​​​​​​​Algen für alle “Lasst uns zu vielfältigen Aromen zurückkehren”

Sean Raspet und Lucy Chinen wollen den Ernährungsmarkt zukunftsbereit machen. Ihre Firma Nonfood kommt aus dem Kunstbetrieb und will nicht weniger, als westliche Essgewohnheiten zu verändern. Der Künstler und die Kulturwissenschaftlerin sprechen mit Monopol über das Aroma von Algen, Dystopien und die Landwirtschaft nach Corona. Read in German on

Openings and collabs: how dealers are finding reasons to be cheerful

“The plan to move the gallery space from Tiergarten more into Charlottenburg has evolved over the last year,” says Daniel von Wichelhaus, the founder and chief executive of Société, which opened its new gallery on 16 June with a Kaspar Müller show—originally intended for Art Basel. Read more on The Art Newspaper. LINEBREAK

What Do We Mean By the ‘Real’ World?

Sean Raspet and Shengping Zheng’s Hyperflor© (2-benzyl-1, 3-dioxan-5-one) (2018–19) takes the synthetic nature of parafiction further still through the creation of a new molecule, a fragrance to be commercialized under the brand name ‘Hyperflor’. Invisible yet immersive, Raspet describes the scent as something between flower petals and overripe vegetation. As part of the 2019 Okayama Art Summit, Hyperflor© (2-benzyl-1, 3-dioxan-5-one) was ‘exhibited’ via electronic diffusers placed across the city to function as ‘scene transitions’ between different spaces. Read more on Frieze.comLINEBREAK


在永遠有人比你更餓的環境中,人們爭相以勞力與工作換取一小片「soylent green」,讓代餐企業成為了掌控全人類生存的財團。代餐公司取名「Soylent」的用意似乎也同時自我嘲諷地回應了人類世的發展現況。除此之外,同時具備新創公司企業家與藝術家身分的Lucy Chinen和Sean Raspet(1981-),是一個以實際的創業計畫,來介入影響飲食文化與環保意識的有趣例子。他們創辦的「Nonfood」在2017年推出了一個由浮萍、小球藻、螺旋藻以及烤蠶豆等物質製成的加工代餐食品「Nonbar」,試圖使食物在保持營養豐富的同時讓環境可以更友善的被保護。他們認為「藻類是食物的未來」(“Algae is the future of food.”)。Read in Chinese on artemperor.twLINEBREAK

Bunny Rogers – Kunsthaus Bregenz

“Thinking is linear; emotions are space,” said the Swiss architect Peter Zumthor. His acclaimed Kunsthaus Bregenz was the setting for an extraordinary exhibition by Bunny Rogers, who turned the cast-concrete cube into a mausoleum. Her sprawling show, “Kind Kingdom,” consisted of four allover environments, one on each of the gallery’s floors.” Read full review on Artforum.LINEBREAK

What Sold at Art Basel in Basel Online

Société, a Basel by Berlin participant, has devoted its brick-and-mortar space and most of its Art Basel viewing room to new paintings by the Swiss artist Kaspar Müller, with strong results: Five of them, all priced at $18,500, have sold. Read more on Artsy.LINEBREAK

Wie Kaspar Müller Kunst aus Klopapier macht

BerlinDass der künstlerische Ursprung von Kaspar Müllers „Mandala“-Serie im Klopapier begründet liegt, ist eine schrille Ironie. Denn selbst wenn dem Klopapier dieser Tage mehr Bedeutung zukommt als sonst – in der Corona-Krise wurde es bekanntlich zu einem umstrittenen Gut, an dem sich die unvermittelte Konsumwut genauso niederschlug wie die gesellschaftsübergreifende Angst vor materieller Verknappung –, so ist es doch auch die profanste Sache der Welt. Read more in German at

‘A Bricks-and-Clicks Approach Is the Way Forward’: Berlin Dealers Report Lively In-Person Sales at the Art Basel Booths They Built in Their Galleries

Across town, Daniel Wichelhaus of gallery Société has just unveiled a sparkling new gallery space in a historic building in West Berlin, a stone’s throw from Prada and Gucci, and galleries like Daniel Buchholz. While he is on the participant list for Basel by Berlin, he opted to not put a fair booth in his brand-new space but to show a dozen or so new works by Kaspar Müller, which the artist made during lockdown after being inspired by his six-year-old daughter’s doodles on a single ply of toilet paper (they range from €15,000 to €20,000). Read more on artnet news.LINEBREAK

Film ab! Videokunst hat lange Zeit ein Nischendasein geführt!

Kurator und Web-Entrepreneur David Gryn hat das Modell der Online-Viewing-Rooms für die Videokunst adaptiert. Auf seiner Plattform Daata. art präsentiert sich die Galerie Hauser & Wirth mit einem amüsanten Musikvideo von David Reed. Société (Berlin) zeigt Vorschauversionen von Bunny Rogers und Lu Yang, und bei Simone Subal Gallery (New York) kann man eine ganze Bandbreite der Videos von Anna K. E. und Florian Meisenberg streamen. Alle Werke stehen über die Galerien zum Verkauf. Subscribe to read more.LINEBREAK

Petra Cortright: borderline aurora borealis

Petra Cortright has staked her claim on the art media of today: the mediated modes of digital art. In the past, viewers saw paintings in terms of brushstrokes, canvas, frame, and the wall. But today we are challenged to rely on machines as well. Read more on The Brooklyn Rail.LINEBREAK

How Many People Does it Take to Make Art Work?

“[I’m quarantining in] New York. [My version of community right now consists of] my friends online, my friends on the phone. I’m having ups and downs. My motivation is shot. I’m just trying to take care of myself and the people I love.”. Read more on Garage Magazine.LINEBREAK

When Banality Was Exciting on the Web

Bailey had been making experimental software video works since the early aughts but didn’t much explore internet-native video until he came across Petra Cortright, a deadpan idol of aughts net art, and her 2007 YouTube video “VVEBCAM.” Read more on Gizmodo.LINEBREAK

5 Shows by Emerging Artists You Can See Online – Petra Cortright

For her first solo exhibition with Team Gallery, Cortright filled the gallery’s Grand Street space with an immersive abstract landscape. Much like the ever-evolving Northern Lights, the focal installation borderline aurora borealis (2020) has many appearances. Read more on Artsy.LINEBREAK

The Gallery As Clubhouse

“The name “Société,” according to Daniel Wichelhaus, fit the bill for “something that said ‘brand,’ but that almost meant nothing.” Yet it’s not such an inappropriate name for a place whose projects often merge art with everyday life. Read more on Cultured.LINEBREAK