Curator at Large: 5 Exhibitions to See in June ( BERLIN ) My curator highlights a selection of must-see exhibitions happening in Berlin this June.
We are launching a series of mini-shows in the Haze Gallery space. The Artist Weekend will include a 3-day solo exhibition, artist encounter, artist talk, and special offers to purchase selected works.
In my practice, the very gesture of washing is important. A gesture of protest showed something that was not visible before. Reproduction, labor, care. Then she became visible. I want to show this care, washing.
Art was something I started to explore when I was very young. I remember creating elaborate cut-out paper planes and painted "lamps" made out of cutting styrofoam. I loved creating so much that I remember joining an art competition as a child. My mom bought my first canvas and paint set. I painted this horrible-looking bridge with grass on each side and water running under it. I did not win at all, but it was fun, and I loved how it made me feel.
Thanks for having me. Well, my name is Hagen Meinke. I was born and raised in the former eastern part of Germany in a fairly small but beautiful place called Prenzlau. I do not really remember when I first came in touch with any form of art. But when I did – I fell in love with graffiti. I started "writing" (this is the term for painting graffiti as you write letters basically) when I was maybe 14 to 15 years old. I started vandalizing trains, walls, etc. My affination for fine arts came a bit later. Like in my 20s.