Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Berlin Biennale

My take on the biennale and Post-Internet Art. If you are planning a sight-seeing trip to Europe the bb9 is easy to integrate:

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

New Courses

I'm teaching new courses at bbk in October, please join me!
Art Talk Intensive and Performance Art, which also includes one hour of coaching.

See you there and then!

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Tino Sehgal at Martin-Gropius-Bau

The Situation Of The Spectacle is my take on the Tino Sehgal show at Martin-Gropius-Bau for SFAQ. I included some visual notes, since there is no other visual documentation.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

ZERO at Stedelijk

If you are in Amsterdam this Summer check out the ZERO retrospective at the Stedelijk and/or read my review of the show here.

Monday, June 01, 2015

Performance Art Berlin

I'm teaching a Performance Art workshop for the bbk on Wednesday, focusing on urban space and Berlin in particular.
6 hour workshop plus one hour of private coaching.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Chess, Mail Art and The Society of Independent Artists

On my last visit to San Francisco Paul Kos organized a chess match between Mike Dyar and me, San Francisco versus Berlin. We played on two occasions at Tom Marioni's Society of Independent Artists.
Paul Kos himself claims to have retired from chess (in terms of active sports his focus now appears to be solely on petanque), which is a shame given that he has made some of the most touching chess art around:

Pawn, 1991
2,500 plastic, magnetic chess pieces, steel, and wood
118” x 88” x 11 1/2”

There are no pawns among these 2,500 chess pieces.

Mike Dyar, who I only met on the day of the game at the SIA, brought a chess board and a magazine cover featuring Marcel Duchamp. He also told me that his medium was mail art. It had been a long time since anyone had mentioned mail art to me. He said instead of talking about it I should provide my address, which I did.

A few weeks later I was thrilled to find two envelopes in my mailbox. 

Mike Dyar had mentioned that he sometimes called himself a poet, and rightly so. This is beautiful:

And this.

Mail art is one of those elusive and radical art forms that are rarely exhibited, and I was not even sure that in this age of email physical mail was still employed. It is very exciting to be the recipient of such correspondence. Thank you, Mike!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

New workshops at bbk

I'm teaching two workshops at bbk, Art Talk on tour and performance:
If you know someone who might be interested please send them my way!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

SLIPSTREAM at secondhome projects

secondhome projects presents: 

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Michael Fliri • Justin Hoover • Johanna Thompson
Performance Research Residency on Philip K. Dick 
6.10 - 12.10. 2014
Opening and culminating event: 
October 11 2014 at 7pm

Reinickendorfer Straße 66, 
13347 Berlin-Wedding 
U-Bahnhof Nauener Platz

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Art, Not War

Review online of Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Art Talk On Tour

For Berlin Art Week come and join me and the bbk for Art Talk On Tour, we will explore and discuss the galleries around Potsdamer Strasse.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Performance Art Workshop at bbk

I am teaching a Performance Art Workshop at bbk next Wednesday. The workshop includes concepts, techniques and one hour of private coaching. It is always lots of fun, tell your friends.

Monday, July 14, 2014

We are all Weltmeister, including Rihanna

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Netherlands vs Brazil

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Netherlands vs Argentina (and God)