I've been living like a kid lately, meeting people and staying out late whilst enjoying copious amounts of beer. I woke up this morning and thought to myself, "crap, I meant to do laundry last night." I got up, showered and dressed, and then noticed that my black vest (which had been accidentally doused in beer on Friday night) was completely clean and had been hung nicely on a hanger to dry. Then I noticed that all the dirty laundry was missing from my room... so I went to the bathroom where the washer is and opened the door to find that all of my laundry had been washed and was waiting to be taken out to dry.
YAY! Even when I'm plastered I'm productive, lol
So yesterday was the last day of the Berlin Biennale, and I went out and saw the work at the last location on my list. So now I can officially say that I have seen EVERY piece at the 6th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art. It took me over a week, but I sat through every single video, saw every photograph and observed every installation.
My initial response to the show is that there were way too many video installations. Really, it could have more accurately been called the 6th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Video Art. My second response is that the only paintings that were shown were done by Adolf Menzel, a guy who died in 1905. The work were good, but the inclusion of these old paintings in the show (as well as the obvious exclusion of any contemporary paintings) definitely made the not-so-subtle statement that painting is no longer a relevant art form.
I'm still digesting everything I saw, thinking it through and formulating my thoughts.