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The endless possibilities of colors

Have you ever experienced this? You begin a series with a certain idea in mind, but as you go along, everything seems to take a different direction. I think that’s how life really works. My initial idea was to explore the possibilities of the color green, and I was partly inspired by a still life […]

Palais Populaire Berlin

Museum Palais Populaire Berlin A few days ago I was at the Palais Populaire for Museum Day (On the 1st Sunday of every month, most museums in Berlin are free). The exhibition there was by British artist Isaac Julien with his film and installation Playtime (2013). An hour long, the film reflects on power games, […]

Sam Hsieh exhibition in Berlin

Sam Hsieh: The art of self-taming and self-exertion Photo of the exhibition ©Maria Rapela 2023 Yesterday I attend the talk with the Taiwanese artist Tehching HsiehArtistically known as: Sam Hsieh in the Neue National Gallery in Berlin. This is his first museum exhibition in Germany and the artist personally presented his most important performative projects, […]

A visit to the museum Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin

Foto ©Maria Rapela Yesterday I was at the New National Gallery Museum (Neuenationalgalerie) in Berlin and it’s the first time I’ve been there since its reopening. The museum was closed for renovations from 2015 until last summer 2021. The current temporary exhibition is by American artist Barbara Kruger, known for her political and feminist art […]

Body continent Series N°1 and N°2​

Body Continent, Serie N°1, Maria Rapela, ©VG Bild Kunst In the last few weeks, I have been working on the Body Continent series. The starting point was the painting I had done in 2018 and wanted to develop further. In that search several works, shapes and styles came out. Then in that process of working […]

Exhibition of Indian photographer Dayanita Singh at the Gropius Bau, Berlin

Dayanita Singh in the Gropius Bau, Berlin. Copyright ©Maria Rapela, 2022 Title of the exhibition: Dancing with my cameraFrom March 18 to July 7, 2022Gropius BauNiederkirchnerstraße 7, 10963 Berlin   Last Friday, the exhibition of the Indian photographer Dayanita Singh opened at the Gropius Bau in Berlin and I was there. The intersection between photography, […]

Pop-up Exhibition at The Ballery – Berlin

“The Ballery invites you to an artist reception and the preview of our second pop-up art exhibition of the summer. This exhibition will feature the works of Berlin based artists. There is no theme to the exhibition. Artist have been asked to present works that best introduce their artistic vision and practice. Every summer in […]

Participating in a virtual reality workshop

The other day I had the opportunity to participate in some introductory workshops on virtual reality and extended reality given by the Berlin University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin).In addition to formal computer studies, they research and bring technology closer to artists who need or want to experiment with new technologies. […]

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