Whether showcasing poetry paired with beautiful visuals or providing a blogging hub of information for Berlin‘s creative community, the city’s artistic scene is thriving. Almost everyone in Berlin is involved with some creative pursuit – here are the best blogs to keep yourself in the artistic know.
Berlin Art Link is free and open, and offers an insider’s guide to the latest happenings in contemporary art and culture through in-depth interviews, listings and openings. It’s also like self-help platform for artists, and offers an online community board where other artists are invited to make listings. Community members also be able to find an artsy job, the perfect studio space or discover the latest call-outs to submit or audition for.
Curating thoughtful words with equally touching visual art, Marcus Johst’s wildly successful blog Artparasites has struck a major chord with its international following in the millions. Founded in 2011 as a guide to Berlin’s art scene, today this blog, embedded with the feeling that life is art, publishes creative content from a diverse range of disciplines, with the tag line “How Art You Today?”.
ArtBerlin was founded in 2012 by Eva Kaczor and serves as an archive of personal interviews and portraits of artists from Berlin’s creative scene, including collectors and gallerists. ArtBerlin’s aim is to make the city’s art scene more tangible to the everyday reader and appreciator. They also list recommendations on venues and exhibitions taking place around the city.
Being in love with Berlin has become a lifestyle, career and artistic pursuit for I Heart Berlin founders Frank R. Schröder and Claudio Rimmele. The blog is not exclusively focused on art (it also includes musings on the city’s quirky inhabitants, events, food, fashion and entertainment), but it sure is a big part of it and a trusted source for any culture enthusiast. The blog has reached its tenth year of existence, with rumours of a party doing the rounds.
Again not strictly art-focused – though people in Berlin tend to consider their lives as works of art – iGNANT provides an online portal of the best in fine art, fashion, architecture and photography to inspire readers. The award-winning Berlin-based blog is passionate about bringing captivating work from a multitude of disciplines to its audience, with cutting-edge features covering everything from interviews to studio visits.
Bpigs (Berlin Independent Guides) is a communications platform run by artists. Their focus is on the contemporary scene, and looking for the creators’ perspective. Bpigs also doubles as a platform for artists, in its format as an information guide that also serves as a one-stop knowledge shop for events and running exhibitions.
Inspired by ancient Greek mythology, Castor and Pollux is the story of the brotherly love shared between inseparable twins. This blog was first founded to the more grungy urban art scene, but is now completely devoted to the field of contemporary within Berlin. Expect exhibition reviews, interviews, opinion and artistic discourse from an award-winning source.