Sleek #18 Spring 2008 Structure|Chaos
sleek’s beginnings date back five years, and if we had the same look today as we did back then, we would have long vanished from the market. The edition that you’re currently reading also features a few changes. For one, all the short text pieces are now also in German. You asked for it! But the big change is that there is now a Berlin section. On first thought, it wouldn’t seem sensible at all for an international art and fashion magazine to have a local section. But, on second thoughts, it actually does, because a Berlin section these days is an international one. Why’s that? Almost half of the artworks at the last documenta were made by artists living in Berlin. And the same was the case at the last Venice Biennale. The Danish embassy in Berlin estimates that already 30% of all Danish artists are living in Berlin. So a look at what’s happening in Berlin is, at the same time, a look at the world. It might well be that our capital is like a teenager going through puberty, denying the pimples in his face and living off his parents but still willing to try his luck with the ladies. But even if Berlin can’t do much else well, it can do art. And its fashion keeps getting better too. So it’s high time for a Berlin section. For who knows how long this will last?
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