berlin: between bridges gallery opening

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wolfgang tillmans is a german fine art photographer who was the first in his field of expertise to be awarded the turner prize in 2000. in the mid-1990s tillmans gained a certain fame with his compelling portraits and photographs of london's youth culture and gay subculture. the artist has frequently shifted base but has mostly resided in the british capital where he also ran an art gallery next to his studio. tillmans recently decided to relocate to berlin and transfered his between bridges gallery - which merely comprised of the studio's hallway and staircase - to the german capital along the way. nestled in tiergarten, a new hotbed neighbourhood of art galleries in the german capital, it occupies a modest front section of his new workplace there and has an entrance on street level.

between bridges' inaugural show in berlin is by the late patrick caulfield [1936-2005], and presents a selection of his prints. caulfield's work draws its haunting and touching quality from the changes in everyday life in post-war britain and is often associated with pop art. caulfield looks both with wonder and with humour at objects which form a modern domestic reality that is in part traditional and in part newly emerging. but his visual proposition lacks the distraction of an 'expressive' gesture, and doesn't use pre-fabricated shapes from the commercial world as used in pop art. his shapes and forms are derived from exact observation and careful study of real life [on through mar 8]. location: keithstrasse 15 [tiergarten].

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