Serena Mitnik-Miller: S W I R L @ Joshua Liner

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Another opening today, far out west across the Atlantic Ocean. Serena Mitnik-Miller, straight out of the fog and beautiful sunsets at Ocean Beach, SF, has a new show at Joshua Liner in New York with all new works, exploring pattern and repetition with just pencils and watercolors.

“Joshua Liner Gallery is pleased to present S W I R L, an exhibition of new watercolor works on paper by San Francisco-based artist Serena Mitnik-Miller. This is the artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery after a year exhibiting both nationally and internationally in California and Japan. The artist will be in attendance for the opening reception on Thursday, February 19, 2015.”
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Vivian Maier Exhibition in Berlin

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No big surprise that this would happen some day, but the news a week ago came a bit unexpected that a Vivian Maier exhibition is about to start this week in Berlin. I guess, I don’t have to introduce her as a person with her exceptional story anymore, her body of work she left behind is still as breathtaking as after John Maloof randomly found her legacy of about 150,000 images, negatives and undeveloped film rolls some years ago. About a year ago we interviewed John Maloof during Berlinale. The feature including a presentation of Maier’s work can be found in the current issue of JB.‘Same Space/New Light’

The exhibition is at Willy-Brandt-Haus, Stresemannstr., Berlin-Kreuzberg. Opening on Feb 18th, 2015, 7:30 pm. The show goes until April 12th.

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Show Opening: Julie Oppermann

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Our friend Julie Oppermann, the silent star of our group show is currently residing in sunny LA and created some rad new pieces for her upcoming show at Mark Moore Gallery in LA. The opening is tomorrow, Thursday 19th of February. If you’re out there you should definitely see her mesmerizing work and say hi for us!
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David Maisel: The Lake Project

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Visual artist David Maisel from San Francisco creates large-scaled photographs, capturing the relationships between human culture and natural systems. The Lake Project is a work from around 2002/2003 and includes a monograph published by Nazraeli Press.

The Lake Project comprises images from Owens Lake, the site of a formerly 200 square-mile lake in California on the eastern side of the Sierra Mountains. Beginning in 1913, the Owens River was diverted into the Owens Valley Aqueduct, to bring water to Los Angeles. By 1926, the lake had been depleted, exposing vast mineral flats and transforming a fertile valley into an arid landscape.”
/via Mark Moore Gallery
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Stephen Powers: Commencement Speaker For Hire

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Integrating the art and wise words of Stephen Powers aka ESPO in your life is adding to your sense of humor and serenity. If you don’t do that, you can learn something here. Stephen sent out some advice in a recent newsletter, offering to provide commencement speeches for interested art colleges and universities. ESPO is the best! Read an example:

Hello,
I’m working on a commencement address for the class of 2016, interested Ivy League Universities and Community Colleges get in touch:

If you’re graduating today with an arts degree, today is your first day of business and you have made your first bad business decision of your professional life. Congratulations. Being an artist requires that you make hundreds of bad business decisions throughout your career, student loan debt is great jump on your competitors. If you are graduating with no debt, you’re already lagging in the race to greatness, so go get a beer and start buying records. Now assuming everybody here has experience with making bad business decisions, I’m gonna tell you why bad business is the best art of all.

Bad business means saying no when they ask you to change your style. Bad business is not selling out the work you did with the community for commercials. Bad business is not taking the money when you don’t care how it turns out. Bad business is not making the excuse that everybody does it. Bad business is not compromising a little bit.


And if you get a good business opportunity take it, but make it bad business and make it good art. Good business is designing a sneaker for Nike. Bad business is making that sneaker out of clear plastic and covering it with art about wasting money on sneakers. Good business is designing an ice bucket for Absolut and covering it with art about my love of alcohol. I love alcohol. I love it. Good business is fake cool. Bad business is real cool. Be real cool.

When I was your age I had spray paint and an alias, so i wrote “life is short and art is long” on a wall. I’ll do it again today. Try me. Not only is it more true than ever, but Im true as ever. So make a name and art something you can live with, if you do it right its going to live a lot longer than you. Make a name that your friends are happy to hear, your foes angry to see, and the kids in 2099 are writing in laser paint.


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Art Opening: Leo — “Intramission”

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American artist Leo has a show opening in Berlin this Saturday. We met at the book fair and through my work at HVW8 Gallery, and his art looks really promising. Don’t know much about it yet but I am eager to find out this Saturday, 14. Feb 2015 at Superplan in Berlin-Friedrichshain (Markgrafendamm 31), starting at 7 pm.
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Geoff McFetridge: The Sea Rambler

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Geoff McFetridge is an outstanding artist, truly the most favorite at JB. With the help of Patagonia, Geoff turned his 2-D rendering of a dream bike into reality, ready to carry a surfboard, engineered and painted by himself, learning about the whole process of manufacturing a bike.
The Sea Rambler is hanging on the wall at Patagonia store in Cardiff by the Sea, CA where it can be viewed. Or in this short by filmmaker Greg Hunt who documented the project that makes you dream about all your ideas and projects you want to accomplish some day.

Geoff McFetridge /// The Sea Rambler from Farm League on Vimeo.

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‘Bartworks’ by Ken Kagami at Nieves

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We love this new zine by Ken Kagami over at Nieves.
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New Pieces by Boris Tellegen

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New stuff by Boris Tellegen aka Delta Inc. Do I have to say anything about it? Head over to his FB page and check out his stream of images with his most recent work. He has a new show at Backslash Gallery in Paris starting next week.
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Abstract Art: Guy van den Branden

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Early January I went to Antwerp for two days and had the chance to get an idea of the city and see some art. I randomly found the gallery Callewaert-Vanlangendonck while walking through these alleys and little streets of this beautiful city. They currently show works by the Belgian Constructivist Guy van den Branden, an artist with work of complete geometric abstraction, following in the footsteps of Piet Mondrian and Victor Vasarély.
These moments are always inspiring when I explore art that I have only known little about, but is having such a huge impact and appealing totally new. The works on display and the monograph they produced are really impressive and it’s great to meet people putting effort into not forgetting about the value of van den Branden’s art and not letting it disappear.
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Deadbeat Club: ‘Mentally Retired’ Exhibition

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The group show of Deadbeat Club is still running a few more days. If you happen to be way out west, check out Slow Culture LA to see real good photography work by Nolan Hall, Cheryl Dunn, Devin Briggs, Andrea Sonnenberg and others. Our featured artist Ed Templeton (in JB. issue #03), who also contributed a print to our group show, is on the line-up, too.
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Jo Peters: ‘Propeller Island’ Leftovers…

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Our friend Jo Peters made a new video in 2014, one of the sweetest skate flics around, and true Berlin local. He was also part of our group show opening where we had shown exactly his video, Propeller Island. Now he released some leftovers in a short clip. Enjoy!
(Photo: “City traveling with the Propeller boys” © by Jenne Grabowski)

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‘Yer So Bad’ by Parra — New Show in NY

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Parra is at it again with a new show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Yer So Bad is a series of new works on canvas and paper by the Amsterdam-based, Dutch artist. Titled after the Tom Petty song, Yer So Bad, which tells the story of a girl who marries a “yuppie” and takes him for all he’s worth. Check out his skateboard company Tired, too!
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Atiba Jefferson at HVW8 Berlin

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This Saturday, Atiba Jefferson’s first European show starts at HVW8 Gallery Berlin. He was the staff photographer of Transworld Skateboarding and started The Skateboard Mag with his pals after. “So Long, Lonesome” shows a range of his more recent work including skate photography and lots of portraits.
Opening: Saturday, 17.1. from 7 – 10 pm on Linienstr. 161. See you there!

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Larry Sultan at LACMA

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Since November, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is holding Larry Sultan’s first posthumous retrospective called Here and Home, five years after he died. Sultan was a photographer and artist of immeasurable impact, who was also known for his conceptual work with long-time collaborator Mike Mandel. In the LACMA retrospective, five major bodies of work from 1977 – 2009 are represented.
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‘Same Space/New Light’ Installation Photos

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Did we say thank you? We’ll do it again: thanks for making our launch and group show opening last Friday such a blast. We finally made it happen and you came out to celebrate with us! If you haven’t had the chance to come to the gallery, don’t worry, the artworks are on display until January 9th, 2015.
Here are some installation shots. Also see a couple of opening photos here.

JB. Magazine group show
‘Same Space/New Light’ at HVW8 Gallery Berlin
Featuring co-curators from Draw A Line

HVW8 Berlin, Linienstr. 161
12.12.2014 – 9.1.2015
Tue–Sat, 12–6pm

Works by Boogie, Julie Oppermann, Ed Templeton, Esh, Andrew Schoultz, Erosie, Markus Mai, Smash137, Horfee, Cleon Peterson, Tomek, Cody Hudson, Ian Johnson

Photos: Celeste Najt
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Out Today: Just Breathe. Magazine — Issue #03 — “Same Space/New Light”

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JB. Magazine — Issue #03
“Same Space / New Light”

52 pages on newsprint, tabloid format + 12-page photo special

Cover by Emir ‘Esh’ Sehanovic

Release today at HVW8 Gallery Berlin, Linienstr. 161, 7-10 pm
The magazine is available in our online shop NOW!
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Release: JB. Magazine #03 — “Same Space/New Light”

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It’s on! We’ve just picked up the first fresh copies of our new issue from the printer. It will be available on our launch event and opening of the group show this Friday.

JB. Magazine #03.
“Same Space / New Light”
52 pages on newsprint, tabloid format + 12-page photo special

Interviews and stories with Ed Templeton, Leslie Shows, Rasa Todosijevic, Joel Meyerowitz, Boogie, Andrew Schoultz, Julie Oppermann, Erosie, John Maloof/Vivian Maier, Ian Johnson, Esh.
Featured artists: Tim Head (exclusive piece for JB.), India Hobson, Sebastian Haslauer, Celeste Najt, Francisco Saco, Simone Rubi, Jo Peters, Jody Paulsen, Graphic Surgery, Tobias Bärmann.

Release event: 12/12/2014 at HVW8 Gallery Berlin, 7–10 pm. It is also the opening of the group show “Same Space/New Light” we curated in collaboration with Berlin art publishers Draw A Line.

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Marking Shadows: Lucy McLauchlan

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Some images from Lucy McLauchlan’s recent show in October at Lazarides Gallery in London. The expressive artist created a new body of work in direct response to local parklands, she went outside to work on these pieces.
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12/12/2014: JB. Magazine Release & Group Show

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Something’s going on! 12/12/2014 is the day we are releasing our next issue and opening a group show in collaboration with our friends from Draw A Line, presented by HVW8 Berlin. Celebrate with us!

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Serbinale Presents: Voyage To Europe – The Missing Amount

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Check out this exhibition featuring Serbian artists opening this Friday, 21.11.2014 in Berlin where our writer Natalija Miletic (Serbinale) is involved. The project is dedicated to the celebration of the centenary of the First World War. The exhibition in Berlin is organized in collaboration with Serbinale and is in a new space on Leipziger Straße 60.
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Release Date: JB. Magazine Issue #03 in December

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JB. Magazine #03 — Release — 12/12/2014

We are happy to announce the release of our upcoming issue: JB. Magazine #03. What had been cooking on a low temperature for ages is finally set to be released.

The new issue is bigger than ever: 52 pages plus an exclusive supplement, and between all blacks and whites it’s going to be fully colored – as our lives are! Filled with stunning artworks and stories from a number of incredible artists. Among them the photographers Boogie, Ed Templeton or Joel Meyerowitz, painters from street culture to neuro-scientists as Andrew Schoultz, Erosie, Leslie Shows or Julie Oppermann, plus a bunch of artist friends, all sharing their creative/collaborative bit to make this an awesome issue.

A list of all featured artists will be published next Monday!

Release date: Friday, 12 December, 2014 here in Berlin. Stay in the loop for any kind of event on that day!

We will be on Friends With Books — Art Book Fair Berlin at Café Moskau the same weekend (13-14 December, 2014) with our freshly printed issue and a couple of photo zines, sharing a table with our friend, the artist Sergej Vutuc.

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Boogie Becoming Instant

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Our fave photographer Boogie from Belgrade finally got hooked on instagram. He’s already addicted as he told us. We are about to release a big feature with him on three double page spreads, all in our issue #03. Stay tuned for that, it’s a really good piece! More news on the release of JB. #03 coming up in the next few days…
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Invader in Italy

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Long time no Invader news. The French artist left a new piece behind in Ravenna/Italy which he invaded a couple weeks ago showing Mr. Spock from Star Trek. Found on VT

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Will McBride, Magnum Contact Sheets, Picture Yourself…

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RUSSIA. Altai Territory. 2000. Contact sheet.

The previously announced re-opening of C|O Berlin gallery hosts four different exhibitions. Here is an idea of what to expect in the new rooms at Amerika Haus. We can confirm, the installations are amazing, the photo selection is amazing, too.
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