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, […]

Exhibition: Retrospective 2008-2022 – Selected Works – Maria Rapela

I would like to invite you this November 29, 2022 to the opening of a retrospective exhibition that I am organizing. In this exhibition I have selected some of the best acrylic works from different periods between 2008 (the year I arrived in Berlin) and other more recent works from 2022. For space reasons not […]

BAAM – Berlin Affordable Art Fair – 1th & 2th October 2022

BAAM, Monopol, April 2022 Photo © Maria Rapela Maybe you are new in Berlin and your walls are empty, your home withouth personality? If you like to decorate your walls with art and unique pieces, this is a good opportunity to start your small art collection at affordable prices. Or maybe you’ve never paid much […]

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 […]

Peace and Fruits – Art Exhibition in Berlin

Exhibition and Culture Program Exhibition in the context of of the Kultur Salon Berlin #23   Where: Forum FactoryAddress: Besselstraße 13-14, 10969 Berlin   Opening: June 11 from 18:00-22:00   Start of the stage programat 20:00 – 10€ –   Finissage exhibition: 21 June 2022 from 16:00 to 22:00   Why PEACE AND FRUITS? How […]

Exhibitions in Berlin: “Affordable Art Market“ 21-22th May

On the weekend of May 21-22, 2022, the “Affordable Art Market“ will take place for the second time in Berlin. The art fair is coordinated by Sofia Nordman and Jose Contreras Aguado who are also artists and have their workshops located in the spaces of Monopol Berlin. This space is a old distillery, converted into […]

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 […]

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