No news from Berlin... / 29 August 2011
In my first blog entry, I said that one of the things I would do would be to track whatever came of the offer by the Galleri Cru in Berlin to host an exhibition of my work in Germany, and of the invitation I got to go there in July 2011.
I did go to Germany, but that had already been arranged, and I spent a fraught week at Borgenhouzen in the middle of the Teutenburg forest in May.
As I had not heard anything from Berlin I chased them up via every medium save semaphore. I emailed and phoned and something else probably. Eventually I got a reply in which the invitation seems to have been forgotten and saying that any exhibition would happen next year.
I sent them 14 thumbnails of the family of work which had featured in The Big IssueÂ Outsider Art editionÂ and at the Impact Art Fair in May but to date have had no acknowledgement. Creative FutureÂ found a similar silence from the same quarter regarding other artists who were represented at Impact about whom Galeri Cru were enthusiastic.
Galeri Cru had also been keen to come to Brighton and photograph me as an artist as part of a German artist’s work and will be arriving in Brighton on August 28th.Â The idea is that she will photograph me and I will take a copy of the image and distort it, thus creating my own work. I did something similar with photographs of some of the poets of Poets Cornered, a poetry group in Hove, when I edited New Moon Rising, an anthology of their work.Â
I will await developments.