Douglas Gordon: Sharpening Fantasies at Blain/Southern

When entering Blain/Southern Gallery, one can immediately hear metallic grinding noises and outlandish chanting filling the air, see rough hands shaped by long lives full of hard labor and exotic poisonous animals performing mesmerizing dances and read cryptic sentences written in hidden places. The gallery space is located close to the very Potsdamer Platz that […]

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Talibanksy: Spray-Painting A New Culture in Kabul

From the living room of my Brooklyn apartment, I’m having a conversation via Skype with a self-described “part-time vandal and photographer” who’s lived in Kabul, Afghanistan, for the last 3 years. I tracked him down because I was curious about a workshop he and his friends organized there last year to teach local youth to […]


Skateistan – The Tale of Skateboarding Book Launch

“Skateistan – The Tale of Skateboarding in Afghanistan” – Book Launch In May Curbs&Stoops interview Skateistan’s Alexandra Bald. Just recently this inspirational NGO proudly launched their new book project „Skateistan – The Tale of Skateboarding in Afghanistan“ with an evening full of interesting talks, wonderful photographs and beautiful music. The over 300 pages thick book […]


Desertmed NGBK

Satellites have completely mapped our planet and there doesn’t seem to be a square inch left on it’s surface that isn’t claimed by governments and/or individuals. But nonetheless there are still many unknown, deserted, lonesome and mysterious places for us to discover and to enjoy. These places don’t carry their hearts and histories on their […]