Welcome to Paradise by Nisha Lilia Diu
When Germany legalised prostitution in 2002 it triggered an apparently unstoppable growth in the country’s sex industry. It’s now worth 15 billion euros a year and embraces everything from 12-storey mega-brothels to outdoor sex boxes. Nisha Lilia Diu visits some of them to find out who won and who lost
Berghain: The Secretive, Sex-Fueled World of Techno’s Coolest Club by Thomas Rogers
Berlin’s Berghain is famed for its groundbreaking sounds and X-rated sights, but the club is also a test case for how tourism and gentrification are threatening Europe’s party capital
Frank Gehry has been chosen to design a 300-unit residential building in Berlin that will become the city’s tallest skyscraper. Rising to nearly 500ft, the twisting stone tower looks as if Gehry had chopped up his original model for New York’s Beekman Tower into four parts, thrown out the top piece, and glued the rest back together with his left hand. That being said, it still looks nice.
An Italian man finally found his car in Munich, 5 weeks after forgetting where he parked during Oktoberfest.
Paper Weight is a new exhibition at Munich’s Haus der Kunst that focuses on 15 international independent magazines, including 032c, Apartamento, Bidoun, BUTT, Candy, Encens and Sang Bleu. Curated by Felix Burrichter, the editor and creative director of PIN-UP, each publication is represented as a collection of oversize, walk-through spreads.
Joshua Liner opens up his new gallery space at 540 W. 28th with a tight group show featuring a bunch of familiar faces, Ed Templeton shows ‘Symptoms’ in Antwerp, Belgium at Tim Van Laere Gallery, and Smash137 is the ‘Public Enemy’ at Galerie Abtart in Stuttgart, Germany.
Which do you prefer?
If you find yourself in Frankfurt before September 23rd, you can decide in person at Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung and the Schirn Kunsthalle.
All the info here + an interview about his new series ‘Antiquities’ at Bloomberg