iPad Exclusive: Helga Groves in her Home and Studio in Melbourne
At an old industrial sewing factory in Melbourne we find artist Helga Groves who’s turned the vast space into an open plan home and studio.
We discuss how the natural world and phenomena are ever-present elements in her practice as well as a strong interest in geophysics, climatic extremes and topography. Helga, also shares the stories she unearthed during her travels from the Australian outback all the way to the northern hemisphere.
You can download this week’s iPad exclusive here. 
Thank you Mary Gaudin and Rachael Vance.

iPad Exclusive: Helga Groves in her Home and Studio in Melbourne

At an old industrial sewing factory in Melbourne we find artist Helga Groves who’s turned the vast space into an open plan home and studio.

We discuss how the natural world and phenomena are ever-present elements in her practice as well as a strong interest in geophysics, climatic extremes and topography. Helga, also shares the stories she unearthed during her travels from the Australian outback all the way to the northern hemisphere.

You can download this week’s iPad exclusive here

Thank you Mary Gaudin and Rachael Vance.

Andreas Blank – The imprint of the Space Someone Used“What shall we choose, weight or lightness?” This illustrious question, posed by Milan Kundera, could be the starting point for Andreas Blank’s current exhibition at Galerie Christian Ehrentraut. It’s tempting not to share the secret behind this show, but it’s also what make the works so substantial: everything, from the light bulbs to the stack of Ikea-like furnishings, is made from rare stones excavated from quarries around the world.The interchange created between the white-walled gallery, the soft transitory body of the human spectator, and the unyielding material creates a considered space for questions of an ephemeral nature.
On show until 25th of October at Galerie Christian Ehrentraut, Berlin.

Andreas Blank – The imprint of the Space Someone Used

“What shall we choose, weight or lightness?” This illustrious question, posed by Milan Kundera, could be the starting point for Andreas Blank’s current exhibition at Galerie Christian Ehrentraut

It’s tempting not to share the secret behind this show, but it’s also what make the works so substantial: everything, from the light bulbs to the stack of Ikea-like furnishings, is made from rare stones excavated from quarries around the world.

The interchange created between the white-walled gallery, the soft transitory body of the human spectator, and the unyielding material creates a considered space for questions of an ephemeral nature.

On show until 25th of October at Galerie Christian Ehrentraut, Berlin.

A Mixture of Young Talent in Vienna
An interesting combination of artists and photographers is presented at the Fotohof Salzburg this month. The artwork for the exhibition was not selected based on a specific theme, as it’s usually the case, but rather on the intensity and individual vision that characterizes the photos.
Part of the show are our friends Katarina Šoškić and Hanna Putz who are presenting beautiful photographic works.
Find more information on the exhibition here.

A Mixture of Young Talent in Vienna

An interesting combination of artists and photographers is presented at the Fotohof Salzburg this month. The artwork for the exhibition was not selected based on a specific theme, as it’s usually the case, but rather on the intensity and individual vision that characterizes the photos.

Part of the show are our friends Katarina Šoškić and Hanna Putz who are presenting beautiful photographic works.

Find more information on the exhibition here.

Unseen Photo Fair 2014: Discover Unseen Talent in Amsterdam

"Unseen is not just about pinpointing and facilitating emerging talent but also making sure that a market is created for these young photographers and their work." – Pjotr de Jong, creative director of Unseen, Amsterdam

This week we had a peak into creative director Pjotr de Jong's family home in The Netherlands and had the chance to hear his thoughts on how the Unseen Photo Fair came about.

Taking place until 21st of September, we recommend stopping by if you’re in Amsterdam, as we think it’s definitely worth the trip. Find more info about the fair here and read our interview with Pjotr here.

Pre-Order Our Second Book Now: Freunde von Freunden – Friends
Our second FvF book is printed and bound. Available next month, we’re delighted to offer the book for pre-order to our German readers directly on FvF. If you live outside Germany, you can already pre-order on some Amazon sites as well. The book will be available internationally through a variety of amazing booksellers through our distributor Die Gestalten Verlag and we are planning a series of launch events in Berlin, London, Tokyo, New York and Los Angeles. Join our newsletter to stay updated on dates and locations as they are confirmed.

Pre-Order Our Second Book Now: Freunde von Freunden – Friends

Our second FvF book is printed and bound. Available next month, we’re delighted to offer the book for pre-order to our German readers directly on FvF. If you live outside Germany, you can already pre-order on some Amazon sites as well. 

The book will be available internationally through a variety of amazing booksellers through our distributor Die Gestalten Verlag and we are planning a series of launch events in Berlin, London, Tokyo, New York and Los Angeles. 

Join our newsletter to stay updated on dates and locations as they are confirmed.

Private View: FvF & Alexander Levy with Vicky Uslé & Felix Kiessling
With all the exhibitions and art events going on at the moment during Berlin’s Art Week, we feel that it’s the right time to meet with friends in a more intimate surrounding and have a great selection of artists present their work.
Therefore, together with our friend and gallerist Alexander Levy, we organized a private reception at the FvF Apartment with artists Felix Kiessling and Vicky Uslé for an art presentation and Q&A.Through an Instagram raffle, six of our followers got the chance to join us for these events and soon we’ll share with you impressions and photos from the evenings.
In the meantime, check out our portrait with Felix Kiessling on FvF here.

Private View: FvF & Alexander Levy with Vicky Uslé & Felix Kiessling

With all the exhibitions and art events going on at the moment during Berlin’s Art Week, we feel that it’s the right time to meet with friends in a more intimate surrounding and have a great selection of artists present their work.

Therefore, together with our friend and gallerist Alexander Levy, we organized a private reception at the FvF Apartment with artists Felix Kiessling and Vicky Uslé for an art presentation and Q&A.

Through an Instagram raffle, six of our followers got the chance to join us for these events and soon we’ll share with you impressions and photos from the evenings.

In the meantime, check out our portrait with Felix Kiessling on FvF here.

abc Berlin – Berlin Art Week 2014: Part 2Continuing our Berlin Art Week survival guide below are a list of suggestions from Friday through to Sunday. 
On Friday the 19th at noon as part of abc’s film program we suggest taking in Eric Bell & Kristoffer Frick’s film “Hunting in Heaven”. More of their work can be found at Galerie Cinzia Friedlaender Berlin’s booth. Also at the fair at 1:30pm New York based artist Lisa Oppenheim will hold a book signing of her monographic catalogue.
On Potsdamer Str from 6pm Blain Southern will open a group exhibition with a selection of wide ranging artists that span from Jean-Michel Basquiat to Douglas Gordon. Around the corner, Esther Schipper gallery presents the opening of two exhibitions by Christoph Keller and Jean-Pascal Flavien. We also recommend catching the show by one of our favorites, Katharina Grosse at the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein on Chaussesstr. The Hamburger Bahnhof is also opening its Mariana Castilla Deball exhibition from 8pm.

abc Berlin – Berlin Art Week 2014: Part 2

Continuing our Berlin Art Week survival guide below are a list of suggestions from Friday through to Sunday.

On Friday the 19th at noon as part of abc’s film program we suggest taking in Eric Bell & Kristoffer Frick’s film “Hunting in Heaven”. More of their work can be found at Galerie Cinzia Friedlaender Berlin’s booth. Also at the fair at 1:30pm New York based artist Lisa Oppenheim will hold a book signing of her monographic catalogue.

On Potsdamer Str from 6pm Blain Southern will open a group exhibition with a selection of wide ranging artists that span from Jean-Michel Basquiat to Douglas Gordon. Around the corner, Esther Schipper gallery presents the opening of two exhibitions by Christoph Keller and Jean-Pascal Flavien.

We also recommend catching the show by one of our favorites, Katharina Grosse at the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein on Chaussesstr. The Hamburger Bahnhof is also opening its Mariana Castilla Deball exhibition from 8pm.

At Home With Ana Kras – Shot by Brian W. FerryOur FvF Contributor from New York, Brian W.Ferry has photographed the lovely Ana Kras and her apartment for The New York Times’ T Magazine.
Ana is a furniture maker, illustrator, photographer and model and her work is incredible.
You can see the full feature here.

At Home With Ana Kras – Shot by Brian W. Ferry

Our FvF Contributor from New York, Brian W.Ferry has photographed the lovely Ana Kras and her apartment for The New York Times’ T Magazine.

Ana is a furniture maker, illustrator, photographer and model and her work is incredible.

You can see the full feature here.

A Whitewashed Version of LA
We’re used to seeing LA depicted in warm colors with blue skies and green palm trees, so seeing it stripped back to the bare minimum is quite refreshing.
In the book ‘Whitewash’ by photographer Nicholas Alan Cope we meet a different side of LA through pictures that reveal the core of the city with hard lines and high contrasts.
Find more about the book here.

A Whitewashed Version of LA

We’re used to seeing LA depicted in warm colors with blue skies and green palm trees, so seeing it stripped back to the bare minimum is quite refreshing.

In the book ‘Whitewash’ by photographer Nicholas Alan Cope we meet a different side of LA through pictures that reveal the core of the city with hard lines and high contrasts.

Find more about the book here.

GIVE AWAY – Folch Studio Launches Online Platform eldoradoexperience.orgAfter releasing two brilliantly executed printed publications of Eldorado – Surf Panama & Surf Morocco – Barcelona’s Folch Studio launches the online platform eldoradoexperience.org. Together, the yearly publications and the editorial platform, form a comprehensive project revolving around sports and its rituals.
On Wednesday 24th of September, Albert Folch and Rafa Martínez from Folch Studio will present their project at the FvF Apartment in Berlin along with guest speakers Guille Cascante and Jeffrey Bowman. The evening promises to be filled with tales of pure freedom and adventures.
In celebration of their launch, Folch Studio and FvF are giving way 3 invitations to the event. Head over to our Facebook page to participate and become one of the guests. We hope to see you there! Have a look inside Albert Folch’s apartment in Barcelona, on FvF here.

GIVE AWAY – Folch Studio Launches Online Platform eldoradoexperience.org

After releasing two brilliantly executed printed publications of Eldorado – Surf Panama & Surf Morocco – Barcelona’s Folch Studio launches the online platform eldoradoexperience.org. Together, the yearly publications and the editorial platform, form a comprehensive project revolving around sports and its rituals.

On Wednesday 24th of September, Albert Folch and Rafa Martínez from Folch Studio will present their project at the FvF Apartment in Berlin along with guest speakers Guille Cascante and Jeffrey Bowman. The evening promises to be filled with tales of pure freedom and adventures.

In celebration of their launch, Folch Studio and FvF are giving way 3 invitations to the event. Head over to our Facebook page to participate and become one of the guests. We hope to see you there! 

Have a look inside Albert Folch’s apartment in Barcelona, on FvF here.