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Background for the art talks by the artists

The art talk came as a result of my open call from November 2019. Because I wanted to expanded my database of artists I posted the open call for anyone to join. The response was massive and it has allowed me to start my new art projects.

At the beginning the art talks took a place in a physical space of Haze Gallery in Berlin. The art talks lasted for about 45 mins in front of a live audience but there was no recording of the events.

After the March 2020 when the public gatherings were not allowed for some time I have shifted from the physical space to an online environment. I have started creating art podcasts.

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I made the two series of art talks. The first one included Antonia Gonzalez Alarcon, Clemence b.t.d. Barret, Kseniya Apresyan and Francesca Fini. The second series consist of the art talks by Myriam Thyes, Pei Chi WuVanja Novakovic and Manami Uetake.

Currently there is an open call for Art Talks by Artist, feel free to check it out.

A little bit more info about the artists from the first series of art talks.

The fourth artist was Antonia González Alacrón who is a Chilean visual artist exploring the relation between memory and empathy through visual resource. Her research is based on conversation with selected people, mapping the individual surroundings keeping a concept of collective memory in her mind. The narratives are transformed into textile based work of art eg. embroidery and audience can interacted with them by touching.

The third artist was young Russian photographer Kseniya Apresyan who investigates what lies beyond the apparent image. Through her lenses Kseniya explores the multiplied layers of individual characters in Berlin. Kseniya will talk about two of her most recent projects.

The second artist was Clemence b.t.d. Barret who is a visual artist who is focused on topics of migration, identity and freedom. The artist draws upon her personal experience as migrant in various countries in India, Thailand, Morocco other countries challenges the European centrical views on migration, identity and freedom

The first online artist´s talk was hold by Italian cyber punk artist Francesca Fini who is an interdisciplinary artist focused on experimental cinema, digital animation, new media, installation, and performance art. Her live projects are often addressing issues related to the relationship between public and private spaces, between the show and the audience.

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The original series of art talks at Haze Gallery in Berlin

The third artist was Ming Lu who is originally from China. Ming  studied Royal College of Art and recently has moved to Berlin to explore rich cultural life of our beloved city. Her recent works play on the tension between contemporary art and traditional Chinese craftsmanship. Humorously employing symbols and figures from myths, legends, prehistorical culture, and from her own biography alike, Ming’s works reflect her cultural identity, which combines enduring attachments to China, the country of her birth and to Europe, where she studied art.

​The second artist was Maria Marshall who is a well established artist with Persian cultural heritage whose artwork can be found in many well know collections eg. Louise Vuitton. Her artworks deals with many subjects but mainly with brutal violence hidden within our nature and society.  

The first artist was Claudia Virginia Vitari. Claudia is Berlin based Italian artist who works a lot with glass and does amazing kinetic installations. Claudia is a storyteller who was trained as a painter and now she transfers her portraits of people with very moving stories onto a glass because the glass is fragile material like human lives. Once destroyed it cannot be amended regardless of our effort.