Berlin Takes a Bite on Friedrichstrasse
Hamish Morrison Galerie in Berlin presents their first solo exhibition by New Zealand artist Billy Apple entitled “Apple sees red”, beginning 26 April. “The title for this exhibition ‘Apple sees red’ – in a concentrated presentation of three works spanning 50 years – is taken from his first show in London. As art historian Christina Barton writes, Apple has ‘spent much of his career creating and refining his “brand” as an artistic manoeuvre geared to test the boundaries of art, examine the mechanisms that construct the artist as subject, and expose the value systems in which he and his works are mire.’ This culminated in Billy Apple becoming a registered trademark in 2007.” Apple was born Barrie Bates in Auckland, in 1935. The exhibition runs through 25 May.