Director’s Desk: Dispatch from Berlin

While in Berlin to meet with an important collector, I had some time to explore in the city. Klein aber fein is how the Germans might describe this wonderful one-room exhibition (pictured below) of five massive lithographs shown at Buchmann Galerie, all by Richard Serra and done in Paris around 1990. The prints have such incredibly rich texture. It is hard to imagine the enormous litho stones he must have used to make these prints. This exquisite one-room show makes me reflect on the power of our intimate projects at the Phillips, of course.

Photos: Dorothy Kosinksi

Photos: Dorothy Kosinski

I visited galleries on Auguststrasse and discovered this elegant, sober, brick building from ca. 1930, designed by the Jewish architect Alexander Beer, an example of Neue Sachlichkeit architecture. It was built as a Jewish girls’ school. Beer died in 1944 at the Theresienstadt concentration camp in 1944. During the last several years the building was restituted to the Jewish community and is filled with art spaces and a lively cafe…like the neighboring structures in this former East Berlin area that is being totally revitalized.

Recap of Fashion Week: Art + Fashion

In an earlier post, I discussed the connection between art and fashion in honor of Fashion’s Night Out.

For a quick art and fashion recap of the 2011 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, look no further than ARTINFO‘s roundup of art-inspired designs. Jason Wu continues his love affair with art in works inspired by graffiti artist KAWS; the Mulleavy sisters reminisce on their childhood discovery of Van Gogh; and, my personal favorite, Richard Serra-inspired works for Helmut Lang.

Megan Clark, Manager of Center Initiatives