist scene: contemporary art Biennale. Pawel Althamer exhibit, interactive painting in German church.


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Berlin is known for its thriving young artist community. You’ll recall that even my Go With Oh rental apartment was filled with paintings.

I was fortunate to be in the German capital during the the 7th Berline Biennale for contemporary art. Shall we check it out?

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Skeleton dress: gifted by Kreepsville 666 (similar to this white skeleton dress)
Velvet goth jacket: gifted by Lip Service (here is a military jacket)
Blue shoes: John Fluevog (love their buckle boots)

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My friend invited me to “Draftsman’s Congress,” an interactive installation at St Elisabeth Church. Polish artist Pawel Althamer turned the walls into blank canvases, and invited anyone to fill them with art.

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Each day, the exhibit changed as people added drawings to the walls. You could choose from a variety of art supplies provided.

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I climbed the ladder and joined in.

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Nope, I didn’t erect the cross…

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I painted these fiery flowers.

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And my Scottish Fold kitty, Basil Farrow!

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I can’t bring him on my travels, but he can still add a “maoo” and “wahh” to Berlin.

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Rather than looking at paintings in a museum, it was fun to dive in and leave my creative mark. Photos don’t do justice to the grandiose space. I’ll soon upload a video of the art in action, on my YouTube channel (subscribe so you won’t miss it).

Do you paint, or enjoy modern art? Which artists or exhibits have you checked out recently?

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  • Lavon

    How wonderful is that? I love the skeleton dress! And your painting of Basil is so cute! Love it!

  • Lady Morticia

    you’re great! Will you come to Madrid? <3

  • W.Douglas

    you are the BOMB!!!!!

  • black emo scene

    ye ur so gud

  • Lapple

    woah this seriously is awesome. I’ve always wanted to participate in an art session/thing like this.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      It was a full sensory experience – the video will show how there was audio inside the church too. A very cool experience

  • jerry

    I LOVE THIS!!!

  • hime

    I luv that dress :)

  • Psique

    I want a skeleton dress

  • chantal

    ♥ the shoes

  • Tansi

    WOW you are gorgeous and that dress! Perfection! How cute are you omgosh!!!! ♥