Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Berlin's Art Week: Watch Ice Melt

Allan Kaprow

It's Berlin Art Week (Sept. 15 - 20, 2015), and for six days the city is awash in art. There are more than 140 exhibits from around the world taking part in this year's extravaganza, including works by Cindy Sherman, Paul McCarthy, and Alicja Kwade. There are even impromptu exhibits. 

Michael Jackson
Memorial Tree
The other day, I was riding my bike through the Tiergarten and came across a memorial to Michael Jackson; and this morning, I saw an exhibition entitled "Fluids" by Allan Kaprow near the Neue Nationalgalerie. It's just blocks of ice melting. I'm not sure what the fuss is all about, but it seems to be hit among the Art Week attendees. I've always been fascinated by melting ice, and during the spring, I enjoy watching it melt on the front lawn. I wonder if I could make that into a work of an art? 

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