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2nd CRUCRUMAS Skateboard Tour – ♡ it!

Posted in sports by welcomebemymuse on July 6, 2011


edited and filmed by Markus Mengucci

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Exhibition in Munich: ABC ALLSTARS AND FRIENDS

Posted in art by welcomebemymuse on July 1, 2011

…2. JULY 2011 – 16. JULY 2011

regular exhibition
wednesday.- friday: 14°°-18°°

saturday 14°°-18°° Uhr

Herzog-Wilhelm-Strasse 30
80331 Munich

won, cowboy 69, shamez, vince, gjeli, sonic, gawky, zope, maroc, crash, cash, case, cpt73, mozart, chromz r.i.p.

noise, burns, sat one, burns124, rio ryser, zement, rosk, flixn, z-rok, cozmic, cheech, alois, ryse, riko, baks, thrillkiss, zlep, wisk

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Now available: Illumi’s Journey by Elias Meister

Posted in music by welcomebemymuse on March 5, 2011

Elias Meister’s  masterpiece Jazz debut album has just been released by Konnex Records!
It features extraordinary musicians Rita Maria (vc), Gordon Au (cornet), Daniel Ori (bs) Ziv Ravitz (dr) and Elias Meister on guitar. The CD consists of five of his original compositions including the 3 part suite Illumi’s Journey and has been mixed by multiple grammy winning engineer Elliot Scheiner.

To listen/download:

To order the CD:
(if the page pops up in German, just delete the /de after the .com in the adress bar and it will be in English)

Do or Die!

Posted in art, photography by welcomebemymuse on January 13, 2011

Um mehr als das Augenscheinliche über den mysteriösen jungen Mann zu erfahren, muss man ihm schon in einem schwachen Moment begegnen. „Der Mixen“ – da ist der Name Programm. Augenscheinlich wie im tieferen Sinne.

Den Lieblingssport unter die Haut gestochen und immer einen spontanen, oft großartig sarkastischen Spruch auf den Lippen kann seine beruhigende Gelassenheit dem urbayerischen savoir-vivre oder der thailändischen inneren Ruhe zugesprochen werden. Im Zweifelsfall aber ist es eine Mischung aus beidem – ein Mix eben.

Ein bodenständiger Bub aus anständigem Hause, der ursprünglich auszog um als Landschaftsarchitekt Skateparks zu entwerfen. Ein Ruhiger, dessen Kommunikationsdesigns laut sind. Einer, der mit seinen analogen Fotografien simple Momente festhält und mit der Stimmung verzaubert. Einer junger Mann, dessen Wort noch etwas zählt und ein Künstler der keiner sein mag. Sein Motto? „Do or die!“. – Anmerkung der Autorin: Definitiv DO, Mixen!


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Tommy Brandelik: 10 years of skateboarding

Posted in art, film, sports by welcomebemymuse on September 29, 2010

Tommy Brandelik is probably one of the most underrated German Skateboarders. This video shows abstracts of his past 10 years – serious rock’n’roll! Cheers Tommy!


Posted in design, fashion, music by welcomebemymuse on June 22, 2010

“live what you love” is the motto of the collection 02 of Munich based menswear label akindofguise presented by Danish label woodwood. The collection will be launched exclusivly in woodwood’s Berlin store at Rochstr. 4 at Saturday July 3, at 6 pm. Be there or be square – music by The Marvin & Valentino (Tell your Taxidriver / MUC)!

If you can’t make it to Berlin: for your comfort – the collection will be available at woodwood stores and Munich’s menswear store Harvest.

Art Talk in Munich: Anthony d’Offey

Posted in art by welcomebemymuse on June 6, 2010

Within the exhibition “weniger ist mehr” in Munich’s Haus der Kunst, Anthony d’Offey who has been one of the most influental dealers for contemporary art will hold a speech (in English) on June 8, 2010 at 8 pm.

The exhibition “weniger ist mehr” runs till July 25, 2010 and shows pictures, objects and concepts of the private collection of Herman and Nicole Daled with pieces from Marcel Broodthaers, Lawrence Weiner, On Kawara, Daniel Buren, Dennis Oppenheim and many more…


Posted in art by welcomebemymuse on May 28, 2010

Tomorrow will be the last day for Munich based artist Jarek Piotrowski’s exhibition “Wunschmaschinen” at Galerie Andreas Höhne. Picture by Marie Therese Rink.

Jarek, what’s your muse?

I am inspired by every waking moment, it can be the most absurd thing ever so the list is just much too extensive.

When and how did you know that your calling was to be an artist?

Since early age I had a fascination with changing objects or obsessively drawing things, in a way trying to see or pierce threw a theme. The “calling” as you state it was some thing that came from the outside, I was basically asked if studying art interested me, by that time drawing was some thing natural for me, so the question put seemed a little absurd but I guess this falls under the parental guidance theme.

Where do your creative ideas come from?

The ideas arise mostly out of a “compost heap” that I create, it’s basically about asking questions, but instead of using words I use images. Sometimes one takes interest in things that that one in some way understands, but can’t explain, I guess these themes are a kind of magnetic for me, personally.

What do you find most gratifying about the art you create?

I think its the creation process as such, it’s always a kind of a journey, you don’t really return to the same.

What do you find most difficult about producing a piece of art?

Finding the perfect form to represent the underlying question, with any work you have its artistic value that you call style and a question beneath…

Where do you produce your best work?

I guess my best work is produced in my mind. After that it’s usually a journey trying to accumulate the vision into a form which is closely bound to failure.

After “Wunschmaschinen” – what will be your next project?

There are still a few projects that I am planning, but I am more accustomed to showing things than just talking about them. One project that was offered to me is to bring Munich based artists to Königsberg that is something that I am excited about.

What advice do you have for anyone looking to start a career as an artist?

Follow your vision, don’t give up.

Anything else the world should know?


Thank you very much, Jarek!


Posted in art by welcomebemymuse on May 24, 2010

“Wunschmaschinen” an exhibition of Jarek Piotrowski and Bernhard Lehner’s sculptures, sihouettes and totem pole-like figurines can be seen at Galerie Andreas Höhne, Am Glockenbach 6, Munich till May 29, 2010.

All pictures by Peter Neuberger.

For more pictures also check the article in Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Signore Toscani: CHAPEAU.

Posted in art, fashion, photography by welcomebemymuse on May 22, 2010

Past Tuesday, Italian photographer Oliviero Toscani came to Munich’s Pinakothek der Moderne to talk about his work in the past 40 years. Other than expected when reading former interviews with the choleric 68-year old, Toscani was not only kind and charming but also very inspiring. “You cannot be secure and be creative – you have to be insecure to be creative” he explained while showing his provoking pictures. “If you want to have success, listen to what Marketing people say and then do the opposite!”

He doesn’t see himself as an artist “Pictures become artistic when they are not good enough to be published” – Oliviero sees himself as a communicator, no matter if he shoots editorials or advertising campaigns. “We are all lambs in the slaughterhouse of communication. And art is the highest expression of communication.” His market is humanity – always was and will be.

In a few days, I will publish the complete interview…

So far let me say: what a lovely person. In the end of our talk, he gave me his card with the words “Let me know when you’re in Tuscany”. I will, Oliviero, I will.