BERLIN ART LINK: Studio Visit September 2012
Article by Uwe Goldenstein; Studio Visit Photographs by Conor Clarke

"Life amidst the flood of digital images is commonly associated with a lack of boundaries and the struggle to assert oneself against the torrents of banality. In terms of Andy Warhol’s prophecy that “everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes”, a picture and its creator today are only relevant for fractions of a second." - Uwe Goldenstein



Breaking God's Heart at Liebkranz Galerie Berlin


Enda O'Donoghue - Artificial Light, 2012, oil on canvas, 180×240cm 
Opening: September 7 2012 19:00
September 7 - October 20 2012
Liebkranz Galerie Berlin
Auguststrasse 62,
10117 Berlin-Mitte
Gábor A. Nagy
Juan Béjar
Adam Bota
Rudy Cremonini
Enda O'Donoghue
Adam Magyar
Stepanek & Maslin
Steffi Stangl
The Vision
Curated by Uwe Goldenstein
The artists involved in this show seem to turn to the world's creator in order to vehemently defend their free terrain of visionary concentration. In their own way, they are attempting to retreat back towards what was once a consummate, holistic, and mystical existence. Indeed, at some point one pauses to behold the world, confronted with that titanic contribution of humanity: the total transition of the world into a thoroughly digitalized parallel reality. Not even man's creator himself could have predicted it. That continued path into the most artificial of worlds would sink even the heart of the Maker. In contrast, this show relocates authentic experience to the redemptive shores of an island called artistic immanence. The artists of Breaking God's Heart tread the boundaries of what is aesthetically possible: they are armed and ready to look any kind of God/Master in the eye, by propagating a magical, transmodern pantheism with maximum intensity, emotion and concentration.
Uwe Goldenstein
Berlin Selected Artists

Life is Beautiful at Galerie Deadfly, Berlin

opening Saturday 25th of August  from 6-9pm
Beagles & Ramsay - (Glasgow, Scotland, UK)
Ingo Gerken - (Berlin, DE)
Helen Knowles - (Manchester, England, UK)
Enda O’Donoghue - (Berlin, DE/IR)
Fred Pedersen - (Glasgow, Scotland UK / Berlin, DE)
Ruby Pester - (Glasgow, Scotland UK / Berlin DE)
Rose Ruane - (Glasgow, Scotland UK) 

Open: 25th August 2012 -  1st September 2012 
Opening Hours: 12-5pm Wed-Sat, or by appointment


"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their entrances and their exits; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.”

Like the monologue by Jacques in Shakespeare’s As You Like It, the new exhibition at Galerie Deadfly, Berlin, Life Is Beautiful, catalogues man’s passage of time through the different stages of life, from infancy to old age. 

Never before have images of our lives been so immediate and easily disseminated as in recent times. Enda O’ Donoghue’s work deals with the mediation of these images, working predominantly with found images, sourced from the Internet. O’ Donoghue uses a methodical process of transformation and translation into the medium of painting. The photos with which he works are most often the throw-away shots of banal scenes which otherwise gather the digital equivalent of dust buried away on hard-drives, camera chips, mobile phones, or uploaded and then lost and forgotten someplace on the Worldwide Web.

Likewise, Helen Knowles’ art is originally sourced from the internet. In contrast to O’ Donoghue, Knowles utilizes her electronic device to intrude deeper and deeper into spaces that were once reserved for solitude, reflection and privacy. Using birth videos plundered from Youtube, Knowles unpicks the threads of cultural attitudes to new life and looks to unravel the trouble that audiences have with certain kinds of images. 

Rose Ruane’s practice is driven by an interest in self mythology, emotional manipulation & the indestructible teenager within the adult. Drawing on the history of performance art, psychoanalytic theories of narcissism and the complexities of female sexual identity, she creates videos which evoke the pathetic, the erotic and the abject, all in equal measure.  

The photographer Fred Peterson documents and reshuffles recognizable elements from the ‘real world’, making it difficult to tell where life pauses for a snapshot and art begins. As Peterson points out with his photography, the constant movement of life never stops, even when photographing the most inanimate entities.

With a casual gesture, Ingo Gerken initially starts a process with a pointed surface, which presents the challenge of an accelerated association. His photographs, sculptures and installations make comments on hierarchical commensurabilities and perspectives, in which private and social processes are always linked. The individual is part of a system whose structures must be permanently verified. After all, something always threatens to topple over, dissolve or disappear.

Perhaps no other artists quite capture the different stages of life in Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’ better than the Glasgow based duo, Beagles and Ramsay. Since they first started working together in 1997, they have created many mutations of themselves, from childlike ventriloquist dummies to posthumous skulls. Their twisted humour explores the seedy, unsavoury side of contemporary culture and the malaise of modern life, perhaps as an exorcism of the unhealthy, the dark, the selfish and cynical sides of their (and our personalities), so they/we can get on and live a clean, optimistic and a beautiful life...

 Like art, perhaps the true beauty of life is not that we have been flung at random between the profusion of the earth and the galaxy of the stars, but that we can fashion images of ourselves sufficiently powerful to remind ourselves that truly, Life Is Beautiful. 


Galerie Deadfly
Niederbarnimstraße 15
10247 Berlin



FRAGILE WORLDS - Museum Sønderjylland, Haderslev, Denmark


The first exhibition in a series of four which will tour throughout Denmark during 2012. The exhibitions have been organised by the Berlin-based artist collective Berlin Selected Artists ( and curated by Uwe Goldenstein. A catalogue has been produced to accompany these exhibitions a digital version can be viewed or downloaded here:

Adam Bota
Leo Ferdinando Demetz
Konstantin Déry
Alejandro Rodríguez González
Simone Haack
René Holm
Eoin Llewellyn
Enda O'Donoghue
Steffi Stangl
Stepanek & Maslin
Attila Szűcs
Kinki Texas
Jens Thiele

Curated by Uwe Goldenstein

Museum Sønderjylland, Haderslev Denmark
June 16 - August 12 2012


Ausstellung & Offene Ateliers | Atelierhaus Mengerzeile


Ilona Ottenbreit | Alex Tennigkeit | Marianne Wirries | Leo Plaw
Mark Braun | Matthias Reinmuth | Cameron Rudd | Enda O'Donoghue
Wolfgang Friz | Eva Dessecker | Michelle Lloyd | Nanne Meyer | Gabriele Regiert

anschließend Party im Amiga Club

"Alius mundus"
Installation von Heather Allen - Kunsthalle M3
Eröffnung: Samstag, 16.Juni 14-20 Uhr | Laufzeit: 16.6.-1.7.2012
Öffnungszeiten: Sa, So 14-18 Uhr und nach Vereinbarung (0163-156 17 93)

"Checkpoint Mengerzeile"
Objekt von Thomas Henriksson & Heather Allen
im Rahmen der "48 Stunden Neukölln" | 15.6.-17.6.2012
Harzer Straße, Ecke Mengerzeile


Group Exhibition at G11 Galerie, Funkhaus, Berlin

G11 Funkhaus Berlin

Gruppenausstellung - Group Exhibition.

The new opening of G11 at Funkhaus Berlin on the 19th of April at 7pm.

Exhibition runs from 19th April th 13th May.

Birde Vanheerswynghels -
Enda O'Donoghue -
Ariel Gout - Angelika Sigges -
Ann Mc Cormick - John Power -
Jorge Robredo (Kanaia)

For further information email
John Power at

G11 - Funkhaus Berlin
Nalepastrasse 18 - 50
12459 Berlin.

(Block A. 3rd Floor - Turn left after security)
Tram: 21 Schöneweide. Stop for Funkhaus: Köpenicker Chaussee - Blockdammweg.



Künstler Salon MURID BOSH II

„For Dogs in the Center of the Eye“

Exhibition in Salon Hang á la Petersburg on 250 sqm.
Curated by Karsten Krause und Boris Duhm.

Vernissage: Sun, 10th of March 2012, 6 – 10.30 pm.
ACHTUNG: Party from 10 pm: Open Bar & (on stage) Desmond Garcia
Exhibition: Sun, 10th of March – Sun, 01rst of April 2012
Open: every Sat and Sun, 3 – 6 pm and on appointment
Finissage: Sat, 31rst of March 2012

Kunsthalle M3 / Künstlerhaus Mengerzeile.
Mengerzeile 1-3
12435 Berlin
(from Herrmannplatz bus no. 171 to „Mengerzeile“)

Salon Murid Bosh:
At Kunsthalle M3, provided for this venue by the artist-group Schaltkreis-Berlin, Salon Murid Bosh exhibits approx. 90 mostly Berlin-based artists from from 21 countries in Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America. Exclusevly original works or works in highly limited editions will be on show. 

Artist Salon Murid Bosh is a platform for exchange between artists and gallerists, collectors and curators. Salon Murid Bosh is on search for a new point of departure for exhibition-culture and demands world-peace everywhere!


Exhibiting artists: 

Agnes Szikra, Agnes Eva Molnar, Alex Gross, Alex Klenz, Alexander Czekalla, Alessandro Vitali, Amirali Gashemi, André Boitard, Andreas Helfer, Andreas Müller (Beide Messies), Anika Kuntze, Anke Göhring, Anna Mields, Anne Helmer, Benedikt Richard, Bo Wiget (Beide Messies), Boris Duhm (Murid Bosh), Bülent Alev, Carla Mercedes Hihn, Chanan Strauss, Christian Sauer, Christoph Beer, Claus Feldmann, Daniel Mohr, Darko Stojkov, Elya May, Enda O´Donoghue, Eva Noack, Gitesh Klatt, Holger Lang (xx. Lyssenko), Ieva Jansone, Ilona Ottenbreit, Irma Markulin, Jan Brockhaus, Jan Mövius, Jane Hughes, Janos Szirtes, Jeannine Baldomero, Jenny Brockmann, Jesse Dyer, Joachim Buchholz, Joanna Buchowska, Johanna Hochholzer, Johanna Silbermann, Joseph Maria Schäfers, Karsten Krause, Katrin Kampmann, Kerstin Serz, Lan Hungh, Leonard Schlueter, Lorena Alvarez, Laszló Csernátony Lukács, Maike Krause, Marcus Eek, Marija Felker, Marta Djourina, Maru Ituarte, Maryna Baranovska, Maryna Lavrenyuk, Matthias Klingbeil, Mathias Reimudt, Maurycy Lozinski, Maximilian Thiel, Michael Schäfer, Michael Zander, Miriam Vlaming, Mirko Tzotszew, Moritz Schleime, Natalie Ratka, Ole Schwarz, Pablo Hermann, Rainer Filippi, Rob De Vrij, Sarah Schönfeld, Sigune Sievi, Ssmidd Videokünstler, Sylwia Ludas, Tijana Titin, Thilo Droste, Thomas Henriksson, Tom Albrecht, Uta Göhring-Zumpe, Uwe Kempen, Veneta Androva, Werner Keller, Wojciech Lawnicki, Yvonne Andreini, Zorka Lednarova.

The Mobility Project at The Meter Room, Coventry, UK - 2012

Thursday, 19 January, 2012 to Sunday, 19 February, 2012

The Mobility Project at the Meter Room, Coventry, UK.

Exhibition runs until 19th February 2012.

Curated by Elly Clarke/Clarke Gallery

With work by Simon Clark, Elly Clarke, Enda O’Donoghue, Kerstin Honeit, Rebecca Pittam, plan b/Sophia New & Dan Belasco Rogers, Fedora Romita and Kym Ward

Review of this exhibition by Adele Mary Reed on This Is Tomorrow | Download press release with info about individual works | Specially commissioned, Limited Edition Prints 



The Mobility Project at the Meter Room in Coventry, UK



The Mobility Project

Curated by Elly Clarke / Clarke Gallery
at The Meter Room
58-64 Corporation Street
Coventry CV1 1FG
With work by Simon Clark, Elly Clarke, Enda O’Donoghue, Kerstin Honeit, Rebecca Pittman, plan b/Sophia New & Dan Belasco Rogers, Fedora Romita and Kym Ward
Private View: 19.01.2012
And then exhibition is open 20.01.2012 – 19.02.2012 -  Tuesday-Saturday 12-18
Panel Discussion: 21.01.2012, 2pm
Clarke Gallery is delighted and honoured to bring The Mobility Project to The Meter Room. This is the second stop of this exhibition, which began in Berlin and consists of work by artists mostly based in there. But as the exhibition travels, it picks up other work by local artists (in this case Rebecca Pittman) and invites local speakers to participate in the panel discussion.
This exhibition is been made possible through the generous support of Arts Council EnglandCulture Ireland and Coventry Council Small Arts Grants
“Keep connected, you are never alone, never alone with a mobile phone in your pocket.”[1]
Over the last decade, particularly since the mass take-up of the mobile phone, the ever-increasing mobility - of people, goods, information and images - has radically altered the way we perceive, interpret, navigate and even describe the world. Notions of presence and absence, solitude and togetherness and even of geography are changing, as our personally tailored collections of contacts, communities, photos and politics are with us 24/7. The way we travel around the places we live in, and how we interact with others whilst we’re there has a great impact on the way we understand not only where we are but also who we are. Communication and movement are, and always have been, closely linked, dictating the scope of our influence. But today, in a world where one tweeted photo can be seen across five continents within seconds, that influence can reach areas and cultures of which we have no concept.
Here, seven projects present seven different projections of mobility. From Simon Clark’s epic cycle journey around the UK delivering postcards he picked up from the Galapagos Islands direct into people’s hands to plan b’s live redrawing of their GPS traces gathered over their past year in Berlin direct onto the gallery wall; from Enda O’Donoghue paintings created from low-res mobile phone photos found on the internet to Kerstin Honeit’s multi-city performance-experiments where she instructs women to stand on the same area of pavement for fifteen minutes - and finally from Fedora Romita’s audio recordings of the U-Bahn network of Berlin as a means of getting to know the city she just moved to, to Rebecca Pittman’s two screen video installation of her journey along a featureless road in the states listening to driving music and finally also my own five minute video showing an unexpected moment of stillness on the German Autobahn - these are personal portraits of navigation. But, between them, they touch on wider issues that affect us all as we negotiate our way around the world - including gender, power, surveillance and the relationship between physical and virtual materiality. 
A specially commissioned set of limited edition prints by the particapiating artists are available in conjunction with this exhibition, the sales of which will help fund this exhibition’s onward journey. See here for further details:
On 21st January at 2pm a panel discussion will take place in the gallery, featuring all the artists in the show, a performance lecture by Kym Ward and guest speaker Alfredo Cramerotti.

[1] Excerpt from Instantaneous Culture, by Berlin band Theodor Storm. 


POSITIONS at Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork, Ireland




a group exhibition at the CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery running from Friday 6th January – 31st January 2012.

“Is the syntax that requires beginnings, developments and ends as statements of fact the only syntax that exists? That's the real question. There are other syntaxes. 
There is one, for example, which demands that varieties of intensity be taken as facts. In that syntax nothing begins and nothing ends; thus birth is not a clean, clear-cut event, but a specific type of intensity, and so is maturation, and so is death.”

Carlos Castaneda: “The Active Side of Infinity”

Why do certain artists choose to follow traditional methods of creating art, while others feel free to make videos, performance and installation?

Is there a place for tradition within contemporary practice, or has today’s cutting edge art lost sight of skill and craft?

While a love for tradition may hold back certain artists from exploring new syntaxes, does the freedom to create anything in any way mean that contemporary art is being made in a vacuum? Or are both directions simply differing “intensities” of creation?

This exhibition seeks to explore the various artistic positions that artists have taken and why.




Wandesford Quay Gallery, Clarke’s Bridge, Cork