The Mavericks in Concert in Berlin

by Carl Kruse Dear Friends of the Carl Kruse Arts Blog, Max Abrams (Princeton ’99) and his band THE MAVERICKS perform on May 4th at 8pm in Berlin at Huxley’s Neue Welt. The show is sold out but Max invites a few of us to attend for free. The tickets are extremely limited and available

SOPHYGRAY Presentation in Berlin

by Carl Kruse The Carl Kruse Arts Blog joins the Columbia Club of Berlin to invite all as Columbia alumna Nadja Marcin presents her new exhibition, “SOPHYGRAY – A Feminist Voice Bot,” at Alpha Nova & Galerie Futura, Am Flutgraben 3, Kreuzberg in Berlin. The event takes place Saturday, February 3 at 2:00 p.m. Developed

Photography Over Time

By Fraser Hibbitt for the Carl Kruse Arts Blog 1. We are very aware these days of our submersion in the image; that much of our cultural meaning and awareness originates in the consumption of, production of, and of our being represented by images. The burning questions and controversies around the latest development in A.I.-related

A Series on Lars Von Trier, Part 2

Breaking the Waves: Women on Film by Hazel Anna Rogers for the Carl Kruse Arts Blog It is sincerely difficult to write about love. Attempts to do so are often vapid, overly sentimental, gratuitously flowery, or simply boring. We have all written about love; in letters, poetry, texts, emails, journals – we have all thought

A Series On Lars Von Trier, Part 1

Part 1: A Brief Discussion of Dogme 95 by Hazel Anna Rogers for the Carl Kruse Arts Blog There is a pristineness characterizing the modern film scene. I do not mean a pristineness or cleanliness of character, theme, or narrative, necessarily, but rather of the visual. Films, and other recorded media, have become indescribably high-quality,

Giorgio Morandi and Reflections on Still Life Painting

by Hazel Anna Rogers for the Carl Kruse Arts Blog The Estorick Gallery in London is now dedicating four of its rooms to Giorgio Morandi. These are not the grand spaces you find in places like the National Gallery or the Louvre; the gallery is a converted Georgian town house and it is impossible to

A Conversation With Uwe Westphal: The Rise and Destruction of the Jewish Fashion Industry in Berlin

by Carl Kruse A unique phenomenon emerged in the heart of Berlin in the nineteenth century: a creative center for fashion and ready-made clothing. Hundreds of garment companies were established, which manufactured modern wear and developed new designs that were sold throughout Germany, and the world. The industry reached the height of its success in

Art Brut, or Outsider Art.

by Fraser Hibbitt for the Carl Kruse Arts Blog Sometime in the 1940s, the artist Jean Dubuffet coined the term “Art Brut” which roughly translates as “Raw art”; un-cooked and close to the initial mood of creation; or, the closest representation of the individual’s creative urge before the influence of learning. Much of Modernist art

Justified + Ancient Exhibit

by Carl kruse Ahoy art friends, especially those in South Florida. A college friend has loaned 16 ancient artifacts from his private collection to pair with 16 works of modern artists in an exhibit called “Justified + Ancient.” In this exhibit, contemporary artists display their work side by side with ancient pieces, dating from 3000

Acting and Art: Channeling Animals

by Hazel Anna Rogers for the Carl Kruse Arts Blog The studio floor is covered in bodies. They are curled and strewn and spread and sprawled, as though they were dead. But they are not. Some breathe shallowly, quickly, as if their hearts fluttered about like moths. Some breathe deeply, forcing air bull-like through their