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Martin Mlecko, “We have all betrayed Berlin”

The first time Martin Mlecko was invited to exhibit his work in Berlin, a few years before the fall of the Wall, he created a piece that made some insinuations about a future reunification of the country. Upon which he was told that he “can stay at home with your jokes”. Since then, a lot…

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Jenny Michel, “I am a transformation station”

A visual artist who takes down notes instead of doing sketches, Jenny Michel  sees herself as someone who writes. There is good reason for that. “My art is text based”, she says. Having started with a pseudo-scientific approach to her art only to move on to more of a philosophical one, here is a person…

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Claudia de Serpa Soares, “I am inspired by people”

It’s been many years since Claudia de Serpa Soares left her hometown of Lisbon for Angers, then Ljubljiana, then for Berlin, where she finally settled. For now, that is. One of the performers in the Sasha Waltz & Guests dance ensemble, she joins the company when touring repertory pieces as well as for short term…